library out loud

Library Out Loud is a free after school program that offers learning opportunities at Dallas Public Library branches. This program engages students’ creativity through stimulating cultural experiences that are free of charge.

Library Out Loud programs will resume in 2023.


Check out some of the amazing programs offered through Dallas Public Library!

Interactive Public Programs

We host free, interactive programs at Dallas Public Library branches for participants of all ages. Children and their caregivers can explore various cultural traditions through storytelling, the visual and performing arts.

Celebrating differences

Activities integrate seasonal themes or events (Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month, Earth Day, etc.), reinforcing pride and understanding by celebrating different cultural backgrounds.

Master storytellers and performers bring featured works to life and invite students to participate in cultural activities.

Library Out Loud Impact

484 youth served annually
2871 student learning hours annually


“The programs are a great way for everyone to get involved – the citizens, the youth, the families and the staff. It’s an amazing opportunity for children and their parents to experience things together.”

— Melissa Dease, Administrator, Communications and Youth Services, Dallas Public Library

Upcoming programs & events

Check Dallas City of Learning’s website and your local Dallas Public Library branch for upcoming program offerings, free of charge.

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