Grapevine Library

The Grapevine Public Library has come along way since it first opened in 1923 as a branch of the Fort Grapevine Texas Public LibraryWorth Library system. Families selected more than 60 books that very first day from old stacked boxes, cornered in the front of a local bank.

Today, the Grapevine Library is a first-class city run facility serving an ever-growing population and offering more than 92,000 titles to those hungry for knowledge and reading enjoyment. The Library provides information in all types of media, including DVD's, videos, software programs, music CD's, as well as books and ebooks, available on audio and CD's and computers for the visually impaired. There are up-to-date business reference databases, online encyclopedias, newspapers and a high-speed Internet access computer lab available for everyone's use.

Grapevine Library, 1201 Municipal Way
817 410-3400
www.grapevine.lib.tx.us

2014 Holiday Art Show will be held November 7th and 8th. More details to come.

Children's Department, Events and Storytimes

Coming to the Library through the eyes of a child is a great adventure. You entGrapevine Public Libraryer the children's section through an archway of rocks and grapevines into a magical world of books, following the colorful cobblestone carpet to the Story House to listen to a storyteller — or to find that certain shelf of books just for you — or head to the craft room to 'make and take' home something really fun.  

Or join the fun with the Library's Summer Reading Club "Sail Away with Books!"  There are exciting programs for all ages! Be sure to check with the Library on new Summer Library hours, too.

In addition, teens have a private reading room within the Library filled with radical comfy-cozy chairs, the latest magazines and a selection of books chosen especially for their age group.

Preschool Storytime and Toddler Time dates & times, check the library website at www.grapevine.lib.tx.us.

Adult Services 

The Adult Services department provides Reference assistance and a variety of educational programs. Visit our Events page for more information.

We offer seminars on how to download eBooks and audiobooks to a multitude of devices,  Interlibrary loan (ILL) services, bibliographies, test proctoring, accessing databases, and help with all reference questions.

Adult Fun

Name Droppers, Grapevine Name Droppers is an informal group of genealogists who meet on the second Monday of each month. 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

Entwined Minds, the Grapevine Public Library's book discussion group, is open to everyone interested in the latest books and who's reading what. They meet on the second Thursday of each month in the library's Board Room. Informal meetings and discussions from 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

DFW Machine Knitters Guild. Every month we have our program followed by a brief business meeting and  Show and Tell that is bound to inspire you. When you come, bring something that you have knitted to show us. It can be as simple as a swatch up to an entire garment! 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

Quilt Chat meets the third Sunday of every month. A variety of topics are introduced, from beginners all the way to advanced. 2:30 PM-4:30 PM

Volunteers

The Library volunteers are regarded as very special individuals because they work directly with the library staff to expand services to our community. Volunteer members are part of Grapevine's Important Volunteer Effort (G.I.V.E.), which means each one is giving freely of their of their time and talents to promote community awareness about the programs of the Grapevine Library.

Membership information is available at the library. G.I.V.E. is age friendly with volunteers ranging from early teens to senior citizens — all of whom are willing to give 3-or-more hours of service a week. All volunteers receive on-the-job training and quickly become an integral part of the library staff.

Genealogy Resources

The Grapevine Library is well-known for it's fine and extensive collection of genealogy resources, indexes, historical files and excellent research staff.

Grapevine Public LibraryStaff is on hand to show you how to use FamilySearch, the nation's foremost genealogy Web site from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as other resources, including the catalog of the Family History Library - the largest genealogical library in the world, and HeritageQuest Online, the genealogy database that provides access to the genealogical Periodical Source Index (PERSI).

In addition, the Grapevine Name Droppers, an informal community group of genealogists, meet on the second Monday of each month at 10:30 a.m., for refreshments and tips on family research. Come join the group to hear speakers on a variety of topics of genealogical interest. Meetings are free and open to the Grapevine public.

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