Nesbitt Memorial Library

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Director's Message

Library News

Dear Friends,

There are still 3 weeks of Summer Reading Program activities in which to participate with the finale on Monday, July 23 at 10am. We are also hosting a program for adults "Memories of the Runaway Scrape" by Carroll Brincefield and Doug Kubicek on Thursday, July 12 at 6pm with stories about three routes that were taken to escape the Mexican army.
Please scroll down for announcements of our upcoming programs for children and teens.
You may have read about our yearbook project in the Colorado County Citizen...You are now able to search our yearbook collection online! Follow this link: then click on Albums to see the years and books available to browse. If you have a yearbook that we do not have, please consider loaning it to us so we can have it scanned for online access.
Last but not least, is a new list of Texas and local history titles available to purchase. These are extra copies priced below retail. All proceeds go to the Nesbitt Memorial Library Foundation and help with things not covered by our budget as well as the future expansion project. Thank you! Mark your calendars for our annual Big Book Sale August 3-9 in our meeting room.

We are excited to present a full slate of programming for all ages and have a lot of new materials for all to enjoy! Please include reading books, listening to audio books, watching DVDs and attending programs at the Library in your summer plans. All programs are free.
The theme for the Summer Reading Program is Libraries Rock! Children ages 3 to 12 may participate in our Reading Program where they earn prizes for each ten books or 250 pages read. Registration to participate will begin on May 31 and continue through July 14. There will also be a weekly drawing for a $10 Walmart card for the children that are registered for the program who read at least 10 books or 250 pages that week.
Music will play a leading role in the programming starting with Music and Movement Mondays for preschoolers on Mondays at 10am. Bring out the kiddos for a whole lot of shaking and wiggling to kid-friendly tunes! Storytime will be presented by guest readers on Tuesdays at 10:15. Enjoy local celebrities reading beloved and new favorite books. Wednesdays will feature programs just for tweens ages 8-12 at 2pm. Thursdays are family programs at 2pm with feature films and educational performances by professional entertainers. Teens ages 12-18 will have a variety of music themed programs on Fridays or Saturdays. Check our calendar and on Facebook for a weekly listing of events.

I hope to see you at the library!
Susan Chandler