Camp Wood Public Library

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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.



Yummy sausage and egg biscuits and tamales for sale. Delicious baked good for sale including cookies, brownies, cupcakes, cakes, pies, loaf cakes, and other freshly baked delights. Treat the family to a delicious dessert after lunch or an evening meal.

Support the library by donating baked goods for our sale.  You may bring your items to the library on Friday, April 26  from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Saturday after 8:00 a.m. We appreciate all donations of baked goods.


Camp Wood Public Library

Peyton Bonner

Artist Display for March 2019


I am Peyton Bonner, a 22yr old who has been taking pictures since I was 8. Although I specialize in taking portraits, I love to travel and get breathtaking landscape pictures or capture interesting architecture. I had the pleasure of traveling to Scotland, Ireland, London, and Whales last spring which is where most of these images are taken. If you would like to see more of my portfolio, you can check it out at! Enjoy!

A Meet-and-Greet and Book Signing
Thursday, January 24 at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 24 at 6:00 pm, the Camp Wood Public Library will host an Author Presentation featuring three talented writers.

Sonja Klein, a twenty-four-year resident of the area, is retired and lives in Bullhead Canyon where she gardens, writes, and raises a few sheep. Sonja’s fourth book is titled “Saplings, Switches, And Twigs.” As one reviewer has said, “If you’ve read any of Sonja’s three previous books (“Honk If You Married Sonja,” “Roundtrip from Texas,” and “Ambushed by America”), you already know to expect the unexpected from her well-written and often hilarious or poignant personal essays.

Linda Kirkpatrick grew up on a ranch in the Frio Canyon, an experience that gave her the knowledge to follow cowboy and ranch themes in her work. She has published two books (“Somewhere in the West” and “Tales of the Frio Canyon”), three chapbooks, and numerous articles and cowboy poems. “Tales of the Frio Canyon” won a Gold Will Rogers Medallion award for best non-fiction western and a Gold Medallion award for best layout design.

Marcia Gruver’s southern roots lend touches of humor and threads of faith to her writing. Look for both elements in her Texas Fortunes and Backwoods Brides series. When she’s not perched behind a keyboard, you’ll find Marcia clutching a game system controller or riding shotgun on long drives in the Texas Hill Country. Lifelong Texans, Marcia and her husband Lee have five children.

Marcia Gruver’s southern roots lend touches of humor and threads of faith to her writing. Look for both elements in her Texas Fortunes and Backwoods Brides series. When she’s not perched behind a keyboard, you’ll find Marcia clutching a game system controller or riding shotgun on long drives in the Texas Hill Country. Lifelong Texans, Marcia and her husband Lee have five children.

This should be an evening to remember! Be sure to come and bring a few friends with you. Refreshments will follow the authors’ presentations. For more information, call the library at 597-3208 or come by the library during regular hours of business.


Ron Sprouse    January Artist of the Month

 You will not want to miss this stunning exhibit presented by Ron Sprouse during January.  Bring your family and friends.

 Photographer Biography

 I was born and raised in San Antonio and have lived in Southern California when I was in the Air Force. After serving I returned to San Antonio and worked in the computer industry through 2000. In 2001 I did photography for the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center, West Cave Nature Preserve, National Park Service, U. S. Air Force, and individuals. In 2003 I moved to Uvalde and did photo and web design in the Concan area. In 2008 I moved to the Nueces Canyon where I reside today.  Since moving to Uvalde I have photographed for Uvalde CVB, Texas Hill Country River Region, El Progreso Library, Camp Wood Library, and several Concan area resorts.

 I have been involved in photography since 1966. Since then I have “mastered” 35mm, medium and large format cameras as well as black and white and color darkroom work. In 2000 I converted over to digital photography and printing processes completely.

 Nature, wildlife, landscape, travel, and architecture are my favorite forms of photography. My next goal is drone photography.

 This exhibit is a selection of photos from some of my favorite State and National Parks.

 Any questions or comments on this exhibit contact me at



Nueces Canyon High School
Art 1 & Art 2 Students Art Show
at Camp Wood Library
Instructors Tena Hunger
& Laura Calhoun

The students from Nueces Canyon High School Art 1 & Art 2 class are honored to present their work as Artists of the Month at the Camp Wood Public Library during the month of December.  Students showing are: Michael B., Michael C., Santos F., Jose G., Sierra H., Sylvia H., Kaydie L., YaYa O., Amelia R., Samantha R., Roseanna S., and Roper W.  Please come to the library to view their art works.

