Austin Public Library

Hazel O'Neil / KUT

Perhaps especially in an election year, we need stories about bridging differences and seeing the world from another perspective. 

We're teaming up with the Austin Public Library Foundation for a storytelling project called Common Ground

Over the coming weeks, we’re inviting you to craft personal stories of overcoming differences with others — whatever that might mean to you — at one of a series of creative writing workshops.

The electronic book drop at the Austin Central Library.
Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

The Austin Library Commission is looking into eliminating overdue fees for all materials in the city’s public library system.

Zenobia Orimoloye wrote about finding a passion for writing at the Austin Public Library for our Library Love Stories project.
Julia Reihs / KUT

A while ago, we teamed up with Austin’s Library Foundation to collect stories about what your public library means to you. 

Austin Price for KUT

Do you love your local library? Well, the Austin Library Foundation and KUT are looking for personal stories of how local libraries impact Austinites and their families – and we'd like to hear your story.

Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT

Teacher Njera Keith was walking into the Austin Public Library's Carver Branch with a 6-year-old student in February when they saw a male police officer patting down 13-year-old LaTashia Milligam. The teenager was handcuffed and had no shoes on.