Friday, December 11, 2020

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

 

Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX

 Thursday, December 17, 2020

  Quitman Public Library staff and volunteers would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! The library will be closed Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25, 2018 for the Christmas holiday. Check out our holiday collection of books for pleasure reading, movies with a festive theme, and books with recipe and decorating ideas to make Christmas extra special. 


  Friends of the Quitman Public Library has cancelled the January 2021 meeting and are hoping to reconvene in February. Officers for FY21 are Jackie Gilbreath – president, Carley Tucker – vice-president, Rebekah Yeager – secretary, and Tonia Nix – treasurer.


  The Wood County TX Genealogical Society meets each 3rd Monday at 7 p.m. in the library’s Thurman Shamburger Community Room. Contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988 for meeting confirmation and follow the society’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.


  Knitting and crochet instruction class meets year-round at the library each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for free instruction. Bring your patterns to swap with others.

  In the lobby showcase is a collection of Snoopy Christmas memorabilia on loan from Tonia Nix. Stop in soon and see what your library has to offer. Online services are available by visiting our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org to find the TexShare® database of reference resources and OverDrive® for the latest eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming video.


  Library cards are available for those who can provide proof of residence in Wood County and photo identification.  A guardian must sign for children ages 5 - 17.  


  The Quitman Public Library is operating in accordance with current State guidelines with regular hours of Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Visitors are encouraged to wear protective masks and allow others plenty of personal space. All patron areas are regularly disinfected with industrial grade disinfectant.  Contact the library by phone at 903-763-4191, fax 903-763-2532, text 903-952-8305 or by email at quitmanlibrarian@gmail.com. Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.

Friday, October 16, 2020

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

 

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX

 

Thursday, October 22, 2020

    Friends of the Quitman Public Library invites new members to join this active group of volunteers during National Friends of Libraries Week. During Oct. 18 – 24, libraries across the country recognize Friends for their dedication to the growth of public libraries. QPL Friends meet for one hour at noon on the second Tuesday of each month in the Shamburger Community Room to discuss book reviews, fundraisers, library programming and activities. Light refreshments are always served. Officers for FY21 are Jackie Gilbreath – president, Carley Tucker – vice-president, Rebekah Yeager – secretary, and Tonia Nix – treasurer.

  October is “TeenTober,” a nationwide celebration that promotes teen services in the library as well as online for those 12-18 years of age to "Read For The Fun Of It!" Stop by and check out our newest fall arrivals.

  The Wood County TX Genealogical Society meets each 3rd Monday at 7 p.m. in the library’s Thurman Shamburger Community Room. Contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988 for details and follow the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

  Knitting and crochet instruction class meets at the library each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for free instruction. Bring your patterns to swap with others.

  Library cards are available for those who can provide proof of residence in Wood County and photo identification.  A guardian must sign for children ages 5 - 17.  Check our website to find the TexShare® database of reference resources and OverDrive® for the latest eBooks.

  The Quitman Public Library is operating in accordance with current State guidelines with regular hours of Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Visitors are encouraged to wear protective masks and allow others plenty of personal space. All patron areas are regularly disinfected with industrial grade disinfectant.  Contact the library by phone at 903-763-4191, fax 903-763-2532, text 903-952-8305 or by email at quitmanlibrarian@gmail.com. Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.

Friday, October 2, 2020

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX

 






Thursday, October 8, 2020

  During October, the Quitman Public Library is highlighting National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15–Oct 15). Visit our webpage at www.quitmanlibrary.org. and link to our online display of e-books celebrating this event. The OverDrive® link will also connect you to a vast collection of other e-books, audio books and streaming video.


  October is “TeenTober,” a nationwide celebration that promotes teen services in the library as well as online for those 12-18 years of age to "Read For The Fun Of It!" Stop by and check out our newest fall arrivals.


