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City of Coleman Public Library

"When in doubt, go to the library." - J.K. Rowling

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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.


 

Announcements


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Friends of the Library purchased a week-long virtual program with funds through the Coleman Foundation Grant. Click the image above for more information. The link expires after June 19, 2021. NOTE: The program has been extended for an additional week and should expire June 27th.

NOTICE: Due to anticipated weather, the registration for the Summer Reading Program on June 2nd has been changed to the Coleman Public Library. The Petting Zoo will be at the end of the block at Commercial and Walnut.
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“TAILS AND TALES”
2021 SUMMER READING PROGRAM THEME

Registration kick off date is June 2nd at the Coleman City Park 9:00 am – 12:00 noon.

Readers of all ages will explore the animal kingdom this summer as Coleman Public Library presents “Tails and Tales” during their summer library program.

The 2021 Summer Reading Program is open to all Toddler, Pre-K, Kindergarten and school age children. Events scheduled this year, are special live and virtual programs (funded with a grant from the Friends of the Coleman County Foundation and ACE): “Didgeridoo Down Under” (virtual), “Move your Tale”, Wild Things Zoofari, John O’Bryant-Magician, Abilene Zoo, Planetarium, Animal Astronauts, and Camel Corp. Stuffed animal story time with author, Michelle Kaiser reading her new book “Special Ed and the Bull-ies”. Later in the day, a book signing event is scheduled for author, Michelle Kaiser 1:00 – 3:00 with refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. Arts and craft’s Day, games, puzzles, coloring pages prizes and more.
Registration kick off date is June 2nd at the Coleman City Park 9:00 am – 12:00 noon. Friends of the Coleman Public Library will provide instructions on how to sign up for READsquare online or use paper form registration if preferred, book bags and receive calendar of events for June and July. Entertainment will be provided by May Farms Petting Zoo, “Move Your Tale” (Improv group from Austin Texas), games, popcorn and snow cones for refreshments.
READsquare, an online program will be available again this year. This program provides activities, book lists and challenges for the reader.

For more information, call the library at 325-625-3043.

All programs are free of charge.


1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Coleman Public Library is excited to present the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. It’s as simple as it sounds – make a goal to 1,000 books to your child before Kindergarten. This program has been launched in libraries across the country as an effort to increase the development of early literacy skills in young children. Reading aloud helps develop children’s language skills and imaginations. 1,000 books may seem like a lot, but if you read one book each night, you’ll read your goal in less than 3 years. Children from birth to 5 years old can participate.

To register: Click HERE to access the READsquared page and look for the Registration link on the right side.

Click on the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten link. Follow the prompts, once finished, you’ll be taken to your dashboard. Start enjoying on-line books, games and be sure to log in all your books for your child.

For questions contact:
Coleman Public Library Staff members
402 Commercial Ave. Coleman, Texas 76834
325-625-3043
cpl@web-access.net

Open for Business!!! - The Coleman Public Library has resumed normal business hours.  We will continue to monitor COVID-19 policies and procedures set forth by Governor Abbott's protocols and the City of Coleman.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, chills, headache, cough, sore throat or runny nose, please stay at home and visit the library another day.

There is a limit to the number of customers in the following areas:
- Adult seating area: 15
- Young Adult area: 9
- Children's area: 11
- Book Stacks: 6
- Woodward Texas History Collection: 2
- Genealogy: 2
- Computer Lab: 4 - limited to 30 minutes per day, per customer

Patrons are encouraged to wear a face mask and wash hands frequently.  There is a limited number of masks available at the circulation desk.  We also ask that patrons maintain a distance of 6 feet from other patrons and staff members.

A clear plastic shield is in place at the circulation desk for our protection and yours.  Returned books will be disinfected and quarantined for three days.  Computer stations and service areas will be sanitized every two hours.  We hope to ease these restrictions soon.  The Coleman Public Library is committed to providing a level of safety to our customers and library staff while also helping to meet the needs of the community.

SimplyE

ANNOUNCING a new E-book collection.

The E-Read Texas program is provided by the Texas State Library for smaller public libraries in the state. Right now, they are focusing on those that use the Biblionix ILS. Texas State Library is paying for the eBook's and the SimplyE for libraries, so there's no cost to the library. This collection includes both fiction and non-fiction, but does not include bestsellers. It is meant to enhance libraries’ current collections. To get this new collection simply download:

• SimplyE app. This app works on both Apple and Android phones and tablets. It brings all ebooks and audiobooks across providers together into a single app for your patrons. The Texas e-book collection is available only through this app
For iOS (Apple)
• Download the SimplyE app from the Apple App Store https://apps.apple.com/us/app/simplye/id1046583900
• Open the app
• Choose to find a library
• Find your library’s name in the drop-down list
To enter your barcode number and PIN:
• Choose Settings in the bottom right corner
• On the right side, enter your barcode number and PIN
• Choose “Log In”
To go back to your catalog, choose Catalog in the bottom left corner. Browse or search for a title, press “Get,” and it should download for you. When the title is on your device, press “Read” or “Listen” to open the ebook or audiobook.

For Android
• Download the SimplyE app from the Google Play Store. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.nypl.simplified.simplye
• Open the app
• If asked, choose to “find a library” and select it from the drop-down list
* To enter your barcode number and PIN:
• Click the icon with 3 horizontal lines in the top left corner
• Choose Settings
• Choose Accounts
• Choose your library
• Insert barcode number and PIN; check to agree to the license agreement; click Log In
• Click the back arrow in the top left corner twice
• Click the icon with 3 horizontal lines in the top left corner
• In the top drop-down list, choose your library
• Click on the icon with 3 horizontal lines again
• Click Catalog
Browse or search for a title, press “Get” and it should download for you. When the title is on your device, press “Read” or “Listen” to open the ebook or audiobook.

Tocker Foundation Grant funds purchase of 131 Non-Fiction Books!

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.

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.

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

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