News Flash

Posted on: April 13, 2021

ATCPHD pauses administration of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Health district is pausing adminstration of johnson and johnson vaccine

In line with guidance from the CDC, FDA, and Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), the Abilene Taylor County Public Health District (ATCPHD) is pausing its administration of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine until further noti...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Bi-annual crack sealing underway on Abilene roadways

crack sealing begins in april 2021

Crack sealing is a routine pavement maintenance service and is the single most important step we can take to prolong the life of our roadways.

Crack sealing keeps water and moisture from entering into the sub-grade material below, makes cracks water tight ...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Share your ideas at a Community Meeting!

office of neighborhood services will hold community meetings to gather public input

Do you have ideas on what would make your neighborhood a better place to live? The City of Abilene wants to hear from you!

Abilene residents are invited to a discussion session regarding neighborhood needs -- invite a neighbor and join the conversation at ...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Keep Abilene Beautiful Spring Clean Music Series Begins April 10

Keep Abilene Beautiful Clean Music Series beginning April 10

Come for the cleanup, stay for the party! 

Join Keep Abilene Beautiful every Saturday from April 10th to May 1st from 1pm to 7pm to clean up our parks & lakes while enjoying food trucks and music. Admission is free!

Register at KeepAbileneBeaut...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Abilene Police Impound Auction Opens Apr 19

APD Impound Auction: April 19 to April 29 at renebates.com

Abilene Police Impound Auction

Notice of Public Sale of Abandoned Vehicles

The Abilene Police Impound Facility has scheduled an auction of abandoned motor vehicles with RENEBATES.COM. The auction will open for bids on April 19, 2021 and bidding will continu...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Anyone 16 years of age and older can now receive COVID-19 vaccine

COVID 19 vaccine at Health District now open to anyone age 16 and older

The Abilene Taylor County Public Health District has now opened up its COVID-19 vaccination clinics to anyone 16 years of age and older.

Please note the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines can only be give to those 18 and older.

To schedule a vaccina...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: January 16, 2021

Latest COVID-19 testing numbers for April 19, 2021

COVID-19 Summary Daily 04-19-21

COVID-19 testing numbers from the Abilene Taylor County Public Health District for April 19, 2021.

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Clear up fines during the Warrant Reduction Campaign!

Warrant reduction campaign during month of April may allow you to clear warrants at a reduced price

During the month of April, Abilene Municipal Court is holding a State Warrant Reduction Campaign.

You may be able to have the fines associated with an outstanding warrant reduced by contacting Municipal Court at 325.676.6333. 

You can also go to ww...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Self-scheduling for COVID-19 vaccination clinics now available

Directions on how to self schedule for a covid vaccine appointment at abilenetx.gov/vaccineschedule

Individuals who qualify to receive the COVID-19 vaccination can now schedule themself for a vaccination appointment at an upcoming Abilene Taylor County Public Health District (ATCPHD) vaccine clinic. 

To schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointmen...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Presidential order requires continued use of face masks at Abilene Regional Airport & CityLink

Presidential order requires continued use of face masks at airport and CityLink

City of Abilene Transportation Services would like to remind area residents and visitors that Abilene Regional Airport and CityLink Transit are required to follow a presidential executive order that includes the continued wearing of face masks beyond the ...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Water Utility Customer Service Offices reopens March 10

Water Utility Customer Service office will reopen to the public on Wednesday, March 10

The Water Utility Customer Service Center will reopen on Wednesday, March 10. Operating hours will remain the same:

Monday through Friday

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Social distancing will be in place. Face masks are encouraged, but not required.

Water service...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Abilene Main and South Branch Libraries return to regular service March 10

Abilene public libraries return to regular hours March 10, Mockingbird library reopens April 1

 The Main and South Branch locations of the Abilene Public Library will return to pre-COVID-19 operating hours beginning Wednesday, March 10. At that time, all library operational practices and services will return to normal. 

The Mocking...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Taylor County added to federal disaster declaration

TAylor county added to disaster declaration

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved an additional thirty-one Texas counties, including Taylor County, to be added to the President’s Major Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance stemming from the record snowfall and extende...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: January 21, 2021

North 18th Street bridge closed for redesign

North 18 bridge closed for redesign

The North 18th Street bridge is now closed as the City of Abilene works with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to address needed repairs. North 18th Street from Park Avenue to Kirkwood Drive is closed to through traffic, and all drivers are e...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: January 6, 2021

City ready to address traffic concerns at new Taylor Elementary campus

Message saying the City is ready to address traffic concerns at the new Taylor Elementary campus

Abilene City Council and City staff would like to reassure residents that they are aware of concerns expressed in relation to traffic created at the opening of the new Taylor Elementary located at 1719 East North 10th Street, and are working with Abilene ...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: December 28, 2020

Abilene Area Recycler No Longer Accepting Cardboard & Paper

Recycling Changes - Cardboard & Paper no longer accepted after Jan 31, 2021

Due to a prolonged depressed recycling market, Abilene’s contractor for the processing and marketing of recyclable materials, Texas Metals and Recycling Company, will no longer accept cardboard or paper materials. This change results in the City of Abilen...

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City of Abilene - Highlights

News Flash

Posted on: April 13, 2021

ATCPHD pauses administration of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Health district is pausing adminstration of johnson and johnson vaccine

In line with guidance from the CDC, FDA, and Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), the Abilene Taylor County Public Health District (ATCPHD) is pausing its administration of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine until further noti...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Water Utility Customer Service Offices reopens March 10

Water Utility Customer Service office will reopen to the public on Wednesday, March 10

The Water Utility Customer Service Center will reopen on Wednesday, March 10. Operating hours will remain the same:

Monday through Friday

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Social distancing will be in place. Face masks are encouraged, but not required.

Wat...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Presidential order requires continued use of face masks at Abilene Regional Airport & CityLink

Presidential order requires continued use of face masks at airport and CityLink

City of Abilene Transportation Services would like to remind area residents and visitors that Abilene Regional Airport and CityLink Transit are required to follow a presidential executive order that includes the continued wearing of face masks beyond the ...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Abilene Main and South Branch Libraries return to regular service March 10

Abilene public libraries return to regular hours March 10, Mockingbird library reopens April 1

 The Main and South Branch locations of the Abilene Public Library will return to pre-COVID-19 operating hours beginning Wednesday, March 10. At that time, all library operational practices and services will return to normal. 

The Mocking...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Self-scheduling for COVID-19 vaccination clinics now available

Directions on how to self schedule for a covid vaccine appointment at abilenetx.gov/vaccineschedule

Individuals who qualify to receive the COVID-19 vaccination can now schedule themself for a vaccination appointment at an upcoming Abilene Taylor County Public Health District (ATCPHD) vaccine clinic. 

To schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointmen...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Taylor County added to federal disaster declaration

TAylor county added to disaster declaration

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved an additional thirty-one Texas counties, including Taylor County, to be added to the President’s Major Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance stemming from the record snowfall and extende...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2021

North 18th Street bridge closed for redesign

North 18 bridge closed for redesign

The North 18th Street bridge is now closed as the City of Abilene works with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to address needed repairs. North 18th Street from Park Avenue to Kirkwood Drive is closed to through traffic, and all drivers are e...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2021

City ready to address traffic concerns at new Taylor Elementary campus

Message saying the City is ready to address traffic concerns at the new Taylor Elementary campus

Abilene City Council and City staff would like to reassure residents that they are aware of concerns expressed in relation to traffic created at the opening of the new Taylor Elementary located at 1719 East North 10th Street, and are working with Abilene ...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2020

The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District builds list for next round of COVID Vaccinations

NewsFlash- ATCPHD Builds List for next round of vaccinations

The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District is preparing a screening tool to assist in scheduling people who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine based on the criteria in the Texas Department of State Health Services guidelines for distributi...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2020

Abilene Area Recycler No Longer Accepting Cardboard & Paper

Due to a prolonged depressed recycling market, Abilene’s contractor for the processing and marketing of recyclable materials, Texas Metals and Recycling Company, will no longer accept cardboard or paper materials. This change results in the City of Abilen...

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City of Abilene - News Releases

News Flash

Posted on: January 1, 2021

Upcoming Events

Abilene Philharmonic Director - News Flash

See what's up and coming at the Abilene Convention Center!

Additional Info... Convention Center - Highlights

News Flash

Posted on: April 13, 2021

ATCPHD pauses administration of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Health district is pausing adminstration of johnson and johnson vaccine

In line with guidance from the CDC, FDA, and Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), the Abilene Taylor County Public Health District (ATCPHD) is pausing its administration of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine until further noti...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 24, 2021

Upcoming Vaccine Clinics

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*Please Note: The Johnson & Johnson Pop Up Clinic on April 14th has been cancelled.

If you were scheduled for this clinic, you will be contacted and will be offered an appointment at a future Pfizer vaccine clinic.

Upcoming Vaccine Clinics

Schedule your ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Updated Criteria for Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Update 3-23-21 - All over 16 can receive the vaccine

As of March 23, 2021, anyone 16 and older is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from the Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District Clinics.

  • You must be 18 and older to register to receive the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines
  • Those 16 and o...
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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Self-scheduling for COVID-19 vaccination clinics now available

Directions on how to self schedule for a covid vaccine appointment at abilenetx.gov/vaccineschedule

Individuals who qualify to receive the COVID-19 vaccination can now schedule themself for a vaccination appointment at an upcoming Abilene Taylor County Public Health District (ATCPHD) vaccine clinic. 

To schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointmen...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: January 16, 2021

Latest COVID-19 testing numbers for April 19, 2021

COVID-19 Summary Daily 04-19-21

COVID-19 testing numbers from the Abilene Taylor County Public Health District for April 19, 2021.

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Coronavirus Updates

News Flash

Posted on: March 29, 2021

Remember Tornado Safety Tips

Tornado Safety Tips - Know the signs, practice safety, and keep informed with CodeRED

Remember Tornado Safety Tips!

Remembering tornado safety will alert you of threats posed by weather hazards and reduce the loss of life, injury, and property in the event of severe weather.

  • Know your area's risk: Abilene, Texas is in a high risk ar...
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Fire - Highlights
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Recovery Help through FEMA

FEMA Assistance through disasterassistance.gov

Start your Recovery Process with FEMA:

  1. Take photos of your damaged home & belongings
  2. Make a list of damaged or lost items
  3. Save yourself time. If you have insurance, you must claim with your insurance company. If you do not have insurance, skip to step 4....
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Fire - Highlights
Posted on: February 3, 2020

Don't Die of Doubt: Dial 911

EMS and Firefighters assisting a heart attack victim onto an ambulance

When the first signs of a heart attack or a stroke hit, calling 911 right away does more than just get you a ride to the ER. It immediately sets into motion a chain reaction of trained professionals, the latest technology, and specialized personnel, worki...

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Fire - Highlights
Posted on: January 1, 2021

ISO Class 1

ISO Class 1 Badge

The Abilene Fire Department has received the ISO Class 1 classification. ISO, or Insurance Services Office, collects data from fire districts and communities throughout the country and scores departments based on certain categories and programs. The ISO r...

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Additional Info... Fire - Highlights
Posted on: January 1, 2021

AFD Employment

City of Abilene Fire

Apply for a job at the Abilene Fire Department

Additional Info... Fire - Highlights

News Flash

Posted on: April 9, 2021

Structure Fire: 4400 Block of State Street

On April 8, 2021, at approximately 3:13 PM, AFD units responded to a residential structure fire located in the 4400 block of State Street. Crews arrived to find smoke coming out of the attic vents. The first in crews made a fast attack and quickly extingu...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Structure Fire: 1200 Block of Locust Street

On April 5, 2021, at approximately 10:07 AM., AFD units responded to a residential structure fire located in the 1200 block of Locust Street. Crews arrived to find a detached garage with smoke and flames showing. The first in crews made a fast attack and ...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Structure Fire: 800 Block of Mesquite Street

On March 28th, 2021 at approximately 4:00 pm, the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in the 800 block of Mesquite street. Crews arrived to find a multi-family triplex with smoke showing from the upstairs vents. The crews mad...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Structure Fire: 800 Block of East Hwy 80

On March 10, 2021 at approximately 4:48 am the Abilene Fire department responded to a Hotel structure fire located in the 800 block of East Hwy 80. Crews arrived to find light smoke coming from an upstairs room, no one was in the room at the time and crew...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2021

Structure Fire: 100 Block of Windmill Circle

On March 2, 2021 at approximately 10:46 a.m. the Abilene Fire Department responded to a structure fire located in the 100 block of Windmill Circle. Fire crews arrived to find a large commercial structure with light smoke coming from the north side of the ...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Structure Fire: 3100 Block of South 13th Street

On February 23, 2021 at approximately 6:30 pm, the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire at the 3100 block of South 13th street. Crews arrived to find light smoke showing. Crews made entry into the residence where they found a ...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Structure Fire: 1700 Block of North 12th Street

On February 21, 2021 at approximately 3:00 am, the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire at the 1700 block of North 12th street. Crews arrived to find a single-family residence with smoke showing from the eaves. Crews made entr...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Loss of Life: Freezing Temperatures

The Abilene Fire Department has been made aware of three (3) separate incidences where circumstances due to the recent freezing temperatures may have contributed to the loss of life to Abilene citizens.

  • Monday, February 15: 67 year old male found unrespons...
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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Structure Fire: 2200 Block of South 7th

On February 17, 2021 at approximately 11:00 pm, the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in the 2200 block of South 7th. Crews arrived to find a multi-story single-family residence with smoke and flames showing. Crews were abl...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2021

Structure Fire: 400 Block of Cockerell Drive

On February 15, 2021 at approximately 5:30 am, the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in the 400 block of Cockerell Drive. Fire crews arrived to find a single family residence with light smoke showing from a gable end roof v...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2021

Structure Fire: 4500 Block of Sierra Sunset

On February 13, 2021 at approximately 7:45 pm, the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire located at the 4500 block of Sierra Sunset. Crews arrived to find the smoke and fire showing from the top of the chimney. An attack was ma...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Structure Fire: 5100 Block of Bridle Path Lane

On February 9, 2021 at approximately 4:37 p.m. the Abilene Fire Department responded to a structure fire located in the 5100 block of Bridle Path Lane. Fire crews arrived on scene to find smoke and flames venting from the roof. Fire crews made an interior...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Structure Fire: 1900 Block of Walnut

On February 9, 2021 at approximately 2:30 p.m. the Abilene Fire Department responded to a structure fire located in the 1900 block of Walnut. Fire crews arrived on scene to find heavy smoke and flames showing from a detached shed that had been converted i...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2021

Structure Fire: 3200 Block of North 3rd

On February 7, 2021 at approximately 6:19 a.m., the Abilene Fire Department responded to a structure fire located at the 3200 block of North 3rd Street at the Briarwood Apartments. Crews arrived to find heavy smoke and flames showing from multiple apartme...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2021

Structure Fire: 1000 Block of South 12th

On February 6, 2021 at approximately 4:37 pm, the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire located at the 1000 block of South 12th Street. Crews arrived to find the rear of the structure on fire with heavy smoke and flames showing...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Structure Fire: 200 Block of Arnold Blvd

On February 2, 2021 at approximately 6:30 pm, the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in the 200 block of Arnold Blvd. Crews arrived to find a mobile home with smoke showing. Crews made a quick transitional attack on the fire...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2021

Structure Fire: 800 Block of Chacer Dr

On Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at approximately 11:50 members of the Abilene Fire Department responded to reports of a residential structure fire located in the 800 block of Chacer Dr. On arrival, crews noted smoke showing behind the residence. After a prel...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Structure Fire: 5400 Block of North 1st Street

On Monday, January 25, 2021 at approximately 0720 hours, crews with the Abilene Fire Department responded to a commercial building structure fire located in the 5400 block of North 1st Street in Abilene, Tx. On arrival, crews observed smoke and flames sho...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Structure Fire: 1900 Block of Denton

On January 22, 2021 at approximately 12:30 am, the Abilene Fire Department responded to an investigation in the 1900 block of Denton. A crew arrived to find an apartment building with smoke showing. The unit upgraded the call to a structure fire response....

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2021

Structure Fire: 4600 Block of Maple Street

On January 21 2021, The Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire at the 4600 block of Maple Street. The first crew arrived to find smoke coming from a detached apartment. Crews made entry and extinguished the remaining fire locate...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Structure Fire: 1700 Block of North 8th

On January 10, 2021 at approximately 7:48 a.m., the Abilene Fire Department responded to a structure fire located in the 1700 block of N 8th Street. The first arriving units found heavy smoke and flames showing from the front of the single-family resident...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Structure Fire: 2300 Block of Wyndham Ct

On January 9th at approximately 7:30 pm, the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in the 2300 block of Wyndham Court. Crews arrived to find a three story residence with smoke and fire showing from the roof on the back of the s...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2020

COVID-19 Vaccines for Firefighters & Staff

The Abilene Fire Department has provided an opportunity for firefighters and staff to receive the Covid19 Pfizer vaccine or the Moderna vaccine. As of today Wednesday December 30, 2020, approximately 60 personnel received the Pfizer vaccine and 26 personn...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2020

Structure Fire: 4200 Block of Caldwell Road

On December 13 at approximately 0348, the Abilene Fire department responded to a residential structure fire at the 4200 block of Caldwell Road in Abilene Texas. Crews arrived to find heavy flames and smoke showing from a single family residential mobile h...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Vehicle Fire: 900 S Danville

On December 10, 2020 at approximately 1600 hours the Abilene Fire Department was dispatched to a vehicle fire next to a structure in the 900 block of South Danville. Crews arrived to find a vehicle fully involved. Crews made a quick attack and knock down ...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2020

Structure Fire: 500 Block of EN 23rd

On Monday, December 7, 2020 at approximately 09:20 am, fire crews with the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in the 500 block of East North 23rd Street in Abilene, TX. On arrival, fire crews noticed heavy smoke and fire com...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2020

Wildland Fire: 2900 Old Anson Road

On December 6 2020 at approximately 4 p.m., the Abilene Fire Department responded to a wildland fire behind the 2900 Old Anson Road. Crews arrived to find a small outside rubbish and wildland fire. The fire was located inside a heavily wooded area which m...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2020

Structure Fire: 800 Block of Alameda Road

On December 6 2020 at approximately 4:26 p.m., the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire at the 800 Block of Alameda Road. Crews arrived to find a heavy smoke showing from the rear of the residence. The fire was located inside ...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2020

Structure Fire: 4600 Block of North 1st

On December 05, 2020 at approximately 08:20 p.m., the Abilene Fire Department responded to a structure fire located in the 4600 block of North 1st Street. Fire crews arrived to find a small metal building with moderate smoke emitting from the eave area of...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2020

Structure Fire: 5600 Block of South 1st

On Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at approximately 22:50 crews with the Abilene Fire Department responded to residential structure fire located in the 5600 block of South 1st Street. On arrival, crews noted a single story multi-family residential structure wit...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Structure Fire: 7000 Block of Spring Water Avenue

