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We Offer Library and TexShare Cards for Hutchins Residents. Must have Valid ID with Hutchins Address or Proof of Residency.

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Mission Statement: "Activities Don't Just Fill Days, They Fill Lives" Manager: Vivian Rawlings

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Atwell Public Library


MONDAY -FRIDAY 9:00 A.M.- 6:00 P.M.




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Library Services

  • Book and DVD checkout with an Atwell Public Library card or TexShare card.
  • Computers are available to the public with or without a library card.
  • Public Wi-Fi for laptops, phones, and tablets.
  • Faxes $1.00 local per page, $2.00 long distance per page.
  • Prints and copies are $ .10 per page.
  • We scan documents to PDF – sent to a personal email or USB, $.10 per page

Current Requirements: 

  • Sanitize your hands when entering.
  • Maintain 6ft distance from others.

Safety Precautions:

  • Computers are sanitized between patron sessions.
  • No public water fountain.



Library Calendar

August 2022 Library Calendar COH LIBBACK



Upcoming Activities


  • Free Coloring Books
    Tuesday, August 2
    Pick up a free coloring book to celebrate National Coloring Book Day!


  • Game Time
    Thursday, August 4 – 3:00 PM
    Vintage games or board games – Join us for some fun here in the library!


  • Story Time at Hutchins-Gateway Apartments
    Friday, August 5, 2022 – 4:00 PM
    Atwell Public Library is partnering with Hutchins-Gateway Apartments to bring Story Time to the community! Join us for Story Time: August 3, September 2, and October 7 for a story, snacks, music, and crafts at Hutchins-Gateway Apartment’s Main Office.



  • Cat Photo Contest
    August 8
    We are celebrating International Cat Day! Follow us on Instagram or Facebook @atwellpubliclibrary. Tag us in your cat photo, send us your pet’s pic, or leave a comment about your favorite book featuring a famous feline ---to be entered to win a cat friendly gift bag! Winner must be able to pick up prize in person.





  • Book Lover’s Day
    Tuesday, August 9
    Be the first visitor to Valley View Park or Campbell Park’s Community Library August 9th to see a special message from Atwell Public Library! Follow us on Instagram or Facebook to see instructions.



  • Super Slimy Craft Day
    Friday, August 12, 2022- 3:00 PM
    DIY craft to make super slime here in the library!


  • Relaxation To-Go bags for Adults
    Monday, August 15, 2022
    Today is Relaxation Day. We have to-go bags for adults to invoke tranquility and calm. Pick up while supplies last.




  • Atwell Public Library Advisory Board Meeting
    Tuesday, August 16, 2022 – 6:30 PM
    Meeting at Hutchins City Hall- Council Chambers. Open to the public.




  • National Dog Day Contest
    Friday, August 15, 2022
    Follow us on Instagram or Facebook @atwellpubliclibrary. Tag us in your dog photo, send us your pet’s pic, or leave a comment about your favorite book featuring a precious pup ---to be entered to win a doggone great gift bag! Winner must pick up prize in the library.



TexShare Cards

The TexShare Card is a statewide library card that lets you borrow books and other physical materials from more than 500 libraries across the state.

All Atwell Public Library Patrons in good standing may sign up or renew their TexShare Cards. All books and materials must be returned to the original library of checkout. Please return all materials by the due date or pay late fees to stay current and in good standing with your TexShare card.


TexShare Databases

TexShare Databases allow you to access over 27,000 journals, over 171,000 eBooks, and over 15 million images, videos, and interactive resources. These are e-resources licensed for the exclusive use of Texas libraries and their patron. Start with TexShare for homework help, health or business information, academic journals, popular magazines, genealogy, or job and career development.

Below is a link to the TexShare Databases or The library is listed as “Hutchins-Atwell Public Library”. If you are a current library card holder, please call for the database password. All current library patrons are allowed access to databases.

Our Mission Statement:

The Atwell Public Library acquires, makes available, and encourages the use of materials in all media which:

  • Help people know more about themselves and their world.
  • Meet the informational needs of the entire community.
  • Give access to a variety of opinions on matters of current interest and encourage freedom of expression.
  • Support educational, civic and cultural activities within the community.
  • Aid in learning and improving job-related skills.
  • Assist the individual to grow intellectually, spiritually, and to enjoy life more fully.


Online Catalog:

Browse our online catalog for books and DVD's:

  • Help Click the link below that says “ONLINE CATALOG”
  • If prompted, enter library name “ATWELL”
  • No password required



Manager: Wanda Randle
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. Lunch is served at 11:30 am.

If you or any members of your household are newly retired, work part-time, or are seeking new friends, the Hutchins Senior Center is the place for you! The Senior Center facility offers an opportunity for adults 60 years of age and older to develop an extended family through a wide range of health and educational programs, human services, recreational/social activities, and special events throughout the year. 

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” -C.S. Lewis



In response to COVID-19, the Congregate Meal Program and Community Center Rentals are currently suspended at the Hutchins Senior Center/Community Center.

We are currently offering home delivered meals to enrolled participants of the Hutchins Senior Center that are residents of Hutchins. Meals will be delivered between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  

Enrolled seniors may pick up their meals from the center between 11:30 a.m. and Noon. To inquire about enrollment, please contact the Hutchins Senior Center at 972-225-0439, between the hours of 9am and 2pm.

The Congregate Meal Program, also known as the Senior Meal Program, is a daily lunch program that ensures a free and nutritious meal for seniors ages 60 and older. The program is sponsored in part by the City of Hutchins and Dallas Area Agency on Aging. Lunch is served Monday - Friday beginning at 11:30 am while food supply lasts or until all eligible participants have received a qualified meal. Lunch is served in the Hutchins Senior Center, and usually concludes by 12:00 noon, 48-hour RSVP (reservation) is strongly encouraged.   

To join the program, the applicant must complete an intake form, nutritional education, and nutritional assessment before participation. Participants must also participate in an annual nutrition education session/presentation to remain in the program. There is no cost for this nutrition education session/presentation.  To inquire about the program or set an appointment to register, please call 972-225-0439

 Senior Services:

 AARP  866-554-5377
 Aging Information Hotline  211
 Better Business Bureau  214-220-2000
 City of Hutchins  972-225-6121
 Dallas Agency on Aging  214-871-5065
 Dart Para Transit  214-515-7272
 Food Stamps  800-500-4266
 Legal Aid  888-529-5277
 Meals on Wheels  214-689-2639
 Medicare  800-633-4227
 Mental Health Hotline  866-615-8700
 Nursing Home Ombud  214-823-5700
 Office of Senior Affairs  214-670-5227
 Parkland Hospital  214-266-0700
 Social Security Admin  800-772-1213
 Veterans Service Officer  214-819-1886
 Widowed Persons Service  214-358-4155

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