Welcome to November! This column will be rather short as I am in San Antonio with the Band watching their performance at the Alamodome. By the time you read this, we will all know the results. Thanks to all of our staff and volunteers for making it possible for our band students Kaleigh, Annalee, Russell, and Samuel along with myself to attend this event.
We had a great visit with Dr. Bill Knight at the Friends of the Library meeting. He told of his years growing up with his brothers and especially about his oldest brother, Jack.
We are continuing with Books for Fines this month until Dec. 2. Bring in a brand new book and reduce your fines. Or, if you want to help with this collaboration, you may donate new books or cash for the purchase of books.
The library charges fines to encourage patrons to return their items on time. They also help fund the library. The library fines are very reasonable, 25 cents per day for books and audio books and $1 per day per movie. Most items may be renewed once if you will call, come by, or renew on-line.
Regularly scheduled programming will continue for the month of November with the exception of Thanksgiving week. Most programs will be suspended for the holiday as many folks are traveling. The library will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23 but will reopen on Nov. 24.
The Library Book Club is reading “The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend” by Katarina Bivald and will meet Thursday at 6 p.m. to discuss.
The East Texas Library Friends are reading “The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu” by Joshua Hammer and will meet Saturday, Dec. 2 to discuss. Details to follow.
Remember, we have book drops on the front porch for movie and book returns after hours and on holidays.
We have received memorial donations for Rosemary Bell from 20th Century Club, Dan and Carolyn Metcalf, John E and Harriet Rayl, and Frank Taylor and Lou Steele. We received a memorial donation for Lee Shafer from Frank Taylor and Lou Steele.
Remember, the Mineola Memorial Library is a 501(c)3, non-profit and your donations are tax deductible.