There’s no time like summertime at the Frisco Public Library – especially if you’re taking advantage of our youth programs. Here are even more tips from the Pros to get the most of your Frisco Public Library even in the busiest of summer reading.
1. Get your Monday program tickets early.
The Monday programs are the most popular youth program offering in the summer. We start handing out tickets at 10:00 am when the library opens; the earlier you or a friend can pick up tickets for your preferred program time, the more likely you are to get in. And if you’re a working parent, that’s fine too — we have evening program offerings and those tickets are not handed out until 6:15pm at the earliest.
2. The first program of the day is always the busiest. Try a later offering if you can.
Our earlier programs are usually very well-attended. If you’re looking for a more intimate program, try coming to a later offering, such as our Bedtime Stories program on Wednesday evenings or the Monday evening elementary programs in the Council Chambers.
3. Optimize your visit and come on the best day for you.
Mondays at the library can be very busy due to the K -5 programs in the Council Chambers. If you’re not coming to the library to attend the Monday programs, we recommend coming during Monday evenings or even on another day.
4. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with our events.
We always share what’s going on in the library on our social media and we always post on Facebook and Twitter when a Monday program fills up. Keep up with us online and you’ll be ahead of the curve!
5. Know that most popular items will be checked out — but there are still ways to get your hands on these items.
It’s to be expected that most popular items will be checked out during summer. The good news is that there are still ways for you to get those items if you’re open to new media or to a short wait. If the popular book you want is checked out, considering checking out the ebook or audiobook version instead. If all versions are checked out, ask the librarians at the Ask Us desk to put your name on the holds list for the items. The library owns many copies of popular items — you may not get a copy today, but one may become available within the week and you’ll be first in line to check it out!
6. Use the Ask Us desk and ask your librarians for help.
At the Frisco Public Library, we have something for everyone — but sometimes the exact something you were looking for will be checked out during the busy summer. The good news is that we have a large variety of items in a large variety of material types. If we don’t have the physical book, there’s a good chance we have an audiobook or playaway version or even an ebook copy for your device. And if all the types are still checked out, you can always ask our librarians for other recommended reading based on your preferences. It’s one of our favorite things to do!
7. Take the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge and earn opportunities for more Frisco fun later in the summer and throughout the year!
We have reading challenges for everyone in the family — kids, teens, and adults. And when your family participates in our Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge, you can earn prizes and coupons for free treats and activites around Frisco! Come to the library or visit www.friscolibrary.com/summer for more information.
We hope these tips will help you navigate your library to the best of your ability in this busy time. And we hope you’ll join the summer fun with us!