Tuesday, December 03, 2013
November @ the Library
Chambers County Library System –
is still a long way off, but that didn’t stop us from planning! Usually, we have our Summer Reading planning
meeting in February, but with the State Library now merging with the National
Summer Reading Program, our deadlines have been pushed up a bit. On the 15th, we had an afternoon
planning meeting that lasted 4 hours.
The Branch Librarians, Children’s programmers and Teen programmers all
attended to toss around ideas and nail down the specifics for 2014. Next year’s theme is by far the best I’ve
seen it in my 17+ years at this library, and the staff agrees; it’s going to be
a fun summer and we can’t wait to kick off with fun activities and programs for
all ages. Of course, we start soliciting
our local businesses for donations, so if you’re reading this and want to throw
a few bucks our direction specifically for Summer Reading, be our guest! All donations are tax deductible, and you get
lots of free publicity.
On the 12th,
the Library Advisory Board met for their last quarterly meeting of the
year. We had several policies to update,
which were all discussed and approved.
All our library policies are available on our website as well as the
circulation desks at each branch for the public to view. Board members were asked to renew their terms
on the board, and with the exception of one member who is moving, everyone
agreed to stay with us another 2 years.
Our current Board members representing all parts of the county include,
Sam Little, Carolyn Caldwell, Marlin Moore, Youngshin Cobabe, Chris Ramsey,
Sarah Kathan, and Katie Jackson.
news, Anahuac held a “Technology Petting Zoo” to introduce patrons to the
latest techie devices. Two
representatives from Best Buy brought the new iPad, Surface, Kindle and other
devices to let patrons get a hands on feel for what they might want to wish for
at Christmas. Staff members were also on
hand to answer questions about the library’s downloadable books, or other
databases accessible from the latest gadgets.
Our downloadable book statistics continue to climb increasing 20% from
Winnie held a
tween program to promote the latest installment in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid
series. Staff member Kim Silcox had 15
youngsters enjoy book related games and activities. Programs that tie into book releases are
always a big draw for the kids.
Libraries get a
lot of foot traffic, and sometimes our carpet lets us know. Special thanks to the maintenance department
for allowing their employees time to work on the weekend for carpet
cleaning. The Anahuac and Mont Belvieu
branches all have nice, clean carpet that desperately needed cleaning.
The Anahuac and
Mont Belvieu branches held movie field trips to the latest Hunger Games
When Hollywood interprets books that are popular with the teens, we take
advantage and let them have some fun critiquing the movie with their
friends. Field trips aren’t that often,
but they are certainly popular with the older teens! Of course we have ourselves covered with
permission slips and county employees as drivers. It’s a perk of the job, even if it is after
Anahuac teens at the movies!
Mont Belvieu teens at the movies!
Checking out the cool new gadgets at the Technology Petting Zoo at the
Chambers County Library in Anahuac
Thursday, November 07, 2013
October at the library!
The seasonal round of holidays has begun at
Chambers County Library System.
Halloween events were definitely the most sought after programs last
month with 132 people attending. And the
teen programs didn’t disappoint either with after-hours lock-ins and other
activities that kept close to 100 teens occupied. We can’t wait to see what Christmas has in
In other programming news, Anahuac staff member
Lesa Boutin organized a unique program that allowed people the opportunity to
take advantage of The Rose mobile mammography unit at the library. Breast Cancer awareness month was the perfect
time to promote the library’s resources on breast cancer, and also provide an
alternative to the local doctor’s office to get screened. Eighteen women took advantage of this
opportunity and we received wonderful feedback.
Looks like this will become a yearly event, and we hope to partner with
the Health Department next year.
Branch Librarian, Aquilia De la Cruz had a hands-on
enchilada making workshop on the 10th. It was a very well-attended program with
several requests for similar classes.
Cooking classes seem to be a hit with the local community, so be on the
lookout for more in the future.
Local Master Gardener A. Lynette Parsons and Susan
Roshto did a “Fall Gardening with the Masters” program at Mont Belvieu. 21 people attended to hear advice on easy
vegetable gardens, fall flowers, and pesky weeds.
