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What Libraries Mean to Me by Joanna Nunez

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This week’s Guest Author Blog Post comes to us from Joanna Nunez! Don’t forget to visit the Friends of the Library Book Store located at the Hood County Library Monday through Saturday, 10-2, open Tuesdays until 6!   What Libraries Mean to Me by Joanna Nunez I was honored to be asked to write a post about what libraries mean to me, mostly because libraries have been in my life for a long time. My first memory of libraries started in Kindergarten when, as impressionable five year olds, we were allowed to go to the school...

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What Libraries Mean to Me by Sharon C. Williams

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Here is the latest installment of our Guest Author Blog Posts, this one written by author Sharon C. Williams, who tells us how her library helped to launch her writing career!   What Libraries Mean to Me By Sharon C. Williams I first started thinking about writing in July of 2009. I actually began in December, however. Not knowing anything about writing, nor knowing anyone who was also a writer like myself, or the process involved with it, I was on my own. I just wrote until my first manuscript was done. Several months later, I was...

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Five Reasons This Author Likes Libraries by Janet K. Brown

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Five Reasons This Author Likes Libraries By Janet K. Brown Libraries supply multiple research opportunities for our stories. For a story involving pornography, I utilized multiple library books that gave me inside knowledge into the problem from both the perspective of the addict and the family of addicts. Library books directed me to websites that offered even more help. Library books ventured information on a Texas ghost town for the setting of my young adult book. I also researched the ghost in Collin County for my second young adult. Most...

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What Libraries Mean to Me by Sue Latham

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Our guest blogger series continues with author Sue Latham telling us of her time living overseas and her struggle for affordable books! Now is a great time to join the Hood County Friends of the Library. For just $10 a year, or $15 for a family, you can help support our many wonderful programs! Visit the FOL Bookstore at the Hood County Library for more information on how you can become a member today!   What Libraries Mean to Me By Sue Latham Imagine a world without books. I know, horrifying thought, isn’t it? For most of history books...

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What Libraries Mean to Me by Jerri Keele

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Our guest author blog series continues with an installment from Jerri Keele. Don’t forget, the Friends of the Library Book Store Half-Price Sale ends this Saturday, February 6, so now is the time to get out there and stock your shelves!   What Libraries Mean to Me By Jerri Keele When I was a child I was a latch-key kid before the term was ever coined. For two glorious years, however, we lived in an apartment across the street from the local library. I would spend my after-school hours there, first doing my homework, and when that...

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All it Took was a Sticker Shaped Like a Balloon

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We continue our guest author series with Granbury author Nancy Alana!   All it Took was a Sticker Shaped Like a Balloon By Nancy Alana   My first library memories include summer days, rows and rows of children’s books, and my family. Perhaps it was a way for my mother to keep her sanity, but for me it was an adventure into worlds outside of my west Texas home. The summer reading program at the Lubbock Public Library hooked me into reading one book after another. I especially remember the 11” x 14” poster I was given one summer to...

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What Libraries Mean to Me Author Series

Posted by on Dec 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

NOTE: The Collectible Book Sale is still going on at the Friends of the Library Book Store from now until December 23. All books marked “collectible” are 50% off! Just in time for Christmas!   Welcome to a new series on the Friends of the Library Blog. Libraries mean so much to so many. At various times on this blog, we will be hosting guest bloggers who will tell us just what libraries mean to them. All bloggers will be published authors, so not only do you get insight into the magical world of the library, but you will also...

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FOL gives $10,000 for future expansion of Hood County Library

Posted by on Dec 10, 2015 in FOL Activities, Newsletters, Slider, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Friends of the Library for Hood County donated $10,000, with a pledge of $40,000 more, to the Hood County Library Foundation and its subcommittee, the Hood County Library Expansion Committee. The funds are dedicated to future enlargement of the county library. On Nov. 19, 2015, a sell-out of community supporters celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the Hood County Library’s existence at the “Fifty for Fifty” event Thursday night at Barking Rocks Winery. Entertainment was provided by Janice Horak and band, and poet John Pelham. Local...

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Top 5 Most Influential Childhood Books

Posted by on Dec 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

NOTE: Christmas is a great time to foster the love of reading in children by giving the gift of books! The Friends of the Library Book Store has plenty of wonderful children’s books available for sale, along with a great assortment of Christmas and collectible books, all at a great price! Check it out today, and give that special child in your life the perfect present this Christmas.   Top 5 Books Most Influential Books from My Childhood The love of reading often begins at a young age.  Those early years of discovering books and...

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Welcome to the New FOL Blog!

Posted by on Dec 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hi there! Welcome to the Friends of the Library. My name is Brandy Herr, and I’ll be your friendly neighborhood blogger. On this blog, you’ll find a great variety of information and fun! I’ll be mixing up local Hood County Library news and events with other literary posts: fun lists related to books, upcoming authors to watch, and other book-related posts with plenty of chances for interaction. In addition, as a published author I get asked many times for advice on how to be an author, how to get published, etc. So I will be posting various...

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