Friday, July 1, 2016

QPL Connection by Delene Allen

Wood County Democrat – Quitman TX
July 6, 2016
July is National Anti-boredom month, and what better place to combat boredom than at your local library?  In addition to being a comfortable, quiet place to read and study, the Quitman Public Library has a great deal to offer.  It houses nearly 30,000 bestsellers, series books, audio books, reference materials, genealogical resources, biographies, movies, magazines, regional daily and weekly newspapers, trade journals, encyclopedic databases, and much more. There are countless full-text books available online from OverDrive® when you download the app. Patrons also have access to high-speed wireless Internet 24/7. 
The 2nd Friday Acoustical Jam is Friday, July 8, 6 - 9 p.m. Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in, and listeners are always welcome.  Refreshments will be available.  For more information, call 903-952-8305.
Anyone who lives, works, attends school or owns property or a business in Wood County is entitled to a free library card at the Quitman Public Library.  Borrowing privileges are available to those who can provide photo identification and proof of residency, taxpayer status, school enrollment, or proof of employment in Wood County.  A guardian must sign for children ages 5-17.  Library hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. 
The library appreciates businesses and individuals in our community who donate their time and services in support of their local library. Special thanks to Quitman Garden Club for maintaining the library’s patio areas, McCluney Pest Control for keeping the library pest free, SuddenLink for providing television cable service for the Thurman Shamburger Community Room, and Ray Roberts Service of Quitman for providing routine inspections of the library’s heat and cooling system.
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 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