The Friench Simpson Memorial Library is closed under further notice by order of the City of Hallettsville.

Items can be returned via the library book drop and items can be renewed via phone by calling the library during regular business hours.

Free books are being brought outside by the staff each day. Stop by and see what's there for you. Please practice social distancing while browsing.

The library wifi will remain available as well as ebooks and audios.


There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us. We hope you enjoy our site and take a moment to drop us a line.

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A study of 3,635 older adults found that book readers had a 23-month survival advantage and 20 percent lower mortality risk compared with non readers.  

Reading was protective regardless of gender, education or health.

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Please stop in the Library for more information, click on the picture, above, or call the number on the picture, above!


The portal to our eBook selections and how-to information on using the eBook program is HERE.

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Do you have questions about getting a Library Card, how long you can keep books, fines, computer use, wi-fi or other Patron Services? HERE is where you can find answers.


Our Local History and Genealogy Department is filled with information, computers, microfilm readers and more for your research. 

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library meet the 1st Wednesday of each month, September through May, at 10 a.m. at the Library. If you'd like to join and help support the Library, 

please call the Library: 361-798-3243, ext. 200