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WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 P.m.

SATURDAY: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.



Brenda Lincke Fisseler- Director

Penny Kristek- Assistant Director

Jackie Higgins


Library Board Meets at 4 pm every second Thursday of the month at the Library.

Meetings are open to the public.

Don Minear- Chairperson

Cindy Meredith- Vice Chairperson

Christie Wheelock- Secretary

Kasi Jobes

Jessica Schumacher

Merle Richardson

Lois Weiss



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77 Years of Service

"The Library's mission is to link the community to a world of knowledge in a variety of formats to educate, inspire and entertain with excellent customer service in a welcoming environment that promotes life long learning."

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For more information on how your holiday shopping can help our Library earn credits to purchase more ebooks, stop into the Library and talk with a staff person.





New Adult Fiction



  • NYPD Red 2
  • Plain in Flames
  • Reading Circle
  • Unlucky 13
  • Without Warning
  • Backlands- a novel of the American West
  • Brush Country
  • Collector
  • Dark Thicket
  • Death on Blackheath
  • Field of Prey
  • Hounded
  • Kraken Project
  • Last Kind Words Saloon
  • Miss Julia's Marvelous Makeover
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New Large Print Fiction

  • Brothers in Blood
  • Betting the Rainbow- a Harmony Novel
  • Birdie
  • Bladen Cole- The Fire of Greed
  • Bone Deep
  • Evening Stars- a Blackberry Island Novel
  • Declan's Cross
  • Dream Dress
  • Home to Seaview Key
  • Reflections of Yesterday
  • Silver City Massacre
  • What She Left Behind
  • Temptation
  • Ralph Compton- The Omaha Trail
  • The Vanishing
Brothers in Blood1 Betting the Rainbow- a Harmony Novel2 Birdie3 Bladen Cole- The Fire of Greed4 Bone Deep5 Evening Stars- a Blackberry Island Novel6 Declan's Cross7 Dream Dress8 Home to Seaview Key9 Reflections of Yesterday10 Silver City Massacre11 What She Left Behind12 Temptation13 Ralph Compton- The Omaha Trail14 The Vanishing15
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New Non-Fiction

  • The Hall- celebration of baseball's great stories
  • Christmas with Southern Living 2013
  • City on Fire
  • Diabetes and Heart Healthy Cookbook
  • Estate Planning in Texas
  • Firearms- an illustrated history
  • Genealogy for Dummies
  • Handmade for the Garden
  • Hummingbirds- a life-size guide
  • Lens on the Texas Frontier
  • More Forgotten Skills of Self-Sufficiency
  • Organically Clean Home
  • Preserved by the Pint- seasonal guide to canning in small spaces
  • Rustic Garden Projects
  • Sergeant Stubby
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now available ebooks

Our eBook collection is compatible with most mobile devices.

If you're having trouble downloading your books, please stop in the Library for some hands-on instruction.

Be sure to bring your device and passwords for sites such as iTunes, Amazon, Google Play or other sites you might access to download the books.

Also, be sure you have your Library log-in info that you use to log into the Library catalog from home.


Go to to get started.

New to eBooks? Have a new device?

Here's a user friendly page to answer lots of your questions.


Call the Library @ 361-798-3243

eBooks @ your Library are funded, in part, by a grant from:

TX State Library Institute for Museum and Library Services


Hancher Foundation

The Library has recently upgraded to Cloud storage for our Library Catalog and other Follett services.

We would very much like to thank the Ladd & Katherine Hancher Library Foundation for funding the project.





Continuous Book Sale!

Visit the on-going Book Sale @ the Library.
Purchase gently used items donated by our Patrons. The library accepts clean hardback & paperback books, DVD movies, and puzzles.

No Reader's Digest or Encyclopedias, please.

Pick up FREE recycled magazines @ the Library
Instead of tossing those magazines in the land fill, bring them by the library when you finish reading them. When you drop off your magazines you just might find some that others have left to take back home with you!


No magazines older than 2010, please.

For information on recycling older magazines ask for Penny @ the Library.

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