Round Rock Public Library expanding some services thanks to American Rescue Plan Act funds

The Round Rock public library will expand some of its offered services after receiving American Rescue Plan Act funding. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Round Rock public library will expand some of its offered services after receiving American Rescue Plan Act funding. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Round Rock public library will expand some of its offered services after receiving American Rescue Plan Act funding. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Round Rock Public Library will expand some of its offered services after receiving American Rescue Plan Act funding.

Services to be expanded include the library's hold lockers, subscriptions to services available for cardholders and the hiring of a diversity, equity and inclusion consultant, according to a release from the city. The subscription services selected, O'Reilly Books for Libraries and Pimsleur Language Program, will bring additional resources for business and language learning resources, respectively.


The ARPA grant funds were awarded by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, and implementation of these initiatives is expected to begin in February. The library received $49,999 from the commission, according to the city.

This project of the Round Rock Public Library is one of 40 made possible through $1.8 million in ARPA funding distributed to the commission by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, according to the city.
By Brooke Sjoberg
Brooke Sjoberg is the Round Rock reporter for the Round Rock and Pflugerville/Hutto editions of Community Impact Newspaper. She worked for The Gonzales Inquirer, The Daily Texan and The Daily Dot among other publications before coming to Community Impact. Brooke is from Seguin, TX and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2020. Her last name is pronounced Show-burg.