Library News

Library Curbside To Cease

Access Your Library 24/7 With Digital Resources

The Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library will cease curbside book checkout Friday, Mar. 20, at 6 p.m. and move to digital services only for the foreseeable future. Decisions like these do not come easy, as it means a temporary loss of access to the in-person services the Library is known for providing to so many in our community, but resources are always available via our many digital services. This measure is being taking to protect the public, staff, and volunteers who utilize the Library every day.

Your Library is not closed as we are always open with our digital services. The Library will continue to provide these resources patrons have come to love, which may be found on our website and catalog. Patrons can find e-books and e-audiobooks, digital magazines, and more by visiting our Digital Content and Links of Interest pages. Staff will be available by phone at 830-258-1274, via email at, or by text at 830-215-0640 to provide assistance. This service is available Monday—Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Please drop off your items at our drive through bookdrop at City Hall or our walk-up bookdrop at the Library.

For patrons who have borrowed Library materials in their possession, do not fear the due date – the Library is extending loan periods during this time, so patrons do not need to return materials until the Library is back in full operation.

The City of Kerrville and Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library will continue to communicate with patrons as the response to the COVID-19 outbreak evolves. Library staff look forward to welcoming patrons back into our building when COVID-19 runs its course. Until then, take advantage of our great digital resources.

Thank you.

Library Card Registration

Need to register for or renew a library card for you or your family while public access is restricted? Please download and submit the registration form found here.

CANCELED: Spring Break at the Library

March 16-20, 2020

Spring Break at the Library has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Adult Book Club

Next meeting: Thursday, April 9th @ 12:00 p.m.

The Adult Book Club is an "open" club, allowing those interested to attend as often as they choose. Participants are welcome to bring their lunch as they gather to discuss the month’s book selection. Meetings are held the second Thursday of the month.

At the April meeting the group will discuss Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen by Sarah Bird in the first floor Meeting Room. Patrons may place a request for the book in person, by phone at (830) 258-1274, or on the library website at

Social Crafters

Next meeting: Tuesday, April 14th @ 4:00 p.m.

Come share ideas, show off your projects and get inspired. The group will meet in the Library Meeting Room, located on the first floor.

Creative Relaxation Group

Next meeting: Thursday, April 16th @ 6:00 p.m.

Coloring is not just for kids these days! Join us as we unwind from the week with coloring and puzzles. Ages 18 and above are welcome and all supplies provided. First floor meeting room.

Friends of the Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library Book Store 

Closed until further notice.

Visit the Friends on Wednesday afternoons and on the second Saturday of each month in their Book Store. The Friends have a wide selection of gently used books, movies, and audiobooks to choose from. Proceeds from the sale support the Summer Reading Program, Large Print collection, and audiobook collection.

The price list may be found on the Friend's page here.