We often get invitations from the community asking us
to set up at open houses, festivals, or requesting a library tour. At Mont Belvieu, Missy Parham provided
several tours for the Barbers Hill Kindergarten Center, Yolie Belt at Winnie
visits East Chambers elementary for stories each Friday, also at Winnie, Kim
Silcox visits the Arboretum twice a month to deliver books & movies to the
elderly. At Anahuac, LaShebia Haskin set
up an information booth at Anahuac Middle School open house, and Michelle Mims
provided a tour to the Met Head Start home based group. All great examples of our ongoing mission to
provide outreach to the community.
Our Friends of the Chambers County Library System had a presence
at the Barbers Hill Fall Fest on the 26th. They were there to generate more buzz about
the new library, and also sell raffle tickets to do a little fundraising. Most of the people who passed by knew about
the library, and others were very excited to hear the news. Three Friends volunteers spent the day
promoting the library non-stop. It’s
great to see that type of dedication for libraries!
Teen Read Week is a national literacy initiative
sponsored by the Young Adult Services of the American Librarian Association to
encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. This year’s theme was, “Seek the Unknown @
Your Library”. The Winnie branch paired
their Halloween program during Teen Read Week with activities that included
stargazing, galaxy t-shirts, and other eerie activities.
We also started the end of year task spending time
with book vendors to prepare for the upcoming year. Our regular vendors are all aware of our new budget funds of
course, and they descend during November and January to tempt us with all those
titles we so want to provide for our patrons. It’s a juggling act to buy what
we need and to keep it in line with the budgeted funds.
Branch Librarians Aquilia De la Cruz, Cindy
Alegria, and Missy Parham attended a Small Library Management Technology online
course. This course is part of the four
part program towards the certification that non-MLS library managers must
complete. Aquilia and Missy are one step
away from completing their certification, while Cindy has a couple more courses
before she’s done. This program takes
about 2 years to finish, so it’s quite an accomplishment when completed!
And finally, if you haven’t noticed them lately, your local
Commissioners and County Judge grace the walls of the library in “Celebrity
READ posters”. The American Library Association created a campaign to promote
reading by having celebrities pose with their favorite book to be featured in a
poster. The library purchased software to customize these posters with our own
local celebrities and patrons and they generate quite a bit of attention! We’ve
added a new “celebrity” to the walls, so next time you’re at the library, stop
by and see if you can spot the latest County official.
Master Gardener program at Mont Belvieu
Anahuac patrons enjoy the Halloween party
Commissioner Bubba Abernathy judges the pumpkin painting contest
Chambers County Sheriff, Brian Hawthorne poses for our "local celebrity" READ poster
Friday, October 04, 2013
Falling into September
Until next month!
Chambers County Library System –
programming is upon us, and the library staff have been busy bees planning all
sorts of fun activities. I think they’re
having withdrawals since Summer Reading!
This time of year we welcome Toddler Time back into our regular
routine. Michelle, Yolie, and Missy have
been cranking out some of the cutest crafts, games, and stories for the little
ones. These ladies do a wonderful job of
keeping the toddlers engaged and excited about books and the library. One of the Mont Belvieu regulars even has his
own fan club for Missy, complete with a t-shirt that says, “I love Mrs.
Missy”. Now that’s a fan!
also starts festival time in Chambers County.
Starting with Anahuac, Gatorfest was once again a big draw for the
county. The library always has a presence
in the educational tent promoting services and handing out flyers to let people
know we’re here. The biggest photo op
this year seemed to be the big stuffed alligator in the center of the
educational tent. When not being used at
Gatorfest, the 11 ft. alligator’s home is at the library sitting on top of our
bookshelves. He gets quite a bit of
attention from the public. Thanks goes
out to the staff members who worked the booth.
On the 5th,
Anahuac branch librarian Aquilia De la Cruz attended a Small Library Management
advanced workshop in Diboll on Building and Sustaining Partnerships. Aquilia has almost completed the 2 year
program, which provides intensive training for library staff managing smaller
community libraries. Three staff members
are currently enrolled in the program.
programming news, staff member Lesa Boutin coordinated with The Rose Mobile
Mammography to allow an alternative to the doctor’s office and hospital for the
public to get their mammograms.
Pre-registration has been a success and we anticipate this to be a
22-28 marked Banned Books Week for libraries.
Banned Books Week was celebrated, so to speak, at all three libraries,
with very interesting, and different, displays at each site. The displays
tended to generate discussion by the patrons with the staff, some of it not
quite what we might have expected! But that, of course, is part of the whole
effort behind Banned Books Week – to get people talking about censorship, the
books that have been challenged, and to get them thinking about their own
opinions of the same.