  Friends of the Quitman Public Library invites new members to join this active group of volunteers during National Friends of Libraries Week. During Oct. 18 – 24, libraries across the country recognize Friends for their dedication to the growth of public libraries. QPL Friends meet for one hour at noon on the second Tuesday of each month in the Shamburger Community Room to discuss book reviews, fundraisers, library programming and activities. Light refreshments will be served. Carley Tucker and Brandi Box from the Quitman Chamber of Commerce will offer a short presentation on upcoming Chamber events. Officers for FY21 are Jackie Gilbreath – president, Carley Tucker – vice-president, Rebekah Yeager – secretary, Tonia Nix – treasurer.


  The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet each 3rd Monday at 7 p.m. in the library’s Thurman Shamburger Community Room. Contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988 for details and follow the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.


  Knitting and crochet instruction class meets at the library each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for free instruction. Bring your patterns to swap with others.




  Library cards are available for those who can provide proof of residence in Wood County and photo identification.  A guardian must sign for children ages 5 - 17.  Check our website to find our TexShare® database that is loaded with up-to-the-minute research tools and reference resources.

  The Quitman Public Library is operating in accordance with current State guidelines with regular hours of Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Visitors are encouraged to wear protective masks and allow others plenty of personal space. All patron areas are regularly disinfected with industrial grade sanitizer.  Contact the library by phone at 903-763-4191, fax 903-763-2532, text 903-952-8305 or by email at quitmanlibrarian@gmail.com. Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.


 

Friday, September 18, 2020

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

 

Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX

Thursday, September 24, 2020

  Banned Books Week (Sep. 27 – Oct. 3, 2020) is a national, annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It spotlights current and historical attempts at censorship, and the goal is to keep material publicly available so people can make their own choices of what to read. The Quitman Public Library has set up a display of books that have been challenged over the years, and some titles may surprise you. “A Farewell to Arms” by Ernest Hemmingway, “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury, and “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison are a few examples. 


  Learn more about OverDrive® and how you can connect to a vast collection of eBooks, audio books and streaming video by visiting the website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Also, check out the online TexShare Database that is loaded with invaluable and up-to-the-minute research tools and reference resources. 

  Library cards are available for those who can provide proof of residence in Wood County and photo identification.  A guardian must sign for children ages 5 - 17.

  Each Wednesday at 2 p.m. is QPL Story Time. It is a fun-filled hour of reading, learning, crafts, games, and special treats. The program is designed for young readers up to 12 years of age. Activities are designed with social distancing guidelines in mind. Special thanks to Peoples - Quitman for sponsoring QPL Story Time crafts.


  Friends of the Library invites new members to join this active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library. Friends meet for one hour at noon on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss book reviews, fundraisers, library programming and activities. Light refreshments are available, but it is okay to bring your own lunch. Officers for FY21 are Jackie Gilbreath – president, Carley Tucker – vice-president, Rebekah Yeager – secretary, Tonia Nix – treasurer.




  Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the Shamburger Community Room. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for free instruction. Bring your patterns to swap with others.

  The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet each 3rd Monday at 7 p.m. in the library’s Thurman Shamburger Community Room. Contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988 for details and follow the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

  The Quitman Public Library is operating in accordance with current State guidelines with regular hours of Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Visitors are encouraged to wear protective masks and allow others plenty of personal space. All patron areas are regularly disinfected with industrial grade sanitizer.  Contact the library by phone at 903-763-4191, fax 903-763-2532, text 903-952-8305 or by email at quitmanlibrarian@gmail.com. Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.

  

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

 Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX

 Thursday, September 10, 2020

  Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During this month, the American Library Association unites with libraries in a national effort to ensure every child can sign up for their own library card. Quitman Public Library cards are available for those who can provide proof of residence in Wood County and photo identification.  A guardian must sign for children ages 5 - 17.

  Learn more about OverDrive® and how you can connect to our vast collection of eBooks, audio books and streaming video by visiting the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org.  There, you will also find links to new e-books aimed for elementary-aged children. These virtual books are narrated in several different languages. Also, check out the online TexShare Database that is loaded with invaluable and up-to-the-minute research tools and reference resources.

  QPL Story Time is back and held each Wednesday at 2 p.m. Terri Bennett creates a fun-filled hour of reading, learning, crafts, games, and special treats. The program is designed for young readers and homeschooled children of all ages. Upcoming: Sep.16 “Dinosaurs!” and making our own fossils. Special thanks to Peoples - Quitman for sponsoring QPL Story Time crafts.

