Thursday, May 29, 2014

Quitman Library Notes

Quitman Library Notes by Delene Allen

On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, Cedric Haynes, Meteorologist from KLTV-Channel 7, will present a fun program about clouds to kick off this year’s Summer Reading 2014 program. Each summer reader will have a chance to make a 3-D cloud to take home. We will be reading, “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” by Judi Barrett. Popcorn and a movie will follow for those who wish to stay. This year’s Texas Summer Reading theme is “Fizz…Boom… READ!” It is a program designed to integrate science and reading with “hands-on” projects for our youngest patrons. Activities are planned for each Wednesday in June, 2 – 4 p.m. and can be found at Stop by the library soon to register and pick up your Summer Reading game card!

Ol’ Raccoon, a life-sized story-telling raccoon will be reading to our youngest readers Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. Elizabeth Soutendijk has a planned a fun hour of stories, crafts, and entertainment. Call 903-763-4191 for more information.

The library will host the 2nd Friday Acoustical Bluegrass Jam on Friday, June 13, 2014 6-9 p.m. Whether you bring your acoustical instruments and join in, or just come and listen, you’re sure to find some great local and regional talent.

Regular library hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. For more information, please call 903-763- 4191 and visit our website.

Adult Services

Knitting and crochet instructor, Virginia Hoffpauir, invites students of all ages and skill levels to bring their own supplies and join the group for free knitting and crochet instruction. She guarantees you will have the skills to knit a scarf before you leave. If you have a pattern to share, please bring it. The class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery.

Advisory Board

The Library Advisory Board will hold its next meeting on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 6 p.m. The public is always welcome.

Young Adult and Children’s Services

Join us this Friday, May 30, 2014 for Story Time hour beginning at 11 a.m. with Elizabeth Soutendijk. Elizabeth, who works with Gateway to Libraries - Reading Literacy, and her assistant, Jessica King, have designed a wonderful thematic program that teaches as well as entertains. This will be the final Story Time hour on Wednesdays, as we will move to Fridays at 11 a.m. beginning June 4, 2014.

Story Time is designed for young readers and home-schooled students; however anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome. For more information, call 903-763-BOOK (2665).


The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet Monday, June 16, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. For more information or to make an appointment with a genealogist from the Wood County TX Genealogical Society, contact the library at 903-763- 4191 or visit the society’s website at for links to photographs and family histories. Also you can visit the group’s Facebook page at

New Arrivals

New arrivals are coming in every day, just in time for summer. Also, you can check out books through OverDrive® -- just another way to offer you the latest eBooks! If you have a library card you can check out up to 5 eBooks for 1 or 2 weeks to read on your computer, download to your smart phone, and download to your reading device such as the Nook® or Kindle®. Please visit our website at or stop by for more information. Step-bystep instructional fliers are available at the front desk and on our website.

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