Evacuated by Hurricane Harvey? Get a library card, head to the Toybrary for free

The Austin Public Library knows there might be evacuees from Southeast Texas who might be here for a while. It’s offering a library card that will allow you access to the library and the ability to check out three items at a time as well as see the virtual library.

The public library has a lot of different events for kids, plus you can pick up a book while you’re there. Moviles Lessin was reading a book to her daughter Gwen at the library’s downtown location in 2012.
Ricardo B. Brazziell/American-Statesman

Head to a library branch and present some form of photo ID and you’re in. If you don’t have an ID, you can call Customer Service at 512-974-7475 . Find your closest library branch at library.austintexas.gov. The library also has a lot of free activities for kids and adults, too.

For another kind of library, the Toybrary, which is a lending library of toys, is offering free entrance for people who have been evacuated. You can come for free at 2001 Justin Lane all week with a driver’s license. toybraryaustin.com

We’ve already told you that evacuees can play for free at Catch Air locations in Austin and Round Rock this month.

Know of another place evacuated family can enjoy for free? Send it to nvillalpando@statesman.com



Author: Nicole Villalpando

Nicole Villalpando writes about families in the Raising Austin blog and the Raising Austin column on Saturdays. She also offers a weekly and monthly family calendar at austin360.com/raisingaustin. She tweets at @raisingaustin.

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