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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.

LIBRARY TO CELEBRATE GRAND OPENING

Come one, come all!  The library will welcome visitors to view the renovated library and celebrate its grand opening on Friday afternoon, July 30, from 2:00 until 5:00.  Cake and punch will be served.

CHILDREN'S READATHON CONTINUES TO AUGUST 6

The library is sponsoring a Readathon for the children.  Girls and boys may sign up at the library to participate in the Readathon, and every child who signs up to participate will receive a gift.  Children  can check out books from the library and keep track of all the time they spend reading and/or that a parent or guardian spends reading to them.  When they bring their books back to the library, they will be given a ticket for every 30 minutes of reading time.  They should turn in their reading logs before 5:00 pm Friday, August 6.  On Saturday, August 7, we will have a drawing for prizes at 1:00 in the afternoon at the library.  The children whose tickets are pulled out of the tumbler will win the Grand Prizes, which are boys' and girls' bicycles and helmets for children aged 3 to 6, and boys' and girls' bicycles and helmet for children aged 7 to 12.

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STOP IN AT THE LIBRARY DURING OLD SETTLERS REUNION           

Library volunteers are planning to add a little spice to the Old Settlers Reunion festivities on Saturday, August 7.  The library will be open to the public from 9:00 am till 2:00 pm, giving patrons and visitors a chance to take a break from the heat as they browse for books and movies or use the computers.  In addition, library volunteers will hold a Book and Bake Sale on the sidewalk in front of the library, beginning at 9:00 am and ending when the goodies are gone.

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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 presents

Artist Michelle Blanchard

Michelle Blanchard is a Montessori teacher in the Dallas area who loves to create new things. When asked what started her passion for mosaics and glass art, she reflected that her favorite thing about kindergarten was cutting paper and pulling glue off her fingers. In elementary school, "I painted watercolors of the desert landscapes I had hiked with my parents and built miniature paper towns out of scotch tape and paperclips to pass Saturday mornings with dad at the office. Adolescence was filled with hours of doodling, pottery, sculpture, tubes of acrylic paint and black and white photography with my 1975 Canon." After Michelle and her husband James married they discovered a shared passion for creating. James' passion is for woodworking which melded perfectly with Michelle's interest in creating mosaics with glass. Michelle's attraction to mosaics grew out of a fascination with Sketching Sacred Geometry, which developed into her primary artistic expression as you can see when you gaze at the resin prints Michelle has graciously lent the Camp Wood Public Library.

"Finally," Michelle reflected, "that James and I continue to inspire each other with the development of our craft and it brings us great joy to share our art with the world. James puts his art and soul into each and every frame while I get to study Sacred Geometry, sketch, cut paper and break glass with wild abandon." Michelle said, "after all that wood and glass are glued down, I still LOVE peeling glue from my fingertips."

You do not want to miss this totally unique artwork on display for you to enjoy during regular hours, Tuesday - Friday, from 11am till 5 pm.

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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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