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WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 P.m.

SATURDAY: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.



Brenda Lincke Fisseler- Director

Penny Kristek- Assistant Director

Nancy Marek

Jackie Higgins


Don Minear- Chairperson

Cindy Meredith- Vice Chairperson

Christie Wheelock- Secretary

Kasi Jobes

Jessica Schumacher

Merle Richardson

Lois Weiss



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77 Years of Service

"The Library's mission is to link the community to a world of knowledge in a variety of formats to educate, inspire and entertain with excellent customer service in a welcoming environment that promotes life long learning."


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New Non-Fiction

  • 80 Best-Ever Projects- Origami Amazing origami projects to fold
  • Attracting beneficial bugs to your garden
  • Basic Math & Pre-Algebra for Dummies
  • Best-loved Slow Cooker Recipes
  • Complete deck book
  • Complete Origami
  • Complete patio book
  • Country painting projects - decorating on wood, pottery, and metal
  • eBay for Dummies
  • Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette
  • French Phrase Book & Dictionary
  • Italian Phrase Book & Dictionary
  • Organic and chic - cakes, cookies, and other sweets that taste as good as they look
  • Origami menagerie - 21 challenging models
  • Origami on the move - cars, trucks, ships, planes & more
  • Outdoor Water Features
  • Outdoor woodwork - 16 easy-to-build projects for your yard & garden
  • Painting heartwarming holidays
  • Rustic Chic Wedding
  • Seedswap -the gardener's guide to saving and swapping seeds
  • Spruce - a step-by-step guide to upholstery and design
  • St. Peter's Bones
  • Stylish Weddings
  • The art of painting animals on rocks
  • The Complete Book of Origami Animals
  • The Love Playbook
  • The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living
  • The new encyclopedia of origami and papercraft techniques
  • The wildest place on earth - Italian gardens and the invention of wilderness
  • Web Hosting for Dummies
  • What's Wrong with my Fruit Garden
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New Books on Computers and Technology

Many specifically for Seniors!

  • Android Tablets for Seniors
  • Computing for Seniors
  • Excel 2013 for Dummies eLearning Kit
  • Excel 2013 Simplified
  • iPhone All-in-One for Dummies
  • Microsoft Office 2013 Digital Classroom
  • Network Basics Companion Guide
  • Office 2013 for Dummies eLearning Kit
  • Office 2013 Simplified
  • PowerPoint 2013 for Dummies
  • Teach Yourself Visually Office 2013
  • Teach Yourself Visually Windows 8.1
  • Web Hosting for Dummies
  • Windows 8.1 for Dummies eLearning Kit
  • Windows 8.1 for Dummies
  • Windows 8.1 for Seniors for Dummies
  • Windows 8.1 Simplified
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New Adult Fiction
  • A Sister's Hope
  • A Sister's Test
  • Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well
  • Borderline
  • Cavendon Hall
  • Cheap Shot
  • Chestnut Street
  • Death Comes Quickly
  • Destroyer Angel
  • Magnolia City
  • One Hundred Names
  • Simple Truth
  • Starfire
  • The Hope of Spring
  • The Lincoln Myth
  • The Target
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New Large Print Fiction
  • Just Desserts
  • Willowleaf Lane
  • The Shootist
  • Return to Tradd Street
  • Deceived
  • Time for Me to Come Home
  • Big Sky Secrets
  • Ready to Die
  • Home to Holly Springs
  • Trapped- a Private Justice Novel
  • A Promise Kept
  • The Road to Cardinal Valley
  • Christmas on Ladybug Farm
  • Secrets of Cedar Key
  • Desert Devil
  • Christmas in Snowflake Canyon
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now available ebooks

Our eBook collection is compatible with most mobile devices.

If you're having trouble downloading your books, please stop in the Library for some hands-on instruction.

Be sure to bring your device and passwords for sites such as iTunes, Amazon, Google Play or other sites you might access to download the books.

Also, be sure you have your Library log-in info that you use to log into the Library catalog from home.


Go to southtexas.lib.overdrive.com to get started.

New to eBooks? Have a new device?

Here's a user friendly page to answer lots of your questions.


Call the Library @ 361-798-3243

eBooks @ your Library are funded, in part, by a grant from:

TX State Library Institute for Museum and Library Services


Hancher Foundation

The Library has recently upgraded to Cloud storage for our Library Catalog and other Follett services.

We would very much like to thank the Ladd & Katherine Hancher Library Foundation for funding the project.





Continuous Book Sale!

Visit the on-going Book Sale @ the Library.
Purchase gently used items donated by our Patrons. The library accepts clean hardback & paperback books, DVD movies, and puzzles.

No Reader's Digest or Encyclopedias, please.

Pick up FREE recycled magazines @ the Library
Instead of tossing those magazines in the land fill, bring them by the library when you finish reading them. When you drop off your magazines you just might find some that others have left to take back home with you!


No magazines older than 2010, please.

For information on recycling older magazines ask for Penny @ the Library.

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