Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Quitman Public Library has been named "Business of the Week!" Thank you, Judi Embry and your staff at Sweet Expressions! Visit them at www.sweetexpressions.us and www.facebook.com?SweetExpressionsFlorist

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Games of Yesteryear!

Seniors from Forever Young - Quitman will be showing Summer Readers how to play "Games of Yesteryear" this Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. at the Gov. Jim Hogg Park Pavilion, Quitman TX! Teen volunteers from Glowing Heart Camp, in Golden TX, will be helping corral the kids! Everyone is welcome, so come on out. Game list: horseshoes, washer toss, bocce ball, croquet, hopscotch, jacks, marbles, 4-square, hula hoop and others. Chiropractors will be standing by .. jk! This will be fun

Friday, June 7, 2013

Library Notes by Delene H. Allen, Director

June 12, 2013
Wood County Democrat – Wood County, TX

                Summer Reading is in full swing at the Quitman Public Library! It’s not too late to register to “Get Your Game On,” so stop by the library’s front desk.  There will be a game card for readers to complete in order to win game prizes and a kid’s meal from Subway restaurant. 

Activities are planned for each Thursday in June from 2 – 4 p.m.  This week’s activity will take place Thursday, June 13th, at the Gov. Jim Hogg Park Pavilion. Volunteers from Quitman’s Forever Young will share “Games of Yesteryear” with the summer readers.   Scheduled games will include marbles, washers, jacks, hopscotch, jump rope, Bocce ball and horseshoes.  This activity is designed to introduce outdoor games to our youngest readers.  This information, and more, can also be found online at www.quitmanlibrary.org.
Mark your calendar for Friday Night Bluegrass Acoustical Jam Fever on Friday, June 14, from 6 – 9 p.m.  Doors open at 5 p.m. for those who want to tune up or practice.  Acoustical musicians of all ages and skill levels are welcome, and listeners are welcome too. Refreshments are available, but feel free to bring anything you like.  For more information, call 903-952-8305 or 903-763-4191.
               Library hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org and stop by to check out what your library has to offer.

Adult Services
The library will once again host a 6-week Summer Latino Family Literacy Program scheduled for Thursdays 10 a.m. – noon in the conference room beginning June 6, 2013.  This is a time for families to join the ESL students for a time of learning and networking.  There will be reading and craft activities for children ages 2 – 10.  For more information, contact Peggy Lustig at 903-589-6900.
GED classes conclude for the year on Wednesday, July 31, 2013.  To learn more about GED and ESL classes or to sign up for Fall classes, call the library.  
Knitting and crochet instruction is offered by Virginia Hoffpauir in the library’s main gallery each Thursday, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Bring your own supplies and join the group for a fun time of free instruction. 

Young Adult and Children’s Services
Story Time runs concurrently with the Q.I.S.D. calendar, and will suspend for the summer.

Advisory Board
                The Quitman Public Library Advisory Board will meet Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 6 p.m. in the Shamburger Community Room.  The public is always welcome to attend advisory board meetings.

Friends of the Library
                The Friends of the Quitman Public Library has concluded its 2013 season and will resume activities this fall.  Friends of the Library is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.  The public is always invited to bring a lunch and spend an hour with people who really love their library.  For more information about this group, contact the library. 

                The Wood County Genealogical Society has concluded its 2013 season.  Please visit the society’s website at  http://www.woodtxgene.com for current events.
Ancestry.com is now available at no charge for library patron. This subscription is provided by a generous gift from members of the Wood County Genealogical Society.