Friday, April 3, 2020

QPL Connections by Delene Allen


Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen
Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX

Thursday, April 9, 2020
   
  The Quitman Public Library building was temporarily closed on Monday, March 16, 2020 and will remain as such until mandates are lifted.
  
  Here are answers to some of your questions:
  How long will the library be closed? The library will be closed until the most current mandate is lifted. 
  I have materials checked out or that need renewing. What about fines? Please return your materials when they are due by leaving them in the book drop at the east entrance, or just hang on to them and consider them renewed. All overdue fines will be waived.
  What about library programs? All library programs are suspended until further notice. Friends of the Library and QPL Story Time hope to reconvene in September. Summer Reading and Summer Lunch for Kids are subject to being postponed.
  What about Wi-fi and e-services? Wi-fi is available 24/7 for patrons and can be best accessed from the front parking area. Call 903-763-4191 during business hours if you need the password.
  How can I get a library card? Call the library. We can renew or, if you are a residnet of Wood County TX, we can assign you a temporary card number over the phone.
  How can I read the next bestseller? Although physical materials cannot be checked out right now, there are alternatives. Now may be the perfect time to explore digital materials if you have a computer, tablet, phone or reading device using OverDrive, Libby, and TexShare Databases. Call the library if you need help.
  What if I have an urgent need for copies, faxing, printing, legal or tax forms? Call the library during business hours 903-763-4191 and we will do our best to help you.
  Is the library staff okay? Yes, we are doing just fine! The staff will be busy cleaning and disinfecting the entire building and books. We also have other projects and renovations we are working on as well.
  
  Contact the library by phone at 903-763-4191, fax 903-763-2532, text 903-952-8305 or by email at quitmanlibrarian@gmail.com and we will respond as quickly as possible. 
  Check out the library’s Facebook at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary and our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org to keep up to date.

Friday, March 20, 2020

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen
Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX

to run in the Thursday, March 26, 2020 edition

   You may have heard that the Quitman Public Library building was temporarily closed on Monday, March 16, 2020 and will remain as such until mandates are lifted.
   Here are some answers to frequently asked questions the library staff has received:
•  How long will the library be closed? The library will be closed until the most current mandate is lifted.
•  What will happen to library programs? All library programs are suspended until further notice. Friends of the Library will reconvene in September as will QPL Story Time. Summer Reading and Summer Lunch for Kids has been planned to begin in June, but that is subject to being postponed.
•  I have materials checked out or that need renewing. Some are overdue, so what should I do? Please return your materials when they are due by leaving them in the book drop near the east entrance, or just hang on to them and consider them renewed. All overdue fines will be waived.
•  How can I read the next bestseller? Although physical materials cannot be checked out right now, there are alternatives. Now may be the perfect time to explore digital materials if you have a computer, tablet, phone or reading device using OverDrive, Libby, and TexShare Databases. Call the library if you need help.
•  What about Wi-fi and e-services? Wi-fi is available 24/7 for patrons and can be accessed from the front parking area.
•  How can I get a library card? Call the library. We can renew or assign you a temporary card number over the phone.
•  Is the library staff okay? Yes, we are doing just fine! The staff will be busy cleaning and disinfecting the entire building and books. We also have some other projects to work on as well.
  Contact the library by phone at 903-763-4191 or by email at quitmanlibrarian@gmail.com and we will respond as quickly as possible. Check out the library’s Facebook at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary

Friday, February 21, 2020

QPL Connections by Delene Allen


Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020      Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX

   Friends of the Quitman Public Library invites everyone to its next meeting on Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2020 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room. Special guest will be David Sudhoff with Men’s Recovery and Restoration which is located on Hwy 37 (Old VFW) in Winnsboro. Invite others to come listen as he shares valuable information for our community about addiction and recovery.
Friends is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.
   The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Circle is Mar. 13 from 6 - 9 p.m. in the library’s community room. Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in, and listeners are always welcome. Contact Eugene Allen at 903-975-5745.

   QPL Story Time meets each Wednesday at 2 p.m.  Terri Bennett plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Upcoming themes will focus on St. Patrick’s Day, Things that are Green, March Winds and Welcome Spring! The program is designed for young readers and home-schooled students. Call 903-763-BOOK (2665). Special thanks to Peoples Telephone for funding and sponsorship of this year’s crafts and activities.