On November 19th, 2020 at approximately 1:26 a.m., the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire at the 7000 block of Spring Water Avenue. Crews arrived to find a house with smoke and flames showing at the rear of the residence. Th...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2020

Structure Fire: 500 Block of Grape Street

On November 12, 2020 at approximately 2:05 a.m., the Abilene Fire Department responded to a structure fire located in the 500 block of Grape Street. Fire crews arrived to find an abandoned commercial structure with an exterior fire as well as smoke coming...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2020

Structure Fire, Fatality: 900 Block of ES 11th

On November 11th, 2020, at approximately 04:50 a.m. the Abilene Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 900 block of ES 11th. Fire crews arrived to find a RV with heavy smoke and flames showing from the windows and roof. An interior fire atta...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2020

Structure Fire: 600 Block of EN 15th Street

On November 6th, 2020 at approximately 1:19 p.m., the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire at the 600 block of EN 15th Street. Crews arrived to find a house with smoke and flames showing. The fire was located inside a small de...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Structure Fire: 3500 block of North 10th

On Monday, November 2, 2020 at approximately 09:00 crews with the Abilene Fire Department responded to residential structure fire located in the 3500 block of North 10th. On arrival, crews noted a single story residential structure with smoke coming from ...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Structure Fire: 2500 block of Woodridge Street

On November 2, 2020 at approximately 08:59 a.m., the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in the 2500 block of Woodridge Street. Crews arrived to find a back porch of wood construction on fire. Fire crews were able to quickly ...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2020

Structure Fire: 5000 Block of South 7th

On Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at approximately 1:30 pm crews with the Abilene Fire Department responded to residential structure fire located in the 5000 block of South 7th. On arrival, crews noted a single story residential structure with smoke and flam...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Structure Fire: 1000 Block of China Street

On October 24, 2020 at approximately 11:40 a.m. the Abilene Fire Department responded to a commercial structure fire located in the 1000 block of China St.  Upon arrival, fire crews found smoke coming from an air vent located on the roof as well ...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Structure Fire: 1500 Block of Park Ave

On October 22nd, 2020 at approximately 7:03 p.m., the Abilene Fire Department responded to a first alarm residential structure fire located in the 1500 block of Park Avenue. Crews arrived to find a single family home with light smoke showing. A fast attac...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Structure Fire: 1300 Block of Yeomans Rd

On October 12th, 2020 at approximately 3:00 a.m., the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire at the 1300 block of Yeomans Road. Crews arrived to find a duplex building with nothing showing. Crews quickly found the fire, which wa...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Vehicle Fire: Dub Wright Blvd & Hampton Hills St

At approximately 1745 hours on September 16, 2020, the Abilene Fire Department was dispatched to a car fire near the intersection of Dub Wright Blvd. and Hampton Hills Street. Upon arrival an attack was made on the car fire and patient c...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Structure Fire: 1200 Block of Yeomans Rd

On September 25, 2020 at approximately 12:18 a.m., the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire located in the 1200 block of Yeomans Rd. Fire crews arrived on scene to find a small fire located in the kitchen of the apartment buil...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Structure Fire: 2000 Block of Ambler Ave

On Thursday, September 24, 2020 at approximately 3:00 pm crews with the Abilene Fire Department responded to residential structure fire located in the 2000 block of Ambler Ave. On arrival, crews noted a single story residential structure with smoke and fi...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

State Farm Memorial Blood Drive

State Farm Agent Kim Austin will be hosting a memorial blood drive this year for Abilene Good Neighbor Day, honoring fallen firefighter Mike Degering. The blood drive will be on Monday September 28th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Kim Austin’...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Structure Fire: 1200 block of South San Jose

On September 16, 2020 at approximately 6:40 a.m. the Abilene Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance call located at the 1200 block of South San Jose to find smoke coming from the windows. PD notified the Abilene Fire Department of a residen...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Structure Fire: 4200 Block of East Industrial

At approximately 09:40 a.m. the Abilene Fire Department was contacted by the City Marshal’s Office in regards to a large trash fire that was located in the 4200 block of East Industrial.  The call originated from the Abilene Regional Ai...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Structure Fire: 1700 Block of Sherman Drive

On September 11th, 2020 at approximately 3:36 a.m., the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in the 1700 block of Sherman Drive. The first responding unit arrived to find a single family dwelling with light smoke showing. Fire...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Structure Fire: 4200 Block of South 7th

On September 10th, 2020 at approximately 12:49 p.m., the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in the 4200 block of South 7th Street. Crews arrived to find a house with light smoke showing. A fast attack was initiated and the f...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

Structure Fire: 1700 Block of Jeanette Street

At approximately 9:28 a.m. on September 5th 2020, the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in the 1700 block of Jeanette Street. Crews arrived on scene to find smoke showing from the residence. During the initial investigation...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Structure Fire: Surrey Square

On September 20th, 2020 at approximately 1:40 p.m., the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire at Surrey Square. Crews arrived to find a house with smoke showing. A second alarm was called shortly after initial crews were dispat...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Structure Fire: 200 Block of Trailway Drive

On Monday, August 31, 2020 at approximately 06:51 am, the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in the 200 block of Trailway Dr. Abilene Fire Department crews arrived to find a single family dwelling with smoke and fire showing...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Structure Fire: 800 Block of Butternut Street

On August 29th, 2020 at approximately 5:57 a.m., the Abilene Fire Department responded to a non-residential structure fire at the 800 block of Butternut Street. Crews arrived to find an abandoned commercial building with light smoke showing. Fire crews ma...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Structure Fire: 3000 Block of Simmons Ave

On August 25, 2020, at approximately 1:00 a.m., the Abilene Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 3000 block of Simmons Ave. Fire crews arrived to find a single family residence with smoke showing from in the back of the structure. After in...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Structure Fire: 2000 Block of South Clack

At approximately 5:00 p.m. on August 20th, 2020, the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire at the 2000 block of South Clack Street. Crews arrived to find an apartment building with smoke showing. A second alarm was called short...

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

Structure Fire: 3100 block of South 7th Street

At approximately 8:38 p.m. on August 8th 2020, the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in the 3100 block of South 7th street. Crews arrived on scene to find a residence fully involved with heavy fire and smoke showing. The fi...

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

Structure Fire: 5000 Block of Ryan Circle North

On August 4th, 2020, at approximately 12:00 a.m., the Abilene Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 5000 block of Ryan Circle North. Fire crews arrived to find a single family residence with smoke and fire showing. Crews were able to quickl...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Captain Jerry Medley Retires

Jerry Medley

Today is Captain Jerry Medley’s last day as an Abilene Firefighter. After 47 years of service, Captain Medley is the longest tenured professional firefighter in AFD history and has decided to retire. He has served our Department well and we wish...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2020

July 4th Incidents

On July 04, 2020, at approximately 7:30 a.m., the Abilene Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 1400 block of Griggs Street. Fire crews arrived to find a single family residence with nothing showing. Crews investigated and found smoke in th...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Structure Fire: 1400 block of Longbotham Street

On June 29, 2020, at approximately 1:50 am, the Abilene Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 1400 block of Longbotham Street. Fire crews arrived to find a fully involved shed structure in the back of the residence. Fire crews made an exter...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Structure Fire: 3500 Rolling Green Drive

On June 17, 2020 at approximately 11:40 p.m. the Abilene Fire Department responded to a 2-alarm structure fire located in the 3500 block of Rolling Green Drive. The first arriving units discovered a 2-story apartment complex with heavy fire on the exterio...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Structure Fire: 1400 block of Victoria Street

On June 12, 2020 at approximately 02:00 a.m. the Abilene Fire Department responded to a structure fire located in the 1400 block of Victoria Street. Fire crews arrived to find heavy fire on the back exterior of the single-family residence. Fire crews were...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Structure Fire: 3000 Block of Clinton

On June 8th, 2020, at approximately 11:30 p.m., the Abilene Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 3000 block of Clinton. Fire crews arrived to find a single story dwelling with nothing showing. Fire crews investigated the interior of the st...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Structure Fire: 1700 Block of Glenwood Drive

At approximately 0203 hours on May 20th 2020, the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire located in the 1700 block of Glenwood Drive. Crews arrived to find flames and smoke coming out of the attic space and made a quick attack e...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Structure Fire: 2400 Block of Buffalo Gap Road

On May 13, 2020 at approximately 1:50 p.m., the Abilene Fire Department responded to a two-alarm structure fire located  in the 2400 block of Buffalo Gap Road. Fire crews arrived to find smoke and flames coming from the 1st floor of the two-story...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Structure Fire: 300 Block of Pleasant Hill

On May 7th, 2020, at approximately 6:15 a.m. the Abilene Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 300 block of Pleasant Hill.  Fire crews arrived to find a RV fully involved, and quickly spreading to a manufactured home. A fire attack...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

COVID-19 Update from the Abilene Fire Department

The Abilene Fire Department has experienced a direct impact due to the COVID-19 coronavirus.  To date, 49 firefighters have tested positive for the virus, and an additional 6 have self-quarantined due to direct exposures.  These numbers ...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Structure Fire: 5400 Block of Texas Avenue

At approximately 1740 on May 5th 2020, the Abilene Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at the 5400 block of Texas Ave. A second alarm was dispatched due to it being a multi family dwelling and a high life hazard. Arriving units found light ...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Cleaning Apparatus

We want to first apologize for the late notice but the Abilene Fire Department just confirmed with the professional cleaning service a start time for May 1st. We would like to invite the media to Station 6, 1482 South Danville, at 8:30 a.m. on May 1st, 20...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Structure Fire: 2300 Block of N Treadaway

At approximately 1340 on April 22nd, 2020 the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire at the 2300 block of North Treadaway. Crews arrived to find Smoke and flames showing and made a fast attack extinguishing the fire. The residen...

