Thursday, May 05, 2016


March @ the Library

Despite the closure at Mont Belvieu and the remodeling at Anahuac, the libraries were still busy as usual.  Mont Belvieu remained closed through the month of March so we could finalize the last minute details of moving over to the new building.  The Anahuac remodel is complete with only a few finishing touches remaining.  We’re excited to have the opportunity to not only have a new building at Mont Belvieu, but to get a ‘face lift’ where it was desperately needed in Anahuac. 

March provided the library system with another opportunity to show the communities some of the things we do best. National Read Across America Day was celebrated at the libraries with our Cat in the Hat costumes (courtesy of the Friends of CCLS).  Kids enjoyed hearing Dr. Seuss stories, activities and games.  Easter parties rounded out the month with egg hunts, crafts, games, and even a visit from the Easter Bunny himself! 

The Friends of CCLS held a Gently Used Book Sale at Anahuac starting on March 30.  This 3 day sale brought in several hundred dollars from our faithful buyers who look forward to the new books we get donated throughout the year.  The next sale will be in December at Anahuac and Winnie.  With the new Sam and Carmena Goss Memorial Branch, Mont Belvieu has an ongoing bookstore staffed with volunteers.  Hours vary each week. 

In other programming news, Adult Programmer Jennifer Kellum held her 2nd annual Women’s History Month program at Anahuac.  The group enjoyed brunch and a movie.  Jennifer also continues to lead a Walk for Wellness group, which meets every Monday from 5:30-6:30.   The teen staff at Anahuac and Winnie continued their regular programs during March.  Activities included canvas painting, beach crafts, and anime club.  Craft programs are also popular among the adults with craft club at standing room only in Anahuac.  The craft for the adults in May is a wooden pallet picture frame.  Registration is required, call the library at 409-267-2554 for more information. 

The county employee health and benefits fair, held on the 24th, was an opportunity for the library system to showcase our health related resources.  Our booth featured a variety of exercise, disease, and health-oriented DVDs and books.  We also managed to work in a few items of interest from our general collection, like our online database programs for downloading audiobooks, and other online services.  Quite a few employees who stopped by were very interested in what we can offer them! 

Finally, the library received the ‘all clear’ on our annual report to the state library.  This means that we have reached exemplary standards with our personnel, finance, technology, and service.  By receiving this recognition, it shows that the library has proven its value and importance to the community.  Chambers County Library System prides itself on maintaining high standards and going above and beyond to stay current in library trends. 

Until next month!

Tween/Teen craft at Anahuac

Assistant County Librarian, Annie Vass at the county employee health fair

Dr. Seuss storytime at Anahuac!

Tween beach craft at Winnie!

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