   Wood County TX Genealogical Society meets at 7 p.m. on Monday, Mar. 16, 2020. The group meets at one of the local restaurants for fellowship prior to the meeting, and anyone is welcome to attend. Contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988 for details.
   Rebekah Yeager and Virginia Hoffpauir invite students of all ages and skill levels to bring their own supplies and join the Quitman Knitter’s Group for free instruction each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s front lobby area.
   Adult GED support services are available for students who have registered online at www.ged.com. Assistance in reading/writing skills and math is available in the public computer area on Tuesdays and Fridays during library hours.  
   Special thanks to Ken and Margo Massatt for their donation of The American Press monthly newspaper, Jack Neel for his donation of a subscription to Air & Space, and Hochheim Prairie for a generous donation to purchase bestsellers.
   Stop by the library and check out one or more of the nearly 30,000 books, audiobooks and movies on our shelves. Check the online catalog at quitman.biblionix.com/catalog to see what is new.  Patron cards are available for those who provide photo identification and proof of residence in Wood County. A guardian must sign for children ages 5 – 17. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
   Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary and visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Wi-Fi is available 24/7. Download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video.            

Thursday, February 6, 2020

QPL Connections by Delene Allen


The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Circle is Feb. 14 from 6 - 9 p.m. in the library’s community room. Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in, and listeners are always welcome. Contact Eugene Allen at 903-975-5745.

   QPL Story Time meets each Wednesday at 2 p.m.  Terri Bennett plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Upcoming themes will focus on Black History Month and leap year. The program is designed for young readers and home-schooled students. Call 903-763-BOOK (2665). Special thanks to Peoples Telephone for funding and sponsorship of this year’s crafts and activities.

   Friends of the Quitman Public Library invites everyone to its next meeting on Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2020 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room. Friends is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.

   Wood County TX Genealogical Society meets at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. The group meets at one of the local restaurants for fellowship prior to the meeting, and anyone is welcome to attend. Contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988 for details.

   Rebekah Yeager and Virginia Hoffpauir invite students of all ages and skill levels to bring their own supplies and join the Quitman Knitter’s Group for free instruction each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s front lobby area.
   Adult GED support services are available for students who have registered online at www.ged.com. Assistance in reading/writing skills and math is available in the public computer area on Tuesdays and Fridays during library hours.  

   Special thanks to Hochheim Prairie for a generous donation to purchase bestsellers.

   Stop by the library and check out one or more of the nearly 30,000 books, audiobooks and movies on our shelves. Check the online catalog at quitman.biblionix.com/catalog to see what is new.  Patron cards are available for those who provide photo identification and proof of residence in Wood County. A guardian must sign for children ages 5 – 17. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

   Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary and visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Wi-Fi is available 24/7. Download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video.    
        

Sunday, January 26, 2020

QPL Connections by Delene Allen


Quitman Public Library Connections by Delene Allen
Thursday, January 30, 2020      Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX    

   Along with Valentine's Day and Black History Month, February also marks American Heart Month, a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health. The Quitman Public Library is highlighting this event with a selection of materials located near the front checkout desk. The library subscribes to nine online health resources that include Medline, Health Source, and Consumer Health Complete. Visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org to access the TexShare Database for these and more resources.

  The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Circle is Feb. 14 from 6 - 9 p.m. in the library’s community room. Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in, and listeners are always welcome. Contact Eugene Allen at 903-975-5745.

   Stop by the library and check out one or more of the nearly 30,000 books, audiobooks and movies on our shelves. Check the online catalog at quitman.biblionix.com/catalog to see what is new.  
   QPL Story Time meets each Wednesday at 2 p.m.  Terri Bennett plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. The Story Times for Feb. 2020 will be about recognizing Valentine’s Day and discovering things we love. The program is designed for young readers and home-schooled students. Call 903-763-BOOK (2665). Special thanks to Peoples Telephone for funding and sponsorship of this year’s crafts and activities.


   Friends of the Quitman Public Library invites everyone to its next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room. Special guest will be local author and columnist, John Moore, who will discuss his writing.  Friends is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.

   Wood County TX Genealogical Society meets at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. The group meets at one of the local restaurants for fellowship prior to the meeting, and anyone is welcome to attend. Contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988 for details.

   Rebekah Yeager and Virginia Hoffpauir invite students of all ages and skill levels to bring their own supplies and join the Quitman Knitter’s Group for free instruction each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s front lobby area.

   Adult GED support services are available for students who have registered online at www.ged.com. Assistance in reading/writing skills and math is available in the public computer area on Tuesdays and Fridays during library hours.

   Special thanks to Jack Neel for another year of sponsoring Air & Space and Beverly Chamberlin for Birds & Blooms magazines. Also thanks to Hochheim Prairie for a generous donation to purchase bestsellers.

