800 S.Redwood Ave., Kountze, Texas

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Welcome to Kountze Public Library!


"Creating lifelong readers and learners."
800 S. Redwood Avenue
Kountze, TX  77625
Phone: 409 246-2826 & Fax: 409 246-4659
Accredited Member of Texas State Library
System & member of CTLS, Inc.
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Library Holiday Closings
 

Thanksgiving
The Library will close at noon on Wednesday, November 22 and
be closed 23rd through the 25th.
Reopen Monday, November 27 regular hours.

December:
Annual Visit with the Santa's
Join us for the annual "Santa's Visit to the Library!"
Make your plans now to visit with the Santa's on Saturday,
December 2 at the Library! Kids can meet the Santa's and
receive a free gift bag from them. Parents/ Caregivers are encouraged
to bring a phone, camera or other device to snap photos of their kids as

they tell the Santa's their Christmas wishes. This is a free program
sponsored by the Friends of KPL and Woman's Club of Kountze.

Thanks to Woman's Club of Kountze for
the 2017 Miss Kountze Pageant!
As always, it was great.
Pageant proceeds benefit the
Book Fund of Kountze Library. Please
join us in letting Club members know how
much we appreciate all they do for the Library!
(See the blue link at left for winners' names and photo.)

MISS KOUNTZE PAGEANT PICTURE DISCS
ARE AT THE LIBRARY AND MAY BE PICKED UP
DURING REGULAR HOURS OF OPERATION.


Texas Summer Reading Club 2017! "Build a Better World" was this year's theme
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Thanks to all our Program Presenters
and Special Volunteers for their help!

Volunteers: Brieanna, Elaine, Joe Ann & Gayle


Gayle & Marilyn assist with RC 6-13-17



Student volunteer, Brieanna




June 13 Mrs. Bevilacqua & Chili



Crush & Chili relaxing
after RC Program!


Booker & Friend

Booker the Library Bot
 

 

Thanks to  Alex, Big Thicket Park Ranger,
for kicking off RC 2017 on June 6.


                  
Bevil Meeting Room transformed into a "Build a Better World" Workshop!

Kids had a great adventure learning about animals of the Big Thicket.

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DOWNLOAD THE FREE LIBRARY TREK APP! 




You can now download the Library Trek app from the App Store
or Play Store. Use it to log into your Kountze Library account using the last digits of your library card number and your password. Call the libraryfor your unique password the first time you log in. Library phone is 409 246-2826. 
Watch the Demo using this link:
 https://surpasssoftware.com/library-trek 

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      Notary Public service is now available at the Library.  
Hours are: Monday-Friday 1:00-5:00 and are subject to change.
Please call 409 246-2826 to confirm the availability of the Notary. 
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The Library staff faxes for the public. Outgoing faxes are
$1 per page. Incoming, 20c per page. The Library Fax

number is 409 246-4659 

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  Check out e-books and e-audio books
using your 13-digit Kountze Library Card number.
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When you #StartWithaSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Friends of Kountze Public Library. Bookmark the link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/76-0658574 and support us every time you shop. Read more at the library's facebook page. 
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Access free legal forms, Heritage Quest, and much more!
Learn a new language! Over 50 databases are available at no cost. 

Contact the library at 409 246-2826 for your
TexShare login info.

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Santa and Mrs. Claus visited with
children at the library on Dec. 3. 
Thanks to the Woman's Club of Kountze 
and Friends of Kountze Public Library for
co-sponsoring the event. 

 

     

    

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Access free legal forms, Heritage Quest, and much more!
Learn a new language! Over 50 databases are available at no cost.

Contact the library at 409 246-2826 for your TexShare login info.

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   Texas Summer Reading Club 2016


   Reading Program June 21
   with John O'Bryant,
   magician 

    
                                        

Mrs. Bevilacqua with
her Therapy Dogs
Crush & Riley
 


                           

Mrs. Malone & Mrs. Gunter did
amazing science projects for
Reading Club June 14.



            

Mrs. Fant taught kids
Spanish vocabulary words.
                                                                                                                          

Mission Statement
The mission of KPL is to create lifelong readers and learners by promoting the use of quality library services for all members of the community. The library will offer materials, programs and technology to serve the educational, cultural and recreational needs of its users.

Location & Stats
The Kountze Public Library (KPL) is located at 800 S. Redwood Avenue, Kountze, Texas. It is directly across from the Kountze Police Department and behind the Kirby Hill House Museum. KPL is a department of the City of Kountze and a member of Texas State Library and Archives Commission and CTLS, Inc. (Connecting Texas Libraries Statewide), formerly Central Texas Library System.  
The library provides a host of free services to its users. The library holds over 24,844  materials including over 16,453 books, and 1,114 audio volumes, 1,422 video volumes, 83 electronic books, and 20 serial subscriptions.  Over 7,077 library users are registered card holders.

What the Library Offers
OverDrive e-books, e-audiobooks and a selection of videos are available to Kountze library card holders  through the Piney Woods Digital Consortium. Patrons can access them through the library website at www.kountzelibrary.org or by visiting  pwdl.lib.overdrive.com. The entire 13-digit patron ID number must be used when logging in. Over 50 TexShare databases are available to Texas library users at www.libraryoftexas.org/texshare. Call the library at 409 246-2826 for the necessary login information. 
Staff does faxing for the public for a small charge. Friends of the Library sponsor a public access copier (B&W only). B&W Copies made from the computers are available for 20c per page. 

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