breaking news- library opens june 2

Additional Information


The staff of the Friench Simpson Memorial Library is pleased to announce that the library will reopen to the public on Tuesday June 2nd.

The library will be operating under a revised schedule when we reopen. 

The revised hours are:

Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00 am to 12:00pm: Open 

   12:00 to 1:00 pm: Closed

    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Open

Wednesday & Friday: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Open

Saturday – Monday: Library Closed

Curbside Service will continue after the library opens with the hours of Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Public access computers will not be available on June 2, but availability will change according to state and city issued instructions. WiFi will continue to be available.

The local history/genealogy department will be available by appointment only.

Registration for the 2020 Summer Reading program will begin June 11th.

Thank you for maintaining social distancing, washing your hands and wearing a mask.

For more information please call the library at 361-798-3243 ext. 208.  


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. 


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.


Here's How! PLEASE READ!!


Curbside is now available at the Friench Simpson Memorial Library! 

To utilize our curbside services you can place items on hold through your library account online, OR give us a call at 361-798-3243 ext. 208, with desired titles and we will pull the books you request. 

Curbside services will only be available between the hours of 9 AM - 5 PM. Normal circulation due dates apply. Limit 3 books per person and 3 DVDs per household. Patron must be in good standing to qualify for curbside. 


  1. Go online and reserve your selections OR give us a call with title requests. When you call in you MUST have your library card number available, and you MUST speak with a staff member. DO NOT LEAVE A MESSAGE ON OUR PHONE SYSTEM FOR CURBSIDE.
  2. The staff will process your request and CALL YOU WHEN YOUR ORDER IS READY. If you arrive at the library before a staff member has contacted you, please wait in the large parking lot on the north side of the building labeled "Curbside Will Call."
  3. Once a staff member contacts you informing you your order is ready, park in our east parking lot labeled "Curbside Pickup." and give us a call. We will con- firm name, library card number, and parking space number (1-5).
  4. A staff member will then place your bagged items outside on a table. Your name will be stapled to the top of the bag. Verify that it is your name fixed to the bag BEFORE picking up the items.
  5. We ask that you wait to exit your vehicle until the staff member has placed your items on the table and returned to the library doors. We will wait for you to grab your items and get back into your vehicle before stepping back inside the building, in the event that you have questions/concerns.


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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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