Mineola Memorial Library Notes


Hard to believe February is almost over and spring is drawing nearer. Hopefully soon the weather will be more stable instead of these wild swings from warm to hot to freezing cold.

Tax season is also upon us. We do not have tax forms. We can sign you onto a computer and help you find www.irs.gov and from there you can seek out the forms and / or instructions that you need.

At the Lillie Russell Memorial Library in Lindale, AARP will be there once a week to help with tax preparations. Call the Lillie Russell Memorial Library at 903-882-1900 for more information.

In the works is a Book Club headed by Daniel. Their first read is “The White Donkey: Terminal Lance” by Maximilian Uriarte. Sign up at the front desk if you are interested in participating. If Daniel is working the day you visited, he can speak with you directly. Stay tuned for more details.

Don’t forget about our website containing our card catalog of books, movies, and audios. Go to mineolalibrary.com, click on the catalog button about the middle of the page and see what all we have to offer. Or click on the account button about the middle of the home page then put in your card number (just the number not the letter) and the password is either one you have created or the phone number you have on file with us (remember), what you have on file with us as you may have started your account with a land line and now use a cell phone)then you can reserve books, write reviews, use the TexShare Databases, and all sorts of things.

Do you know what the TexShare database is? It is a collection of information resources funded in large part by the state of Texas, thus the name: TexShare. Inside are resources for GED study, legal forms, how to items, and genealogical sources. Take a look through and see what is there for you.

Yes, Chessie the Cat still resides at the library. She sleeps during the day unless she feels the need to supervise Mary or redirect her efforts elsewhere. At night, she patrols the library and investigates the bookshelves and tables and hallway to make sure things are as they should be. After hours you can sometimes catch her looking out the windows surveying the property. She does not care to go outside, we’ve offered and she has repeatedly refused.

The usual programs continue to be offered. After school, pre school story time, American Girls, Happy Crafters, Lego Club, computer Q & A, Homeschool Heroes, and Family Craft Day. The bookmobile continues to make stops around town as well.

Many thanks to Larry Jones for his donation to the library and to the Delphians for their memorial of Johnnie Miller.

We hope to see you soon and remember, the Mineola Memorial Library is a 501(c)3, non-profit and not only are donations appreciated, they are tax-deductible, too.


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