   Patron cards are available for those who provide photo identification and proof of residence in Wood County. A guardian must sign for children ages 5 – 17. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary and visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Wi-Fi is available 24/7. Download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video.   
         

Friday, January 10, 2020

QPL Connections by Delene Allen


Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen
Thursday, January 16, 2020      Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX    

   Stop by the library and check out one or more of the nearly 2,000 movies and celebrate National Popcorn Day on Jan. 19, 2020. Visit the library’s online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog to see what is new.  

   QPL Story Time meets each Wednesday at 2 p.m.  Terri Bennett plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. The Story Times for Jan. 2020 will be about “Show and Tell,” so bring something awesome to share! The program is designed for young readers and home-schooled students. Call 903-763-BOOK (2665). Special thanks to Peoples Telephone for funding and sponsorship of this year’s crafts and activities.

   The 2nd Friday Acoustic Jam is Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 from 6 – 9 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. It will be a special night dedicated to romantic music and love songs with treats provided by the Friends of the Library. Musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in with acoustical instruments only. Beginners are welcome to come early to workshop at 5 p.m. Listeners are always welcome at this free event. Contact Eugene Allen at 903-975-5745.

   Friends of the Quitman Public Library invites everyone to its next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room. Special guest will be local author and columnist, John Moore, who will discuss his writing.  Friends is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.

   Wood County TX Genealogical Society meets at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. The group meets at one of the local restaurants for fellowship prior to the meeting, and anyone is welcome to attend. Contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988 for details.

   Rebekah Yeager and Virginia Hoffpauir invite students of all ages and skill levels to bring their own supplies and join the Quitman Knitter’s Group for free instruction each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s front lobby area.
   Adult GED support services are available for students who have registered online at www.ged.com. Assistance in reading/writing skills and math is available in the public computer area on Tuesdays and Fridays during library hours.
   In the lobby showcase during the month of January is a display titled "Examine Nature with Amy Yeager." Amy shares her detailed illustrations of fish, insects, and birds. Visit her website at tusgart.com or follow her on Instagram a@tusg.art

   Patron cards are available for those who provide photo identification and proof of residence in Wood County. A guardian must sign for children ages 5 – 17. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary and visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Wi-Fi is available 24/7. Download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video. 
          

Friday, December 27, 2019

QPL Connections by Delene Allen


QPL Connections by Delene Allen
Thursday, January 2, 2020      Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX      

   Quitman Public Library staff and volunteers would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year 2020! That includes Delene Allen, Jessica King, Sheree Moore, Virginia Hoffpauir, Lauren Tucker, and Madison Webber.
   January is National “Get Organized” Month. Near the front desk is a media display of self-help books filled with ideas to help you clear, or at least control, the clutter for the New Year.
   Stop by the library to “Meet the Author” on Jan. 14, 2020 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the library’s front lobby. Local author Joe Boyd looks forward to meeting the public as she introduces her newest book, “A Spiritual Awakening: Volume II.”
   Story Time meets each Wednesday at 2 p.m.  Terri Bennett plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Upcoming: Jan. 8 “Things I Want to Do in 2020! The program is designed for young readers and home-schooled students, but anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome. Call 903-763-BOOK (2665). Special thanks to Peoples Telephone for funding and sponsorship of this year’s crafts and activities.
   The 2nd Friday Acoustic Jam is Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 from 6 – 9 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. Musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in with acoustical instruments only. Beginners are welcome to come early to workshop at 5 p.m. Listeners are always welcome at this free event. Contact Eugene Allen at 903-975-5745.
   Friends of the Quitman Public Library invites everyone to its next meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room. Special guest will be local author, Joe Boyd, who will discuss her newest release, “A Spiritual Awakening: Volume II.” Friends is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.
   Wood County TX Genealogical Society meets at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Follow the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx. For more information, contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988.
   Rebekah Yeager and Virginia Hoffpauir invite students of all ages and skill levels to bring their own supplies and join the Quitman Knitter’s Group for free instruction each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s front lobby area.
   Adult GED support services are available for students who have registered online at www.ged.com. Assistance in reading/writing skills and math is available in the public computer area on Tuesdays and Fridays during library hours.
   In the lobby showcase during the month of January is a collection of Snoopy memorabilia on loan from Tonia Nix.   
   Patron cards are available for those who provide photo identification and proof of residence in Wood County. A guardian must sign for children ages 5 – 17. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary and visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Wi-Fi is available 24/7. Visit the library’s online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog to see what is new. Download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video.