Mount Pleasant Public Library

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  1. DVDs On a Shelf at the Library

    LIBRARY CORNER | 01/08/21 |

    Hello, 2021! While we don’t expect someone to wave a magic wand, we’re all hoping for a healthier new year. We’re looking forward to resuming extended hours and programs as soon as we can. Read on...
  2. Christmas Decor

    LIBRARY CORNER | 12/18/20 |

    While this is a highly unusual holiday season, it’s still a time to celebrate and be thankful for the good things that have happened to us this past year. We all wish you the best of everything, especially health, as 2020 rushes to a close. Read on...
  3. Christmas Scenes Painted On Library Windows

    LIBRARY CORNER | 12/11/20 |

    The Christmas season is a big season for book publishers. You’ll see more big books this time of the year and it’s a great time to look at them as gifts. Here’s a list of this week’s bestsellers: The number one nonfiction book is A Promised Land by Barack Read on...
  4. Christmas Tree In Library Foyer

    LIBRARY CORNER | 12/05/20 |

    The Christmas decorations in Mount Pleasant are absolutely beautiful! We’re hoping that MP can build on this and make our little city the Christmas Capitol of East Texas. Go out and enjoy the lights on the square. Read on...
  5. Library Books On Shelves

    LIBRARY CORNER | 11/23/20 |

    Once again, let me remind you that we’re still doing curbside delivery Monday through Friday at noon and five p.m. Not everyone is comfortable coming into the building and we understand that. Please give us a call or email us with a list of books. Read on...
  6. Fall Ragdoll decoration at the library

    LIBRARY CORNER | 11/06/20 |

    Once again, I am late to the party. For several years I’ve been reading reviews on Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache books. The reviews have been so good that this is a series I’ve recommended again and again. It’s a series I kept intending to read. Read on...
  7. Fall decoration of dolls in a wagon

    LIBRARY CORNER | 10/09/20 |

    Story Time is moving back to the library. Join Ms. Natalie Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the library garden for stories and more. While you’re here, check out some wonderful books to read aloud to those little people. Read on...
  8. Orange Fall Leaves

    LIBRARY CORNER | 10/02/20 |

    We’re loving this fall weather! For years I have told my husband that it’s a good thing I forget how hot and humid summers are in Texas. If I remembered, I’d be out of here. Fall is also a big season for book publishers. Read on...
  9. Statue of Children Reading outside Mount Pleasant Library

    LIBRARY CORNER | 09/18/20 |

    The library is open Monday through Friday from 9-6. We’re looking forward to extending our hours and, hopefully, we’ll be able to do that soon. Remember that we still offer curbside delivery at noon and 5 p.m. Read on...
  10. Mount Pleasant Library Entry Sign

    LIBRARY CORNER | 09/11/20 |

    By now, I’m sure you realize there is absolutely nothing to watch on television. Reruns were bad, there must be a better way to be entertained. And there is. We have a great selection of DVDs in the library. Read on...
  11. School Bus Outside Library

    LIBRARY CORNER | 09/04/20 |

    The rain held off long enough for Natalie to do Story Time in the Park this week. She had a great group of kids and parents. We plan to continue offering these story times, weather permitting. Bring your preschoolers and join Natalie Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Read on...
  12. An Open Book

    LIBRARY CORNER | 08/26/20 |

    If you’ve been in the library, you stopped by the table at the door and had your temperature checked. We work shifts there and the one good thing about working out there is that it gives you a bit of reading time. Read on...
  13. Knockout Roses along the side of the Mount Pleasant Library

    LIBRARY CORNER | 08/22/20 |

    School has started, and we’re praying that the school personnel and students all have a safe, happy and healthy year. Here is a sneak peak at some great books from Hall of Fame Authors that are on the way to our library! Read on...
  14. Mount Pleasant Seal at Public Library

    LIBRARY CORNER | 08/14/20 |

    Natalie’s Story Time in the park is going so well. She is there each Tuesday at 11 for your preschool children. Bring a chair or a blanket for seating. Our only interruption will be August 25. There will be no story time that day. Read on...
  15. Man Reading A Book

    LIBRARY CORNER | 08/07/20 |

    Never ask a librarian for book suggestions, unless you have some time on your hands. I found that is also applies to your grown children. My sons are twins and both love to read in two different ways. Kyle prefers a real book and Kris prefers to listen. Read on...
  16. Stack of Books with Reading Glasses on top

    LIBRARY CORNER | 07/31/20 |

    Every winter I forget what Texas summers are like. Every July I’m reminded just how hot it gets. Hope you’re finding a cool place to read good books. Speaking of good books, there are four new books on this week’s bestseller list: Read on...
  17. Library Fun Summer Activity Flyer

    LIBRARY CORNER | 07/20/20 |

    Story Time in Caldwell Park continues throughout the summer Tuesdays at 11 a.m. We’re seeing that a lot of our “littles” are taking advantage of the splash pad after Story Time. While you’re there, take the kids down the Story Walk and read to them. Read on...
  18. Signage for Story Walk in Caldwell Park

