Your librarian is finally getting back to the newspaper. I didn’t realize how many people read the article till I missed a few weeks. Thank you for everyone that has shown interest in our humble library.
The month of February saw 201 visitors at the library. This was 125 more than February 2022. As of this article we have 144 visits to the library The library now has 185 active patrons.
•We wish to thank the Republican Women of Trinity County for their generous donation of books to our library. The books donated were “I am Every Good Thing” by Derrick Barnes; “Otto’s Tales” by PragerU.com; “A Time to Build” by Yuval Levin; “Lily’s Promise” by Lily Ebert; “The Founder’s Speech to a Nation in Crisis” by Steven Robb; “Walk In a Manner Worthy” by M. Kim Combs, M.Ed.; and “Love Your Enemies” by Arthur C. Brooks.
•The library will start a new class for Spanish as a Second Language and will meet from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays starting in April. First class is on April 4. If you or someone you know are interested, please call the library and register. We need to know how many people will attend.
There already is an English as a Second Language class that meets every Monday and Thursday. Beginner class meets at 1 p.m. and another more advanced class meets at 2 p.m. Anyone interested please call the library.
•An Easter cardmaking party is planned for 3 p.m. Friday, March 31. Please come and join the fun. The library will be closed on Friday, April 7, in observance of Good Friday. We wish everyone a blessed Easter.
•The Texas Workforce Solutions representative will be here in the library on Wednesday, April 5, and Wednesday, April 19, from 1-4 p.m. This is a service provided for anyone who needs help with employment opportunities.
•We offer a great big thank you who has donated their change, especially the pennies, to the library building fund. The library is on a mission to raise 1 million pennies. We are asking everyone to save pennies and give them to the library. The Groveton ISD school library is helping us to collect the pennies from the students. They have given our public library so much needed help. We are blessed to have such an awesome school library for our children.
Donation jars are at One Stop Grocery and Pizza, McClain’s Hardware and Susie Q’s. Please support these businesses because they support our town and your library. This week we deposited $172 into our new library building account. The total for our New Library Building Fund is now $4,506.88. Thank you to everyone who is bringing pennies and dropping change into jars. It will take everyone saving pennies to reach our goal of 1 million pennies.
•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. The library will be closed from Dec. 23 through Jan. 3, 2023.
Story time is at 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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.