Sept. 15 started National Hispanic Heritage Month. The new ESL (English as a second language) class started on Sept. 12 and the plan is to have class every Monday and Friday from 2-3 p.m.
All new attendees will start on a Friday. There is still room for anyone who wishes to learn. Just call and get registered. There is no charge. 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.
•Local artist Rebecca Fleck taught a greeting card class in the library on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 14-15. Your librarian and six other ladies had a fun time of fellowship and learning. We will plan to have more workshops in the future. The cost is $5 and you take five cards home. This will be an ongoing fund raiser for the library. We will let you know when the next workshop gets scheduled.
We have several fundraisers that you can help the library to be a success. Handmade greeting cards were donated to the library by Mrs. Fleck and they will be on sale for $1 each. If you need a greeting card then look no further than your library.
•The library is collecting pennies for a 1 million pennies fund drive. These pennies will be counted, rolled and deposited into the new Library Building Fund. Your librarian is getting ready to count and roll. Your librarian will be reaching out to all organizations in our area in the near future.
•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.
•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.