I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; 

even so, they have made me.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson


Adult Crafternoon

Once a month, adults are invited to get crafty with the Library Squad at a come-n-go crafternoon from 4:00-5:30.  Have a suggestion of something you'd like to learn or do?  Let us know!

Thursday, September 29: No-Sew Pumpkins

Thursday, October 27: Leaf Bowl

Thursday, November 18: Christmas Crafts--Scrabble ornament; Christmas tree; Candy cane wreath

Thursday, December 16: Sticky Note Holder

Sticky Note Holder

2022 Reading Challenges

Reading challenges for t(w)eens and adults are now available!  Read or listen to previously unread fiction/non-fiction young adult or adult books based on the categories outlined in each challenge and record the book titles in the space provided. Return the challenge(s) by Monday, January 9, 2023 to be entered into a grand prize drawing.

Choose from 3 challenges: 
Pick Six! (6 books; quarterly challenge)Paws to Read (24 books)Road Trip (50 books)
Pick SixPaws to ReadRoad Trip

  1. Resources

Curiously Creative provides an ultimate list of hobby ideas along with how-tos and resources for further learning.

GCFGlobal offers essential skills instruction--from standard school subjects to Microsoft Office, smartphone basics, and email--using lessons, videos, and interactive games.

Khan Academy provides users a chance to learn or refresh their memory of reading, writing, and arithmetic (and more!).

Still hunting and pecking? Try Typing Club, a free online resource that provides users with interactive experiences to improve their skills.  

  1. Book Lists

Book Page is a monthly publication featuring reviews of the best new books in such categories as crime fiction, book club reads, romance, children's and teens as well as author interviews and other features.  Print copies are available at the library at no cost.

Great American Read is an eight-part 2018 PBS series which used viewer votes to select America’s favorite novel from a list of 100 best-loved novels. These books are searchable in the library catalog with the keyword "Great American Read". Print the 100 book checklist (PDF) and join the challenge! 

The Lariat is a list of outstanding current fiction, as designated by the Texas Library Association (TLA), of published books that merit special attention from adult readers.

New York Times Best-Sellers authoritatively ranks lists of books sold in the United States sorted by format, genre, and audience.

Oprah's Book Club established in 1996 has selected books that often become best-sellers.  

Read with Jenna features contemporary books selected by Jenna Bush Hager which she hopes will connect people with great books.

Reading Group Choices offers curated discussable book selections especially with book clubs in mind.

Reese's Book Club from Reese Witherspoon features books with a woman at the center of the story.

The Texas Topaz List is a list of recommended non-fiction titles by TLA for children and adults that stimulate reading for pleasure and personal learning.