Camp Wood Public Library

Welcome to the Camp Wood Public Library

Welcome to the Camp Wood Public Library, located in Camp Wood Texas. We do hope that you find this website very resourceful, and we are always open to suggestions. Thanks for viewing! Scrolling below are the most recent additions to the library. Click on your cover choice to go directly to the library catalog for that item.

Effective Monday, April 9 the new library hours will be:

Mon., Tues., Wed., and Thurs.

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday 12:00 Noon - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday   Closed

texas book festival grant

Grant writers Babette Eikenberg, Melinda Ward, Liz Mikulec, and Dixie Frizzell are delighted to receive a check and certificate for the Texas Book Festival Grant.

The Camp Wood Public Library is excited to be one of the recipients of a 2018 Texas Book Festival Collection Enhancement Grant.  This $2500 grant is to be used to purchase books that develop our material collection and encourage reading in Nueces Canyon.  The library’s application noted, if chosen, book purchases would immediately be made of study guides for tests such as the GED, SAT, ACT, and TSI.  Books that provide computer help along with books for those interested in a technology career and careers in general would be more additions to the library materials.  The “wish list” concluded with using remaining funds to expand the adult life skills collection, reading list books, audio books, and children read-along books.  We would appreciate suggestions from the public for books they would like the library to purchase.

 The Texas Book Festival grants have awarded over $3 million to Texas libraries since 1997.  The Camp Wood Public Library is honored to be one of the libraries chosen in 2018.

Spring cleaning at the library!!  We have thousands of gently used books for sale.  Items for sale include donations that do not meet the library's current needs as well as  gently used resources that have been withdrawn from circulation.  We have books to match your interest - fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, history, children's books, young adult, and DVDs.

Yummy sausage and egg biscuits and fruit kolaches for sale. Delicious baked goods for sale including cookies, brownies, cupcakes, pies, loaf cakes, and other freshly baked delights. Treat the family to a dessert for dinner.

Support the library by donating baked goods for sale. You may bring your items to the library on Thursday, April 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., on Friday, April 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and on Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. If you have books to donate, you may bring them anytime during regular operating hours. We appreciate all donations of baked goods and books.

Charlie Loving, Artist of the Month

The Camp Wood Public Library artist of the month is Charlie Loving. Charlie and his wife Rea Freeman live in Roaring Springs between Camp Wood and Leakey.

He was born in Hendon, England in 1941. His father was a bomber pilot. His mother was French. Charlie grew up in Frankfurt, Germany, and Switzerland. He moved to Round Rock, Texas in 1957. He has lived in Lubbock, Hawaii, Japan, Austin, Chicago, Shreveport, San Antonio, Mexico, Peru, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Camp Wood.

Charlie is a lifelong spelunker and cave explorer, cartoonist, and painter of water colors. He drew cartoons for Stars and Stripes, Army Times, Plane Talk, political cartoons for newspapers, and underground comic books. He has produced art for over forty training videos on fatherhood and child care.

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Clive Cussler Popular Books Donated to Camp Wood Public Library

Thanks to a donation from a thoughtful patron, the Camp Wood Public Library has added several books to our collection by popular author Clive Cussler. Many people enjoy reading all of the books written by their favorite authors, and we are pleased to announce that the following books by Cussler have been cataloged and may now be checked out:

·        Treasure at Khan, a Dirk Pitt novel

·        Crescent Dawn, a Dirk Pitt novel

·        The Wrecker

·        Zero Hour

·        Polar Shift, a Kurt Austin novel

We have also added A Turn in the Road by Debbie Macomber and The Spymasters, a Men at War novel by W.E.B. Griffin.

Your gently used books are always welcome for donation to our library.  If your donated books are not added to our collection, we include them in our books sale to raise funds to purchase new books. 