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Structure Fire: 1600 Block of Chestnut

On April 22nd 2020, at approximately 4:30 a.m. the Abilene Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 1600 block of Chestnut. Fire crews arrived to find heavy smoke and flames coming from a single story residential structure. A 2nd Alarm was cal...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Structure Fire: 800 of Peach Street

On April 19, 2020 at approximately 4:30 p.m. the Abilene Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire in the 800 block of Peach Street. Crews arrived to find smoke and flames showing at the rear of the residence and a  second al...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

World's Largest Digital Book Club Adds Humor to Reduce Stress

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Your Abilene Public Library is helping readers embrace humor to reduce stress during the next Big Library Readthe world's largest digital book club. From April 5-19, readers can learn stress-managing techniques from psychologist and stand-up co...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Dive Deeper Into National Library Week!

Welcome Library News

We're in the second day of National Library Week and there's still much more information to share than was first provided in the initial post.  Running April 4-10, the theme for this year is "Welcome to Your Library," ...

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Posted on: April 4, 2021

Celebrate National Library Week 2021!

National Library Week

Libraries are storehouses of information and knowledge, having been erected over time to spread information and access to that information through the written word. Dating back to 2600 BC, the public libraries we've come to know today have been v...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

(Video) Mockingbird Branch Re-Opens Apr. 1

Amy Watterman

Watch as Amy Watterman, Mockingbird Branch Manager, sits down with our friends on KTAB 4U to tell you all about the re-opening of the Mockingbird Branch Library on Thursday, April 1.  They will resume their normal hours of operation, Mondays, Tue...

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Library to Participate in Tornado Drill, March 31

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The City of Abilene will issue a mock tornado warning through CodeRED® (free telephone emergency notification system) at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

Staff at your Abilene Public Library will be reviewing our own best practices in what ...

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

Main & South Branch to Resume Regular Services March 10

Hours News

The Main and South Branch locations of the Abilene Public Library will return to pre-COVID-19 operating hours beginning Wednesday, March 10. At that time, all library operational practices and services will return to normal. 

The Mockingbird Branc...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Get Crafty @ Your Abilene Public Library

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The start of the New Year brings the usual start of resolutions and challenges. People look at things they want to start or stop in order to improve themselves. 

A brand new year is also a great time to try out and start new hobbies. Your Abilene ...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Fold Origami @ Your Library in New Monthly Series

Origami of the Month

For thousands of years, people have been folding paper into strange and wonderful shapes.  Each generation learning the old patterns and creating new ones.  You can be a part of this grand tradition by participating in the art of Origami...

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

Library Remains Closed, Feb. 16

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UPDATE 02-18-21: The Main Library and South Branch locations will resume their regular hours of operation on Saturday, February 20.  The Main Library will operate from 9AM to 1PM, South Branch from 11AM to 6PM.  If you've had ho...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

Promoting Diversity in Reading for Young Children

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One thing you will always hear from librarians is how reading is fundamental. It's one of the staple accomplishments we can make in our early lives to set us on the road for being successful for the rest of our lives and it does so much for us. I...

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Posted on: February 7, 2021

Display Your Collectibles @ Your Library

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Many of us collect items throughout our lives. Whether passed down to us by others, or picked up by ourselves, we collect antiques, tea sets, movie memorabilia, baseball cards, snow globes, spoons from around the world, the possibilities are endless.&...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Library Offers New Interactive Reading Collection

Wonderbooks

Libraries have always supported literature and literacy, and one of the main ways we foster that is by trying to reach youth while they're young.  We offer a wonderful collection of books and resources for families to utilize to help sup...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Tax Help Arrives Feb. 10

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Update 01-28-21: The hours of this program has changed with sessions being offered Wednesdays through Fridays from 9AM to 3PM, Saturdays from 9AM to 12:30PM.

There aren't too many people around that jump at the opportunity to filing their taxes ea...

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Posted on: January 10, 2021

South Branch Closed, Jan. 10, 2021

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Due to inclement weather, the South Branch Library, located in the Mall of Abilene, has closed for Sunday, January 10, 2021.  With more snow expected in our forecast for today, we'are asking that our patrons stay home and keep warm.

While...

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Posted on: January 2, 2021

Learn a New Language in 2021

Pronunciator News Flash

2020 may have been a year many of us would rather forget, it did provide many of us with the opportunity to get healthy, learn a new skill, pick up a hobby, invest in DIY projects at home, and more. Well, we may not have all capitalized on this, but that ...

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Posted on: December 3, 2020

Library Maintaining COVID-19 Safety Measures

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As a nation, we all have been following the progression of COVID-19. With numbers on the rise, as of recent, health officials are stressing the importance on ways to keep yourself safer when it comes to being exposed to the coronavirus.

When the Abilene Pu...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Library Annual Report Now Available

Annual Report News Flash

Each year your Abilene Public Library produces an Annual Report providing you with a recap of our activities over the course of the previous year.  We have put together our latest report and it is available for viewing online.  In this r...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Meet Library Director Julee Hatton

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Julee Hatton is the City of Abilene's new Director of Library Services.  Hailing from Lincoln, Nebraska, as the former Assistant Director of the Lincoln City Libraries, she arrived in Abilene, TX and was ready to serve in the middle of a...

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

Bonus Borrows Returns from Hoopla!

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Wonderful news all you users of Hoopla Digital, the streaming service we offer to connect you to a wonderful library of eBooks, movies, eAudiobooks, comics, music, and...even better, the materials are always available.  The great news is...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Get Car Repair Help Online with Chilton Database

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Your library subscribes to a number of respected online databases available to all library cardholders at no charge.  Each month we will highlight a different database for you to get involved in using, to show you the wealth of information at you...

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Posted on: September 13, 2020

Join the Library's Virtual Classroom

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Virtual Classroom (www.abilenetx.gov/apl/class) is a new feature found on our digital webpage on the Abilene Public Library’s website.  It made its debut introducing our Axolotl, Sir Lancelotl.  The Virtual Cl...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Strike a Superhero Pose to Win Cash Prize!

Cat in Superhero Costume with Library Card

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month, encouraging everyone to visit their local library to register for a library card and take advantage of the great services they offer.  As a national campaign, library cardholders across the nation...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month

Wonder Woman Reading a Book

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time when your Abilene Public Library joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers, and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the ...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Teens Vote for Top YA Reads!

Teenage Girl Sitting on a Pile of Books

It’s that time of year again, when the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA, a division of the American Library Association), seeks out the input of teens to vote on the best YA reads from the previous year.  Known as the Tee...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

rbDigital eAudiobooks Moves to OverDrive

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Downloadables and streaming content are popular services at your Abilene Public Library, and free to all library cardholders.  rbDigital was a great service we offered that provided you with a selection of eAudiobooks that couldn’t be f...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Meet Sir Lancelotl the Axolotl (Video)

Screen Capture from Video on the Library Axolotl

If you may not already know, your Abilene Public Library has a new pet.  Allow us to introduce you to our new axolotl, currently available to see at your South Branch library, but will later be moved to the Mockingbird Branch Library once it reop...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Library Gets a New Pet...See What It Is!

Axolotl in an Aquarium

If you have been by the South Branch Library lately you might have seen our new friend, the axolotl.  Currently our axolotl does not have a name but anyone may suggest their favorite names and the top picks will be voted on later this month.

You m...

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

The March Continues, Legacy of John Lewis

John Lewis Overlooking Historic Bridge

When it comes to the names of the most influential people involved in the Civil Rights Movement, you’d be hard-pressed not to come across the name of John Lewis.  As one of the "Big Six" leaders, along with Martin Luther King ...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Farewell to "The Magic School Bus" Creator

Children's Author Joanna Cole Smiling for Photo

The American writer of more than 250 books, however best known for The Magic School Bus series, Joanna Cole, has passed away on July 12, 2020 at the age of 75.  Her beloved series, illustrated by Bruce Degen since its creation, was what the autho...

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

Abilene Hunger Coalition to Provide Meals at Mockingbird

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For the second year, the Mockingbird Branch Library will participate in the Free Summer Lunch program offered by the Abilene Hunger Coalition.  With the mission of providing food for Abilene during the AISD summer feeding gap, this year will be d...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Choose Your Own Adventure at the Library

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Choose Your Own Adventure Books are a unique series of books where the reader chooses what happens next in the story.  These books are great for reluctant readers because of how engaging the stories are and how they immerse the reader.  ...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Annual Mini-Con Pushed to 2021

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Lib-Con has been an annual event at your Abilene Public Library for years, offering the community with a series of events and activities celebrating anime, manga, fandoms, comics, and more.  After much discussion, the Lib-Con committee is saddene...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Library Welcomes New Director, Julee Hatton

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The City of Abilene is excited to announce the hire of Julee Hatton, Abilene’s first Library Director. Ms. Hatton joins the City’s executive management team from Lincoln, Nebraska, where she most recently served as Assistant Director o...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Summer Reading Club Fun Kicks Off Today!

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The Summer Reading Clubs kick off today, Monday, June 15 at your Main Library and South Branch Library locations.  As a reminder, the Mockingbird Branch Library will remain temporarily closed throughout the reading club months.  ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Virtual Club to Offer More Summer Fun at Your Library

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COVID-19 has changed the way public libraries had to offer services.  Even now when our facilities are open, we’re still not back to our regular hours and services quite yet. There are still guidelines we must follow when facing how to ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Weekly Storytimes Returning in July!

