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Welcome to the Hamilton Public Library

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The Hamilton Public Library is excited to announce a $1.5 Million fundraising campaign to expand, modernize and renovate our facility. As a rural library, we uniquely function as the cultural, informational, and educational hub for our community. 
Click here for a contribution form and help us BUILD IT!

Donations can DOUBLE for the Hamilton Public Library with your help!

Donors to Hamilton Public Library’s Building Fund can double their money thanks to a matching fund grant established at Mills County State Bank.

This is a terrific opportunity for the Hamilton Public Library to finish raising the funds needed to expand and renovate.  The fund has been established to ensure that our county has the library facility needed to meet our community's growing needs.

Every gift to the expansion project will be doubled.

The expanded library will provide a large, dedicated space for the Hamilton County Genealogy Collection; double the size of the children’s room to accommodate a wider range of activities for families; add a community room for senior and adult classes or meetings, teen after-school activities and other events; as well as adding more new and unique features that are designed for the libraries of today and tomorrow. 

So far, $395,000 has been raised through multiple fundraising efforts and individual donations to the expansion project.

There has never been a better time to make your donation to provide twice the benefits as it will now. So, remember to put the library at the top of your list and Let’s Build It!

Click here to DONATE to the Library Building Fund.

Emma Faith Dabbs DID IT!  

Emma Faith and her mom, Emily Dabbs, have been working hard to help Emma Faith reach her goal of listening to or reading 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten and they did it.     

Congratulations Emma Faith!

"BOO for Books" was a great success this year! Thank you to all our wonderful donors, especially the Hamilton Friends of the Library for $$$ and Extraco Banks for collecting new book donations. We gave away 256 new books to every child who visited the library during Trick or Treat Around the Square, last Friday, October 26th. We LOVED having all your little goblins!


Misti Catoe is the winner of the unique hand-forged knife created by Mr. Johnny Clepper.  The library raised $700.00 from the raffle for the Library Expansion project due to the generosity of Mr. Clepper.

2018 Bookmark Contest Winners

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Let's BUILD IT for the children

Kyle Singleton DID IT!  

Kyle, his mom, Mary Jo Singleton, and his grandmother, Ann Schooler, have been working hard to help Kyle reach his goal of listening to or reading 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.  

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Come by the Library to see our plans and find out how you can help to make it happen for our community.

Look What's New @ the Library!

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a fun, exciting, and FREE way to start your child on the path to success! Any child ages birth to five years can participate.

1. Register.  2. Track your reading. 3. Reach milestones and receive special rewards. 4. Keep reading!

For more information, visit our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten site.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Kick Off Day with Mary Sealy and her wonderful therapy dog, Cappy.  The children visited with Mary and Cappy  on the first day back for this year's Story Time.  The weekly schedule  for Story Time is Wednesdays at 10 am for children 2-5 years old.

Summer 2017

Check out our Summer Prize Winners!!!

Click the picture for more winners.

Building Day was a HUGE success! Thank you to everyone who visited us yesterday! 

Click the picture for more from the event.

   New Releases!

You can now find the link to the Central Texas Digital Consortium Library on the right sidebar or by clicking here. (If viewing on a mobile device, please scroll further down the site to find the link.) Click here for a list of digital audiobooks for children and young adults.

Accelerated Reader

All of our children's titles are labeled to correspond with the current AR tests at Ann Whitney Elementary and Hamilton Junior High.  To check if a title has an AR test visit AR BookFinder.

 eShelf & Research - Work and research from the office or from home, anytime:

TexShare Database LogoTry these databases filled with magazine articles, encyclopedia entries, and other materials to help you discover more on any subject, from general interest to business, hobbies, and more. Please see your librarian for a username and password.

Learning Express Library

LearningExpress Library helps libraries improve the lives of their patrons every day with online access to the most comprehensive selection of academic and career-related resources available. It features skillbuilding tools for reading, writing, math, and science. There is test preparation for high school equivalency and college admissions exams. The workplace resources include tools for job searching, exploring new careers, and preparing for occupational licensing exams – and much more.

Features include:

  • Access over 800 online practice tests and interactive skill-building tutorials to help launch or advance their careers.
  • Prepare for professional certification, licensing, and aptitude tests in civil service, law enforcement, firefighting, EMS, military, real estate, and healthcare, among others.
  • Prepare for college and graduate school admissions tests including the SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and MCAT.
  • Successfully prepare for the GED exam when working toward a high school diploma.
  • Dramatically improve or refresh basic skills in reading, writing, and math.

TWDL Logo Texas Workskills Development in Libraries (http://www.twdl.org/) has resources for improving computer skills and jobseeking techniques.  Use the online resources or look for classes at a library near you!