Your librarian thinks that most of Trinity County is in the dark about what our library and the Trinity Library can help them accomplish. Our library has a student from Sam Houston State University who comes here to complete his homework online. Another junior high student from Groveton ISD comes to the library to complete her homework on most days. Many come to complete the government forms and print out insurance cards, etc. that is required for their everyday needs. In January, people will start coming to use the computers to file their income taxes. Your librarian says all this to make the point that we need our library and we have outgrown our present space. We are looking for a building that will meet our growing needs. If you know of anyone who is willing to donate to help with this goal. Please send them our way.
Texas Workforce Solutions will be in the library on Tuesday, Oct. 18th from 1 to 4 pm. There are new services that are available for employment if anyone is interested. There is a hiring event for Veterans, Military and their spouses on November 3 at the CL Simon Recreation Center in Nacogdoches. It starts at 10:00 am and ends at 2:00 pm
•Our New Library Building Fund total is $2,807.53 and the pennies are starting to show up at the library. Your librarian has tired but happy fingers. It will take everyone saving pennies to reach our goal of 1 million pennies. That goal will happen and I believe it will be soon. Your librarian will be reaching out to all organizations in our area in the near future to ask for their help.
•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 will have another greeting card class on Wednesday Oct. 26, and Thursday, Oct. 27, from 3-5 p.m. If you are interested, please call your librarian.
•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.