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062322 summer reading raffleThe library is having a raffle to raise money towards a new library. The tickets will be $5, and there will be three chances to win.

By Cathy Czajkowsk
Groveton Library Director

Janet Batchelor made an appearance at our library on Thursday to read her book to the children in our summer program. She read her newest book “Fraidy Fox” to the children.

The library has copies of her books for sale if anyone is interested.

The Children’s Summer Reading Program has 22 registered children as of June 16 and we are averaging 12 for story time each Tuesday and Thursday. Our theme is “Oceans of Possibilities.” If anyone would like to come and read to the children, please call the library. We have a few reading times open for the month of July. These story time days will be on Tuesday and Thursday at 5 p.m.

The library is having a raffle to raise money towards a new library. The tickets will be $5, and there will be three chances to win.

The first item is 114 volumes of Louis L’ Amour leather-bound books which are a $1,000 value. The second item is a volume of “Journey to Jubilee, Groveton, Texas, USA,” a $100 value. The third item is three books written and signed by Janet Batchelor, our local author, and they are “Al & the Owligator,” “Princess, Fred Frog and the Thing on the Log,” and “Fraidy Fox,” all with a $50 value.

All ticket sales will go towards our New Library Building Fund. The drawing will be held on Dec. 22 at the Library Christmas Open House.

Donations of $35.23 to our new library building fund brings our total to $2,201.61. Please put your change in the donation jars at McClain’s Hardware, Monica’s on Main Resale, One Stop Grocery and Pizza, Pruitt’s Auto, and Susie Q’s. Thank you to these businesses for their support. Thank you to everyone who drops their pennies in the jars. Your librarian has a new goal of $5,000 by the end of the year for our new building fund.

We have a retired teacher that teaches ESL (English as a second language) classes to anyone who is interested. This is a free service provided at the library for our community.

The library offers copy services and fax services and Notary Public services.

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.

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