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The Nicholson Memorial Library System offers several branches and wide variety of services in Garland, TX. The Central Library is open 7 days a week while branches are closed on Sunday and Monday. Children’s story times are held at various locations with daytime and evening options available.
If you are looking for active fun, the Parks and Recreation Department has plenty for families to do. From recreation centers to swimming pools to a marina, everyone can find something to do. Team sports such as soccer, football, and cheerleading are available. One interesting sport that the department offers is cricket. For children and teens who want to learn more about a sport, classes are offered year round. Some sessions are specifically tailored to the needs of home schooling families. Learn how to ride a horse, jump rope, or paint a picture—the possibilities are endless. Holidays are celebrated with special events. An Easter egg hunt and a Cinco de Mayo party are just two of the examples. Families who want to explore the great outdoors together can head to Duck Creek Greenbelt.1 This area features an 8-foot wide concrete trail spanning just over 3 miles. There are also nature preserves maintained by the department.
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The Garland Volleyball Association (GVA) develops youth programs for the community, using athletics as a focus for developmental skills, promoting the values of good sportsmanship and teamwork, and as a catalyst for better health. The Garland Volleyball Association has also established a scholarship for female youth volleyball players, known as the Jeff Hamilton Memorial Scholarship.2 It’s known that participation in athletic leagues can have a positive impact on youth self-esteem.3 For more information about the GVA, call (972) 496-0002.
The City of Garland Parks & Recreation Department maintains two senior services centers in Garland: The Carver Senior Center, and the Senior Activity Center.4 Maintaining an active social life and participating in educational and recreational opportunities can be a key element in remaining healthy and happy during one’s senior years. To contact the Carver Senior Center, call (972) 205-3305. For the Senior Activity Center, call (972) 205-2769. Activities available at the centers include informational workshops, seminars, physical fitness activities, dancing, day trips, and arts and crafts.
Family Services and Assistance Programs
The St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church of Garland maintains a community food pantry for residents in the region. The pantry is open from 9 AM to 11:30 AM, Monday through Friday, and is powered by donations and volunteers. The St. Michael Food Pantry feeds about 50 families a week during most of the year, and provides special meals to an even larger number of families during the holiday season. For information about how to donate, volunteer, or obtain food from the pantry, call (214) 546-2021.5
1. Garland Parks & Recreation. (2014). Duck Creek Greenbelt.
Retrieved from http://www.ci.garland.tx.us/gov/lq/parks/facilities/parks/cd/duckcreek/default.asp
2. Garland Volleyball Association. (2014). Jeff Hamilton Memorial Scholarship.
Retrieved from http://garlandvolleyball.net/?page_id=150
3. NIOST. (2012). Exploring Self-Esteem in a Girls’ Sports Program.
Retrieved from http://www.niost.org/pdf/afterschoolmatters/asm_2012_16_fall/ASM_2012_16_fall_2.pdf
4. The City of Garland Parks and Recreation. (2014). Senior Services
. Retrieved from http://www.garlandyouthcouncil.org/gov/lq/parks/senior/default.asp
5. St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. (2014). St. Michael Food Pantry.
Retrieved from http://www.stmichaelgarland.org/index.cfm?load=page&page=151
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