Librarian, Valerie Jensen and Assistant County Librarian, Annie Vass have been
able to spend a little time writing grants recently. Grants are usually left on the backburner
because they require quite a bit of office time to focus on the writing, and with
us out and about at the branches, we don’t get a whole lot of that. But we are proud to say we were both successful
at our attempts to get funding for a couple of items we’ve had on our “wish
lists”. Annie wrote a grant to the Ladd
& Katherine Hancher Foundation to purchase 2 Early Literacy computer
stations. These computers provide kids
with over 60 educational games on a very durable touchscreen computer. All of the libraries now have these computers
for public use, and the little ones just love them. Valerie wrote our second grant to ask for the
digitization of The Age newspapers. The
Age was the first newspaper in Chambers County and has information dating back
to the late 1800’s to present day reporting various happenings throughout the
county. The papers will be scanned and
housed at the University of North Texas’ Portal to Texas History website. One of the goals at the library is to
continue to provide access to the rich local history Chambers County has to
offer. The Age will soon be available
for public access to view, search, and print.
Adalyn Hoskins enjoying teddy bear storytime at Anahuac
Banned Books Week display at Mont Belvieu
Missy's littlest storytime fan at Mont Belvieu
Noe Mejia and his son enjoy the new kids computer at Anahuac
Calm after the storm
Chambers County Library System –
another busy month in the Library System.
With summer reading behind us, we turn our sights on fall programming,
which we anticipate you’ll be happy to see!
One thing I want to mention is the wonderful summer help staff we had
this year. The student workers were
hired at each library and all did an exceptional job during our busiest time of
year. The “summer helper” program is
sponsored by Commissioners’ Court above the Library System’s budget. The students provided immense amounts of
assistance, not only in getting ready for programs, but in performing a wide
variety of tasks that our regular staff can’t get to during the year. The salaries provided to these young people
help them greatly in our area, where jobs are scarce, and it is a bonus of
$12,245 to the library system.
us to also do some in-house staff training.
We’re very fortunate to have a talented group of staff members who enjoy
sharing their “areas of expertise” with everyone. We took advantage of their knowledge by
having several cross training workshops.
We started the month with an Intro to Genealogy taught by Winnie staff
member Mary Abshire. Mary is the
resident genealogy guru and several other staff attended to learn her tricks
and tips. The class went so well that
the West Chambers Branch will have their first Genealogy for Beginners program
in September. Next up was an
opportunity for our Children’s Programmers to meet and brainstorm. Our newest kid staffer is Yolie Belt from
Winnie and she fit right in with the gang.
The ladies enjoyed sharing ideas in their effort to provide quality kids
programs throughout the school year. And
finally, County Librarian, Valerie Jensen did a book mending class. Yes, there is such a thing as mending a book
the right way! The class allowed 8 of
the library staff to do some hands on training to fix broken spines and torn
On the 13th
the Library Advisory Board met for their quarterly meeting. The Volunteer policy and Interlibrary Loan
policy were up for discussion and approval.
The board approved all changes, which take effect immediately. Their next meeting is scheduled for
Librarian Valerie Jensen, and Assistant County Librarian Annie Vass attended a
United Way Development Committee meeting on the 14th. United Way is working on a presence in
Chambers County to address the needs of the citizens. One area that the library will potentially be
involved is by providing a Homework Help program twice weekly for students who
will be provided with transportation to and from the library. Once the details are lined out and funding is
in place, we will provide more information about the program. The library is excited about getting involved
and anticipate great results!
A couple of fun
programs that took place in August were a Back to School bash at Anahuac and
Winnie. Both libraries provided
activities for the school age crowd. A
backpack race, movie, Angry birds, snacks, and more were on hand for the
kids. All total there were over 100
people in attendance. It’s a great way
to get kids excited about school and the library, and it seems we’ve started a
yearly trend! The West Chambers Branch
held a cooking class for the little ones complete with edible crayons. The kids loved being able to eat the treats
they created! Also on the West Side, the
teens had a couple of fun activities with their inflatable Twister game, and a
field trip to see City of Bones.
