Mineola Memorial Library

Director's Message

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Director's Message

As 2019 comes to a close, I'm reflecting on the past year.

Thanks to two generous grants from the Tocker Foundation and the Meredith Foundation, we were able to update library furniture including a new circulation desk, new shelving, new tables and chairs, new flooring, a clean carpet, soon to arrive area rugs and children's literacy computers.

We also received a grant from the Texas Book Festival to purchase children's audio books.  We added Vox Books which have the audio built into the book and have a the fun "turn the page" sound.  We also purchased come audio books to go along with books we already had on our shelves.  Audio does count as reading and for some readers, listening helps with reading practice.

We will be getting a health information kiosk in January 2020 which we will learn how to use and then teach our library patrons how to use.  It is a grant from NNLM All of Us Community grants.

All in all, 2019 was a pretty good year.  We look forward to 2020 and what it will bring.  As always, we hope to see you very soon!

Happy New Year!