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.


We greatly appreciate your support

at our bake sale during OSR!

CAMP WOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY PRESENTS

AUGUST 2018 ARTIST OF THE MONTH

PHOTOGRAPHER JENNIFER FRY

By Jennifer Fry

 

 

Born just before the digital age, Jennifer Fry has been interested in photography since middle school.  Without a camera of her own in the early days, she would take pictures with point-and-shoot disposable cameras whenever she could, usually on missions trips with her youth group.  Upon graduation from high school in 2002, her parents gave her her first SLR camera.  It was a film camera, though she has since graduated to a digital SLR – also a gift from her parents – for its convenience.  A purist at heart, she still considers film to be the finest representation of photography available.

Fry transitioned to digital photography in 2009 when she moved overseas to South Korea to teach English as a second language.  She kept a blog during that time and understood that digital images embedded in her writing would better showcase her new world to her readers.  That, and she was doubtful of what ability Korea would have to develop film.  And so, the film SLR stayed home.

The collection you see on display, titled “Reflection and Shadow,” is a selection of her best digital images from 2009 to present. Some of them come from her time in South Korea.  Others come from trips she has taken with her husband, either to various parts of Texas or other parts of the U.S.  Her favorite subject matter are foreign streets, but anything that strikes her eye is fair game.  She enjoys capturing the world around her in an artistic, well-executed way.  In all, she has taken tens of thousands of photographs in her 20 years of shooting, though not all of them are worth being on display.

A native of San Antonio, Fry moved to Uvalde County four years ago with her husband.   She resides in the City of Uvalde.

Camp Wood Public Library
Breakfast Biscuits, Breakfast Tacos,
and Delicious Treats

Saturday, August 4, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Yummy sausage and egg biscuits and breakfast tacos for sale. Delicious baked goods for sale including cookies, brownies, cupcakes, cakes, pies, loaf cakes, and other freshly baked delights. Refreshing Ice cold bottled water for sale. Treat the family to a delicious meal dessert. The sale will be outside under the awning near the library.

Support the library by donating baked goods for our sale. You may bring your items to the library on Thursday, August 2 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., on Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Saturday between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

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CAMP WOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY

CHANGES HOURS AND DAYS OPEN

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!

Summer Reading Program

is a Tremendous Success


The library’s Summer Reading Program ended on a musical note as children, parents, and grandparents gathered at Lindbergh Park to hear music provided by Shane Stumpf, Mike Daum, and Carl Hutchison. “We broke records this year for our summer reading performances, averaging more than 70 people every week. We are very excited about this,” said Board President Vangie Buenrostro. The programs are designed to draw families to the library and encourage reading, and they have been more than successful this year. In addition to providing entertaining performers, the library staff reads stories and gives snacks and books to the children.


The volunteers at Camp Wood Public Library give special thanks to Southwest Texas Communications and First State Bank of Uvalde for their generous donations, which helped support the Summer Reading Program.

Travis Ward, July Artist of the Month

Travis Ward, son of local long-time residents Vaughn and Melinda Ward, is the Camp Wood Public Library Artist of the Month. Travis lived in Rocksprings while young and attended kindergarten in Llano. His kindergarten teacher recognized his artistic talents, and at that time he began art lessons with a local artist. In high school art classes, he developed his talent with sculpture and oil painting. He won many awards while in junior high and high school, and he was selling art and completing commissioned works while in high school. He began his art career with pencil portraits, and soon was producing works in other requested mediums. In addition, with digital artistry he has created the cover art for three books. He has earned degrees from the University of Texas in Austin, where he and Katy, also an artist, currently reside and teach in Austin area schools. As proud and joyful parents of an 8-month old daughter, Liliana, they look forward to the artistic ability and creativity that she may share.

HAPPENING NOW!

HUNDREDS OF BOOKS TO CHOOSE FROM

CAMP WOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY

                 

The Trailblazer, Science On Wheels

To Visit Camp Wood June 26

Mark your calendar for an exciting event!  The Camp Wood Public Library has been selected by the Tocker Foundation to receive a Trailblazer visit on June 26.  This 40-foot exhibit trailer will be parked at Lindbergh Park from 9:30 a.m.  to 1:30 p.m.

The Trailblazer is a traveling science exhibit filled with hands-on activities centered on energy, aerodynamics, space, weather and biotechnology. The Trailblazer is suitable for all ages. The Trailblazer engages students with interactive projects in science and creates awareness of careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

This program is free and open to the public. The community is invited to explore and participate in this exciting learning experience! For more information please call the library at 597-3208, visit www.campwoodlibrary.org, www.facebook.com/campwoodpubliclibrary  , or www.tame.org/programs/trailblazer.

This program is a collaboration between the Camp Wood Public Library, the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering, and the Tocker Foundation.

Outgoing Library Director, Dixie Frizzell, accepted a check from The J. Frank Dobie Trust at the Texas Library Association annual conference.

The J. Frank Dobie Library Trust is honored to announce that the Camp Wood Public Library has been selected to receive a grant in the amount of $10,000 to purchase books for the library’s collection.  The majority of the grant will be used to purchase nonfiction books and children and juvenile titles from notable award programs.  We would appreciate suggestions from the public for books they would like the library to purchase.

The Trust was established by Mr. Dobie in 1963, when he wrote his will expressly for the majority of his substantial estate to support small Texas libraries with the purpose of purchasing books.

A major criterion for the grants, which are quite competitive, is the extent to which the library is supported by its community.  Being selected to receive a Dobie grant thus reflects not only the importance of the library to the community it serves, but also the strength of the entire community.

Camp Wood Public Library Hosting Linda Kirkpatrick

Presentation and Book Signing May 7 at 6:00 p.m.

            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, 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 Will Rogers Medallion award for Best Layout and Design.

           She has been an invited performer at the National Cowboy Symposium in Elko, Nevada for 3 years and the Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Alpine, Texas for 20 plus years. Her hobbies include writing, chuck wagon cooking and genealogy.

           Everyone welcome! Refreshments will be served.

THANK YOU

Thank you to our many friends and patrons who made our April 21 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!!


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.

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News from Camp Wood Public Library

Your library now has OVERDRIVE access.  You can download eBooks, audiobooks, and videos.    All for Free. Go to www.campwoodlibrary.org 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.

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. 


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 ????.

 

Need Help With OverDrive?  View their excellent support service and information for all your devices at this link:  Getting Started with OverDrive.

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