Friday, June 24, 2016

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

Wood County Democrat – Quitman TX
June 29, 2016
The library’s summer reading program, “Get Ready...Get Set...READ!” comes to an end this Thursday, June 30, 2016. Join us at 2 p.m. in the Shamburger Community Room, and bring your completed reading logs to collect your prizes --- a special treat from Dairy Queen - Quitman and a city pool swim pass sponsored by Quitman-Lake Fork Kiwanis! Also, bring your mats and a pillow and stay for a 90-minute movie with popcorn sponsored by Friends of the Quitman Public Library!  
The public is invited to "A Fresh Start to a Healthier You!" on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 12 - 2 p.m. in the library’s community room. This is a free program sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - Better Living for Texans.  A free light, healthy lunch will be available. For more information, contact Angie Monk, Wood County - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 903-763-2924
Patron cards are for those residents who provide a photo identification and proof of residency in Wood County.  A guardian must sign for children ages 5 - 17.  Regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Visit the library’s website at and keep up with current events on our Facebook page at

Adult Services
Art Class meets each Thursday from 5 – 6 p.m. and is taught by Sara de la Rosa. For more information and updates visit
Free knitting and crochet instruction is offered each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery and is taught by Virginia Hoffpauir. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group.

Children’s Services
The Story Time Gang will not meet during the summer months, but will resume in September in conjunction with the Quitman I.S.D. calendar.

Friends of the Library
After a summer break, the Friends of the Quitman Public Library will meet again on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 to plan a fall book sale. Officers for FY2017 will be Diane Moseley – President, Cathy Dye – Vice President, Lillian Gray – Secretary, Kim Watterson – Treasurer.

Members of the Wood County TX Genealogical Society are available, by appointment, to assist anyone who would like to learn more about family history research. Visit the group’s Facebook page at

New Arrivals

The library has added over 30 new titles to the Northeast Texas Library Consortium’s collection on OverDrive®. Visit to download the OverDrive® app and connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming videos to enjoy on your electronic devices.  The latest books, audiobooks and movies that have been added to our library’s physical collection can always be found by visiting our online catalog at

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