Youth Services

The Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library strives to serve the youth of our community and their families. We are committed to:

  • Promoting the benefits and joys of reading and discovery to children and teens through our collection and programs;
  • Supporting the community, families, and area schools by offering diverse materials that support classroom and independent learning, exploration of the world, and critical thinking;
  • Providing an environment welcoming to all children and their families.

Storytime Resources

Brightly Storytime
Brightly provides parents and caregivers tips and advice, book recommendations, Brightly Storytime, which features read-aloud and flip along videos, and more — to keep kids connected to books through every age & stage of life.

GoNoodle provides movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.

Jbrary Storytime Songs
Two children's librarians share songs and rhymes for children of all ages.

Storyline Online
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.

Educational Resources

Free computer science educational activities, both online and offline, released weekly.

LearningExpress School Center, one of the databases found on, provides elementary, middle, and high school students resources to develop and improve reading, math, science, and social science skills. An active library card is required for access to TexShare resources. Please contact us at (830) 258-1274 for the TexShare password.

Activities, online games, and educational videos for families from NASA.

Reading assignments, videos, and projects for grades PreK - 9 from Scholastic.

Smithsonian educators have identified specific online learning resources designed for use by children and parents, drawing upon resources from across the Smithsonian's museums, research centers, libraries, and more.

Learn math concepts using stories and literature. Access is available through the library catalog.