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The Summer Reading Club is approaching, running June 15 - August 8 at your Main Library and South Branch locations.  At that time, feel free to stop by your library to start picking up your reading club packets, or start viewing summer activities...

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Posted on: May 31, 2020

Abilene Public Library Enters Phase 2 of Services

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The Main Library and South Branch locations re-opened its doors on May 18 after our closing due to COVID-19.  At that time we opened to limited to services to adjust to a "new normal" to practice social distancing and clean high-use are...

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Posted on: May 17, 2020

Welcome Back to Your Library!

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Two locations of your Abilene Public Library are opening their doors today as we welcome our patrons back under a limited service plan. The Main Library will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00AM to 6:00PM and 9:00AM to 1:00PM on Saturda...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

2020 Friends of the Library Book Sale Postponed

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The Board of the Friends of the Abilene Public Library have made the difficult decision to postpone their 2020 Annual Book Sale until June 2021.  The 31st annual sale, which would have been held on June 18-21, was determined to be too logisticall...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Library to Open May 18 with Limited Services, Reduced Hours

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Monday, May 18, the Main Library and South Branch locations will open their doors to the public.  We appreciate everyone who has taken advantage of our digital services during our COVID-19 closure, but now you’ll have the opportunity to...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Record Numbers are Checking Out the Library Online

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Abilene Public Library has great online resources, and the citizens of Abilene have apparently enjoyed having them during the month of April! Our digital circulation has far surpassed any other month in our history, with more than 23 thousand circulations...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Future Abilene Heritage Square Brightens Up as Crew Power Wash Exterior

Abilene Heritage Square Exterior Shot

As Published on the Abilene Reporter-News on Wednesday, May 6 by Brian Bethel

The future looks bright for the future site of Abilene Heritage Square, and now so does the exterior of the former Lincoln Middle School/Abilene High School.

The building&rsqu...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Learn Skills at Home with Your Library's Help

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As we all stick closer to home these days and with so many ‘normal’ activities limited until further notice, many people are taking the time to brush up on old skills, or learn new things. Cooking is now a must-have skill, exercise rou...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Travel the World from Comfort of Home

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This time of year is often when families begin to plan their summer vacations - what exciting destinations can be picked? What will appeal to everyone? Staycation, or go somewhere you’ve always wanted to go? Unfortunately, COVID-19 may squash th...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Let the Abilene Public Library Help with Homeschooling

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With the uncertainty over whether schools will reopen before the end of the semester, parents and teachers are working hard to make sure their K-12 children have the resources they need to keep up to grade level. Your Abilene Public Library can help! We h...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Learning is at Your Fingertips with a Library Card

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Last time we talked about some of our leisure reading online resources for all ages, but your Abilene Public Library has much, much more than that! Students of all ages have access to online courses that can earn Continuing Education Units, as well as tes...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Not Accepting Purchase Requests At this Time

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Update May 16, 2020: The Abilene Public Library will no longer be accepting requests for purchasing materials for the remainder of our fiscal year, which ends September 30, 2020.  This includes requests for purchases of books, a...

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

Get Live Help with Library Lessons Online Series

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The physical collection at your Abilene Public Library may be closed to the public, but that doesn’t mean you’re without access to great resources.  As long as you have a valid Abilene Public Library card, we encourage you to ...

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

Enjoy Live Online Storytimes During Library Closure

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Social distancing is a common phrase we’re hearing often due to the fast spread of COVID-19.  Your Abilene Public Library will close its doors to the public, effective Monday, March 23, in the city’s attempt of lessening the p...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Abilene Public Library Closed to Limit Potential Spread for COVID-19

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UPDATE 4-3-2020: Limited staff will operate out of the Main Library (202 Cedar St., PH: 325-677-2474) only effective Monday, April 6.  Staff will operate out of this location Mondays through Fridays from 8:00AM to 5:00PM.  If you are in ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Pre-Construction Happening at Future Abilene Heritage Square

Exterior of Future AHS Building

As Published in the Abilene Reporter-News on Sunday, March 15, 2020 by Brian Bethel

Contractors’ trucks have been surrounding the entrances of Abilene Heritage Square for a several days as pre-construction activities commence.

Housed in t...

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

Reserve This Week's Best Sellers

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Everyone always looks out for popular reading material at the library, and each week we like to put a spotlight on the popular materials from the week compiled from the New York Times Best Sellers lists for Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction titles. &nb...

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Posted on: March 14, 2020

AARP Suspends Tax Aide Until Further Notice

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Abilene Public Library has been informed by the AARP that the Tax Aide programs at our Main and Mockingbird libraries have been suspended indefinitely due to COVID-19.  The statement on their website www.aarp.org reads, in part: "As...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Digital Bookmobile Tour Abilene Stop Canceled

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The Digital Bookmobile Tour event scheduled for the South Branch of the Abilene Public Library on Tuesday, March 17 has been canceled. Library staff were informed around 3:30 p.m. this afternoon with the following statement from OverDrive. 

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

(Video) Library Partners with Girl Scouts to Encourage Young Volunteers

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The Abilene Public Library is looking to spark a volunteering spirit in young people. We learn about their partnership with The Girl Scouts to get young people involved.

Abilene Public LibraryMain Library- 202 Cedar St.South Branch Library- Mall of Abilene...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

(Video) Create Your Look for Library's Cosplay Contest!

ITL Amanda Sasser

No matter how young or how old one may be, getting dressed up in fun costumes to become your favorite superhero or villain is just fun.  This is at the heart of the Cosplay Contest that’s hosted every year at Lib-Con at your Abilene Pub...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

South Branch to Host Digital Bookmobile National Tour

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As Published by Brian Bethel of the Abilene Reporter-News on Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The Digital Bookmobile National Tour will make a stop at the south branch of the Abilene Public Library in the Mall of Abilene on Tuesday, March 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m....

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Posted on: March 8, 2020

(Video) Learn About Women's Right to Vote at Local Workshop

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Librarian Amy Watterman set up a great program for the community on the history of Women’s Right to Vote.  Honoring this month’s designation as Women’s History Month, this topic was well-received by those who attende...

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Posted on: March 8, 2020

(Video) Prepare Yourself for Lib-Con in April

ITL Ellene Cudd

In the latest Inside the Library series from your Abilene Public Library, you’ll learn about the upcoming Lib-Con events coming in April.  This is the library’s annual series of specialized programming that gives you a mini-co...

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Posted on: March 7, 2020

Reserve This Week's Best Sellers

Bestsellers Mar 8

Everyone always looks out for popular reading material at the library, and each week we like to put a spotlight on the popular materials from the week compiled from the New York Times Best Sellers lists for Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction titles. &nb...

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Posted on: March 7, 2020

Newly Visible Changes at Abilene Heritage Square

Exterior of Future AHS Building

Covered by BigCountryHomepage on Thursday, March 6, 2020

Contractors’ trucks have been surrounding the entrances of Abilene Heritage Square for several days now.

Here’s a rundown of the activities going on inside and outside the project:...

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Posted on: March 7, 2020

(Video) West Texas Homeless Network Holds Free Monthly Coffee Meetings

Katherine Bisson Interview on KTAB 4U

Appeared on KTAB 4U with Adam Singleton on Wednesday, March 4, 2020

The West Texas Homeless Network tells us about their monthly coffee meetings where anyone is invited to learn about the help available for those in need.

FREE Coffee & Conversations!Wes...

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Posted on: March 1, 2020

(Video) Come Aboard the OverDrive Bookmobile

Photo of the OverDrive Bookmobile

Your Abilene Public Library is pleased to host the OverDrive Bookmobile as it makes a stop at the South Branch Library during its national tour.  Stop by on Tuesday, March 17 from 11AM to 3PM and you’ll see the bookmobile in the parking...

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Posted on: March 1, 2020

Reserve This Week's Best Sellers

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Everyone always looks out for popular reading material at the library, and each week we like to put a spotlight on the popular materials from the week compiled from the New York Times Best Sellers lists for Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction titles. &nb...

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Posted on: February 22, 2020

The Robots are Coming...to the Abilene Public Library

Snap Circuits

Don’t be alarmed folks; there is no impending danger from Skynet or other sapient machines. But the library has received an awesome set of Cue robots by Wonder Workshop as well as several sets of the award winning electronic learning tool, Snap ...

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Posted on: February 22, 2020

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Bestsellers Feb 23

Everyone always looks out for popular reading material at the library, and each week we like to put a spotlight on the popular materials from the week compiled from the New York Times Best Sellers lists for Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction titles. &nb...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

(Video) Library Offers Week of Fun for Spring Break

Librarian Being Interviewed

Segment by Adam Singleton, KTAB 4U, Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Spring break is just around the corner and if you’re still looking for something fun for the kids the Abilene Public Library has plenty to offer.

Spring Break at The Librar...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

Participate in Run4Reading Fundraiser

Inside the Library - Run4Reading

The Abilene Public Library and Chick-fil-A have had a great and growing partnership over the past few years.  We’ve conducted regular storytimes at their restaurants while they’ve provided children with treats and incentives f...

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Posted on: February 15, 2020

Reserve This Week's Best Sellers

Bestsellers Feb 16

Everyone always looks out for popular reading material at the library, and each week we like to put a spotlight on the popular materials from the week compiled from the New York Times Best Sellers lists for Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction titles. &nb...

