We made it through our winter! Thank you for understanding the library needing to be closed while the temperatures were so very low. We did take into account the library’s closure when assessing fines and no one was penalized for the two and a half days we were closed.
Programs continue at the library: after school on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. for children in kindergarten to high school; Toddler Story Time on Wednesday mornings at 10:15 a.m. for children ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregiver; Pre School Story Time on Wednesday mornings at 11:15 a.m. for children ages 3, 4, and 5 with their caregiver.
Remember, American Girls is held on the second Saturday of the month and you must register or sign up each time you would like to attend. We require this because supplies must be purchased and we need to know by the Wednesday before the meeting how much to buy. The deadline for the February meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 7. You may call the library at 903-569-2767 or stop by in person to register.
East Texas Library Friends are now reading “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman for their meeting on March 3 at 2 p.m. Their meeting will be at Oak Ridge Marina Restaurant on Lake Fork.
The Library Book Club is reading Diana Palmer’s “The Cowboy and the Lady.” They will meet to discuss this selection on Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. This is a romance novel and the group has not read one and thought this fitting for the month of February.
Did you know you can reserve a book on-line? Go to the library website: www.mineolalibrary.com. About the middle of the page, click on account and log in with your library card number (minus the “p”) and your pin number (usually the phone number associated with your account). Now search the catalog for the book you wish to read. When you find it, click on the title. Next you will see a tab that reads “reserve this item” and you will click on that. Now your item is reserved. We check the reserve list first thing each morning and will notify you when your item is ready to pick up. After it is reserved, you will have five business days to pick up the item. Items in the catalog highlighted in pink will take longer as they are currently out with another patron and you may not be the next in line for the item. If you have any questions about how to do this, please, call or stop by the library.
A big thank you to our garbage men. I really wasn’t expecting them the day after the city thawed out but they came and I just wanted to be sure they know their efforts are appreciated.
Thank you to our letter carriers and commercial delivery drivers. We tried to let everyone know the library would be closed during the icy conditions. We know they too had to get out in the elements and we appreciate them as well.
The library received donations from Linda Wray and Deborah Crenshaw. The Mineola Memorial Library is a 501(c)3, non-profit and your donations are tax-deductible.