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GrovetonLibrary GraphicYour librarian has learned that the library has to have 7,500 books in our collection to be accredited by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. At this moment we have 4,512 books and need to add 3,000 more to our collection.

As this is very important to have this accreditation, your librarian is going to accept any donations of hardback books that are in good shape. The plan is to have this done by September 30.

Our New Building Fund balance is $5,551.43. Our 1 Million Pennies Fund Drive is still going strong. Please save your pennies for the library. The new building will need some shelves and other items, and this will help to get some of those items.

•Plans are in process to have a game day at least once a month when we move to the new library. Your librarian is asking for board game donations. Board games that are sitting on your shelf would be a wonderful donation to the library and give you room to store something else.

•Our children’s volunteer, Kim, would like to have any coffee cans (not plastic) and lids that you can save for the library. Shoe boxes are also needed. These will be used for activities for the children.

•The library still has a few volumes of the “Journey to Jubilee, Groveton, Texas.” These books were donated to be used for a fund raiser and are for sale at the library. They will be for sale at $50 each. We have sold a few and still have some available.

•Your librarian would like to have any feedback as to activities that the community would want to try. These would be initiated after the move to the new location. I would like to try and have family game time and workshops. Please give me your ideas. This is your library. You can call, come by or email the library at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I promise to reply.

•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.

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