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Welcome to the Judy B. McDonald Public Library
Judy B McDonald Public Library

Mission Statement
The Judy B. McDonald Public Library connects people with information, ideas and experiences to provide enjoyment, enhance lives and strengthen our community.

How-To Festival

Dates: March 25

Time: 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Ages: All ages

Registration: Free. No registration to attend.

The library is pleased to present the Fourth Annual How-To Festival where local experts teach you “how-to” do all sorts of things in mini-sessions throughout the day. Participate in community-centered interactive education, either as a presenter or learner.  If you're interested in presenting or would like to suggest a topic, please submit the form below to or drop one off at the library.

How-To Festival Entry Form

Pajama Story Time with Junior Forum

Date: January 19

Time: 6:00pm

Ages: All

Registration: Free. No registration necessary.

Join us as the wonderful volunteers from Junior Forum entertain children and their families with stories, crafts and games! Wear your favorite pajamas and bring your teddy bear!

Upcoming Events

Wellness Basics for Cold & Flu Season

Date: January 21

Time: 2:30pm

Ages: 18 years & up

Registration: Please register by January 20.

Learn 5 areas of your life in which to make simple, cost-effective changes to greatly improve your health and mount a strong defense against the ills of cold and flu season and increase wellness every day. Also get simple tips and recipes for handling illness once it has taken hold. Samples, recipes, idea sharing, and fun are all in store!

Makerspace: Creative Soldering

Date: January 23

Time: 5:30pm

Ages: 10 years & up

Registration: Free. Please register by January 21.

Get hands-on practice and enhance your soldering skills while creating creatures from your imagination.  No soldering experience is necessary.

Belly Laughs

Dates: January 24

Time: 4:30pm

Ages: All

Registration: Free. No registration.

This is World Belly Laugh Day! Join us for games that are sure to make you laugh. Polish up your stand up routine, as there will be a prize for best joke.

STEAM 4 Kids: Build-A-Boat Challenge

Date: January 26

Time: 5:30pm

Ages: 7-11 years

Registration: Free. Please register by January 25.

Given a certain set of materials, can you build a better boat than your peers?  Come take the build-a-boat challenge and see what you can engineer!

Clothing Swap

Date: January 28

Time: 2:30pm

Ages: 18 years & up

Registration: Free. Please register by January 27.

Gather gently used items you no longer need and come to a clothing & toy swap party. You may bring adult’s and children’s clothes, as well as toys, to exchange with others. Party leftovers will be donated to a local charity organization.

Family Puzzle Off

Date: January 28

Time: 2:30pm

Ages: All

Registration: Free. Please register by January 27.

Join us and other families to tackle all different kinds of puzzles for all skill levels. Challenge others to speed tests and more.  Fun for all ages!

How To Get A Library Card
Fill out an application form and present proof of residence. Proof of residence can be an ID that shows your current address or any other item that has been mailed to you. Children under 17 years of age must have a parent's signature. First card is free; replacement card fee $1.00. 

Circulation Policy
Books from the "new book section" - 2 weeks. All other books - 4 weeks. Audio Books on CD or cassette - 4 weeks. Entertainment videos/DVDs - 7 days. Non-Fiction videos - 2 weeks LIMITS : 3 non-fiction books per call number; 8 cassettes, 5 CDs; 4 videos or DVDs per family. No limit on fiction books. FINES : 10 cents a day on books and cassettes, $1.00 a day on videos and DVDs. RENEWALS : Can be done in person or telephone (559-2970). Limit one renewal. An item cannot be renewed if another customer is waiting for that item.

Mercedes Franks
Ph: (936) 559-2970

Mon  9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tues 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wed 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thur  9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fri    9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sat   9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.