News from Camp Wood Public Library

Your library now has OVERDRIVE access.  You can download eBooks, audiobooks, and videos.    All for Free. Go to and click on CATALOG. Click on the icon for OverDrive under Electronic Resources to start enjoying your new OverDrive with thousands of available titles. Sign in with your library card number and phone number. Don’t know your card account number or what phone number you used with your card? Visit us at the library for a free update.  See you soon and often at the library with free Wi-Fi access 24/7.  Find us and Like us on Facebook. Need help with OverDrive? View their excellent support service and information for all your devices at this link:  Getting Started with OverDrive.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 was the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which continues through October 15. In Texas, it is celebrated in tandem with Tejano Heritage Month (September). Learn about the origins of the Hispanic Heritage Month commemoration at:

This video focuses on Hispanic cultures in Texas. It was produced for The Texas Historical Commission, which you may download or view at:

The Camp Wood Public Library has a selection of 240+ Spanish language books, which includes books for all ages.  The collection includes picture books, fiction, non-fiction, biography, literary, and college texts. Books available are for all ages.  You can view the entire collection at our library catalog using the abbreviation sp for your search.

Thanks to the generous donation of an anonymous donor of 450+ books, the library now has an excellent collection of paranormal romance novels. To lean more about this genre, click this link: Paranormal: Blend of Romance and Science Fiction. All of these books are cataloged and available for checkout.  From your home computer, you can search for your favorite author in the library catalog or view the list of books.

Here is how to view the list: Click on “Login in to Your Library Account and Catalog” on this page.  Paperbacks and hardcover books are cataloged separately, so in “Find” (top left corner) you will need to do two searches. For one search, you will enter the abbreviation pb sup and click Go to view a list of 375+ paperback books.  For the other search, you will enter supernatural/paranormal and click on Go to view a list of 120+ hardcover books.  Most of the books are written in series, so the books are cataloged alphabetically by series title and each book is listed by its number in each series.  0n the results page, click on Title to view the listing in its alphabetical series order.  Click on any title to view the catalog entry.  In the catalog entry you will see Series Title.  Click on the blue highlighted series title, and you will see the complete listing of titles available for that series both paperback and hardcover combined. 

Much simpler – visit the library and view the books in their special location with paperback and hardcover combined and in their series order.  Hope to see you soon and often. 

Paulette Jiles Award Winning Author Book Signing

Sept. 26, 6:00 P.M.

Paulette Jiles will be at the Camp Wood Public Library for a presentation and book signing on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 6:00 p.m. Her book News of the World was awarded 2016 National Book Award Finalist, Fiction. The book is available for check out at the library.

read about Paulette jiles and her other works at Paulette

Paulette Jiles is a poet and memoirist. She is the author of Cousins, a memoir, and the bestselling novels Enemy Women and Stormy Weather.

  "1870, North Texas, rainy and cold. Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels from town to town giving readings from the latest newspapers, bringing the news of the world to isolated towns on the Texas frontier. In Wichita Falls, he is asked to return a captive girl to her relatives near San Antonio, 400 miles to the south. The old man and the ten-year-old start out on a hazardous journey, no less risky because the girl considers herself now a Kiowa and does not have the slightest desire to return. Bandits and Comanche raids and violent weather make as many difficulties as the ten-year old girl who can’t speak English, eats with her hands and knows how to use a revolver. In the end, he finds he must return her to relatives who don’t want her, even though he and the girl have become trusting friends.  A story of courage and honor and the truth that these two things are often the possession of even the unlikeliest people." 

Back to school and school days are memories for many of us.  Thanks to donations from local patrons you can relive, renew, and revisit those memories with our collection of The Panther and The Billy Goat yearbooks.  Click on the highlighted names, and you can view the collection that is available in the library.  We would like to have a complete collection, so if you own any missing years, please consider donating any you might have to our collection.  Bring your family and friends to share and view your school memories as yearbooks are available for use only in the library, and it's an excellent way to spend a hot summer day in our cool air conditioned library.  Any page from the yearbook can be copied or scanned.                                    The photo from The Panther is year ????.

Thank you to our many friends and patrons who made our August 5th book and bake sale a tremendous success.  We sincerely appreciate the loyalty and financial support  you provide to make the library a valued asset to our Camp Wood community.  Thank You!!


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