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Attend the book talks and programs.

Be a Friend

The Seguin Public Library Friends of the Library
is a non-profit, tax-deductible organization
that provides financial and volunteer support
to maintain our public library.

Reach out and become a member.

Reach out and become a volunteer.

Attend the book talks and programs.
You need not be a member to attend the events
and we invite and welcome
your participation.

There is an online application on the library site.

Read the FOL newsletter.

The Friends of the Library purposes to maintain an association with persons interested in the library and participation within the community.    We encourage the use of the library and provide ‘helping hands’ where needed.  Volunteers sort donated books and magazines, which are available for a small donation.  These are shelved at the entrance to the library. There are book sales and media sales, the proceeds of which help purchase books for the library.

The FOL provides Books for Babies.

Books for Babies is a unique program that links health to early literacy.  The FOL gives books to parents of newborns at the Guadalupe Regional Medical Center.

Our goal is to help parents understand the critical connection between verbal stimulation, language development and future literacy, and how they can help their babies learn. Our message is that by reading with and talking to children beginning at birth, parents can help their youngsters develop the early literacy skills they will need to succeed in school, and in life.

Stringent cuts have been made in state and federal budgets for public and educational libraries.  The need is great.

Tony Pugh – McClatchey Newspapers writes about libraries:

WASHINGTON — They’re the lone source of free computer and Internet access in most communities, allowing the unemployed to search for jobs, learn computer skills and spruce up their resumes. Millions use them to stay in touch with relatives, apply for government services or to seek health information.

But public libraries’ critical role as neighborhood information hubs hasn’t shielded the nearly 17,000 of them across the country from budget scalpels.

After spurring a surge in public library use nationwide, the tough economy is forcing many branches to cut staff, hours and programming right when many cash-strapped people need them most.

Be a friend!

FOL media sale at the Seguin-Guadalupe County Library

On September 10, 2011, the Friends of the Library sponsored “Seeds of Peace,” a session of shared readings, discussion, and reflection.

Sandra Gravitt, Jolly Ellis, Jean Schlitzkus, and Siempre Sustainable presented readings, video, and shared thoughts about Peace.  Poet Marian Haddad read from her poetry.  Attendees shared stories about the tragedy of 9-11-2001 and told stories that illustrated the hope and promise for our country, our families, our community.

To cap the event, everyone used Crayolas, scissors, threads, markers – and creativity – to make peace journals, cards, and a Peace Quilt.  This activity was accompanied by much laughter, fellowship, and sharing.  What a day!!

A Nameless Angel hung paper doves on the trees at the library, and I understand: also delivered peace doves among the community – sharing joy and  a symbol of peace.

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