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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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Wine, Song and Friends

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Did you know that this year marks the 50th birthday of the Hood County Library? To celebrate, the Friends of the Library will be presenting a $10,000 check to the Hood County Library Foundation to aid in future expansion projects! Join us for the check presentation at the Wine, Song, and Friends fundraising event this Thursday, November 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Barking Rocks Winery! Janice Horak will croon some old standards and some surprises. Local poet and author John Pelham will read some odes to small town Texas. You are invited for an...

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Wine, Song & Friends at Barking Rocks Winery * November 19, 2015

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015 in FOL Activities, Newsletters | 0 comments

Support the Friends’ objectives while enjoying a relaxed evening of entertainment, fine food and tasty wines. Donate $40 using credit card or Pay Pal by clicking “DONATE” on the right hand side of this screen. During the transaction, look for a window allowing you to instruct us to apply your donation to Wine, Song & Friends! SAVE THE DATE Nov. 19, 2015, 6:00-8:00 pm at Barking Rocks Winery “WINE, SONG & FRIENDS” Janice Horak will croon some old standards and some surprises. Local poet and author John Pelham will...

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Fall Book Sale Right Around The Corner!

Posted by on Oct 15, 2015 in Book Sales, FOL Activities | 0 comments

Fall Book Sale Right Around The Corner!

  The Friends of the Library’s Fall Book Sale is October 23, 24 and 25, 2015.  As a Friend you are welcome to shop the pre-sale on Friday, October 23.  The sale isn’t open to the general public until Saturday, October 24.  Become a member and shop early for the best deals in town!  All books are $1.00 or less.  Please call if you would like to volunteer. Click here to view flyer. Book store will be closed during the sale.  It will reopen on Monday, October 26 at 10:00 AM. Friday, October 23rd – Members only 10:00 AM...

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Community Early Literacy

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in FOL Activities | 0 comments

FOL Sponsors the “Reading With Baby” Project Early literacy and early reading in the Granbury community are encouraged with English and Spanish language board-book gift packets supplied by FOL.  These are provided to the family of babies born at Lake Granbury Medical Center.  This gift includes a book, a “baby’s first library card,” brochures for parents on how to share books and share reading and the importance of early stimulation. FOL also inserts local information about our public Library and the FOL used...

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