The Library will be CLOSED 11/28 - 12/1. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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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.

New Books at the Library

Books for Adults


The Friench Simpson Memorial Library has recently received a $500 grant  from the American Society of Radiologic Technologists to purchase books  and educational materials on medical imaging and radiation therapy.
 The grant program is part of National Radiologic Technology Week®, an  annual event that recognizes the vital work of medical imaging and  radiation therapy professionals across the nation. 

Books for Kids


The celebration takes  place each year during the week that includes Nov. 8 to commemorate the  discovery of the x-ray by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on Nov. 8, 1895. This  year’s event took place Nov. 3-9.  Pictured with the display of the  books purchased with the grant funds are right, Sandra Fojt, radiology  clerk and left, Rhonda Leftwich, Radiology Supervisor, both from Lavaca  Medical Center.


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