  Friends of the Library invites new members to join this active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library. Friends meet for one hour at noon on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss book reviews, fundraisers, library programming and activities. Light refreshments are available, but it is okay to bring your own lunch.

  Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the Shamburger Community Room. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for free instruction. Bring your patterns to swap with others.

  The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet at Monday, Sep. 17, 2020 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Thurman Shamburger Community Room. Contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988 for details and follow the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

  Contact the library by phone at 903-763-4191, fax 903-763-2532, text 903-952-8305 or by email at quitmanlibrarian@gmail.com. Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.

   The Quitman Public Library is operating in accordance with current State guidelines with regular hours of Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Visitors are encouraged to wear protective masks and allow others plenty of personal space. All patron areas are regularly disinfected with industrial grade sanitizer. 

Friday, August 21, 2020

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

 

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX

 

Thursday, August 27, 2020

  September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when libraries nationwide join to remind parents, caregivers and students that owning a library card is a great step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning. Cards are available for those who can provide proof of residence in Wood County and photo identification.  A guardian must sign for children ages 5 - 17.

  QPL Story Time begins Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2020 at 2 p.m. Terri Bennett creates a fun-filled hour of reading, learning, crafts, games, and special treats. The program is designed for young readers and homeschooled children of all ages. Upcoming themes: Sep. 9 “Popsicles® Welcome-Back Social” – Sep.16 “Dinosaurs!” making fossils craft. Special thanks to Peoples - Quitman for sponsoring QPL Story Time crafts.

  Teachers are encouraged to download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audio books and streaming video. Many new e-books aimed for elementary-aged children are available online by visiting the library’s home page. These virtual books are narrated in several different languages. Also, the online TexShare Database is loaded with invaluable and up-to-the-minute research tools and reference resources. Visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. 

  Friends of the Library will kick off the new season on Tuesday, Sep. 8, 2020 at noon in the library’s community room. The ‘FOL Welcome Back Social” will feature light refreshments. Now is a great time to join this active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.

  Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the Shamburger Community Room. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for free instruction.

  The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet at Monday, Sep. 17, 2020 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Thurman Shamburger Community Room. Contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988 for details and follow the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

  The library is operating in accordance with current State guidelines with regular hours of Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Visitors are encouraged to wear protective masks and allow others plenty of personal space. All patron areas are regularly disinfected with industrial grade sanitizer. 

  Contact the library by phone at 903-763-4191, fax 903-763-2532, text 903-952-8305 or by email at quitmanlibrarian@gmail.com. Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.

Friday, August 7, 2020

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

 Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX

 

Thursday, August 13, 2020

  Quitman Public Library joins libraries across the country to remind parents that the most important school supply of all is a 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.

  With school starting back, homeschool instructors as well as public school teachers are encouraged to download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audio books and streaming video. Many new e-books aimed for elementary-aged children are available online by visiting the library’s home page. These virtual books are narrated in several different languages. Also, the online TexShare Database is loaded with invaluable and up-to-the-minute research tools and reference resources. Visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. 

  Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the Shamburger Community Room. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for free instruction.

  The Wood County TX Genealogical Society is always ready to assist you with family history research. Call 903-763-4191 to schedule an appointment or contact a member through the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

  The library is operating in accordance with current State guidelines with regular hours of Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Visitors are encouraged to wear protective masks and allow others plenty of personal space. All patron areas are regularly disinfected with industrial grade sanitizer. 

