Effective immediately, non-property owners will be able to buy a Coronado Center library card for $17.50 at the library. In addition, the library’s fine procedure for books not returned by the due date will now include a daily fine of $.15 per day, for the first 30 days. At the end of 30 days, the borrower will be fined $50 per book or audio-book, and $20 per DVD.
With the elimination of annual recreation fees for non-property owners in the 2017 fee schedule, daily, weekly and 30-day options were still available for access, at a higher rate, to amenities including the tennis and fitness center and, recently, outdoor recreation and DeSoto Dog Park.
The library has traditionally offered only an annual fee and an alternative fee was not provided in the 2017 fee schedule.
The Coronado Center Library is a great asset to the Hot Springs Village community and one that sets it apart from many others. The catalog of books, leased through a contract with Baker and Taylor, provides a variety of genres, authors and content to choose from. The extensive audio book collection, DVD collection, puzzle loan center, paperback honor checkout and children’s corner provide an experience for all ages.
This year’s summer programming for children includes children’s dance classes, Baitcaster’s fishing day, children’s cooking classes, Auntie M’s pretzel making, and summer story hours.
Throughout the year, the Library has adult reading challenges, suggested readings, and book reviews.
The success of the library is also due to the Friends of the Coronado Center Library (FOCCL).
FOCCL donates their time, money and efforts to ensuring the library is outfitted with equipment, furniture and catalog items necessary for a successful operation. Their largest source of funding comes from book sales and Trivia Nights.
The library is subsidized through member POA assessments. Public libraries in Saline and Garland County are both tax-funded and offer access to anyone with proof of residency in their county. The Coronado Center Library depends on the subsidy, donations from FOCCL, revenue from library card sales and daily fines and the subsidy provided from property owner assessment.
"We appreciation the community’s commitment to this outstanding amenity," a news release said.