Oakalla Public Library, Oakalla, Texas
Nestled in a beautiful wooded environment, the rural Oakalla Public Library is part of the Burnet County, Texas Library System that offers a peaceful environment to enjoy your favorite books. Founded in the 1980’s at the Oakalla Community Center, it quickly became a favorite place with the wonderful Joan Eaton as the first Librarian. In 2018, under the guidance of Librarians Tricia Freeman Pratt and Paula Lee, the library moved into the former Methodist Church. Birthing the library that had always been envisioned while continuing the welcoming legacy of Librarian Eaton.
What Can You Expect?
The Oakalla Public Library offers many free community events throughout the year along with a farmer’s market during the warmer months. Previous activities have included raising chickens, story times, various holiday decorating events, and a summer reading program. The Farmer’s Market and other fundraising events help with the library’s operation costs while introducing different small businesses to the public. It also serves as a popular home-school resource with grade appropriate classes and events offered for all school age children. This community resource offers new and veteran authors a place to speak to people in their Author Talk series, while carrying books by local authors for the public.
Visitors can walk the beautiful grounds, sit comfortably under a lovely old tree, or enjoy a large swing with your favorite book in a gorgeously shaded area. Play the piano or stretch out in the children’s area; this library with a heart has it all, including wonderful volunteers to make you feel welcome and answer any questions that you may have about the library or history of Oakalla. A short drive from Copperas Cove, Kempner, and Killeen, becoming a regular at this jewel of a place is easy and highly recommended.