Library System – November, 2015
November started out with vendors knocking on our doors to
schedule meetings to share their latest books and products. The select group of vendors we deal with have
some great selections for both our print and digital collections. Nothing gets delivered until January 1, so
the public has to wait a couple months before the new stuff gets cataloged,
processed and routed to the branches. It’s
definitely worth the wait!
On the 10th
, the Library Advisory Board met in
Anahuac for their quarterly meeting. The
group approved an update to the small and large equipment policy. The board meets quarterly, with their next meeting
In programming news, Anahuac held their monthly craft club,
which continues to increase in popularity thanks to the impressive crafts
planned by Branch Librarian, Aquilia De la Cruz. Each month a craft is selected, supplies
provided, and patrons spend the hour crafting, socializing, and brainstorming
ideas for the next month. Young Adult
Librarian Lashebia Haskin held a teen writing workshop on November 5th
. Local author, Lesa Boutin was the guest presenter
for the program. Lesa is part of the
Writers in the Schools program out of Houston.
Her creative and inspiring methods bring out wonderful stories in even
the most reluctant writers. GED and ESL
classes continue each week, along with monthly anime club, movie day, and book
Anahuac teens with local author Lesa Boutin
The Juanita Hargraves Memorial Branch in Winnie held a
coloring class for adults led by staff member Mary Abshire. This unique program provided a relaxing way for
adults to “de-stress”. The response was
great, and another program is scheduled soon.
Young Adult Librarian Kim Silcox held a Diary of a Wimpy Kid program to
celebrate the release of the newest book in the series. Kids enjoyed book trivia, drawing, and other
book related activities. Kim also took a
group teens to the release of the new Mockingjay movie on the 22nd
. Movie field trips are popular with the teens,
especially when it’s a high anticipated book to movie release.
Winnie teens ready for the Mockingjay movie!
Book club continues at all the Chambers County Library
System branches. If you’re wondering
what to read, want a suggestions, or just want to hang out with some really fun
people, check out your local library’s meeting times and dates. Current reading selections for the month of
December are: At Anahuac, Girl on the
; At Winnie, Girl on the Train
; At Mont Belvieu, All she
Storytime also continues at the branches. Each week there are themed storytimes to engage
the children in reading, enjoy crafts, songs, and more. The staff does a great job with the little
ones, and their faces say it all!
Construction continues at the Sam and Carmena Goss Memorial
Branch Library. The weather hasn’t been
favorable, causing several bad weather days, but despite the rain things are
moving along. The latest completion date
has now been moved to February. We’ve
put a temporary pause to some of our regular programs at the West Chambers
Branch in Mont Belvieu. A couple of
projects are being completed such as book tagging, weeding, and getting items
ready to pack up and move. Once we get
to the actual transition, the library should not be closed more than a couple
of weeks. The staff is more than ready to
move into their new space, and I know the public is just as excited!
Entry into the new library