  Contact the library by phone at 903-763-4191, fax 903-763-2532, text 903-952-8305 or by email at quitmanlibrarian@gmail.com. Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary

Friday, July 24, 2020

QPL Library Connections by Delene Allen


Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen
Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX

Thursday, July 30, 2020

  A big “Thank you!” to local sponsors, City National Bank – Quitman and Wood County National Bank, for supporting this year’s Youth Financial Literacy Money Camp at the Quitman Public Library! Gateway to American Libraries presented certificates and awards to over twenty of the library’s youngest readers.
  Summer reading programs may be over, but the library has many new e-books aimed for elementary-aged children that are available online by visiting the library’s home page. These virtual books are narrated in several different languages.
  With school starting back soon, homeschool instructors as well as public school teachers are encouraged to download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audio books and streaming video. Also, our online TexShare Database is loaded with invaluable and up-to-the-minute research tools and reference resources. Call or stop by the library for log-in information.  
  The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam has been suspended until further notice due to maximum capacity and social distancing restrictions. Contact Eugene Allen 903-975-5745.
  Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the Shamburger Community Room. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for free instruction.
  The Wood County TX Genealogical Society is always ready to assist you with family history research. Call 903-763-4191 to schedule an appointment or contact a member through the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.
  Patron cards are available for those who provide photo identification and proof of residence in Wood County. A guardian must sign for children ages 5 – 17. Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary and visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org.
  The library is operating in accordance with current State guidelines with regular hours of Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Visitors are encouraged to wear protective masks and allow others plenty of personal space. All patron areas are regularly disinfected with industrial grade sanitizer. 
  Contact the library by phone at 903-763-4191, fax 903-763-2532, text 903-952-8305 or by email at quitmanlibrarian@gmail.com.   

Friday, June 26, 2020

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX

 

Thursday, July 3, 2020

  The Quitman Public Library will be closed Friday, July 3, 2020 in observance of Independence Day.  Wi-fi will be available in the parking lot area for patrons.

  July 2020 is GAO Youth Financial Literacy money camp at the Quitman Public Library! This year’s local sponsors are City National Bank – Quitman and Wood County National Bank. Register your children by calling Peggy Lustig at 903-590-0288 or click on the link at www.quitmanlibrary.org on the home page.

  The 2020 Summer Reading “Imagine Your Story” program is over, and all of the participants were awarded prizes sponsored by Sonic – Quitman and the Quitman-Lake Fork Kiwanis.

  Displayed near the front check out desk is a collection of great summer reads and movies selected by the QPL staff. Also, we have added several new Large Print novels to the collection by patron request. Stop by and check things out! Also, there are plenty of new e-books aimed for elementary-aged children that are available online by visiting the library’s home page at www.quitmanlibrary.org. 

  Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the Shamburger Community Room. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for free instruction.

  The 2nd Friday Acoustic Jam is Friday, July 10, 2020. Acoustic instruments only and listeners are always welcome. For more information, call Eugene Allen at 903-975-5745.

  The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will have volunteers on hand throughout the summer to assist you with family history research. Call 903-763-4191 to schedule an appointment or contact a member through the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

  The library is operating in accordance with current State guidelines with regular hours of Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Visitors are encouraged to wear protective masks and allow others plenty of personal space. All patron areas are regularly disinfected with industrial grade sanitizer. 

  Patron cards are available for those who provide photo identification and proof of residence in Wood County. A guardian must sign for children ages 5 – 17. Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary and visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video. 

  Contact the library by phone at 903-763-4191, fax 903-763-2532, text 903-952-8305 or by email at quitmanlibrarian@gmail.com and we will respond as quickly as possible.


Friday, May 15, 2020

QPL Connections by Delene Allen


Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen
Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX

Thursday, May 21, 2020
  The Quitman Public Library is open and providing public service in accordance with current State guidelines. Social distancing and wearing protective masks are strongly encouraged. All patron areas are regularly disinfected with industrial grade sanitizer.  
  Many library programs are slowly and carefully returning, but State mandated maximum capacity guidelines are being enforced. Our children’s program coordinator has announced that the 2020 Summer Reading program is still planned for June, but activities have been modified for outdoors at Gov. Jim Hogg City Park. A schedule will be announced soon.
  Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the Shamburger Community Room, and it will meet throughout the summer. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for this free instruction.
  The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will have volunteers on hand throughout the summer to assist you with your family history research. Call 903-763-4191 to schedule an appointment or contact a member through the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.
  Patron cards are available for those who provide photo identification and proof of residence in Wood County. A guardian must sign for children ages 5 – 17. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary and visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Wi-Fi is available 24/7. Download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video. 
  Contact the library by phone at 903-763-4191, fax 903-763-2532, text 903-952-8305 or by email at quitmanlibrarian@gmail.com and we will respond as quickly as possible.

