Wednesday, November 7, 2012

FOL Newsletter - November 2012

November 2012
Quitman Public Library News

     On behalf of the staff, I wish to thank the Friends of the Library for hosting such an outstanding Book and Bake Sale this year.  There were a few boxes of really nice books that we will store for the next sale. 
     For the past year, I have been working on a grant to renew funding for the English as a Second Language Program (ESL).  Our funding has been renewed for 2013, and we hope to add a GED program soon. Sandra Grider is our instructor, and new students are signing up weekly.
     I recently met with Dr. Christopher Chappa, Dean of Tyler Junior College, in hopes of reaching a contract agreement for the library to be an off-site campus for selected TJC courses. 
     Story Time is back and happens each Friday at 11:00 a.m.  We are always looking for volunteer readers, so check with me if you would like to share a book with our youngest readers.  Thanks go to Diane Moseley, Wayne McCluney, and Sara de la Rosa (pictured) who regularly donates her Friday lunch hour to the children. 
    We have just received a large supply of Large Print books, audio books on CD, and movies on DVD.  We hope to have these cataloged and out over the next couple of weeks in time for holiday check-outs. 
     The library recently participated in the Texas Library Association “Library Snapshot Day.” This is an annual project where libraries across the state can showcase a typical library day. Pictured here is one of our   “typical day” submissions.   
     Friends of the Library members are always welcome to join the bi-monthly QPL Advisory Board meetings.  The FY2013 meetings are scheduled for the following Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.:                     
November 8, 2012
January 10, 2013
March 14, 2013
May 9, 2013
September 12, 2013
November 14, 2013

     The library is hosting Acoustical Bluegrass Jams on the 2nd Friday of each month 5-9p.m. The public is invited to join in and play, sing, or just listen.  It’s free and lots of fun!
As always, I thank the Friends of the Library for its generous support of the Quitman Public Library.

Delene Allen,
Library Director

From: Delene, Melissa, Mallory, Allyson, Martha & Virginia

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