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Posted on: May 12, 2021

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Statue of Children Reading outside Mount Pleasant Library

Our Friends group met Monday night to discuss the upcoming book sale. This year’s sale runs June 24-26 and will be held at the Civic Center. We’re still accepting gently used books, DVDs and CDs. Please call us from the parking lot and...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

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Check out Area of Mount Pleasant Library

JOIN US FOR OUR BOOK SALE JUNE 24-26 AT THE CIVIC CENTER

The hall by our offices is lined with boxes labeled A-Z and they are all filled with books. Actually, we have multiple boxes of each letter. The Friends of the Library Book Sale is June 24-26 and thi...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

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Mount Pleasant Library Entry Sign

ANNUAL BOOK SALES SCHEDULED

The Friends’ Annual Book Sale is scheduled for June 24-26. The big news this year is that we’re having it at the Civic Center. Last year’s sale didn’t happen because of Covid, so we have a...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

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Interior Library Shelves

THE APRIL LIBRARY READS LIST

The drawing for the handmade quilt is Friday, April 30. Please come by and take a look at the beautiful quilt my sister-in-law, Linda, donated to our Friends of the Library. Tickets are just $1 each, 6 for $5 or 12 for $10. Dro...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

LIBRARY CORNER | 04/16/21 |

DVD Display Table at the Library

THANK YOU FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

The Friends’ Luncheon was a hit! Thank you, everyone, who worked or purchased lunch. All of the proceeds from Friends’ projects benefit the library and we appreciate their help. As an important side note...

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

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Spanish Books On Shelf At The Library

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME STARTS TUESDAY, APRIL 6

Good things are coming. Saturday hours begin April 10, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. We’re looking forward to seeing you on Saturdays. Also, Natalie’s Story Time blasts off Tuesday, April 6, at 1...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

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EDGING BACK TO NORMAL HOURS

Beginning April 10, we’re resuming Saturday hours from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.  It’s good to feel like we’re edging back toward normal.

The Friends of the Library annual luncheon is Friday, Apr...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

LIBRARY CORNER | 03/12/21 |

Garden At The Library

We know that the Pandemic isn’t over, but we’re inching our way back to some kind of normal in the library. Saturday hours will resume April 3. We’ll be open from 10 a.m. til 1 p.m. Please continue to wear your mask in the bu...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

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Magazines On Shelf In Library

Come Visit The LIbrary

We’re enjoying the beautiful weather and hoping that spring is right around the corner. What a great time to visit the library and grab something good to read, listen to or watch!

Preschool parents, rejoice! Ms. Natalie told...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

LIBRARY CORNER | 02/26/21 |

Childrens Library Books on Shelves

ENJOYING WARMER TEMPERATURES AND GOOD BOOKS

It’s so good to be back! The snow was beautiful, but we’re loving the sunshine and nice, warm temperatures. Hopefully, things are returning to some kind of normal at your house.

The new Library...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

LIBRARY CORNER | 02/12/21 |

Library Books

GRAB A HOT DRINK AND A GOOD BOOK

Sometimes I hit a wall when it’s time to come up with a Library Corner. I can’t read fast enough to give you a big variety of reads and currently I’m stuck on the Julia Spencer-Fleming Clare Fe...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

LIBRARY CORNER | 02/04/21 |

Fiction Shelves In Library

THE PERFECT READ FOR A COLD WEEK

Batten down the hatches, the prediction for next week is cold, cold, cold. In keeping with the forecast, one of the bestselling books out is The Children’s Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin. Based on actual and oral his...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

LIBRARY CORNER | 01/29/21 |

Books On Library Shelves

HALL OF FAME AUTHORS AND OTHER GREAT READS

If you’ve read The Guest List by Lucy Foley, please let me know if you enjoyed it. It received rave reviews, but I’m having a hard time getting into it. The problem is that I’ve read ...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

LIBRARY CORNER | 01/22/21 |

Library Interior

I am looking forward to the day when I can begin by telling you all the activities we have going in the library. While that’s not the case yet, here’s what we can offer you.  We’re open from 9-6 Monday through Friday...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

LIBRARY CORNER | 01/08/21 |

DVDs On a Shelf at the Library

GREAT BOOKS AND MOVIES TO START 2021

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.&...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 12/18/20 |

Christmas Decor

HOLIDAY HOURS AND GREAT BOOKS

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...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 12/11/20 |

Christmas Scenes Painted On Library Windows

THE SEASON'S BESTSELLERS

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...

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Posted on: December 5, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 12/05/20 |

Christmas Tree In Library Foyer

CHRISTMAS STORIES, FUNNEL CAKES AND LIGHTS

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 t...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 11/23/20 |

Library Books On Shelves

CURBSIDE DELIVERY STILL AVAILABLE MONDAY-FRIDAY

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...

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Posted on: November 6, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 11/06/20 |

Fall Ragdoll decoration at the library

PICK UP SOMETHING GREAT TO READ...

