Mineola Memorial Library Notes


Greetings to all! Hope your summer is off to a wonderful start. Summer programs have begun at the Mineola Memorial Library and each week there is a new activity for the children to enjoy. As always, it is the parent / caregiver who is responsible for their children at all times and in all places in the library. The staff cannot possibly keep up with all the children enjoying the library. A supervised child is a happy child and not likely to get into trouble by being outside loud or playing outside games inside of the library.

Our hours remain the same during the summer. We are closed on Sunday and Monday and open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.; and Saturday 9 a.m until 4 p.m.

Due to space and outside temperatures, we have programs on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Tuesday at 2 p.m. is the kindergarten to fifth grade group. Wednesday mornings at 10:15 a.m. is the toddler group for children ages 18 months to 3 years with a parent / caregiver. Wednesday afternoons at 2 p.m. is reserved for Teens and Tweens who will be taking small field trips and must be present at 2 p.m. in order to participate. Thursday afternoons at 2 p.m. are for preschool children ages 3, 4, and 5 with a parent / caregiver. These programs are from now until the end of July. There will be no programming in August except for American Girls to give the staff a chance to catch their breath and to perform inventory on our collections.

Our goal this summer is to get you and your children to visit the library. See what all there is available to check out in the library. Discover activities that interest you.

The Bookmobile is visiting the Mineola Primary and Elementary School campuses during summer school. Each week brings a short program / activity and an opportunity for the children to borrow a book. Beginning June 13 the Bookmobile will stop at the McFarland Center on Wednesdays with an opportunity to borrow books and a quick program for the children.

East Texas Library Friends book club will meet again on July 7 at the Oak Ridge Marina / Restaurant. They will discuss the book, “The Diplomat’s Daughter” by Karin Tanabe. This is a book about the second World War, internment camps, and one family’s journey through this time. If you have ever read “Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” or “The Last Train to Crystal City,” you will probably find this book very interesting.

The Pilot Club of Mineola made a donation to the library in support of the Bookmobile which we appreciate very much.

The Mineola Memorial Library is a 501(c)3, nonprofit and your donations are tax deductible.