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Sue Dossey, Director
Cindy Dempsey, Clerk
Mary Lou Garret, Assistant 

Coleman Public Library

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This summer the Coleman Public Library is going to…

Coleman County children are invited to “Build a Better World” in the community and to feel they are making a difference in their own lives and the lives of others.  This summer, we have the chance to do something really big and truly wonderful.

Coleman Public Library joins the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), a grassroots consortium of states working together to provide public libraries with high-quality summer reading program materials for children and teens.

To kick off the event Friends of the Library will have a special program on Registration Day, June 7th starting at 9:00 am. “Build a Better World Magic Show” by Rodney Rash will begin at 10:00 am.  His show is a 45 minute interactive show for all ages.  Tons of audience participation to help children build a better world through creativity and community involvement.  In all of his programs, Rodney emphasizes the importance of reading and the important role that libraries play in the community.  Friends will provide refreshments.  Registration will continue throughout the day.  Last day to register will be June 14th.


 June 14th and June 21st will be program days.  Starting at 9:30 in the morning 1st & 2nd grades will meet, and 3rd, 4th and 5th grades will meet at 10:30 am.  The (little folks) Toddler – Kindergarten will meet at 2:00 pm.  Committee chairman for these age groups are Dixie Bible, Sandra Rose and Sarah Beal.


The Youth Book Club will be chaired by Bridget Wakefield.  She has selected the book “The False Prince” by Jennifer A. Nielsen.  Teens will have book discussions each Wednesday and work on a special project for the community to be announced later.  Meeting time will be 11:00 am each Wednesday.

June 28th will be Awards Day at 10:00 am.  Those that turn in their reading sheets will receive their Reading Certificates and coupons from local businesses.  The top five readers will be announced and grand prizes will be drawn for each group.  Friends will provide a “Build Your Own Ice Cream Sundae” for refreshments.

Each child that registers June 7th will receive an event calendar and their reading requirement sheet.

Don’t miss out on a great time at the library.  For more information on the summer reading program, call the circulation desk during regular library hours 325-625-3043. 


 Tocker Foundation Awards

Coleman Public Library $5,000.00 Grant

Librarian Sue Dossey, is excited to announce notification from the Tocker Foundation that the Coleman Public Library was one in over forty projects reviewed for grant benefits.  All grant applications are reviewed by a grant review committee of librarians appointed by the Texas Library Association.  The Tocker Foundation promotes Texas public libraries in communities of 12,000 or less.

The one year grant will provide $5,000.00 for Collection Development in the Adult Non-Fiction area.  New titles will be added to the Reference and Texas reference collection plus selected titles to the Generalities, Philosophy & psychology, Religion, Social sciences, Language, Natural sciences & mathematics, Technology, The Arts, Literature & rhetoric and Geography & history sections. 

This grant brings the cumulative grant support to the Coleman Public Library to a total of $152,313.


Mission Statement
The mission of the Coleman Public Library is to provide a respectful, friendly and welcoming environment for our diverse population; to be a leader in the community by providing professional services with new technology and informational programs; to include a wide variety of collection materials and on-line resources to address the informational, educational and recreational needs of all members of the community. 

Vision Statement
The Coleman Public Library serves as a community center by providing technology, education resources and reading materials for the enjoyment of its patrons.

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