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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.


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Meet the authors and book signing

July 14th 6:00 pm at the library

Come join us to meet authors Jeep Collins and Sandra Fairchild

 Jeep Collins’ book “Enid”, A memoir 

From small town Texas to 5th Avenue New York. The story of Enid Collins and her beloved box handbags.

This is the story of Enid Collins, the famed handbag designer of the 1940s, 50s and 60s. The setting is Spring Valley Ranch, the 400 acres of rugged but beautiful land that she and husband Frederic Collins bought sight unseen in order to pursue a dream of ranching — a dream that wasn’t to be. Instead, out of their need to survive, they did what they knew how to do, they made things.

Enid is a true story of overcoming adversity, rising to notoriety, and then searching for, and finding true meaning. You are invited into this story. Like a guest in her home, gather round as Enid Collins tells of her victories, her sorrows and ultimate rest.

Sandra Fairchild grew up in a quaint town in rural Texas. The small town was full of family and friends. Even still to this day it is home. She and her husband, Ward, raised two daughters. Sandra had a lifelong love of reading and writing which she passed to her children and grandchildren. Currently she is teaching Reading at Nueces Canyon Elementary continuing to spread the love of literature.

Animals played an important part of life in her small town. Pets ranging from ducks, horses, dogs, cats, pigs, goats, and chickens hold precious memories for Sandra. Her tremendous love of animals and goal of spreading compassion and respect toward animals is why she chose to write the book “Stinky the Pig” and ‘Sinky the Pig Meets Sam.”

Photos from the Author Meetup

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artists of the month

Enid Collins Purses

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CHILDREN'S ARTIST
Zemora Williams, 8 yrs old, is having her artwork displayed in the children's section of the Camp Wood Public Library. Magdalena is a talented home-schooled first grader. Come see her work at the library Tuesday-Friday from 11 to 5.
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New Programs at the Camp Wood Public Library

             Beginning in February, the Camp Wood Public Library will offer two new programs. Our first program will be entitled Toddlers, Tales and Treasures. We invite parents and their toddlers to check out this new program. The program will be on the 4th Thursday of each month beginning at 11 am. Our first meeting will be on February 24th. We will read to the children, engage them in an activity and provide snacks for the parents and toddlers.

            Our second program will be an opportunity for those patrons that like to engage in craftwork. We will begin our Camp Wood Make and Take on February 23rd at 2 pm.  Our first project will be a scarf made out of felt with creative decorations. Going forward we will meet on the 4th Wednesday @ 2pm. Please register for the Make and Take at the library so that we will have enough materials on hand.  If you have ideas for the crafts, stop by the library. If you are interested in demonstrating how to put a craft together, please call the Camp Wood Public Library at 830-597-3208. We hope to see you at either or both of these events.

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Wi-Fi NOTICE

The Camp Wood Public Library's NEW WiFi address:

Library_Guests

Password:

NCLibrary

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Camp Wood Public Library

PO Box 138

Camp Wood, TX 78833

On behalf of the volunteers at the Camp Wood Public Library, I thank you for your continuing financial support of our community library. 

With your backing, we are able to offer free WiFi access 24/7 and computers for public use during the library’s open hours.  We offer office equipment to copy documents, send and receive faxes, and print materials via computer.  We maintain a selection of movies on DVD, audio books, and the latest fiction and nonfiction books for people of all ages to enjoy.  All this, and we also offer your favorite books, audio books, and movies digitally through Overdrive, a free service which allows you to borrow these items anytime, anywhere – you don’t even have to leave home!  By simply using your library membership number and telephone number to sign into Overdrive or the Libby app, you can borrow these items for your tablet or cell phone.

You may be aware that our library receives an annual contribution from Real County, as required by the Texas Administrative Code.  However, 75% of our operating funds come from donations and fundraisers.  The Camp Wood Public Library is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, which means your contributions are 100% tax deductible.  And because we are an all-volunteer organization, all the funds received can be used for maintaining the library and providing services to our community.  We invite you to view our annual reports at tsl.texas.gov/ldn/statistics or at the library.

It is thanks to your donations that we are able to meet the costs of operating the library and to offer continuing services to our residents and visitors in the Canyon.  We hope you will come visit us at the library!  We would love to get acquainted and show you how your contributions are put to work.

 

Sincerely,

Kathy Fulton

Library Director

 

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A HELPFUL FEATURE OF THE CAMP WOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY CATALOG

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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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.

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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