Librarian Aquilia De la Cruz was asked by Anahuac Middle School to attend 6th
grade orientation to assist with online registration for Spanish speaking
parents. Aquilia has a reputation with
the Hispanic community as an excellent computer teacher providing classes that
help parents become comfortable with basic computer skills, creating email
addresses, printing documents, and accessing the Skyward program through the
school. Her classes are in high demand
and word of mouth about the classes sparked the idea from the school to involve
the library staff with assistance on orientation night.
our Assistant County Librarian completed her Master’s in Library Science (MLS)
degree in August. Annie attended her
graduation at the University of North Texas in Denton. Having another MLS on staff will be extremely
beneficial in many ways to the library!
Back to school bash at Anahuac
Kids cooking class at Mont Belvieu
The ladies of Chambers County Library System storytime
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
2013 Summer Reading Program boasts a circulation increase of 21%!
books read during the program…..36,702 – that’s more than one book for every
resident in Chambers County!
What an extremely successful year for Chambers County
Library System’s annual Summer Reading Program. The 6-week program ended
mid-July with a total of 1,161 kids, 151 teens, and 97 adults
participating. In the middle of the lines of people checking out books,
DVDs, etc., we were holding awesome programs for summer reading; a total of 54
to be exact. There’s a great deal of work that goes into the planning and
executing of our program, so kudos to the entire staff for a job well
done! We’re very happy to make our
Summer Reading Program fun and inviting for all ages.
During the 6-week program, we offered a
“Fresh Start” program that allowed patrons to read off their fines. For
every 15 minutes patrons read, $2 would be cleared from their existing overdues.
We had several people take advantage of this program reading over 645
thanks to our sponsors who donated their time, money, and coupons for the
Summer Reading Program. Without their contributions we would not be able
to provide the quality programs we offer each year. A big thank you to
the Friends of the Chambers County Library System for being the major
underwriters for the program, and also to NRG, LLC for being this year’s
All in all, our
reading clubs for adults, teens, and children were incredible successes this
year. Our donations for our programs were way up, allowing us to
provide entertainment that tops off previous year’s programs. That, in
turn, enticed more adults in to enter our reading raffle drawings, and our
teens and youngsters in with the welcoming atmosphere they have come to expect
at our “community centers.” The library system in Chambers County is not
just a room full of books; the staff work extremely hard to provide a wide
spectrum of rich materials and services from our share of the tax dollar.
Usually we scale down a bit in August, but we’re keeping up the pace due to
public demand. Back to School programs are being planned at each branch
for August, and we’ll crank back up with the usual programs (and more!) in
The Friends of
CCLS took advantage of the summer crowds, and staged a three-day Gently Used
Book Sale at the West Chambers Branch. It was another huge success, and funds
raised will be used to purchase additional programming supplies and equipment
for the libraries. The Friends are also working very hard on their
fundraising efforts for the new West Side library. A website is currently
in the works that will allow the public to donate towards the cause, and the
Friends are also starting to meet with representatives from local industry to
help out with the Friends share of the construction costs.
July is the time we prepare budget packets for the upcoming budget year.
Each year we make notes on items or services we would like to add for the
citizens of the county. This year we’re asking for an increase in
part-time hours, an alarm system for the Anahuac branch, a few small items for
our supply line, and our main request is to digitize all the local newspapers
we currently have on hand. These items are things we feel are warranted
to continue the level of service our patrons have grown used to.
Anahuac adult winner - Zelphia Hankamer
Some Anahuac kids enjoying the End of Summer Reading party
Mont Belvieu kids enjoying the Cryogenics program with Keith Hall
Winnie teens during their scavenger hunt!
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Summer Reading is in the house!
Chambers County Library System – June,
people came through our doors during the month of June
circulation for June: 34,019 (that’s
1/3 of our entire collection!)
can definitely tell that Summer Reading is in full swing at the Chambers
In June we welcomed two new staff
members, Yolie Belt at Winnie, and Laura Foshee at Anahuac. These two ladies are the new children’s
librarians and bring a good deal of experience when it comes to working with
kids. After Summer Reading is over,
they’ll start concentrating on story time, which will start again in
September. We’re glad to have them both
on the CCLS team!
We also welcomed our much needed summer
help the week before Summer Reading started.
Our hardworking kids include:
Melani Aguilar, Chase Archer, Dawn Davis, Sean LaFrentz, David Leaven,
and Kenya Moore. Their help is invaluable
this time of year, assisting the staff at programs, Summer Reading sign-ups,
keeping the books on the shelves, and much more. We always appreciate the court’s generosity
by allowing us these extra hands during our busiest time of year. We also want to thank all the commissioners
for allowing the libraries to use the community buildings. When you have 100+ kids at a program, the
meeting rooms just aren’t big enough.
