Edge Library
Academic Outreach Programs

The Academic Outreach Programs of the Robert J. Kleberg Public Library are designed to expose school students and faculty members to today’s active library environment, the library's online services and resources that are available to help students excel and succeed in school.and the technology that is offered to support a student’s academic career.

STUDENTS

Each Academic Outreach Program is conducted by a knowledgeable library staff member and is done as an in-classroom or in-school library presentation that lasts approximately 45 – 55 minutes. The presentation, shown in PowerPoint format, is interactive in nature and engages students through a series of question and answer slides and short games that are meant to give insight into our library’s services.

Topics that are covered and discussed during the presentation include:

  • The Social Librarian
  • Google vs. Librarian
  • Introduction to TexShare (Academic/Public Database)
  • Introduction to LearningExpress Library 3.0 (Online Practice Exams)
  • Introduction to OverDrive (eBooks, Audiobooks & Videos)
  • Overview of Library's Digital & Technology Services
  • The Maker's ZONE (STEM/STEAM/STREAM)**
  • How to Apply for a Library Card
  • Geocaching for Students

PARENTS

School Administrators that are interested in having us speak at a parent conference can also request a library resource presentation. These presentations are conducted by a knowledgeable library staff member and last approximately 25 – 45 minutes. Brochures and flyers regarding our library services are also provided as take-away materials for parents to review at their convenience.

Topics that are covered and discussed during the presentation include:

  • Introduction to TexShare (Academic/Public Database)
  • Introduction to LearningExpress Library 3.0 (Online Practice Exams)
  • Introduction to OverDrive (eBooks)
  • Overview of Library's Digital & Technology Services
  • The Maker's ZONE (STEM/STEAM/STREAM)**
  • How to Apply for a Library Card

**STREAM: A unique approach to teaching that uses science, technology, robotics, engineering, arts, and math to connect the dots for authentic, deep learning.


SCHOOL FUNCTIONS

Schools that are hosting student-focused expositions or parent involvement activities, such as seasonal festivals or school carnivals, can also request a library information table for their event. The Library On The GO, the library’s bookmobile, is also available upon request and is used as a static display that makes for a great backdrop at any event.

Library Card Registration Drives can also be scheduled for your next parent-teacher conference or as a stand alone event for your school. These drives offer the opportunity for students and/or parents, as well as faculty and staff, to apply for a library card, renew an existing library card, "test drive" an online service, or inquiry directly with a library staff member about any of the library services that we offer. If your school is interested in hosting a Library Card Registration Drive, please contact the library's Circulation Services Department for full details.


Listed below are some of the area schools and that we have had the opportunity to visit. They include:

  • Perez Elementary (Kingsville ISD)
  • Kleberg Elementary (Kingsville ISD)
  • Harvey Elementary (Kingsville ISD)
  • Gillette Intermediate (Kingsville ISD)
  • Memorial Middle School (Kingsville ISD)
  • H.M. King High School (Kingsville ISD)
  • Santa Gertrudis School (Santa Gertrudis ISD)
  • Academy High School (Santa Gertrudis ISD)
  • Ricardo Elementary School (Ricardo ISD)
  • Ricardo Middle School (Ricardo ISD)
  • Nanny Elementary (Riviera ISD)
  • Kaufer High School (Riviera ISD)
  • Sarita Elementary (Kenedy County)
  • Coastal Bend College – Kingsville
  • Texas A&M University – Kingsville

If you are an educator and are interested in scheduling the library for a presentation or event at your school, please contact us at least 1 month prior to the scheduled date of the event.

If you are a troop leader for a group of Boy or Girl Scouts, the library can offer to present its Academic Outreach Program for Students to your group with the option of bringing out The Library On The Go, the library's bookmobile, to your location for your troops to see.

There is no minimum amount of students or parents that is required to schedule the library to visit your school. Our library and its staff are prepared and has presented to groups with as little as 10 people and as many as over 300 people.

For more information, please contact the Outreach Services Coordinator at 361-592-6381.

Robert J. Kleberg Public Library

220 North 4th Street
Kingsville, TX 78363-4410
Phone: (361) 592-6381
Fax: (361) 592-7461

Hours

TUESDAY - FRIDAY: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
SATURDAY: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
SUNDAY: Closed
MONDAY: Closed