Friday, May 1, 2020

QPL Connections by Delene Allen



 Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX

Thursday, May 7, 2020 
  The Quitman Public Library has re-opened this week and will provide services in accordance with current State guidelines. Social distancing and wearing protective masks are strongly encouraged. Patrons will be allowed inside the building, but the library will be operating at a 25% maximum capacity until further mandated. 
  During the hiatus, all patron areas have been sanitized. Also, any fines incurred are being wiped from the books – even books that were due months ago will have fines forgiven. 
  All library programs are suspended until further notice. Our children’s program coordinator has announced that the 2020 Summer Reading program is still planned for June, but activities have been modified for outdoors at Gov. Jim Hogg City Park. A schedule will be announced soon.
    The online Tumble Book Library is available for our youngest readers. The Tumble Book database is easy to use and features unlimited access from your device! Check our website home page for user and password information. 
  Patron cards are available for those who provide photo identification and proof of residence in Wood County. A guardian must sign for children ages 5 – 17. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary and visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Wi-Fi is available 24/7. Download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video.  
  Contact the library by phone at 903-763-4191, fax 903-763-2532, text 903-952-8305 or by email at quitmanlibrarian@gmail.com and we will respond as quickly as possible. 

  


 

Getting Back on Track



The library building is planning to re-open on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

We will provide services in accordance with current State guidelines. 

Social distancing and wearing protective masks are strongly encouraged.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

QPL Connections by Delene Allen


Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen
Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX

Thursday, April 23, 2020

  The Quitman Public Library building remains temporarily closed until mandates are lifted. You may return your materials by leaving them in the book drop at the east entrance, or just hang on to them and consider them renewed. All overdue fines will be waived.  All library programs are suspended until further notice.

  Although physical materials cannot be checked out right now, there are alternatives. Now may be the perfect time to explore digital materials if you have a computer, tablet, phone or reading device using OverDrive, Libby, and TexShare Databases. Visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org.

  The Tumble Book Library is also available for our youngest readers. The Tumble Book database is easy to use and features unlimited access from your device! Check our website home page for user and password information.
  Wi-fi is available 24/7 for patrons and can be best accessed from the front parking area. Call 903-763-4191 during business hours for password information.
  If you have an urgent need for copies, faxing, printing, legal or tax forms, or need notary service, call or email and we will do our best to serve you.
  We can renew or assign you a temporary card number over the phone.
  Contact the library by phone at 903-763-4191, fax 903-763-2532, text 903-952-8305 or by email at quitmanlibrarian@gmail.com and we will respond as quickly as possible. Check out the library’s Facebook at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary and our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org to keep up to date.

Friday, April 3, 2020

QPL Connections by Delene Allen


Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen
Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX

Thursday, April 9, 2020
   
  The Quitman Public Library building was temporarily closed on Monday, March 16, 2020 and will remain as such until mandates are lifted.
  
  Here are answers to some of your questions:
  How long will the library be closed? The library will be closed until the most current mandate is lifted. 
  I have materials checked out or that need renewing. What about fines? Please return your materials when they are due by leaving them in the book drop at the east entrance, or just hang on to them and consider them renewed. All overdue fines will be waived.
  What about library programs? All library programs are suspended until further notice. Friends of the Library and QPL Story Time hope to reconvene in September. Summer Reading and Summer Lunch for Kids are subject to being postponed.
  What about Wi-fi and e-services? Wi-fi is available 24/7 for patrons and can be best accessed from the front parking area. Call 903-763-4191 during business hours if you need the password.
  How can I get a library card? Call the library. We can renew or, if you are a residnet of Wood County TX, we can assign you a temporary card number over the phone.
  How can I read the next bestseller? Although physical materials cannot be checked out right now, there are alternatives. Now may be the perfect time to explore digital materials if you have a computer, tablet, phone or reading device using OverDrive, Libby, and TexShare Databases. Call the library if you need help.
  What if I have an urgent need for copies, faxing, printing, legal or tax forms? Call the library during business hours 903-763-4191 and we will do our best to help you.
  Is the library staff okay? Yes, we are doing just fine! The staff will be busy cleaning and disinfecting the entire building and books. We also have other projects and renovations we are working on as well.
  
