Krum Public Library

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. (Updated numbers coming soon for 2018)

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

The long range plan aims to implement the library’s mission by setting goals and objectives which will improve collection and services while keeping up to date with Texas State Library and Archives Commission standards to ensure ongoing accreditation.

Our Mission

The Krum Public Library’s mission is to

  • provide books, materials, and services to all residents
  • assist in their pursuit of information and resources
  • meet their educational, cultural, recreational, and professional needs
  • introduce children to the world of learning by stimulating their interest and appreciation of books and reading.

Vision Statement

The Krum Public Library will

  • assemble, administer and preserve organized collections of educational and recreational materials in a wide variety of formats
  • strive to educate, enlighten, and entertain the citizens of Krum and Denton County
  • offer a wide range of programming for various ages to support the educational and recreational needs of the community
  • 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
  • support the educational, civic, and cultural activities of the community, Krum ISD, and local organizations
  • open the opportunity for the self-development, growth and well-being of its patrons
  • be a focal point of community life that connects and unites the people of Krum

Our History

In May 1979, the Krum City Council passed an ordinance creating the Krum Public Library. A thousand books had already been donated to the library through the efforts of Tracy Collom, Krum Postmaster. The city council approved Collom as coordinator of the library effort and gave him responsibility for appointing a board of directors. Collom was elected the first library board chair and served with June Burns, Joe Cates, Jimmy Chisam, Harriette Harvey, and Thelma Morris (who deserves special thanks for keeping the library going until county funding became reality). Joyce Collom worked voluntarily as the first librarian....

For full and updated library history, please click here

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