City of Hutto cancels library, parks and recreation programs indefinitely

Included in the list of canceled events are Hutto's 4th of July celebration, the Block Party Bash summer events, the Hutto Farmers Market, city summer camp and adult and youth sports programs. (John Cox/Community Impact Newspaper)
Included in the list of canceled events are Hutto's 4th of July celebration, the Block Party Bash summer events, the Hutto Farmers Market, city summer camp and adult and youth sports programs. (John Cox/Community Impact Newspaper)

Included in the list of canceled events are Hutto's 4th of July celebration, the Block Party Bash summer events, the Hutto Farmers Market, city summer camp and adult and youth sports programs. (John Cox/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Hutto has canceled all city events and programming for the foreseeable future, city officials announced in a May 15 news release. The cancellations are attributed to the coronavirus pandemic.

Included in the list of canceled events are Hutto's 4th of July celebration, the Block Party Bash summer events, the Hutto Farmers Market, city summer camp and adult and youth sports programs.

The Hutto Public Library is planning a tentative reopening strategy that would include curbside services, as well as computer use by appointment only. Curbside service and computer use hours would both run on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., as well as on Tuesdays from noon-6 p.m.

With library programming canceled for the immediate future, city staff are working with Hutto Children's Librarian Jessica McCart to create digital content, including a virtual Pre-K storytime.

Hutto Public Library's curbside services will allow the ability to check out items, as well as to return them. Individuals interested in checking out materials are allowed a maximum of five items and must go online to place a hold on them in advance of pickup. Returned items must be placed in the book drop and will be cleaned and placed in a temporary quarantine before being placed back on the shelf.


Computer usage is available for 1-hour sessions and is not allowed for recreational or entertainment purposes, per the release. Only people with confirmed appointments are granted access to the library, unless in need of computer assistance.

"We look forward to resuming events and programs as soon as is reasonable, and we encourage our friends and family to support each other during these uncertain times," the release states. "We are stronger together, and we will see you soon."

For additional information on Hutto Public Library's curbside and computer use services, call 512-759-4008.
By Kelsey Thompson
Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


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