Summer reading clubs benefit from donations

Many readers enjoyed the newly added Adult Summer Reading Club this summer. With Miss Mary at the helm this group really flourished with 38 registered. This reading club was hassle-free with lots of chances to win prizes. Gift cards to Sonic were given away each week through a drawing of those who had read that week. Each book read constituted an entry into the drawing. In all 189 books were read by our readers. During the Awards Reception 24 adult readers received certificates of completion. Congratulations to all of our readers, and we hope that you will be returning readers in 2014.
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With Summer Reading Clubs coming to a close, there are a lot of people and organizations to thank for their help to make this year a success. First, we would like to thank those special people who gave of their time to come and present programs for our kids: Ann James with the Pine Country Gem & Mineral Society; Aaron Friar with the City of Lufkin; George Avery with the Archeology Department of Stephen F. Austin University; and Charlotte Henley with Ellen Trout Zoo. Next, we would like to thank our volunteers that helped us during our programs: Dunnis Jolly and Marisa Salazar. Then, we would like to thank the following businesses for donating reading incentives such as free food coupons and gift cards: Blue Bell; Chick-fil-a at South Loop Crossing; Whataburger; Sonic; Taco Bueno; and Dr. Sid Epperson, Ph.D. We would also like to thank the following individuals that donated prizes for our Adult Summer Reading Club: Lola Carter for the lovely handmade blanket; Peggy Lawrence for the beautiful afghan; and Teresa Bennett’s Southern Charms for the wonderful necklace and bracelet set. A very special thanks go to the Diboll Booster Club and Lewis Ivey for added funding for Summer Reading Programs. We would like to give a big thank you to the Diboll Business Association for funding our reading medals this year. Thank you all for your wonderful giving spirit and may you be richly blessed in return.
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The Tangled Threads group enjoyed a good time on Tuesday, July 9. Check out our Facebook page to see the photos.
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Congratulations to Dionicio Guerrero and Aileen Robles – this week’s winners in the adult and teen Summer Reading Club drawings! They received $10 gift cards from Sonic and Wal-Mart.
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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!