 Students have been experimenting with different types of media during this semester.  Modern and Old Masters have been briefly overviewed and projects were done with those artists or styles in mind.  Artists reviewed during the Fall Semester have been: Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Jamie Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, N.C. Wyeth, Henriette Wyeth-Hurd, Vincent Van Gogh, Katsushika Hokusai, Georgia O’Keeffe, Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Peter Max, Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Alexander Calder, Josef & Anni Albers, Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, Banksy, Keith Haring, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. 

 During this semester, students have also researched art from different heritages and indigenous peoples. Currently students are enjoying crafting Christmas gifts.





Mike Hicks of the Nueces Canyon is the Camp Wood Public Library’s current featured artist.  Mike, son of John and Barbara Hicks, was born in Hobbs, New Mexico and later moved to Cypress, Texas north of Houston. While attending Cypress Fair High School, Mike took a photography course that launched his lifelong photography hobby. Mike graduated from Texas A&M at College Station with a business degree, and later earned a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Sul Ross University.

Mike has three children, two daughters and a son, and six grandchildren. He has lived and worked in the Nueces Canyon since 1985, first selling real estate and then for the school district as a teacher and in administration. Continuing his work career, he moved to Houston to build houses and later transferred his skills to work in the oil industry. No matter where work takes Mike, his love is to always return to home in the Canyon. Most of the library’s displayed photos were taken in the Nueces Canyon area.




OCTOBER 19 AT 6:00 P.M.

Ken Roberts newly released book The Cedar Choppers will be presented by the author on October 19 at the Camp Wood Public Library. “At the low-water bridge below Tom Miller Dam, west of downtown Austin, during the summer of his tenth or eleventh year, Ken Roberts had his first encounter with cedar choppers. On his way to the bridge for a leisurely afternoon of fishing, he suddenly found himself facing a group of boys who clearly came from a different place and culture than the middle-class, suburban community he was accustomed to. Rather, “... they looked hard—tanned, skinny, dirty.” This encounter provoked in the author the question, “Who are these people?”

The Cedar Choppers: Life on the Edge of Nothing is his thoughtful, entertaining, and informative answer. Based on oral history interviews with several generations of cedar choppers and those who knew them, this book weaves together the lively, gritty story of these largely Scots-Irish migrants with roots in Appalachia who settled on the west side of the Balcones Fault during the mid-nineteenth century, subsisting mainly on hunting, trapping, moonshining, and, by the early twentieth century, cutting, transporting, and selling cedar fence posts and charcoal.

Ken Roberts and his family have lived on a ranch outside of Liberty Hill for the past forty-three years. Ken retired from Southwest University where he was a professor of economics for over 30 years. His teaching and research focused on the effects of agricultural changes on poor farmers in developing countries especially in Mexico and China. Ken’s work on “The Cedar Choppers” in Central Texas continues in that vein, but unlike the farmers in other places who fled the land in response to lower prices and mechanization, these folks hung on. They were fiercely independent hill folk. Ken digs into the life of the cedar choppers an unusual people right here in Texas who chose not to surrender their lifestyle so easily. They captured his imagination and they will capture yours.

Come join us for an interesting presentation on a group of people who are part of our history in the Nueces Canyon. Refreshments served.



In the bottom left hand corner of the Camp Wood Public Library General Catalog, you will see three menu icons: Visit Us, Contact Us, and Kids’ Catalog.  Select and left click on the Kids’ Catalog icon.  You will be redirected to a page that looks like the Kids’ Catalog page below.  You will see over sixty-eight subject icons.  These subject icons search for books that are Stories (Fiction) and books that are Facts (Nonfiction).  You will see these two icons in the bottom left hand corner of the Kid’s Catalog page.  When the catalog is first opened, the icons default automatically to books that are Stories (Fiction.) You can select to switch back and forth to Stories and Facts. Try the two icons on the bottom right hand corner to view those page results. In the top right hand corner, you will notice an icon for General Catalog.  You can alternate back and forth to the General Catalog and the Kids’ Catalog.  No kids’ books have been removed from the General Catalog to create the Kids’ Catalog.  All library items can be searched for and viewed on the General Catalog.





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The Camp Wood Public Library Board of Directors is reducing the number of days that the library is open and changing the hours of operation.  These changes are the result of volunteer staff changes.  Volunteers are needed to keep the library open more days and hours.  Please call 830-597-3208 to volunteer.

Effective Monday, July 23, 2018 the new days and hours will be: 

Tuesday           11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday      11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday         11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday             11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday         12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday             Closed

Monday            Closed

Hope to see you soon at the library!


News from Camp Wood Public Library

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