June started off with a pre-Summer
Reading program on the 7th. The
Ambassadors of Laughter program is associated with the Ringling Bros. and
Barnum & Bailey Circus. The circus
makes their next stop in Beaumont and this allowed us to take advantage of
their “Reading with Ringling” program.
Clowns, Dave and Cherie Gregg did magic tricks, juggled, read stories,
and interacted with the kids. Everyone
loved it, and kids who participate in the Summer Reading Program receive free circus
tickets after reading 12 books! There’s
still time to join!
The following Monday officially began the
Summer Reading Program. Week 1 was
kickoff week where the libraries had different activities going on to encourage
participation and signups. Sno-cones,
popcorn, balloons, painted pet rocks, dirt cups, and much more were just a few
of the exciting things happening.
Sheriff Brian Hawthorne was on site at the Winnie branch passing out
sno-cones to kids and their parents. We
appreciate him taking time out of his busy schedule! Mont Belvieu passed out balloons and popcorn
on day 1, and included a cryogenics program during the week, while Anahuac had
different activities each day for the kids.
During the six weeks of Summer
Reading, we have a Fresh Start program available to patrons who have fines on
their account. This allows patrons to read
down their fines, and for every 15 minutes read in the library, $2.00 will be
waived from the account. This doesn’t
apply to outstanding items. Several
people have taken advantage of this opportunity and were very grateful to have
their account in good standing just by reading a few pages!
In other news, Anahuac Elementary
brought their ESL summer school class on a tour of the library. Staff members Michelle Mims & Laura
Foshee led the tour showing the kids how the library works and they even enjoyed
a story from Miss Laura!
Finally, County Librarian, Valerie
Jensen and Assistant County Librarian, Annie Vass attended the latest committee
meeting regarding the new library in Mont Belvieu. We’re still making progress and once more
details are available we’ll be sure to keep you updated. Until next month!
Sheriff Hawthorne passes out sno-cones at the Winnie branch during kick-off week
Ambassadors of Laughter, David &
Cherie Gregg with the
Week 1 adult winner, Donna Boullion
Thursday, June 13, 2013
County Library System welcomes new Assistant County Librarian
The Chambers County
Library System is delighted to welcome Annie Vass to its staff. Mrs. Vass
started May 1 as the new CCLS Assistant County Librarian and we couldn’t be
happier to have her on board. Having attended the University of
Houston-Clear Lake, where she received her BA and MA in literature and film,
Mrs. Vass will graduate with her Masters in Library Science from the University
of North Texas in August. Before joining the Chambers County Library System,
Mrs. Vass worked at the University of Houston Library where she tended the
circulation desk, checking out patrons, monitoring accounts and answering
reference questions, as well as behind the scenes in the processing of
documents and keeping up with the day-to-day running of a library. Mrs. Vass is
also a financial aid specialist, an added bonus for the library users in the
county. When asked why she wanted to be a librarian Mrs. Vass responded,
“The more time I spent in and around libraries, the more I knew I wanted to be
a part of these fantastic hubs of learning, sharing, and fun.” Just a few
of Mrs. Vass’ duties include visiting the branches, assisting with grant
writing, monthly statistical reports, cataloging, staff training, and much
more! Mrs. Vass and her husband, along with their beagle mix, Buford,
will be relocating from League City to the Anahuac area later this year.
The library is happy to have Mrs. Vass on staff, so next time you’re in, stop
by and say hi!
always seems like the “calm before the storm”. With storytime ending the
week of the 6th, Summer Reading is knocking on our doors starting
June 10th, and the staff has been feverishly preparing, decorating
and finalizing any last minute details to get ready for our busiest time of the
year. This year we’re doing things a little different. June 10th-14th
is considered “Kickoff Week” at a branch near you. Check out the Summer
Reading flyer or our website to see what fun activities your library has in
store during the first week of summer. Kickoff week is aimed at
registering kids and teens for Summer Reading, and also offers different
activities to kids each day.
also brought some good news for the West Side residents. A bond was
passed with the City of Mont Belvieu, along with a donation of land from
Barbers Hill ISD towards the new library project. Chambers County and the
Library staff are thrilled at this partnership of County/City/School,
demonstrating a huge amount of support. We can’t wait to move forward and
see this long awaited library start to take form.
