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Book Sale – $5.00 Box Day

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

The August Book Sale is winding down and we are offering $5.00 box day on Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13.  Stop in to fill up a box for just $5.00!  Where can you get a better deal?

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$1.00 Book Sale Coming Your Way!

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

$1.00 Book Sale starts August 6 and runs through August 13.  Sale hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 am until 2:00 pm and Tuesday from 10:00 am until 5:30pm.  Sale items located in the Library meeting room at 222 N. Travis Street.  Support your library – stop in and buy a book or two!

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What Libraries Mean to Me by Sabrina A. Fish

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

In this blog post, author Sabrina A. Fish gives us a very personal and poignant tale of the importance of the library in her early life. Don’t forget, the Friends of the Library Book Store Sale is going on now until July 16th, so don’t miss out! Everything in the store is half price!   What Libraries Mean to Me By Sabrina A. Fish The little girl clutched her mother’s hand, her wide eyes scanning the shelves of books that towered around her.  She wanted to open every one and see what kind of adventure it held. Surely this...

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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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