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...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 10/09/20 |

Fall decoration of dolls in a wagon

STORY TIME ON THE MOVE

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. Some of my be...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 10/02/20 |

Orange Fall Leaves

FALL IS GREAT FOR BOOKS

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. I’m so grateful th...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 09/18/20 |

Statue of Children Reading outside Mount Pleasant Library

IT’S A GREAT TIME TO VISIT THE LIBRARY

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 deliv...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 09/11/20 |

Mount Pleasant Library Entry Sign

NOT JUST BOOKS, WE HAVE A GREAT DVD LIBRARY...

I would vote to keep this beautiful weather, if we could. It seems that Texas always teases us with fall in September. We can always hope.

By now, I’m sure you realize there is absolutely nothing to w...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 09/04/20 |

School Bus Outside Library

IF YOU LIKED THAT, YOU’LL LOVE THIS

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 presch...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

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An Open Book

RETHINKING DECISIONS, HOPE AND A GOOD MYSTERY

Why is the first sentence in any writing project the hardest to write? It was so easy when I could begin with an activity calendar for the next week. It’s not as easy now. Like everyone else, we are s...

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Posted on: August 22, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 08/22/20 |

Knockout Roses along the side of the Mount Pleasant Library

HALL OF FAME AUTHORS

Our September Library Reads list arrived yesterday and there are some great books on the way. Six Hall of Fame Authors have books on the list, including Fredrik Backman’s Anxious People. “What happens when a group o...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 08/14/20 |

Mount Pleasant Seal at Public Library

SUMMER FUN IN THE PARK

I have always believed that if you can be anything, be kind. Today I’m feeling if you can be anything, be brief. So, here goes brief.

Natalie’s Story Time in the park is going so well. She is there each Tuesday at ...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 08/07/20 |

Man Reading A Book

LET’S TALK ABOUT BOOKS

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 bo...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 07/31/20 |

Stack of Books with Reading Glasses on top

CURL UP IN A COOL PLACE AND READ A BOOK

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 book...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 07/20/20 |

Library Fun Summer Activity Flyer

GRAB AND GO BAGS STILL AVAILABLE...

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&am...

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 07/20/20 |

Signage for Story Walk in Caldwell Park

HOW ABOUT A THRILLING READ?

Each month we receive a magazine called Book Page. The Friends of the Library provide it for everyone who comes through the library. There is always a stack of them in the new books display. Book Page pointed out that J...

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Posted on: July 3, 2020

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Statue of Children Reading with Masks On

WHAT ARE YOU READING?

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&am...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

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Story Time at Caldwell Park - Lady reading to children

NEW STORY WALK THIS WEEK...

While 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 some terrific things going on for kids. Check out Caldwell Park. A new Story Wa...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 06/19/20 |

Library Fun Summer Activity Flyer

KICK OFF OF SUMMER PROGRAMS...

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 progr...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 06/12/20 |

Statue of Children Reading outside Mount Pleasant Library

NEW CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING NEXT WEEK...

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&am...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

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Mount Pleasant Library Sign

WE’RE HAPPY TO SEE YOU IN THE LIBRARY

Folks are beginning to find the library again and, I’m happy to say, everyone has been understanding about the new “rules” that are in place until things move toward normal. Plea...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 05/29/20 |

Statue of Children Reading outside Mount Pleasant Library

A STRANGE BUT GOOD WEEK...

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 sani...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 05/22/20 |

Library Summer Fun

LIBRARY TO OPEN MAY 26

We’re planning to see you next week. Our 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 ma...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 05/15/20 |

Toy Trains At The Library

HOPING TO OPEN SOON...

We can’t promise you that this won’t change, but we are hoping to open Tuesday, May 26. The date still depends on the local Covid numbers. Until then, please continue to call or email us with your book, DVD and CD...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

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An inflatable clown greets customers to the library

CURBSIDE FOR NOW, PRECAUTIONS WHEN WE OPEN...

We want to keep you all up on what’s going on in the library and what we expect to happen. We are continuing curbside service and waiting for the governor’s talk on May 18. So, I can&rsq...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 05/01/20 |

Curbside pickup from the Mount Pleasant Library

Folks are calling and asking about our reopening plans, so here they are: While most Texas libraries have been totally closed, we have been offering curbside delivery and mobile printing. Wifi has been, and will continue to be, accessible outside the buil...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

MOBILEPRINT SERVICE UPDATE | 04/30/20 |

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UPDATED INFORMATION FOR MOBILEPRINT SERVICE CUSTOMER

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 c...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

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A couple in a car collecting library books curbside.

Curbside Delivery Recommendations...

Do you feel like we’re frozen in time? I go to work every day and stay  busy, but then I catch  myself confused about the day of the week. We all agreed that it seems like we’re liv...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 04/17/20 |

Mount Pleasant Library Sign

MORE OF OUR FAVORITES...

Many of you are taking advantage of our curbside delivery and that makes us happy! We’re not accustomed to working “alone”, so seeing you brightens our day. If you haven’t used our pick-up se...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

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WE’RE NOT SERVING FRIES...

To say that it’s quiet in here is an understatement. Instead of wishing for a little peace and quiet, I would gladly love to hear the sound of children and adults laughing and talking as they go about their bu...

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