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Posted on: February 8, 2020

(Video) Inside the Library: New Printing Kiosks

Librarian by New Print Equipment

In our latest Inside the Library video, Alyssa Crow (South Branch Manager) will be on hand to introduce you to the new Print Kiosks at your Abilene Public Library.  It’s the fastest way to pick up your print jobs using a self-service pr...

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Posted on: February 8, 2020

View 2019 Annual Report from Your Library

Girl Reading Book

The Abilene Public Library’s Annual Report is now available for the public to view.  It’s a great way to chart our progress over the past year, and what an exciting year it was.  Within the report you’ll rec...

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Posted on: February 8, 2020

(Video) Inside the Library: Free Tax Assistance

Librarian Seating on Couch

The Free Tax Assistance program at your Abilene Public Library is one of the great services we’re pleased to host every year.  Open to the community to participate in, this is your chance to be able to visit your library and e-File your...

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Posted on: February 8, 2020

Calling All Local Performers to Open Mic Night Series

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If you have a talent you’ve been waiting to showcase before your friends and neighbors, your Abilene Public Library has just the thing!  We are hosting monthly open mic nights where you can show off your skills onstage at the South Bran...

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Posted on: February 8, 2020

Reserve This Week's Best Sellers

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Everyone always looks out for popular reading material at the library, and each week we like to put a spotlight on the popular materials from the week compiled from the New York Times Best Sellers lists for Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction titles. &nb...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

All Library Locations Closed February 5-6

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Update 02-05-20 at 5:00PM: All library locations will remained closed through Thursday, February 6, as well as City Hall and city offices with the exception of essential personnel.

All Abilene Public Library branch locations will be closed on Wednesday, Fe...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

(Video) Inside the Library: Open Mic Night

Teen Playing Guitar and Singing

The new Open Mic Night series at your South Branch Library kicked off with a bang.  40+ guests came out to support the talent that bravely took to center stage to entertain everyone.

Singing was the most popular form of entertainment for the eveni...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

Ep. 48: Squirrels & Some Frozen Moles

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It’s February...Black History Month...the Month of Love...whatever you choose, we’re here for another episode where Tremain will tell you about a Black History experience in Starbucks and Jessica has a frozen mole she wants to keep as ...

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Posted on: February 2, 2020

Read the Book Before You See it on Screen

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I hope you enjoyed the column last week, and since 2020 will be chock full of book-to-movie adaptations, here are even more titles. So take a quick look at some more offerings and check in with your Abilene Public Library to start reading, since we all kn...

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Posted on: February 2, 2020

View this Month's Bibliofiles Newsletter

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The Abilene Public Library hosts a wide range of events and activities for the entire community to enjoy.  With programming developed for youth, teens, and adults, there’s always something for everyone to get involved in.

Feel free to pe...

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Posted on: February 2, 2020

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Bestsellers Feb 2

Everyone always looks out for popular reading material at the library, and each week we like to put a spotlight on the popular materials from the week compiled from the New York Times Best Sellers lists for Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction titles. &nb...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Ep. 47: Squirrels & Some Drag Power to the People

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We’re back for more podcast fun with Tremain and Jessica at your Abilene Public Library.  First off, we apologize for the technical difficulties with the audio, but we never noticed Jessica’s microphone went out after about 20...

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Posted on: January 26, 2020

(Video) Inside the Library: Annual Children's Workshop

Librarian Being Interviewed

Tremain Jackson sits down with Alyssa Crow to discuss the Annual Workshop coming up at your Abilene Public Library on Monday, March 2.  This all-day event is designed for area wide librarians, school librarians, school library aides, and other pr...

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Posted on: January 26, 2020

See If the Book Was Better at Your Library

Book Cover

Unsurprisingly, 2020 holds an avalanche of books being adapted for film and television. So take a skim through some of the new year’s latest offerings and check in with your Abilene Public Library to decide if, indeed, the book is better than th...

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Posted on: January 26, 2020

Reserve This Week's Best Sellers

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Everyone always looks out for popular reading material at the library, and each week we like to put a spotlight on the popular materials from the week compiled from the New York Times Best Sellers lists for Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction titles. &nb...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Construction Work Begins on Former Lincoln Middle School Building

Exterior School Image

As covered by Joey Hollingsworth of KTAB/KRBC on Tuesday, January 22, 2020

Work has begun on the old Lincoln Middle School in Abilene, as crews prepare to transform the building into a new, high-tech hub.

According to a social media post from Abilene Herita...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

(Video) Abilene Public Library to Begin Free Tax Assistance Program in February

Janis Test Interview

Segment by Adam Singleton, KTAB 4U on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 

Filing your own taxes? The Abilene Public Library tells us how they can help for free.

Free Tax AssistanceFebruary 5th – April 11th10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Main Library...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Ep. 46: Squirrels & Something Wicked This Way Comes from Missouri

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January is almost over, but the podcasting fun continues with hosts Tremain & Jessica from the Abilene Public Library.  On today’s show you’ll hear about the struggle with claustrophobia, how our thoughts are still with Au...

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Posted on: January 18, 2020

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Bestsellers Jan 19

Everyone always looks out for popular reading material at the library, and each week we like to put a spotlight on the popular materials from the week compiled from the New York Times Best Sellers lists for Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction titles. &nb...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Ep. 45: Squirrels & Seeing Clear in 2020

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Join Tremain Jackson & Jessica Reyes for a fresh episode for the new year, and since the year is 2020, let’s kick off the year with trying to see things a little more clearly. Today’s show will be shorter than our usual shows, but ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2020

Learn to Make Lunch on the Go

School Lunchbox Graphic

Everyone’s busy, especially during the school year.  Because of this, school lunches for the kids may consist of a lunchmeat sandwich with chips, an apple or snack cake and a soda.  The same may appear in the lunchbox of any adult who ta...

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Posted on: January 11, 2020

Reserve This Week's Best Sellers

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Everyone always looks out for popular reading material at the library, and each week we like to put a spotlight on the popular materials from the week compiled from the New York Times Best Sellers lists for Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction titles. &nb...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

(Video) Know Your Rights: Home Buying 101

Librarian and Legal Professional at Conference Table

Your Abilene Public Library hosts regular "Know Your Rights" sessions in partnership with our friends from Legal Aid of Northwest Texas.  Usually conducted on a monthly basis, each features a different topic in the legal field for the c...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

(Video) Abilene Public Library to Host Open Mic Night January

Marnie Boyers on KTAB 4U Studios

Segment by Adam Singleton, KTAB 4U on Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Have a talent you’ve been waiting to showcase? The Abilene Public Library is hosting an open mic night where you can show you best skills.

View the full event listing by Clicking Her...

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

Abilene Wide Open: Fandom Dance Party

Fandom

You know, it's fine that the librarians danced the most. After all, Friday evening was the first after-hours Fandom Dance Party at the Abilene Public Library's Main Branch.

Not everyone knew what to expect, so hesitancy at cutting the rug in a new environm...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

The Baker Street Irregulars are on the Case at Your Abilene Public Library

Sherlock Holmes Movie Profile

Your Abilene Public Library is beginning the new year with a new club for fans of one of the English speaking world’s most beloved literary figures. On Thursday, January 9, the Baker Street Irregulars: Abernetty Family of Abilene, Texas will hold their fi...

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Posted on: December 27, 2019

Find a New Hobby with the Abilene Public Library's Help

Collage of Hobbies

No matter how young we are, or how old we get, taking the time to relax with a favorite hobby, crafting activity or recreational pastime is something all can benefit from.  These things help us to reduce stress, spend time with family and friends...

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Posted on: December 28, 2019

Dance the Night Away in After Hours Library Event

Fandom Party Infographic

If you enjoy any fandom, cosplay, geeky, or nerdy things - and you love to dance and meet new people - join us at your Main Library (202 Cedar St.) for our first ever Fandom Dance Party.  We'll host the event in the auditorium, located on the sec...

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Posted on: December 27, 2019

Reserve This Week's Best Sellers

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Everyone always looks out for popular reading material at the library, and each week we like to put a spotlight on the popular materials from the week compiled from the New York Times Best Sellers lists for Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction titles. &nb...

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Posted on: December 24, 2019

Ep. 44: Squirrels & Some Love for Mariah

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Join Tremain Jackson & Jessica Reyes for a fresh episode just before the holidays.  Jessica's loves the holiday season, but Tremain's a bit indifferent; however, congratulations to Mariah Carey and her hit Christmas Song "All I Want for ...

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Posted on: December 22, 2019

Perform in Library's New Open Mic Night Series

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Are you a singer, poet, comedian, musician, or performer with the urge to entertain a captive audience?  If so, we incite you to you join in on the South Branch Library’s new Open Mic Night series where you can share your talent with others. &...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Broaden Your Holiday Horizons at Your Library

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The Holiday season is a time when cheer and goodwill abound.  All things seem possible, perhaps because it brings out the child in all of us.  We once again feel capable of the creativity, the imagination, and the joyful, courageous aban...

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Posted on: December 22, 2019

Register for Conversational Spanish Series

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Start the new year off right by signing up for a free, six-week class titled Let’s Talk: Conversational Spanish, hosted at your Mockingbird Branch Library.  Did you know over 400 million people worldwide speak Spanish?  That ma...

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Posted on: December 22, 2019

Reserve This Week's Best Sellers

New York Times Best Sellers Dec. 22

Everyone always looks out for popular reading material at the library, and each week we like to put a spotlight on the popular materials from the week compiled from the New York Times Best Sellers lists for Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction titles. &nb...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Abilene Council Cements Agreement for Heritage Square, New Library

Concept Rendering of New Library

The Abilene City Council Thursday approved an agreement to donate the former Abilene High School/Lincoln Middle School property on South First Street to a nonprofit that plans to renovate the structure.

