February is Library Lover’s Month. This would be a good time to come to the library and get a library card or renew your existing library card. We have 79 active library patrons. Your librarian has a goal to have 100 at the end of this year. Think of how you can support your local library.
•America saves week is Feb. 21-25. Started by nonprofit organization America Saves and now supported by thousands of participating organizations, America Saves Week is a five-day annual celebration that encourages people and communities to commit to saving money. The theme this year is “Building Financial Resilience.”
Each day, the event will highlight a different aspect of saving, such as making it automatic, planning for the unexpected and setting aside money for retirement. After two years of dealing with a global crisis, being conscious of your spending is more important than ever, and America Saves Week is a great opportunity to do a financial check-in with yourself.
•Your librarian is already working on the Children’s Summer Reading Program. This year the program dates are June 1-July 29. Our theme is “Oceans of Possibilities.” We had a great time last year and this year will be better. Mark the dates and tell all children that there will be much fun at the library this summer.
•The Republican Women of Trinity County has graciously donated children’s books to the library. These books include “One Flag, One America” (the story of the American Star) by Michelle Hirstius; “Counting on Katherine (How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13)” by Helaine Becker; “The King of Kindergarten” by Derrick Barnes; “Mae Among the Stars” by Roda Ahmed; “Give Please a Chance” by Bill O’Reilly and James Patterson; “Little House on the Prairie,” “Little House in the Big Woods,” “On the Banks of Plum Creek,” “By the Shores of Silver Lake,” “The Long Winter,” “Little Town on the Prairie,” and “These Happy Golden Years” by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
The Republican Ladies also donated two of my favorite books that the youth or adults would enjoy. One book is “Sacred Duty, A Soldier’s Tour at Arlington National Cemetery” by Tom Cotton, United States Senator, and the other book is Condoleezza Rice, A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me.” Your librarian is excited to have these new books in the library.
•Donations for our new library fund collected between Jan. 28 and Feb. 11 are $29.64 and this brings our total to $713.01. Our Library Building Fund is growing a little every week. Please put your change in the donation jars at McClain’s Hardware, One Stop Grocery and Pizza, Pruitt’s Auto, and Susie Q’s. Thank you to these businesses for their support.
The library offers copy services and fax services and Notary Public services to the public. We are here to help our community any way we can.
If you are aware of any person that is homebound and cannot get to the library but would like to have books to read, please call the library. We will work on a time for delivery and pickup of books if someone shows interest. This is your library. Please let me know how I can be of service to you. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 1 to 6 p.m.Story time is at 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. ESL class is at 2 p.m. Friday
The library phone number is (936) 642-2483, and the location is in the rock building just east of the courthouse.
Cathy Czajkowski is director of the Groveton Public Library.