(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