Friday, August 7, 2020

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

 Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX

 

Thursday, August 13, 2020

  Quitman Public Library joins libraries across the country to remind parents that the most important school supply of all is a library card! Patron cards are available for those residents who can provide proof of residence in Wood County and photo identification.  A guardian must sign for children ages 5 - 17.

  With school starting back, homeschool instructors as well as public school teachers are encouraged to download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audio books and streaming video. Many new e-books aimed for elementary-aged children are available online by visiting the library’s home page. These virtual books are narrated in several different languages. Also, the online TexShare Database is loaded with invaluable and up-to-the-minute research tools and reference resources. Visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. 

  Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the Shamburger Community Room. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for free instruction.

  The Wood County TX Genealogical Society is always ready to assist you with family history research. Call 903-763-4191 to schedule an appointment or contact a member through the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

  The library is operating in accordance with current State guidelines with regular hours of Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Visitors are encouraged to wear protective masks and allow others plenty of personal space. All patron areas are regularly disinfected with industrial grade sanitizer. 

  Contact the library by phone at 903-763-4191, fax 903-763-2532, text 903-952-8305 or by email at quitmanlibrarian@gmail.com. Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary

Friday, July 24, 2020

QPL Library Connections by Delene Allen


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

Thursday, July 30, 2020

  A big “Thank you!” to local sponsors, City National Bank – Quitman and Wood County National Bank, for supporting this year’s Youth Financial Literacy Money Camp at the Quitman Public Library! Gateway to American Libraries presented certificates and awards to over twenty of the library’s youngest readers.
  Summer reading programs may be over, but the library has many new e-books aimed for elementary-aged children that are available online by visiting the library’s home page. These virtual books are narrated in several different languages.
  With school starting back soon, homeschool instructors as well as public school teachers are encouraged to download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audio books and streaming video. Also, our online TexShare Database is loaded with invaluable and up-to-the-minute research tools and reference resources. Call or stop by the library for log-in information.  
  The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam has been suspended until further notice due to maximum capacity and social distancing restrictions. Contact Eugene Allen 903-975-5745.
  Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the Shamburger Community Room. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for free instruction.
  The Wood County TX Genealogical Society is always ready to assist you with family history research. Call 903-763-4191 to schedule an appointment or contact a member through the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.
  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. Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary and visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org.
  The library is operating in accordance with current State guidelines with regular hours of Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Visitors are encouraged to wear protective masks and allow others plenty of personal space. All patron areas are regularly disinfected with industrial grade sanitizer. 
  Contact the library by phone at 903-763-4191, fax 903-763-2532, text 903-952-8305 or by email at quitmanlibrarian@gmail.com.   

Friday, June 26, 2020

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX

 

Thursday, July 3, 2020

  The Quitman Public Library will be closed Friday, July 3, 2020 in observance of Independence Day.  Wi-fi will be available in the parking lot area for patrons.

  July 2020 is GAO Youth Financial Literacy money camp at the Quitman Public Library! This year’s local sponsors are City National Bank – Quitman and Wood County National Bank. Register your children by calling Peggy Lustig at 903-590-0288 or click on the link at www.quitmanlibrary.org on the home page.

  The 2020 Summer Reading “Imagine Your Story” program is over, and all of the participants were awarded prizes sponsored by Sonic – Quitman and the Quitman-Lake Fork Kiwanis.

  Displayed near the front check out desk is a collection of great summer reads and movies selected by the QPL staff. Also, we have added several new Large Print novels to the collection by patron request. Stop by and check things out! Also, there are plenty of new e-books aimed for elementary-aged children that are available online by visiting the library’s home page at www.quitmanlibrary.org. 

  Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the Shamburger Community Room. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for free instruction.

  The 2nd Friday Acoustic Jam is Friday, July 10, 2020. Acoustic instruments only and listeners are always welcome. For more information, call Eugene Allen at 903-975-5745.

  The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will have volunteers on hand throughout the summer to assist you with family history research. Call 903-763-4191 to schedule an appointment or contact a member through the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

  The library is operating in accordance with current State guidelines with regular hours of Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Visitors are encouraged to wear protective masks and allow others plenty of personal space. All patron areas are regularly disinfected with industrial grade sanitizer. 

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

  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.


Friday, May 15, 2020

QPL Connections by Delene Allen


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

Thursday, May 21, 2020
  The Quitman Public Library is open and providing public service in accordance with current State guidelines. Social distancing and wearing protective masks are strongly encouraged. All patron areas are regularly disinfected with industrial grade sanitizer.  
  Many library programs are slowly and carefully returning, but State mandated maximum capacity guidelines are being enforced. Our children’s program coordinator has announced that the 2020 Summer Reading program is still planned for June, but activities have been modified for outdoors at Gov. Jim Hogg City Park. A schedule will be announced soon.
  Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the Shamburger Community Room, and it will meet throughout the summer. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for this free instruction.
  The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will have volunteers on hand throughout the summer to assist you with your family history research. Call 903-763-4191 to schedule an appointment or contact a member through the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.
  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. 
  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.

Friday, May 1, 2020

QPL Connections by Delene Allen



 Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX

Thursday, May 7, 2020 
  The Quitman Public Library has re-opened this week and will provide services in accordance with current State guidelines. Social distancing and wearing protective masks are strongly encouraged. Patrons will be allowed inside the building, but the library will be operating at a 25% maximum capacity until further mandated. 
  During the hiatus, all patron areas have been sanitized. Also, any fines incurred are being wiped from the books – even books that were due months ago will have fines forgiven. 
  All library programs are suspended until further notice. Our children’s program coordinator has announced that the 2020 Summer Reading program is still planned for June, but activities have been modified for outdoors at Gov. Jim Hogg City Park. A schedule will be announced soon.
    The online Tumble Book Library is available for our youngest readers. The Tumble Book database is easy to use and features unlimited access from your device! Check our website home page for user and password information. 
  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.  
  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. 

  


 

Getting Back on Track



The library building is planning to re-open on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

We will provide services in accordance with current State guidelines. 

Social distancing and wearing protective masks are strongly encouraged.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

QPL Connections by Delene Allen


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

Thursday, April 23, 2020

  The Quitman Public Library building remains temporarily closed until mandates are lifted. You may return your materials 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.  All library programs are suspended until further notice.

  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. Visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org.

  The Tumble Book Library is also available for our youngest readers. The Tumble Book database is easy to use and features unlimited access from your device! Check our website home page for user and password information.
  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 for password information.
  If you have an urgent need for copies, faxing, printing, legal or tax forms, or need notary service, call or email and we will do our best to serve you.
  We can renew or assign you a temporary card number over the phone.
  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.