Once that project is done, expected to be around 2023...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

New Abilene Librarian Needs to be Creative, Passionate, People-Oriented

Exterior of Future Abilene Heritage Square Building

Abilene City Manager Robert Hanna says he plans to start the search for a new city librarian in the new year. 

Hanna is looking for the right person who can take the Abilene Public Library to the next level, someone to shepherd the transition from...

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

Council to Vote on Abilene High/Lincoln Middle School...

Exterior of Future Abilene Heritage Square Building

The Abilene City Council will vote to donate the former Lincoln Middle School to the Abilene Heritage Square project at its regular evening meeting Thursday.

The council plans to also vote on a lease agreement with the new owners to use space within the re...

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

Cook Up Some Fun with a Culinary Mystery

Chopping Spree Book Cover

Good books and good food can go hand in hand, particularly during the holiday season, and books that mesh the two together have created a niche in the  mystery genre that continues to be popular at your Abilene Public Library.  I’m refer...

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Posted on: December 14, 2019

Reserve This Week's Best Sellers

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Get a look at the top 15 books in Hardcover Fiction & Nonfiction titles from the New York Times Best Sellers List.

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

(Video) Abilene Police Need to Identify Suspect

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Abilene police need help identifying a suspect accused of stealing from the library.

The suspect was caught on camera taking merchandise from the Mockingbird Branch of the Abilene Public Library on December 5.

He was wearing a black sweatshirt and khaki sho...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

(Video) Let's Build an Igloo!

Winter Prop of Kid-Sized Igloo from Milk Jugs

The South Branch Library has already built an igloo in the past, and Branch Manager Alyssa Crow wanted to do so again.  Collecting well over 200 emptied and cleaned milk jugs, she got to work constructing her second igloo for the season. &nbs...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

(Video) Viva Strings! Mini-Concert at City Sidewalks

Middle School Orchestra Players in Concert

Watch the full performance as recorded on Tuesday, December 2, 2019 at the Main Library's auditorium.

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Posted on: December 11, 2019

(Video) Abilene Public Library Hosts Gingerbread House Workshop

Library Assistant Being Interviewed About Holiday Workshop

Segment by Adam Singleton, KTAB 4U

Next week you can build your very own gingerbread house at The Abilene Public Library. Here is how you can join the fun.

Gingerbread Houses WorkshopAbilene Public Library202 Cedar St.Monday, December 16th5:00 pm(325) 676-6...

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

New "Squirrels & Shiny Things" Episode

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Tune into another episode of the library's podcast where we dish on library programming to attend this week, new DVD releases to look out for, and more. Catch our show here, or subscribe to us on the major podcasting platforms.

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Posted on: December 7, 2019

Catch a Dream at Your Abilene Public Library

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These days everyone "knows" what a dream catcher is.  It's that hoop with webbing and feathers that people use to decorate their homes or put on their keychains.  Actually it is a Native American craft with meaning attached to ...

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Posted on: December 7, 2019

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Get a look at the top 15 books in Hardcover Fiction & Nonfiction titles from the New York Times Best Sellers List.

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

Tune Into New "Squirrels & Shiny Things" Episode

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CLICK HERE TO ACCESS LATEST PODCAST EPISODE

Hello everyone, it's Tremain Jackson & Jessica Reyes coming at you, post-Thanksgiving, for some library talk to dish on some holiday selections you might want to ease into as well as all of our fun library to...

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

Remember Your Downtown Library this December

D. Grant Smith Publicity Photo and Book Cover

December is a wonderful time, full of holiday cheer and sooooo many things to do!  Your Abilene Public Library has many great programs all across our system, but I'd like to draw your attention to some we'll be hosting at the Main Library downtow...

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

(Video) What to Expect at the Abilene Public Library This December

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There’s a plenty of fun coming up as the year winds down at The Abilene Public Library. We find out some of what you can look forward to.

Abilene Public Library202 Cedar St.(325) 677-2474abilenetx.gov/aplFind them on Facebook

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

Catch new "Squirrels & Shiny Things" Episode

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CLICK HERE TO ACCESS LATEST PODCAST

In our latest episode, Tremain Jackson & Jessica Reyes are tackling the following topics when it comes to the library world:

  • Library Events: None to cover this week because it's the week of Thanksgiving. May you all s...
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Posted on: November 21, 2019

(Video) Harvesting Family History with ACU

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The Abilene Public Library loves partnering with local professionals to lead programming and workshops available to the public.  On Thursday, November 14, 2019, Mac Ice & Amanda Dietz, archivists at Abilene Christian University, were our gues...

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

School Library Journal Releases Top Picture Books

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If there's one thing families can always count on finding at your local library, it's a great selection of reading materials for their children. The juvenile collection of the library remains the most circulated item type. Sometimes you might be looking f...

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Posted on: November 16, 2019

(Video) Preliminary Plans Solidified for Old Lincoln Middle School

Lincoln Middle School Exterior Shot

Story by Jessica Ranck with KTAB/KRBC on November 12, 2019

While things may be quiet at the old Lincoln Middle School now, it won’t be long before the familiar sounds of books being stacked and checked in echo off these historic walls.

“...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

(Video) Fall Fun Coming Soon at South Abilene Library

Alyssa Crow Appearing on News Station

There are some fun programs and events coming up at the South Branch of The Abilene Public Library. We learn what you can expect.

Abilene Public Library South BranchMall of Abilene4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene, TX 79606PH: (325) 698-7565

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

New "Squirrels & Shiny Things" Episode Available

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Listen to Episode #39: Squirrels & Some Textual Healing

In our latest episode, Tremain Jackson & Jessica Reyes are tackling the following topics when it comes to the library world:

  • Library Events to Attend: Hear about some great events for adults to...
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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Results for Earth Day Zoo Run

5k runners Earth Day Zoo Run 2021 Abilene Texas

Here are the results for the 5k run. We were unable to get everyone's time as not all runners wore their shoe tags, but here are the results for the majority. Everyone did fantastic, thank you for coming out! 

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Ready, Set, Summer Camps 2021!

Summer Camp 2021 City of Abilene

Ready, Set, SUMMER! It's time for our 2021 Summer Playground Camp! With 20 new camps operating every two weeks, you're sure to find something for every child. Our camps offer a safe and nurturing place to play fun recreation games, getti...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

About Recreation

After School Program Abilene Texas

Find out more about the associations and awards of our Recreation Department.

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

Seniors

senior services abilene texas

Learn more about what our Senior Services have to offer along with staying up to date on the latest news.

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Classes

Country Western Dance Class in Abilene Texas

Our Recreation Department offers different classes, ranging from aikido to dog obedience training!

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Aquatics

Adventure Cove Abilene Texas

Abilene is home to six aquatic facilities - five splash pads located throughout different parks in Abilene, and one aquatic center with water slides and a lazy river!

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News Flash

Posted on: March 15, 2021

Ready, Set, Summer Camps 2021!

Summer Camp 2021 City of Abilene

Ready, Set, SUMMER! It's time for our 2021 Summer Playground Camp! With 20 new camps operating every two weeks, you're sure to find something for every child. Our camps offer a safe and nurturing place to play fun recreation games, getti...

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News Flash

Posted on: April 15, 2021

Suspect in Custody after Assaulting Paramedics

ABILENE, TX – A suspect is in custody after assaulting two paramedics sent to help him with medical issues. Michael Gaylon McMillan of Waxahachie, was taken into custody on Thursday, April 15, 2021, and will be charged with two counts of Aggrava...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Bicyclist Killed in Fatal Crash

ABILENE, TX – A sixty-year-old Abilene man was killed when a vehicle collided with the motorized bicycle he was riding. The crash occurred just before 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 11, 2021, in the 4000 block of Pine Street in north Abilene.

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Abilene Police Impound Auction Opens Apr 19

APD Impound Auction: April 19 to April 29 at renebates.com

Abilene Police Impound Auction

Notice of Public Sale of Abandoned Vehicles

The Abilene Police Impound Facility has scheduled an auction of abandoned motor vehicles with RENEBATES.COM. The auction will open for bids on April 19, 2021 and bidding will continu...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Teen Missing for Several Months Located

Abilene TX – On Monday, March 29, 2021, Abilene Police recovered an Abilene teen reported missing by family in November. Patrol officers were called out to an apartment complex in north Abilene this evening and recovered Nevaeh Grace Smith who i...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Abilene Man Arrested for Sexual Assault of a Child

ABILENE, TX – On Monday, March 29, 2021, Abilene Police took 49-year-old James Green of Abilene into custody. He is charged with non-forcible Sexual Assault of a Child Under the age of 17. He was located in north Abilene and questioned about his...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Abilene Police K9 Awards

APD K9 Top Awards

ABILENE, TX – The Abilene Police Department K9 officers earned several awards at the United States Police Canine Association Region 25 certifications earlier this month held in Vernon TX. Among the awards for APD K9 teams were:

 K9 Karma...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Suspect Arrested in Shooting at Sporting Event

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ABILENE, TX – Saturday, March 13, 2021, at 8:30 p.m. Police Dispatch received a call of an injured subject suffering from a gunshot wound at an adult football game. The shooting occurred at the Lee Sports Complex after adults had just finished p...

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Posted on: March 13, 2021

APD Investigating Fatal Crash

Fatal Crash Web News Flash

ABILENE, TX – On Saturday, March 13, 2021, at approximately 1:05 pm, the Abilene Police Department responded to a major vehicle crash on Highway 36 at Blackburn Rd.

