Nacogdoches Public Library News Releases

Contact information: Crystal Hicks
(936) 559-2970

Celebrate National Library Week April 9-15

Next week, the Nacogdoches Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries are transforming their communities every day through the services and invaluable expertise they offer.

April 9-15 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies, learn how to use a soldering iron, or create a work of art.

Libraries of all types are evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. Elected officials, small business owners, students and the public at large depend upon libraries and the resources they offer to address the needs of their communities. By providing such resources as e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners, programs for job seekers or a safe haven in times of crisis, libraries and librarians transform their communities.

At the Nacogdoches Public Library we are transforming by connecting the community with local experts to share knowledge and skills,

“The library embraces the entire community, offering unlimited opportunities for personal growth and lifelong learning,” said Crystal Hicks, assistant library director. “Libraries level the playing field for people of any age who are seeking the information and access to technologies that will improve their quality of life.”

Libraries also offer something unique to their communities, the expertise of individual librarians. Librarians assist patrons in using increasingly complex technology and sorting through the potentially overwhelming mass of information bombarding today’s digital society. This is especially crucial when access to reliable and trustworthy data is more important than ever.

The Nacogdoches Public Library is celebrating National Library Week by continuing to offer Makerspace and STEAM programs for children and teens, as well as Tech Triage, a drop-in technical help session which is available every Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.

For more information, visit the Nacogdoches Public Library at 1112 North Street, call 936-559-2970 or see the library’s Web site at The library is also on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Contact information: Crystal Hicks
(936) 559-2970

Special Book Sale at the Public Library

The Friends of the Nacogdoches Public Library group invites the community to a special book sale on Thursday and Friday, April 6th and 7th. “Our Friends of the Library volunteers have set aside rare and antique books that have been donated over the last few years,” says Crystal Hicks, assistant library director. “They are being offered to the public for very low prices as we continually make room for additional books and materials.” The books will be available for purchase during regular library hours on Thursday and Friday. Please call 936-559-2970 with any questions.

The Friends of the Library are on Facebook (as Judy B. McDonald Public Library) and Twitter and Instagram (as @friendsofnacpl).

Contact information: Crystal Hicks
(936) 559-2970

Drop Everything and Read Party at the Public Library

The Nacogdoches Public Library invites the community to a Drop Everything and Read Party on Friday, April 7th at 5:30 p.m. D.E.A.R. celebrates noted children’s author, Beverly Cleary, who wrote about the event in her book, Ramona Quimby, Age 8. The library will provide games and snacks, and of course, there will be reading and story time. All ages are welcome for this family event.
The Friends of the Library are on Facebook (as Judy B. McDonald Public Library) and Twitter & Instagram (as @friendsofnacpl).

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