Waskom library receives book grant | Community Spirit
The Waskom Public Library have been given 80 new hardback books from a grant from the Libri Foundation from Eugene, Oregon, amounting to over $1,000. Money from a Marshall Walmart Grant provided $350 for 2 to 1 ratio funds. Additionally, Hal Berenson and Laura Ackerman donated $350 for math and science books. Special bookplates are in each book designating this collection.
The Libri Foundation is a nationwide non-profit organization that donates new, quality children's books to small, rural public libraries in the United States through its Books for Children program. Libraries are eligible to apply for the grant every three years, and this is the third time the Waskom Library has been a recipient.
The public is invited to attend the library on Wednesday, April 18thwhere a book discussion will be held at 2 p.m. on the Harrison County and a Book selection, Cold Sassy Tree. The public is also invited to attend the library on Friday, April 20th at 1:30 p.m. where five East Texas authors including Denny Youngblood from Longview, Jeanie Faulkner formerly from Marshall; Don Martinez of Longview; Patty Wiseman of Woodlawn and Lynn Hobbs of Karnack will be at the library for book selection and presentation of their books.
New books at the library include The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark: A Wandering Heart by Thomas Kinkade; A Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani; Guilty Wives by James Patterson; Betrayal by Danielle Steel; Letters from a Stranger by Barbara Taylor Bradford; Loving by Karen Kingsbury.
The Waskom Public Library is open weekdays from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. located at 103 Waskom Avenue. For more information 903-687-3041 during business hours.
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