The new Central Library has everything a kid needs to have fun. In the children's area there is a multimedia room where they play movies through the day. There are also many tables where kids can play and interact with toys and each other. Several computers. All they need is a 1 hour guest pass or an adult's library card number. The large tablet-like touch screens get much attention since kids can play many different games in them. The best part of this new library is the outdoor balcony where kids can sit and quietly read their books.
The building itself is pretty interesting. It has floating stairs and a Tech petting Zoo and a rooftop garden with an awesome view.
If you don't live near this amazing giant library, don't worry! The Austin Public Library system has activities in all their branches. We had many adventures in the Faulk Central library where we were taught how to play chess. We did many scavenger hunts, and attended arts and crafts workshops. Most of the programs in that branch will transfer to the new one. We also visited Terrazas Branch were we attended several interactive music concerts and puppet shows.