Thursday, August 24, 2017

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen
August 30, 2017 Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX     

  The Quitman Public Library joins libraries across the country to remind parents that the most important school supply of all is your 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. 
  If you have a mobile phone or reading device, download the OverDrive® app for access to countless eBooks and audiobooks from the Quitman Public Library. You may check out up to five online items for your choice of 7 or 14 days. You can find OverDrive on our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org.
  The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam is Friday, September 8, at the Quitman Public Library.   Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to jam from 6 – 9 p.m. There will be an open mic set-up for those who wish to perform. Listeners are always welcome. Call 903-975-5745.
    Notary service is available at the library by appointment. Call 903-763-4191. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Keep up with current events at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.

Adult Services
  Get GED Ready @ QPL! The GED preparatory class meets each Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m. It is designed to prepare students for the GED test. There is no cost for the class, but the workbook is $15. The library is also a registered test site for courses that require an exam proctor. 
  Rebekah Yeager and Virginia Hoffpauir invite students of all ages and skill levels to bring their own supplies and join the group for free crochet and knitting instruction each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery.

Advisory Board
  The Quitman Public Library Advisory Board will meet Tuesday, September 12, at 1 p.m. in the Shamburger Community Room.

Children’s Services
  Story Time meets each Thursday at 2 p.m.  Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Upcoming themes are: Sep. 7 “All About Little Bear and his Friends” – Sep. 14 “Kings & Queens and Other Things” – Sep. 21 “Let’s FALL Around” – Sep. 28 “Mother Goose Knows All.  
  Story Time is designed for young readers and home-schooled students, but anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome. 

Friends of the Library
  The Friends will hold its first meeting of the 2017-18 season in the library’s Shamburger Community Room on September 11 at noon. Meetings always include a “5-Minute No Spoiler Book Review,” and a short presentation of “What You May Not Know about Me” that is always entertaining. Friends is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library. Officers for 2017-2018 are Cathy Dye – President, Beverly Chamberlain – Vice President, Lillian Gray – Secretary, Rebekah Yeager – Treasurer, and Diane Moseley – Hospitality.

Genealogy
  The Wood County Texas Genealogical Society will meet on Monday, September 18, at 7 p.m. at the library.  Club members gather at 6 p.m. for a pre-meeting social at one of the area restaurants, and the public is invited to join them. Contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988.

New Arrivals
  The latest books, audiobooks and movies that have been added to our collection can always be found by visiting our online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog.


SEPTEMBER IS LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP MONTH




(QUITMAN, TX) – If you haven’t had a library card in years, or if your child needs his or her first card, September is the perfect month to get one. The Quitman Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to encourage everyone to get the best deal around – a free library card. 

“Library cards are free for first-time accounts, and replacement cards for existing accounts are only $2.00,” says Director Delene Allen.  

You can get a lot from having a library card. Currently, the Quitman Public Library holds around 30,000 items of fiction, non-fiction, audio books and movies in categories like reference, large print, western, biography, genealogy, easy reader, children’s, and young adult, just to name a few. Also, there are thousands of eBooks available from Overdrive® for card-holding patrons.  

In addition, the Quitman Public Library subscribes to online TexShare Databases® where patrons can find the most current information available. “Some of the more popular databases are Heritage Quest, Legal Collection, Medline, Small Engine Repair Reference Center, Funk and Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia, and all Ebsco databases,” says Allen.

“People can turn to the library for materials, programs and services that support academic achievement, job skills and advancement, personal growth, research, or even entertainment from the pleasure of reading. The library also offers free Wi-Fi and Internet access,” says Allen.

Patron cards are available for those residents who can provide proof of residence in Wood County and provide photo identification.  A guardian must sign for children ages 5-17. 
Stop the Quitman Public Library any Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. to get the best deal around – a free library card. 



Delene Allen, Director
Quitman Public Library

903-763-4191

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

August 16, 2017 Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX     

  August is National Golf Month, so let your first swing be to swing by the Quitman Public Library to check out our collection of the best books on golf written by those who best know the game.
  We still have a few eclipse viewing glasses, and the last day to pick those up will be Friday, August 18, 2017, before 6 p.m.
  On display near the front desk is a reading collection presented by Melissa Frosch called “100 Books to Read Before You Die.” Among the titles in the collection are older standards like The Grapes of Wrath, Where the Red Fern Grows and Catch 22, as well as contemporary classics like Lonesome Dove, Outlander, and Watership Down.
  It’s almost time for school, so the Quitman Public Library joins libraries across the country to remind parents that the most important school supply of all is @ your library® - it's your 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. 
  The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam at the Quitman Public Library is Friday, September 8, 2017.   Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in from 6 – 9 p.m. in the library’s community room. There will be an open mic set-up for those who wish to perform. Listeners are always welcome. For more information, call 903-975-5745.
  Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Keep up with current events on at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary and visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org for links to OverDrive and the TexShare Databases.

Adult Services
  Get GED Ready @ QPL! The GED preparatory class meets each Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m. and is taught by certified instructor, Susan Resnik. The class is designed to prepare students for the GED test. Call 903-763-4191 or stop by on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. to meet with the instructor. There is no cost for the class, but the workbook is $15. The library is also a registered test site for distance learners taking online courses that require a proctor. 
  Rebekah Yeager and Virginia Hoffpauir invite students of all ages and skill levels to bring their own supplies and join the group for free knitting and crochet instruction each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery.

Advisory Board
  The Quitman Public Library Advisory Board will meet Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at 1 p.m. in the Shamburger Community Room. The public is always welcome to attend.

Friends of the Library
  The Friends will hold their first meeting of the 2017-18 season in the library’s Shamburger Community Room at noon on September 11, 2012. 
  Officers for 2017-2018 are Cathy Dye – President, Beverly Chamberlain – Vice President, Lillian Gray – Secretary, Rebekah Yeager – Treasurer, and Diane Moseley – Hospitality. QPL Library Friends is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library. 

Genealogy
  The Wood County Texas Genealogical Society will meet on Monday, September 18, 2017, at 7 p.m. at the library.  Club members gather at 6 p.m. for a pre-meeting social at one of the area restaurants, and the public is invited to join them. Contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988.

New Arrivals

  The latest books, audiobooks, and movies that have been added to our collection can always be found by visiting our online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog. Also, download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming videos for your electronic devices.