Successful summer of reading celebrated

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Shirley and Lewis Ivey of LSI Inc. and Richard Nelson of the Diboll Free Press pose with members of the Summer Reading Club during their awards party. The Iveys make an annual donation to the program and all three adults represent the Diboll Business Association, which also made a donation this year.

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Ronnie Turney, Fernanda Montoya and Taylor Roberts show their reading awards.

The Children’s Summer Reading Club Awards Party was held on Thursday, July 18. There were 90 children that finished their reading goal this summer. Each child received a certificate from the library and a reading medal provided by the Diboll Business Association. Lewis Ivey, who along with wife Shirley Ivey donated to the Summer Reading program, was on hand to help hand out the medals. Just for fun, balloon artist David McCullough aka Kornpop the Klown from Chandler was here to make balloon characters for the children to take home. Congratulations to the entire Children’s Summer Reading Club members! We are proud of you and your teachers will be proud of you, too. Keep reading!
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Teen Summer Reading Club celebrated the finish of a successful summer with refreshments and the movie “Beautiful Creatures” on Tuesday, July 16. There were 18 teens to complete their reading goal. Each were given a certificate and free food coupons to various restaurants. Drawings were held for prizes for the lucky participants during the party. Congratulations to all of you Teen Summer readers out there, and remember we do this every summer.
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Congratulations to Dionicio Guerrerro who won the grand prize drawing, a $25 gift card to Lowes, in the Adult Summer Reading Club drawing.  Congratulations to Perla Romero who won the grand prize drawing, a $20 gift card to Wal-Mart, in the Teen Summer Reading Club drawing. Congratulations also to Irvin Hurtado who won a $50 gift card to Wal-Mart in a special drawing for those who read five or more books during the Teen Summer Reading Club.
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Tangled Threads is like an old fashioned sewing circle where everyone brings their own needle crafting project to work on while chatting and sharing tips. Do you crochet, knit, or do any kind of portable craft? Join us for “Tangled Threads” on Tuesday, August 13, from 9:30-11 a.m. Bring your own project to work on while you chat and share tips with each other.
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Hey Teens, the library is hosting a back-to-school event just for you. Come to the library on Aug. 16 after Meet The Jacks and hang out with friends; watch a movie; and eat. This event is for teens ages 12-18 only.
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Our library is hosting Health For Life Texas — free classes for people with Diabetes — beginning Thursday, August 8, through Sept. 12, in the evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Sign up for a Diabetes Self-Management Education class and learn how to take charge of your health. In these classes you will learn how to live a healthier life with diabetes: Find out how diabetes affects your body; make sense of your blood sugar numbers; meet others who have diabetes; have fun learning in a small group through games, activities and support conversations; and learn about diabetes through classes located in the community near your neighborhood. A trained instructor leads the class, which meets several times. Your class will be small – probably no more than 20 people. You will have plenty of time to ask questions and learn more from others in your class. To sign up, call Christie King at 936-634-6414 or the library at 936-829-5497. Be sure to mention the Library since these classes are held all over East Texas. These classes are sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging of Deep East Texas.
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Enjoy fun for the whole family at Movie Day at the Library on Friday, July 26, at 6 p.m. Our theme for the summer is hunger, so we are asking you to bring one package of cornbread mix or 1 package of Kool-aid drink mix per family, for admission, to be donated to Diboll Christian Outreach. Popcorn will be available. We encourage you to bring your own snacks and drinks to add to your fun. You may also bring pillows and blankets and sit on the floor to watch the movie. Come bring the family and join in the fun! Our movie license will not allow us to publicize the movie title so please call us for more information at 936-829-5497. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
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Summer library hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.;  and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Have a great week!