Library Advisory Board met for its quarterly meeting last month. A couple
of items were up for discussion and will be voted on at the August
meeting. The Board members are always eager to voice their concern and
feedback on library policies. Board members serve two-year terms and during
that time become very familiar with the fundamentals of the library.
programming news, the
Anahuac branch held its 6th annual Ana-Con on the 11th.
Ana-Con is a mini anime convention for teens in the area and this year the
attendance did not disappoint. With close to 100 teens (and several
adults) everyone had a wonderful time participating in drawing contests, dance
panels, Ramune drinking contests and more. Several people came dressed in
their best character outfits to show off during the “Cosplay” portion of the
day. The Anahuac Anime club was started in 2006 and the charter members
from 6 years ago still have a hand in giving the young kids advice – those past
club members are now college graduates. It’s great to see how much the
library has an impact on young people.
out the month were the usual movie nights, craft clubs, genealogy groups,
writers’ groups, book clubs, teen programs, GED, ESL and more.
|Assistant County Librarian, Annie Vass|
Friday, May 10, 2013
Chambers County Library System - April report
Chambers County Library System –
was once again full of fun activities at the library. To start out with, we held our annual Edible
Books Festival at all the branches. The
winner did a fun interpretation of Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger complete
with homemade rye bread inside a catcher’s mitt. Channel 6 out of Beaumont came out and even
interviewed the County Librarian – you never know what will spark attention
from the local media! Later that same
week the Friends of CCLS held their always popular, Gently Used Book Sale at
Anahuac and Winnie. Several volunteers
helped set up and take down the books as well as manage the cashier’s
table. It’s always great to have extra
hands to help out at the book sales and I know the staff appreciates it.
a successful program at Mont Belvieu on bullying, the presenter John Michael
Hart spoke to a room full of parents, kids and some school administrators at
Anahuac on his personal account with bullying.
John Michael offered information that helped give those in attendance a
chance to learn more about the issue that may be confronting children. The public had many positive comments about
the presentation about what a great job John Michael did for the library. John Michael also did a second program at
Mont Belvieu which was also well received.
member Lesa Boutin held a “Skype” program with author Adriana Trigiani. Book club members were able to see and talk
to Ms. Trigiani about her book and other topics. Using Skype technology in libraries allows
patrons to get up close and personal with authors. Look for more programs like this in the
Chambers County Library in Anahuac and the Juanita Hargraves Memorial Branch in
Winnie currently have positions open for a Children’s Librarian. Each position is 16 hours per week and applicants
are required to have previous children’s programming experience (schools,
libraries, day cares, etc.). It also
doesn’t hurt if applicants can sing, dance, act silly, or create animal
balloons by request! For more
information, please see the library’s website.
In the meantime, we’ve had several staff members step up to continue
Storytime while interviews continue.
Special thanks to Aquilia De la Crux, Toya Peters, and Kim Silcox for
Librarian, Valerie Jensen and Technical Librarian, Kathy Fielding attended the
Texas Library Association’s annual conference in Fort Worth last week. This was the 100th anniversary of the
conference and was one of the most well attended conferences in years. This opportunity provides continuing
education for librarians of all types, including law, medical, school, special,
academic, and public. The conference
provides hundreds of sessions presented by people who specialize in the
different aspects of librarianship and we left inspired as we do each
year. It was refreshing to know that
Chambers County Library System provides some of the latest technologies and
programs for the public.
finally, over 300 people attended the West Chambers Branch in Mont Belvieu at
their Meet Your Library Night program on April 30th. The Friends of CCLS sponsored the event and provided
information on the proposed new library.
A Friends membership drive was held along with a free book drive. Library staff mingled with the crowd
introducing them to services and programs offered at the library. Kudos goes out to staff member Kim Hart and
her wonderful PowerPoint presentation on library services. Several local authors were on hand to sign
and sell books; they each also gave away a signed copy of their book at the end
of the evening. Several sponsors
provided refreshments and door prizes.
Sonic of Mont Belvieu provided gift cards, coupons, and drinks, along
with other local businesses including The Cake Box, Thrif-tee, Eagle Pointe,
and Pizza Hut.
John Michael Hart doing his presentation on bullying
Several elected officials enjoyed their time at the Meet Your Library program at Mont Belvieu