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Valley Mills Public Library

Library News and Announcements

LIbrary has storytime for 2-4 year olds Thursday mornings from 10:30 - 11:30 with Board member Cathey Trankovich doing the storytime and crafts. Parents or caregiver must remain in library during the story time. Bring your children at any time, however, to check out books. --------------------At tne annual Meeting on January 16, 2017 Gaye Lynn Seawright was elected President of the Valley Mills Library Association; Cathey Trankovich was elected Vice President and Janey Kaiser was elected Secretary. Later, upon Janey's resignation, Carolyn Yastic was elected as secretary Kitty Poston is the Treasurer. Jennifer Boles was elected as one of the Directors ( board member) but since has had to resign due to other responsibilities. -------------------------------------- The monthly book club meets on the third Monday of the month at 10:00 . Call the library for details. ----------------------------------------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 2014 and 2015
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 online catalog system and the websites. For 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 room! In the Spring of 2010, we expanded our library and, through a grant from the Tocker Foundation, got new furniture. The library has 7 Internet access computers for the public plus a patron laptop station, with WI-Fi available. (you must have password to use the Wi-Fi) We have a diverse collection of books -- something for everyone to read! We also have Nooks for both children and adults, 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. All children and teens should utilize our book collection and computers for homework.
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!