Nesbitt Memorial Library

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Director's Message

Library News

Dear Friends,

We survived the Summer Reading Program and have a new program attendance record of 827 children and teens and 465 adults (1,292) attending 45 programs in 61 days! The 207 children read 3,216 books and 94,650 pages! Sixty-nine made it to the end of the reading game! Twenty-nine teens read 37,002 pages. I hope the result of all of this reading is increased academic success this school year. I have posted a few photos below showing some of the fun.
Our annual Big Book Event will be on Friday, August 3 through Thursday, August 9 in the meeting room. There are a variety of items available for a donation to the Nesbitt Memorial Library Foundation. Thank you to our Friends for setting up and volunteering during the event.
Weekly Pre-school Storytime begins on Tuesday, August 14 at 10:15am. We will have Bedtime Storytime on Thursday, August 16 at 6:30pm and Music and Movement on Thursday, August 23 at 10:15am.
Sarah Reveley from San Antonio will present a program about the Texas Centennial Monuments on Tuesday, August 21 at 6pm. Sarah is a 6th generation Texan who discovered the 1938 book Monuments Commemorating the Centenary of Texas Independence which led her to document the markers, statues, monuments and structures for the Texas Historical Commission. She also became an avid collector of Centennial memorabilia and donated her collection to the Briscoe Center for American History. She will show images from the Centennial, the Briscoe Collection and talk about her new passion, the restoration program.
The NML Book Discussion will be about Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow on Thursday, August 9 at 10:15am in the Texas Room and the YA for Adults Book Club will discuss Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith on Wednesday, August 29 at 5pm.
English as a Second Language Classes will resume on August 17 at 12:30. They will be twice each week and taught by volunteers. I plan to resume teaching beginning level computer classes in September. Please call 979 732-5514 if you are interested.

I hope to see you at the library!
Susan Chandler
Director