Krum Public Library

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Who We Are

The Krum Public Library is located at 815 E. McCart Street in Krum, Texas . The Krum Public Library provides free services to all residents living within the state of Texas.

We are a part of the North Texas Library Consortium, a group of public libraries in North Texas that share resources. This expands our collection and gives you access to over 600,000 items including books, CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks. In total, 637,760 items were checked out of the system during fiscal year 2012-2013!!

Our friendly and professional staff is eager to serve you. Welcome to the Krum Public Library!

Our Mission

The mission of Krum Public Library is to  serve the citizens within our service area by providing access to information, technology resources, and programs to address the informational, educational, and cultural needs of the community through its collections, technology, facilities, and services.

Vision Statement

The Krum Public Library will assemble, administer, and preserve in organized collections books, reference, and related educational and recreational materials in a wide variety of formats in order to enlighten and educate the citizens in our service area and enrich personal lives. The Library will catalog, preserve, and provide access to those materials which chronicle the life and culture of the citizens of Krum and Denton County.

The Krum Public Library will provide resources and services to supplement Krum’s school libraries, and will cooperate with other libraries to strengthen services and resources of the library.

The Krum Public Library will strive to establish good public relations within the community and to support the educational, civic and cultural activities of community groups and organizations. The library will seek to open the opportunity for the self development, growth, and well being of its patrons. The library will strive to be a focal point of community life that connects and unites the people of Krum.

Our History

The Krum Public Library began in 1979 with a shelf of books in the office of the Krum Post Master.  Since that time it has grown to over 16,000 books and is located in a 2400 square foot building.  From 1979 to 1986 the library was run by volunteers.  In 1986 Katherine Boyer, was the first MLS librarian hired.  By 1989 the library was a full member of the North Texas Regional Library System. In the 1990’s the library director’s position was made full-time and a part-time staff person was added.  Currently the library serves a total population of 6,080 which includes the city’s population of 3,800.  The library is located in the northwest corner of Denton County, Texas.