    LIBRARY CORNER | 07/20/20 |

    If you love a good mystery or thriller, Library Director Helen Thompson has some good suggestions for you in this week’s Library Corner! Read on...
  19. Statue of Children Reading with Masks On

    LIBRARY CORNER | 07/04/20 |

    Usually, writing about library activities is easy because so much is happening in the library during the summer. Not so this summer. We’re busy, but we miss all the kids and daily in-house activities we have with them. It’s just too quiet! Read on...
  20. Story Time at Caldwell Park - Lady reading to children

    LIBRARY CORNER | 06/26/20 |

    I’ll be the first to admit that summer programs have changed drastically, I’ll also be the first to tell you we still have terrific things going on for kids. Check out Caldwell Park. A new Story Walk featuring the book, Head to Toe goes up this week. Read on...
  21. Library Fun Summer Activity Flyer

    LIBRARY CORNER | 06/19/20 |

    Grab and Go Children’s Programming kicked off this week. You can always find more information about the children’s programs on Facebook, but this year we’re making adjustments by moving our programs outside and sending crafts home. Read on...
  22. Statue of Children Reading outside Mount Pleasant Library

    LIBRARY CORNER | 06/12/20 |

    Several folks have called recently and asked about the books we put in our reviews. All of the reviews from the Library List are for books coming out in the following month. At the end of the review, you’ll see a date such as (6-23). Read on...
  23. Mount Pleasant Library Sign

    LIBRARY CORNER | 06/05/20 |

    The library’s summer programs begin June 15. Come by the library that week and grab an activity bag to take home and create some really fun things. On Tuesdays, beginning June 16, Preschool Story Time will be held at Caldwell Park. Read on...
  24. Statue of Children Reading outside Mount Pleasant Library

    LIBRARY CORNER | 05/29/20 |

    To put it simply, this week has been strange. Don’t get me wrong, it’s been a good week, but it’s been strange. We reopened Tuesday with new rules. We’ve taken temperatures, handed out sanitizer and offered face masks to those who didn’t have them. Read on...
  25. Library Summer Fun

    LIBRARY CORNER | 05/22/20 |

    We’re planning to see you next week. Doors open at 9 a.m. Tuesday and here’s what you’ll find when you visit: We have hand sanitizer for you at the door. We’ll check your temperature and make sure you are wearing a mask. You can’t come in without a mask. Read on...
  26. Toy Trains At The Library

    LIBRARY CORNER | 05/15/20 |

    This week several friends and coworkers shared their reading lists with Library Director Helen Thompson, and she shares them here with you! Keep your curbside orders coming! Read on...
  27. An inflatable clown greets customers to the library

    LIBRARY CORNER | 05/08/20 |

    In this week’s Library Corner, Library Director Helen Thompson explains what to expect when the building opens to the public to ensure the safety of all. She also shares some more great novels, including The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. Read on...
  28. Curbside pickup from the Mount Pleasant Library

    LIBRARY CORNER | 05/01/20 |

    While most Texas libraries have been totally closed, the Mount Pleasant Public Library has been offering curbside delivery and mobile printing. Wifi is accessible outside the building. Phase One of the Reopening Plan keeps all of these things in place, Read on...
  29. PrinterOn Logo


    If you are a MobilePrint Service Customer who is experiencing broken web links when printing via a website, here’s the solution. A security update implemented by HP PrinterOn on April 1st will cause a failure to launch on the printspot web page. Read on...
  30. A couple in a car collecting library books curbside.

    LIBRARY CORNER | 04/23/20 |

    I’m not an avid reader of nonfiction, but several good nonfiction books made my list of favorites. Among them is Mr. Owita’s Guide to Gardening by Carol Wall. This memoir isn’t really a guide to gardening, it’s a guide to life. Read on...
  31. Mount Pleasant Library Sign

    LIBRARY CORNER | 04/17/20 |

    Last week we looked at some of my favorites and, since my list was so long, here are more of those reviews: Charles Martin has a lovely way with words. His book, The Mountain Between Us was a big success. It was also made into a movie. Read on...
  32. Art In The Library Event Thumbnail

    LIBRARY CORNER | 04/09/20 |

    We’re not serving fries, but we are doing a hopping curbside business each day at noon and five p.m. If you need something to read, watch or listen to, go to the website and take a look at the catalog. Read on...
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Mount Pleasant Public Library and Historical Museum has something for everyone.

The library has more than 33,000 items available for check-out, including books for children, teens, and adults, as well as audio books, DVDs and magazines. Ebooks and Eaudio books are also available through Overdrive.

Other books and materials available for in-house use only include the Family and Local History Collection, microfilm, and newspaper archives.

Additional resources include databases, an online tutoring service, interlibrary loan services, and public access computers.

Each age group has a special area including a Family Play Place for kids 4 years and under, The Hangout for school-ages kids, a Teen Room and Adult Section. Seating areas are found throughout the library. Two study rooms are available for small group study. A program room is available for non-profit groups to reserve when not being used for library programs.

The historical museum focuses on life and times in Mount Pleasant and Titus County in years gone by, and features interactive displays such as a Caddo grass hut, a Civil War camp, and a log cabin.

The library extends into a garden which includes reading areas and a fountain.