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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 Safety Precautions:

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


Library Calendar

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  • New Library Cards
    Upgrade Today
    Atwell Public Library is upgrading to new glossy, tear-resistant, waterproof library cards. Existing patrons can trade in their old card.
  • Nuevas tarjetas de biblioteca
    Actualice hoy
    La Biblioteca Pública de Atwell se está actualizando a nuevas tarjetas de biblioteca brillantes, resistentes a rasgaduras e impermeables. Los usuarios existentes pueden canjear su tarjeta anterior.


Important Notice

  • Atwell Public Library Advisory Board Meeting
    No December meeting
    The Atwell Public Library Board will resume board meetings on Tuesday, January 17, 2022.
  • Reunión de la Junta Asesora de la Biblioteca Pública de Atwell
    Sin reunión de diciembre
    La Junta de la Biblioteca Pública de Atwell reanudará las reuniones de la junta el martes 17 de enero de 2022.


  • Library Closed
    Friday, December 23, Monday, November 25, and Monday, January 2nd
    The library is closed for the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays on these dates.
  • Biblioteca cerrada
    Viernes 23 de diciembre, lunes 25 de noviembre y lunes 2 de enero
    La biblioteca está cerrada por las vacaciones de Navidad y Año Nuevo en estas fechas.


Upcoming Activities



  • Crafts-to-Go
    Thursday, December 8, 2022 – Gingerbread People
    Thursday, December 22, 2022- Gingerbread Mugs
    Tuesday, Tuesday, December 27, 2022 – Snow globe craft
    Thursday, December 29, 2022 – Foam Gingerbread House
    This December we are making craft time more convenient for busy families on the go! Pick up your crafts all day or while supplies last. All crafts have instructions but ask if you have any questions about your craft kits.
  • Manualidades para llevar
    Jueves, 8 de diciembre de 2022 – Gingerbread People
    Jueves, 22 de diciembre de 2022- Tazas de pan de jengibre
    Martes, martes, 27 de diciembre de 2022 – Artesanía de bolas de nieve
    Jueves, 29 de diciembre de 2022 – Casa de pan de jengibre de espuma
    ¡Este diciembre estamos haciendo que el tiempo de las manualidades sea más conveniente para las familias ocupadas! Recoge tus manualidades todo el día o hasta agotar existencias. Todas las manualidades tienen instrucciones, pero pregunte si tiene alguna pregunta sobre sus kits de manualidades.El Día de los



  • Holiday Story Time
    Wednesday, December 21 – 4:30 PM
    Get cozy with a special holiday story time.
  • Hora de cuentos festivos
    Miércoles, 21 de diciembre – 4:30 p. m.
    Ponte cómodo con una hora especial de cuentos festivos.



  • Winter Break Bingo
    Wednesday, December 28, 2022- 2:30PM
    Bingo games and prizes in the library, part of the library’s Winter Break for kids.
    Winter break activities will continue first week of January- 3rd-6th.
  • Bingo de vacaciones de invierno
    Miércoles, 28 de diciembre de 2022- 14:30
    Juegos de bingo y premios en la biblioteca, parte de las vacaciones de invierno para niños de la biblioteca.
    Las actividades de las vacaciones de invierno continuarán la primera semana de enero, del 3 al 6.


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 our local collection of 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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