  Contact the library by phone at 903-763-4191, fax 903-763-2532, text 903-952-8305 or by email at quitmanlibrarian@gmail.com and we will respond as quickly as possible. 
  Check out the library’s Facebook at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary and our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org to keep up to date.

Friday, March 20, 2020

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen
Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX

to run in the Thursday, March 26, 2020 edition

   You may have heard that the Quitman Public Library building was temporarily closed on Monday, March 16, 2020 and will remain as such until mandates are lifted.
   Here are some answers to frequently asked questions the library staff has received:
•  How long will the library be closed? The library will be closed until the most current mandate is lifted.
•  What will happen to library programs? All library programs are suspended until further notice. Friends of the Library will reconvene in September as will QPL Story Time. Summer Reading and Summer Lunch for Kids has been planned to begin in June, but that is subject to being postponed.
•  I have materials checked out or that need renewing. Some are overdue, so what should I do? Please return your materials when they are due by leaving them in the book drop near the east entrance, or just hang on to them and consider them renewed. All overdue fines will be waived.
•  How can I read the next bestseller? Although physical materials cannot be checked out right now, there are alternatives. Now may be the perfect time to explore digital materials if you have a computer, tablet, phone or reading device using OverDrive, Libby, and TexShare Databases. Call the library if you need help.
•  What about Wi-fi and e-services? Wi-fi is available 24/7 for patrons and can be accessed from the front parking area.
•  How can I get a library card? Call the library. We can renew or assign you a temporary card number over the phone.
•  Is the library staff okay? Yes, we are doing just fine! The staff will be busy cleaning and disinfecting the entire building and books. We also have some other projects to work on as well.
  Contact the library by phone at 903-763-4191 or by email at quitmanlibrarian@gmail.com and we will respond as quickly as possible. Check out the library’s Facebook at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary

Friday, February 21, 2020

QPL Connections by Delene Allen


Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020      Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX

   Friends of the Quitman Public Library invites everyone to its next meeting on Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2020 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room. Special guest will be David Sudhoff with Men’s Recovery and Restoration which is located on Hwy 37 (Old VFW) in Winnsboro. Invite others to come listen as he shares valuable information for our community about addiction and recovery.
Friends is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.
   The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Circle is Mar. 13 from 6 - 9 p.m. in the library’s community room. Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in, and listeners are always welcome. Contact Eugene Allen at 903-975-5745.

   QPL Story Time meets each Wednesday at 2 p.m.  Terri Bennett plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Upcoming themes will focus on St. Patrick’s Day, Things that are Green, March Winds and Welcome Spring! The program is designed for young readers and home-schooled students. Call 903-763-BOOK (2665). Special thanks to Peoples Telephone for funding and sponsorship of this year’s crafts and activities.

   Wood County TX Genealogical Society meets at 7 p.m. on Monday, Mar. 16, 2020. The group meets at one of the local restaurants for fellowship prior to the meeting, and anyone is welcome to attend. Contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988 for details.
   Rebekah Yeager and Virginia Hoffpauir invite students of all ages and skill levels to bring their own supplies and join the Quitman Knitter’s Group for free instruction each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s front lobby area.
   Adult GED support services are available for students who have registered online at www.ged.com. Assistance in reading/writing skills and math is available in the public computer area on Tuesdays and Fridays during library hours.  
   Special thanks to Ken and Margo Massatt for their donation of The American Press monthly newspaper, Jack Neel for his donation of a subscription to Air & Space, and Hochheim Prairie for a generous donation to purchase bestsellers.
   Stop by the library and check out one or more of the nearly 30,000 books, audiobooks and movies on our shelves. Check the online catalog at quitman.biblionix.com/catalog to see what is new.  Patron cards are available for those who provide photo identification and proof of residence in Wood County. A guardian must sign for children ages 5 – 17. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
   Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary and visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Wi-Fi is available 24/7. Download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video.