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Valley Mills Public Library

Library News and Announcements

March 14, 2023 - March 17, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. each day the library will have programs for children ---by the fire dept on Tuesday Mar 14th, the police dept on the 15th, a nurse on the 16th and electrical linemen on the 17th. Bring your children to see and hear the ones keeping us safe and well! They will enjoy. --------------------At the annual Meeting on January 19, Clova Gibson was re-elected President of the Valley Mills Library Association; Robin Prause became a new board member. Officers continuing - Vice-President - Alice Filler; Secretary-- Janie Baker; and Treasurer -- Kitty Poston. Other board members are Daphne Tenant, and Perla McMullen, Art coordinator. The monthly book club meets on the third Monday of the month at 10:00 . Call the library for details. You can now read ebooks using Libby on the Central Texas Digital consortium if you have a current card. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------See local newspaper for articles about the 2016 and 2017 Summer Reading Programs. AWARDS PROGRAM FOR SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2015 -- Aug. 6. 2015 AT 7:00 P.M. IN LIBRARY Winners were: Journals -- winners were awarded art supplies Scrabble contest: Winner was awarded a Scrabble set--he and one other were awarded DK pictorial dictionaries Calligraphy --- Sarah Seamanski won the calligraphy set
Summer Reading Program 2023
The national theme for the Summer Reading Program of 2023 will be "Kindness and Friendship" More information about story and craft time at the library for the summer of 2023 will be on this website later this spring. -- --- A top reader of 2014 is now on the library board and serving as Art Coordinator in 2022/2023! ] ---What was on website in 2014! -- The 2014 Summer Reading Program has been completed. Congratulations to all the students who participated in the program. Thanks to all those who gave their time and talents to make this year's program such a success.
Director's Message
Your Library Director Welcomes You ----------------- Thank you for visiting our website. I hope that you will enjoy using the library and our online catalog system , ebooks access with the Central Texas Digital Consortium, databases and websites, and available technology. For both the ebooks and the Texshare databases you will need to come to the library for a user name and password. The databases will be very helpful to you in your research for literature , history, health and genealogy. I hope that you will take advantage of using these databases. We are glad to assist you if you need help with your research. Come to the library to see our new look! In the Spring of 2010, we expanded our library and, through a grant from the Tocker Foundation, got new furniture. The library now has 4 Internet access computers for the public plus a patron laptop station, with WI-Fi available in the genealogy section. (you must have password to use the Wi-Fi) We have a diverse collection of books -- something for everyone to read! Every four months we get in a new set of 50 large Print books from Austin. The set available now is here until March 1, then the next circuit begins about in late March. (the exchange is by March 15) We also have Nooks for both children and adults, videos, audio books and CD's. In addition to the Summer Reading Program, the librarian enjoys reading to children and showing them educational and entertaining CD's throughout the year on an individual basis. Bring your toddlers to the library-- start them young with a love of books and learning. We also encourage the home school families to come and use the library.
Books and Nooks! -- Also visit our genealogy section
NEW Books! New books on the Nooks! as of Jan. 2017 --------------------------------New children's books in summer 2015! Come see! Also, you can ask for the list of children's books in color on the Color Nooks. One list is the "Read and Play books" and the other list is " Read to me books" New books !!! We have also been adding new children's books, large Print books and genealogy books and CD's for the past several years through the Dobie Award and through Dollar General grant funds New children's books this summer also! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The following list is a past list for the children's Color Nooks-- "Read and Play " books : Puff, the Magic Dragon, Charlie and the Ranch dog, Splat the Cat, Go dog Go, Bad Dog markey, Are you my mother?, Little white rabbit, Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion boutique, The Poky LIttle Puppy, Caps for sale: a tale of a peddler, Chrysanthemum, Richard Scarry's From 1 to 10, The Fire Engine book, Jamberry, Richard Scarry's This is me, Fancy Nancy. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------ " Read to Me " books----------------------- Read to me books organized: Nook Color's top 80 (gives reading level, etc.) , The Elephant's child; how the elephant got his trunk, Fun facts about pets, Cowboy camp, Ceser takes a break, jack and the beanstalk, The Best Nest, Ii can be a ballerina, I saw an ant on the railroad, the LIttle Red Hen, Fred and Ted go camping, The Best Place to Read, Flap your wings, the Best Nest, Beastly Rhymes to read after dark, Big do, Little do; the Polar Express, The Berenstain Bears trick or treat, A cow on the line and other Thomas the Tank Engine stories, Chicka chicka boom boom, Track stars! Three thomas and Friends, stories, Hooray for Thomas! and other thomas the Tank engine stories, Olivia froms a band, Percy's chocolate crunch and other Thomas the Tank Engine stories, Olive, the duck who went to school, The Pony's new home, The cat who could, The Pony's great adventure, Track stars! Three Thomas & Friends stsories, Hooray for thomas...., Duck and goose, Duck, Duck goose; A present for toot, animal orchestra, Steam engine stories, and Dewey's Christmas at the library.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- books from 2012 : (leaving on website for you to know about!) Hunger games, City of Ember series, etc. John Grisham's latest -- Our popular fiction authors are Roberts, Patterson, Sparks, Kingsbury and Grisham---- besides the Harry Potter series, the Stephanie Meyer's series is the most popular with our teens, and now DuPrau. We have some of the Texas Bluebonnet list books for 2010-11 for children as well as books on other lists for Texas children. Also, we now have the Texas Land Survey Maps (book) for Bosque County (original surveys) by Arphax Pub. Co. and a new, updated Texas Atlas by Stephens. Other non-fiction includes new language books -- Spanish, French, Russian, Chinese and Arabic.......... New Genealogy books!