 Upon arrival at the scene, officers discovered a white truck and a dark...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Suspect Arrested in Connection to South Abilene Shooting

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On Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at approximately 9:30 p.m. dispatch received multiple calls of gunshots at an apartment complex located in the 3500 Block of Curry Lane in South Abilene. Officers arrived to find a 19-year-old male victim with multiple gunshots....

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

APD Investigating Homicide

Homicide North Abilene

 Update: The Homicide investigation is ongoing. No threat to the public is perceived as it relates to this incident. Due to the nature of two juveniles located in the apartment at the time of the incident, laws regarding juveniles limit the infor...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Abilene Police to Assist Citizens During Significant Weather Event

ABILENE, TX – The Abilene Police Department will be assisting citizens who may need help sheltering from the weather and are not able to get out of the elements during this significant weather event. Temperatures are expected to remain below fre...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

APD Stepping Up Impaired Driving Patrol for Super Bowl Weekend

APD Steps up DWI Enforcement

ABILENE, TX – The Abilene Police Department will step up DWI enforcement for Super Bowl weekend. The purpose of stepping up patrol is to help reduce the number of DWI-related crashes, injuries, and fatalities through the use of dedicated patrols...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Fatal Hit and Run

Wanda Hebert

Update: Abilene Police arrested 58-year-old Wanda Rani Hebert of Abilene for the fatal hit-and-run that occurred on Sunday, January 31. She is charged with Second Degree Felony Accident Involving Death. She is currently being held at the Taylor County Jai...

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Posted on: January 31, 2021

Man taken into custody after holding woman at knifepoint

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Update: The name of the suspect arrested in Sunday’s incident is 45-year-old Mario Cearde Rivera Jr. of Abilene. He is charged with First Degree Felony Aggravated Kidnapping.

On Sunday, January 31, 2021, just before noon, police were dispatched t...

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Posted on: January 24, 2021

Pedestrian Fatal

Fatal Pedestrian Crash

On Saturday, January 23, 2021, at 10:15 p.m. officers of the Abilene Police Department’s Patrol and Traffic Divisions responded to South First and Morris Streets to a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. The initial investigation revealed t...

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Police - Highlights
Posted on: January 24, 2021

Two-Vehicle Fatal Collision

Fatal Crash Web News Flash

On Saturday, January 23, 2021, at 6:04 p.m. officers of the Abilene Police Department’s Patrol and Traffic Divisions responded to a two-car major vehicle collision in the 4400 Block of South 7th. St. The initial investigation revealed that a bla...

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Police - Highlights
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Abilene Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charge

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ABILENE, TX – The Abilene Police Department Cyber Crimes arrested 66-year-old Rickylee Stafford on January 14, 2021. Investigators served a search and arrest warrant at a home located in the 1900 Block of Richland Dr. in northwest Abilene. Staff...

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Police - Highlights
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Cyber Crimes Arrests Abilene Man for Child Sex Crimes

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The Abilene Police Department’s Cyber Crimes Unit served a search and arrest warrant and arrested 23-year-old Yu Zhong on Friday, January 15, 2021. Zhong was arrested for Second Degree Felony Possession of Child Pornography. Upon his arrest, he ...

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Police - Highlights
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Second Community Response Team Hits Abilene Streets

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ABILENE, TX – The Abilene Police and Fire Departments along with the Betty Hardwick Center announce the deployment of Abilene’s second Community Response Team. CRT2 began operations on the streets of Abilene on December 28, 2020. The i...

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News Flash

Posted on: September 27, 2020

Notice of Appeal of Indefinite Suspension

Appeal of Indefinite Suspension to a Hearing Examiner

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Mr. LeRoy R. Bartman, Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association will convene the hearing on the above referenced appeal of Patric Sumrall at the following date, time, and ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Notice of General Election on November 3, 2020

Notice of General Election November 3, 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT a general election will be held within the City of Abilene, Texas, on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, between the hours of 7:00 am. and 7:00 p.m., as provided in Resolution Nos. 130-2020 ca...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Notice of Possible Quorum

Development Corporation of Abilene, Inc (DCOA) Board of Directors Notice of Possible Quorum

Abilene City Council Meeting

Thursday, July 9, 20208:30am

Abilene City Hall2nd Floor Council Chambers555 Walnut StreetAbilene, Texas 79601

No DCOA business will be dis...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Modifying the Extension of the Disaster Declaration to Adopt Executive Order GA-18

On the 16th day of March, 2020, a Declaration of Local Disaster was issued to allow the City of Abilene to take measures to reduce the possibility of exposure to COVID-19 and promote the health and safety of Abilene residents.

On April 30, 2020, the Disast...

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Public Notices

News Flash

Posted on: April 19, 2021

Street Projects for 4/19/2021

Street Division Weekly Projects graphic

Alley Maintenance

  • Grid S1
  • Requests Citywide

Crack Seal

  • East North 10th Street
    • Closed from North Treadaway Blvd to North Judge Ely Blvd
  • Old Anson Road
    • Closed from W. Stamford St to Ambler Ave

Partial/Full Depth Patch Repair

  • 701 Alameda Road
  • 1001 Mesquite Street
  • 1001 ...
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Street Division Projects
Posted on: April 12, 2021

Street Projects for 4/9/2021

Street Division Weekly Projects graphic

Alley Maintenance

  • Requests Citywide

Crack Seal

  • East North 10th Street
    • Closed from North Treadaway Blvd to North Judge Ely Blvd
  • North 10th Street
    • Closed from Grape Street to North Treadaway Blvd

Partial/Full Depth Patch Repair

  • 701 Alameda Road
  • 1001 Mesquite Street
  • 9...
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Street Division Projects
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Street Projects for 4/5/2021

Street Division Weekly Projects graphic

Alley Maintenance

  • Requests Citywide

Crack Seal

  • Corsicana Avenue
    • Closed from Hartford Street to Sagehen Ridge Drive
  • East North 10th Street
    • Closed from North Treadaway Blvd to North Judge Ely Blvd
  • Hardwick Road
    • Closed from Antilley Road to Beltway South
  • North 10th S...
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Street Division Projects
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Street Projects for 3/29/2021

Street Division Weekly Projects graphic

Alley Maintenance

  • Requests Citywide

Crack Seal

  • Adam Avenue
    • Closed from Loop 322 to Lakeview Road
  • Coventry Circle
    • Closed from Westminster Drive to cul-de-sac
  • Hardwick Road
    • Closed from Antilley Road to Beltway South
  • Lakeview Road
    • Closed from Shoreline Drive to Crestl...
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Street Division Projects
Posted on: March 22, 2021

Street Projects for 3/22/2021

Street Division Weekly Projects graphic

Alley Maintenance

  • Requests Citywide

Crack Seal

  • Adam Avenue
    • Closed from Loop 322 to Lakeview Road
  • Coventry Circle
    • Closed from Westminster Drive to cul-de-sac
  • Kingwood Circle
    • Closed from Westminster Drive to cul-de-sac
  • Lakeview Road
    • Closed from Shoreline Drive to Cre...
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Street Division Projects
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Street Projects for 3/15/2021

Street Division Weekly Projects graphic

Alley Maintenance

  • Requests Citywide

Concrete Maintenance

  • 693 Avenue E - Alley Apron
  • 817 East North 11th Street - Alley Apron
  • 826 East North 11th Street - Alley Apron
  • 825 East North 12th Street - Alley Apron
  • 826 East North 12th Street - Alley Apron
  • 718 Gill Drive ...
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Street Division Projects
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Street Projects for 3/8/2021

Street Division Weekly Projects graphic

Alley Maintenance

  • Requests Citywide

Concrete Maintenance

  • 693 Avenue E - Alley Apron
  • 817 East North 11th Street - Alley Apron
  • 826 East North 11th Street - Alley Apron
  • 825 East North 12th Street - Alley Apron
  • 826 East North 12th Street - Alley Apron
  • 718 Gill Drive ...
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Street Division Projects
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Street Projects for 3/1/2021

Street Division Weekly Projects graphic

Alley Maintenance

  • Requests Citywide

Concrete Maintenance

  • 693 Avenue E - Alley Apron
  • 817 East North 11th Street - Alley Apron
  • 826 East North 11th Street - Alley Apron
  • 825 East North 12th Street - Alley Apron
  • 826 East North 12th Street - Alley Apron
  • 718 Gill Drive ...
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Street Division Projects
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Street Projects for 2/22/2021

Street Division Weekly Projects graphic

Alley Maintenance

  • Requests Citywide

Concrete Maintenance

  • 693 Avenue E - Alley Apron
  • 817 East North 11th Street - Alley Apron
  • 826 East North 11th Street - Alley Apron
  • 825 East North 12th Street - Alley Apron
  • 826 East North 12th Street - Alley Apron
  • 718 Gill Drive ...
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Street Division Projects

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: February 24, 2021

Downtown Street Improvement

Map of downtown streets set for concrete repair and reconstruction through the CBD street improvemen

Downtown Abilene’s Central Business District streets will undergo a major rehab and reconstruction during 2020 and 2021, a project funded through the 2015 bond package. This work will affect downtown streets spanning from Hickory to Walnut, and ...

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Your Abilene Investment - Highlights
Posted on: January 1, 2021

Street Projects

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The City of Abilene is working to invest over $20 million into our streets in 2020, through funding sources including the new Street Maintenance Fee, the Development Corporation of Abilene (DCOA), and the 2015 bond program.

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Posted on: January 1, 2021

Abilene Heritage Square

Abilene Heritage Square

Abilene Heritage Square is now a Texas non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that has been formed to rehabilitate and re-purpose the former Lincoln Middle School and original Abilene High School.

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