About Us

The Florence Public Library is located at 207 E. Main St. in Florence, Texas. Main St. is off of Hwy 195, south of Killeen, or north of the Hwy 195/I-35  junction.

The Florence Public Library houses approximately 16,000 items in our collection including  audio books and VHS movies. And now a large collection of DVD’s are added to the Library.  Special sections include Texas fiction for kids and adults, Texas non-fiction and Texas reference titles. Plus a Spanish section that is growing.  Local history is available in the filing cabinets adjacent to the YA/teen section (self-service research).

There are five public Internet access terminals plus a library catalog look-up station.(Filling out an Internet usage form is required for Internet access.) We now offer wi-fi service at the Library.

Library cards are free.  We participate in the Texshare card program.  Check out time is 2 weeks for all materials except Reference materials (reference materials may be checked out for 24 hours, with special permission).  Vacation check out is 3 weeks.  Overdue fees are 0.10 per item, per day (with one grace day).  Checkout may be extended over the phone for another 2 weeks by calling the phone number on your library card or you could email the Library at fllib@vvm.com.

We offer incoming and outgoing fax services @ 0.50/pg., copies @ 0.10/pg. and black & white print-outs from public terminals @ 0.20/pg. and scan items for 0.50 per item.

The display window facing the street is available for rental at $30.00/month.  Since we are visited by many children throughout the week, tasteful art/photography/etc. suitable for family viewing is suggested.

Due to the need of volunteers our hours of operation vary. Check with hour posting on our door.

1-254-793-2672  *  fax 1-254-793-2102  *  207 E. Main St., Florence, TX 76527  *  fllib@vvm.com

Mailing address:  P.O. Box 430, Florence, TX 76527

Responses

  1. Hello,

    I am a member of the Native Plant Society of Texas – Williamson County Chapter. We wish to donate 3 (or more) books on native plants to Williamson County Libraries. We have compiled a list of desirable books. Please let me know 1) if you already have any of these books and 2) which ones you would be most interested in receiving. I need to present the choices on Thursday night (Sept. 11) at our regular meeting.

    A Basic Set of Books on Native Plants
    Williamson County NPSOT to Purchase
    for Williamson County Libraries
    July 2008

    1. Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region, 2nd Ed., Sally and Andy Wasowski
    2. Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife, Noreen Damude & Kelly Conrad
    3. 100 Texas Wildflowers, Dorothy Baird Mattiza (Place in Childrenʼs section at library.)
    4. Wildflowers of Texas, Revised Ed., Geyata Ajilvsgi
    5. Wildflower of the Texas Hill Country, Marshall Enquist
    6. A Field Guide to Texas Trees, Benny J. Simpson
    7. Texas Trees: A Friendly Guide, Paul W. Cox and Patty Leslie
    8. Trees of Texas: An Easy Guide to Leaf Identification, Carmine Stahl & Rita McElvaney
    9. Trees, Shrubs, and Vines of the Texas Hill Country, Jan Wrede
    10. Grasses of the Texas Hill Country, Brian and Shirley Loflin
    11. Edible and Useful Plants of Texas and the Southwest, Delena Tull
    12. Texas Gardening Almanac, Dough Welsh, A&M Press
    13. Native and Naturalized Woody Plants of Austin and the Hill Country, Brother Daniel Lynch.

    Susan F. Waitz
    Kipp Flores Architects
    11776 Jollyville Rd.
    Austin, TX 78759
    512-335-5477
    Fax: 512-335-5852

  2. I am a stay at home mom and would like to know if “story time” is offered during the work week. Thanks.

    • We have a story time that is every Wednesday from 10:30 til 11:15. We would love to have you come.

  3. Hello,
    I have started researching the Scott/Tomlinson/Joseph Family Line. Most of the Tomlinson Cemetary are our direct line. We would love to learn of the Tomlinson Family that made florence their home for 150years. I have found that they were members of the Church of Christ. I have also found the obit for Miss Mary Tomlinson. James H & Zula Maud Bailey Tomlinson were my husbands grandparents. If you could be of any help or know someone who may have pictures or stories. We would be very grateful. We have made several visits to the Brown Farm to visit the Tomlinson Cemetary west of town and have been making some family plans for a clean up crew this spring. We would like to preserve their resting place.
    Thank You,
    Mary

  4. To Whom It May Concern:

    I represent the Native Plant Society of Texas, Williamson County Chapter. Last year we were honored to donate books to the libraries of Williamson County on Native Plants. We wish to repeat the project this year. I have an excel file with a list of suggested titles. Please have someone respond with an email address so that I can send the file.
    Also, we have been shopping the internet to obtain the best pricing and ordering the volumes directly. If libraries get special pricing, and you think our dollars will go further if we work through your ordering process, and simply cut you a check, please let me know.
    512-948-5241 cell # Susan Waitz

    • Dear Susan, I am so sorry it took so long to respond, Yes we’d love to recieve the books. Our email is fllib@vvm.com Thank you

  5. Hello,

    I’m the new Genealogy Advisor at the Round Rock Library and I’ve had at least 2 requests in the past week for old Florence obituaries and other family histories (from the late 1800′s-early 1900s). I read on your website that there is Local History in a filing cabinet located at your library but what does the cabinet contain? Do you by chance, have any microfilm, etc.? I have citations that list the “Florence Library” as their source.

    And, if there is no very old info at your Library, can you please send me some suggestions as to where the info may be?

    Thank you!

    • I am truly sorry we have very little resources here at the Library for genealogy.

  6. Since the 1st Saturday of April falls during the middle of a holiday weekend will the library be opened on a different Saturday in April?


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