A big, huge, tremendous Thank You to Boy Scout Troop 385 of Mineola! The Library was needing help keeping up with the lawn care at our annex location and Troop 385 stepped up to help. They descended upon the yard with two riding mowers, three push mowers, a weed eater, and the Troop; within an hour, the yard was mowed front to back and side to side. Did I mention this lot is about 5 acres? Did I mention they had been on a camp-out the night before? Did I mention how Hot it was outside? WOW! The Library Board was very impressed with the work they did! It’s great when groups come together to help each other!
We have another benefactor that helps keep the Spring Lake section of the property in good order. We appreciate this anonymous supporter just as much as the Scouts!
Money Camp is happening at the Mineola Memorial Library on Fridays from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. during July. The camps are on July 6, 13, 20, and 27 for children ages 5 to 10 years of age. You must register at www.virtual-village.org and / or facebook.com/acircleof10. If you have questions you may call 903-590-0288 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Money Camp is brought to the Library by A Circle of Ten, Inc and sponsored by City National Bank, CapitalOne, and Southside Bank. The camp is designed to teach children about money, spending and saving, needs versus wants, and setting goals in a variety of fun ways.
Summer Programs will continue until the end of July. Kindergarten to Fifth grade meets on Tuesday afternoons at 2pm and will end on July 17. Toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years and their parents meet on Wednesday mornings at 10:15am and Tweens / Teens meet on Wednesday afternoons at 2pm. Preschool ages 3, 4, and 5 along with their parents meet on Thursdays at 2pm until July 19. All programs will end by July 31.
Look for Fall programming to begin in September. This will give the children and parents a chance to get used to the school routines and the staff a chance to complete inventory and plan for the next several months of activities.
East Texas Library Friends book club is reading a new selection: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. They will meet on August 18 at 2 p.m. in Rains County to discuss. This book is set during World War II when the Nazis occupied Paris and intertwines the lives of a little girl who has lost her sight, her father, her great-uncle, and a brother and sister from a mining town.
The Mineola Memorial Library is a 501(c)3, non-profit and your donations are appreciated. The Mineola Memorial Library received a donation in memory of Margaret Steele from Helen Fogleman.