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Kelsey and Tillie Combo

Wagging Tales
You Read. We Listen

Practice your read aloud skills by reading to Tillie and Kelsey, our therapy dogs.

Saturdays from 11:00-11:45 am

This is not a storytime and participants are typically in kindergarten through second grade.
Tickets are required, free and limited. They will be available at 10:00 am at the Children's Desk on the day of the program.

PenguinKids Winter Reading Challenge
2/1/18 - 3/31/18

For kids in kindergarten through fifth grade. Stop by the Children's Desk to pick up the reading map. Complete a path to get a prize while supplies last! We encourage children to read any books they choose on their reading level.

Looking for the Teen Reading Challenge? Click here.

LAMB GreenL.A.M.B. Collection
2/1/18 - 4/28/18

Children 5th grade and younger may submit up to three original books for in-house check-out at the Library. Complete Rules of Participation can be found here.

There will be four separate Young Author's Receptions held on Saturday 5/12/18. Online registration is required and will go live here on Saturday 4/28/18. Authors will only be allowed to participate in one reception.

Manga Purple Hair
March Manga Madness Art Contest
For 4th-12th graders

Submit your original artwork between 3/1/18 – 3/24/18
in either the 4th-8th grade or 9th-12th grade category.

Two different prizes will be awarded:

  • Grand Prize is 2 tickets to Anime Fest (one adult, one youth). The winner of this prize will be chosen by community leaders who vote on their favorite piece.
  • Popular Vote Prize is a Barnes and Noble Gift Card. This winner will be determined by the votes of our patrons. Voting begins 3/26/18 and ends on 3/31/18. All patrons may vote once that week.

Official rules and details including info on submitting your art can be found here.


Check out this video that gives a general overview of the library, our collections and our staff for kids:

  Hot Air Balloon

   Are you looking for information about book and learning clubs for kids?
   Check out our Kids' Clubs page for details on all the programs the library offers. 

Child Policy:
Children ages 9 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult who is responsible for their children's behavior while in the library.

contact information

Wylie Municipal Complex
300 Country Club Rd., Building 100 Wylie, TX 75098
Main #: 972-516-6000
Monday – Friday; 8 am – 5 pm

Building Inspection, 2nd floor
972-516-6420, permits@wylietexas.gov

City Manager, 1st floor
972-516-6010, citymgr@wylietexas.gov

City Secretary, 1st floor
972-516-6020, citysec@wylietexas.gov

Code Enforcement, 2nd floor
972-516-6440, code@wylietexas.gov

Communication/Marketing, 1st floor
972-516-6016, publicinfo@wylietexas.gov

Engineering, 2nd floor
972-516-6400, cityeng@wylietexas.gov

Finance, 1st floor
972-516-6120, finance@wylietexas.gov

Human Resources, 3rd floor
972-516-6040, jobs@wylietexas.gov

Planning and Zoning
, 2nd floor
972-516-6320, planning@wylietexas.gov

Parks Administration
, 3rd floor
972-516-6340, parks@wylietexas.gov

, 1st floor
972-516-6040, purchasing@wylietexas.gov

Utility Billing
, 1st floor
973-516-6100, utility@wylietexas.gov
Recreation Center
300 Country Club Rd., Building 200
972-516-6360, recreation@wylietexas.gov

Monday – Friday, 5:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, Noon – 8:00 pm

Rita and Truett Smith Public Library
300 Country Club Rd., Building 300
972-516-6250, libinfo@wylietexas.gov

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm
Wednesday, 10 am – 6 pm
Friday and Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, Closed

Public Safety Complex
2000 N. Hwy. 78
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

Municipal Court
972-442-8101, court@wylietexas.gov

Police Administration
972-442-8170, police@wylietexas.gov

Public Safety Communications
972-442-8171, wfdadmin@wylietexas.gov

Fire Administration
972-442-8110, wfdadmin@wylietexas.gov

Fire Stations
Station #1,
1400 S. Ballard Ave., 972-429-8071
Station #2, 555 Country Club Rd., 972-429-8072
Station #3, 210 W.A. Allen Blvd., 972-442-8073
Public Works  (Streets, Water and Wastewater)
949 Hensley Ln., Building 300
After-hours emergency? Contact Police Dispatch, 972-442-8171
Monday – Friday, 7 am – 4 pm

Parks Maintenance
949 Hensley Ln., Building 200
972-516-6340, parks@wylietexas.gov
Monday – Friday, 7 am – 4 pm

Animal Services
949 Hensley Ln., Building 100
972-442-5268, animalcontrol@wylietexas.gov
After-hours emergency? Contact Police Dispatch, 972-442-8171
Monday – Saturday, 8 am – 5 pm

Senior Recreation Center
800 Thomas St.
972-516-6349, recreation@wylietexas.gov
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm; Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm; Sunday, 1 – 5 pm

Economic Development Corporation
250 S. Hwy. 78
972-442-3367, info@wylieedc.com
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

Athletic Field Condition Hotline

Community Waste Disposal (Bulk Pickup/Trash) 

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