Hewitt Public Library
The Hewitt Public Library (HPL) has a new home at 200 Patriot Court, and it is quite impressive. Visitors will be amazed at the new state-of-the-art facility—from its clean and modern architecture, to the colorful stained glass and décor, to the new Pet Zone. The Library also features a coffee bar, museum space and an outdoor butterfly garden, as well as a 3-D printer in the Teen Zone, along with video-editing and audio equipment.
“The dynamic of the library is changing and will be heavily focused on technology,” said Waynette Ditto, Library Director, “Hewitt Public Library is a very interactive, multimedia type of library.”
As of 2015, Hewitt’s library saw more traffic than almost every other library in the county—second only to Waco’s downtown library. With Hewitt Public Library’s new location, its number of patrons has only increased. While the location is new, visitors
can expect the same high level of service from the same kind and helpful staff that has been serving the greater Hewitt area over the past 30 years.
“It’s been a blessing for so many people from all backgrounds, not just the poor, and not just the rich. We have services for everyone,” said Ditto, “I like to think of our library as the living room of the community.”
The Library is proud to offer current high-demand, high-interest materials in a variety of formats for all ages in Hewitt and surrounding communities. In addition to a vast selection of books, the Library also provides internet services, DVDs, electronic format books
that can be downloaded from home, as well as audio books. The Library is also part of the Texas Inter-Library loan program, and is able to borrow books for their patrons from libraries throughout the United States. Other services include copies and faxing, iPads and
The mission of the Hewitt Public Library is to provide an environment where lifelong habits of learning, self-improvement and self-expression are encouraged, and where patrons can meet their educational, informational and recreational needs for all ages in
a variety of formats. In carrying out that mission, the Library hosts dozens of programs throughout the year—including story time for preschool children, teens, culinary and other programs to educate the community. It also hosts an annual signature event—the
“Dog Days r Canine Event”—designed to be a fun family day where folks can enjoy a variety of activities, learn from canine experts, and connect with other dog-lovers.
The future is bright at the Hewitt Public Library, and the staff would be honored to serve you. Non-residents and residents alike are invited to get a library card. For more information, call (254) 666-2442. Stay in the know by visiting Hewitt Public Library on Facebook!