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An excellent read with a bit of science fiction/fantasy sprinkled in, “The Time Keeper” by Mitch Albom kept me awake a few nights past my bedtime this week. A 2012 publication, it somehow slipped by me until now.

An author who could easily be classified as Christian fiction, Albom first wrote “The Five People You Meet in Heaven”, “For One More Day”, “Tuesdays With Morrie”, “The First Phone Call From Heaven”, and a few more bestsellers. I’ve read each of these and anxiously await his newest release, “The Stranger in the Lifeboat.”

Allow me to introduce you to Mitch Albom!

The Summersville Friends of the Library will have a parade entry again this year. Watch for the green Grinchmobile at 7 p.m. this Friday, December 3rd, and shout out a “hello” to the occupants for a little treat to be thrown to you, all made possible by Summersville Friends of the Library!

As we attempt to return to normal activities at Summersville Library, a tentative activity calendar has been composed.

Thurs., Dec. 2 Friends of the Library meet @ Wuertley’s Café for Christmas lunch at 12 p.m. Public is welcome.

Sat., Dec. 11  Story Time with Grinch at 10 a.m.

Mon., Jan. 10     Coffee Club – Adults’ Coloring club 1 p.m. Friends of the Library meeting 5 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 29        Princess Tea Storytime at 10 a.m.

Sat., Feb. 12        Laura Ingalls Wilder Birthday at 10 a.m.

How’s that for a start?

Parties interested in taking a tour of our historic Summersville mill may contact the Summersville Library during business hours to schedule a time. Please stop by the library or call 417-932-5261 during business hours.   

The Summersville Friends of the Library usually meet the second Monday of the month at 5 p.m. inside Summersville Library. There will be no meeting in December, but the public is invited to join our group for a Christmas lunch on Thursday, December 2 at 12 p.m. at Wuertley’s Cafe.  The next meeting is scheduled at 5 p.m., Jan. 10.

There’s never a charge for library activities, thanks to the Friends and Texas County Library, but you can show your appreciation by attending the Friends’ monthly meetings and being a part of this service to our community.

New members are invited to join this active group in supporting and participating in the continuing growth of the Summersville Branch Library. The Friends’ Facebook page can be found by entering “Summersville Friends of the Library”.

Current safety guidelines for Summersville Branch:

Masks are optional.

Staff will continue to sanitize books as they’re returned to the book return table, and computers will be wiped down after each user.

Any Texas County Library branch is your one-stop-shop for printing, copies, fax or free scanning to an email address in addition to our other services. We’re so much more than just a library these days!

Texas County Library now has e-Books and audio books available to download for Texas County Library patrons! To view the catalog and download, go to our website: texascountylibrary.lib.mo.us, click on “e-books”, or come by the library for assistance. Texas County Library cards are required.

Summersville Library is a branch of Texas County Library and located at 480 First Street, on the south side of the square, next door to Open Door in Summersville. Business hours are 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Check out our webpage at texascountylibrary.lib.mo.us or contact the library: 417-932-5261, e-mail, or fax: 417-932-5262.


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