How to Know What Is in Our Library

Joan Muyskens Pursley

Want to know if our library has biographies on past presidents, film stars, or sports figures? How about if we have any books by your favorite author? Any puzzles featuring birds? The Field of Dreams movie? Now you can check for those and more on your home computer or, if you are in the library, on one of its new computers (just click on the icon at the top of the screen).

All of our materials—except our paperback fiction—are inventoried on LibraryWorld. You can access it by going to When that page opens on your computer, it will ask for your library name (enter Robson Ranch Library) and a password. You do not need a password: Just click on “Sign In.” You will be able to search for materials by title, author, subject. If you do not remember the exact title of a book you want to read, go to “all words” and enter as much of it as you remember.

Oh, you may say, I cannot remember that web address. No problem, you can go to our website, and you will find a link to LibraryWorld on the home page, second paragraph.

The website is full of information. There’s a page featuring recent donations and a list of upcoming events, such as the Friends of the Library (FOL) book discussions and visits from the Denton Public Library staff. You will find information on volunteering in the library, along with a list of our many volunteers. Past Pioneer Press articles about the library and FOL are posted on it, as are photos from library events. So, too, is information on selling and/or donating books you no longer have room for in your home.

If you have not yet visited our library, check it out. It is located in the CATC building. There is a nice collection of fiction and non-fiction books, books on CDs, movies, and puzzles galore. There are three computers for residents’ use, as well as a printer (please bring your own paper if you need to print more than a few sheets). There is free Wi-Fi in the room, too, as well as tables for small meetings, and always a jigsaw puzzle or two out that anyone with a bit of time can work on assembling. (People with cats at home particularly enjoy doing puzzles in the library, where little paws don’t bat the pieces about.)

On a final note: A big thanks to all who have taken our short “What Do You Like to Read?” survey. If you haven’t done so, please do—we continue to tabulate them. They are on the library’s front counter. If you don’t see them, ask the volunteers for one. Until this year, all library materials were donations from our residents. However, FOL is now purchasing a number of books to supplement our collections. Responses to the survey help pinpoint where FOL funds are best used.