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GrovetonLibrary GraphicSeptember is Library Card Sign-Up Month. The library has 144 patrons. Your librarian still has a goal of 200 patrons by the end of the year.

•Sept. 15 starts National Hispanic Heritage Month. Most libraries are celebrating between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15. Our library is starting a new ESL (English as a second language) class that started on Monday, and runs from 2 to 3 p.m. This class will continue to meet every Monday at 2 at the library. We have a retired teacher that teaches ESL classes to anyone who is interested. This is a free service provided at the library for our community. For further information please call the library at (936) 642-2483.

There will be a greeting card-making class on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 14-15 from 3 to 5 p.m. The cost will be $5 and each person will have five cards to take home. Your librarian is so excited to participate in this class as I send greeting cards and get them in return. To sign up please call or just come by on Wednesday.

•Texas Workforce Solutions will be back in the library on Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. They are here to help anyone who is interested in finding employment. There is also a program that helps with child care expenses for parents who are working. Please come and let the representative explain your options. 

•The library is having a fundraiser for our new library building. The tickets are $5 per ticket. There will be three chances to win. The first item is 114 volumes of Louis L’ Amour leatherbound 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” 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. If you would like to purchase tickets, please call the library at (936) 642-2483 or come by the library between the hours of 1-6 p.m. Your librarian will also be at upcoming events to promote our library. Please stop and visit if you see me in your area. You do not have to be present to win.

•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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