One more Pajama Party Storytime, TOMORROW night from 6-7! Come for a few nostalgic stories, a craft, cookies, and hot cocoa.
We aim to improve the lives of local people by providing free resources that enhance and contribute to individual knowledge, enlightenment, and enjoyment.
In 2008, a group of residents with the same vision met to discuss the possibility of creating a library/museum in Alba. On Saturday, March 5, 2011, the thousands of hours of volunteer blood, sweat, and tears finally came together as the library hosted its Grand Opening. The event took place at the Alba Library and Museum’s permanent home at 109 E. Holley St. in Alba. “It’s been quite a ride,” said past president Carey Carpenter. “We started with a donated building that had leakage problems, scraped together mismatched shelves donated from already established libraries that no longer needed them, and received thousands of books from local residents and remnants from other libraries’ book sales.” Saundra Burge had a vision of collecting local historical artifacts to preserve the city’s rich heritage. “Many local residents had items from previous generations that they wanted to preserve. They were happy to donate or loan them so thousands could enjoy them.” The same core group of volunteers tirelessly worked to fix, clean, and set up a library for the community to use. Computers were donated for public internet use, a computerized library cataloging system was installed, and thousands of books were inventoried, labeled, and filed. The Alba Economic Development Corporation and the City of Alba were in complete support of the endeavor and offered financial assistance as the budget would allow. Fundraisers were held, the wild hog cook-offs sponsored, and the group continued a community presence in all local events. The library was on target to open in2010 when an unexpected gift was awarded. The board had applied for a $50,000 grant from the Tocker Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to encouraging rural libraries. Librarian Cheryl Gill called the Tocker Foundation to find out when the grants would be rewarded, and Mr. Tocker himself happened to answer the phone. “I was so surprised that Mr. Tocker was on the other end of the phone call, and even more surprised when he told me that the Alba Library and Museum had been awarded the full $50,000 we had requested to buy matching shelves and furniture. The grant wasn’t funded until 2011. Among other items, we included some really cute children-sized durable furniture to include in our highly popular children’s section.” While waiting for the delivery, the volunteers continued the painstakingly slow process of entering each book into the cataloging system and then packing them back into boxes while awaiting the shelves. Once they arrived, the library floor-plan was rearranged, and all books were unpacked and shelved. Originally half of the front was designated for the museum, but due to the need for more shelving space and the need for a more antique artifact friendly lighting, the museum area was relocated to a back section of the library. Up until the Grand Opening the library had been staffed with volunteers to be opened on a limited basis. “Now, with our new facelift, so many of the books shelved, and our wonderful furniture in place, we’re ready to show it off and invite the public to come in and enjoy it,” says Librarian Cheryl Gill. The library is doing well and is still staffed strictly with volunteers. We would love to have more volunteers, so let us know if you are interested. ~ Adapted from an article written by Carey Carpenter.
One more Pajama Party Storytime, TOMORROW night from 6-7! Come for a few nostalgic stories, a craft, cookies, and hot cocoa.
We had so much fun at the Pajama Party Story Time this evening! One more Tuesday evening, next Tuesday, December 17th from 6-7! Stories, hot cocoa, cookies, and craft! ❄🎄🎅⛄📚📖☕
The Alba Library is having another pajama party storytime at 6 pm tomorrow night, Dec 10th! Cookies, hot cocoa, stories, and craft! 🎅🎄❄⛄📚📖
Don't forget about pajama party story time with cookies and hot cocoa thus evening at 6 at the library! 🎅🎄❄⛄
Alba Public Library and Museum is hosting another Christmas Pajama Party Storytime this year! Spread the word! ⛄❄🎅🎄🎁🍪☕
We'll be having a back to school bash today after story time and we'll be playing water games so bring some extra clothes and towels! 😁🌊📚🏫 Due to the parking lot being under construction still, we will have Story time at the Alba park down the street from the library. The library will be open after Story time. Thanks!
THIS JUST IN! We are CLOSED today due to construction of the front parking lot. We'll be having a back to school bash NEXT Thursday after story time and we'll be playing water games and eating watermelon so bring some extra clothes and towels! 😁🍉🌊📚🏫 Sorry for the inconvinience and confusion!
Don't forget today from 11-12 is watermelon day! Wear something you can get wet in and don't forget your towel! We're playing water games and watermelon will be served! 🍉🍉🍉
Due to rain today, (although we are so thankful for it,) we are postponing the watermelon celebration to next Saturday, August 10th at 11 am! So come eat some 🍉 and be ready for water games! Don't forget your towels!
Hey kids and parents! Don't forget, we'll be celebrating National Watermelon Day tomorrow at the library at 10 am! Don't forget to wear clothes you can get wet in. There will be plenty of watermelon and water games for the kiddos. 🍉🍉🍉
Also, we will be celebrating national watermelon day at the library on August 3rd at 10 am! We'll play a couple water games and watermelon will be served!
Hey kids and grownups alike! Come join us for this years Summer Reading Program, Reading is Universal! July 23rd, 24th, and 25th! Info is in the picture! We will be announcing the winners of the reading contest on the 25th! 🌌🌠🌜📚📖
Don't forget to grab a form to write the books down kids read for the summer reading program! Only 4 1/2 weeks left to get them read! 📚📖😁🌌⭐🌠🌞🌝
Hey kids and parents! The Alba Public Library has forms for the summer reading program, Space is the Place, you can pick up to get started on your reading adventure. Summer reading program will be July 23rd, 24th, and 25th! More details to come. Get started feeding your brain and writing down the books you read! Read to me ages through 6th grade eligible. Don't forget to write your name, age, and grade you will be going into this fall at the top of your sheets. Parents, don't forget to sign off on the books they read! Let's get reading! 😁🌞🌌🌠📚📖
Dr. Seuss Birthday party celebration is TOMORROW at 1 pm at the Alba Library! Don't forget! 😃 I also heard that the Cat in the hat might make a special appearance to read some Dr. Seuss books! I sure hope so! 😁
Don't forget about celebrating Dr Seuss' birthday THIS SATURDAY, March 2nd at 1 P.M. at the Alba Public Library and Museum! Games, stories, crafts, and cupcakes!
Sorry such a late post! Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and New Year! Happy 2019! Thank you to all of those that came out to the Christmas pajama party nights! We had 20+ kids! It was a wonderful turnout! We all had so much fun! Looking forward to possibly more evening storytimes in the future. Keep on reading and feeding your minds. 😊📖📚😁
Parents & kids! Don't forget about this evening at 6! Storytime in your PJ's, cookies, milk and hot cocoa! Rain or moonshine! 😉🎄🎅⛄❄📚📖☕🍪
Sorry for the short notice, but Santa and Mrs Claus are making a stop in Alba, TX.! They will be at the Alba Public Library and Museum THIS Saturday December 8th, from 11am-1pm! Light refreshments will be served.
Hey parents and kids! We will have 3 nights in December for our Christmas pajama party! Thursday's December 6th, 13th, and 20th from 6-7 pm. We will be making Christmas cards and ornaments and we'll have hot cocoa, Christmas cookies, and other snacks. You won't want to miss it! ⛄❄🎅🎄📚📖🍪☕
Hey kids and parents! Tomorrow evening at 6 pm is our last pajama party until December! Come celebrate the last days of summer with us. Kids are invited to wear their p.j.'s. We will have popcorn, water, bedtime stories and a craft! 🌛🌠📖📙🌌🌙
Hey kids and parents! Next Tuesday evening the 21st at 6 pm is our last pajama party until December! Come celebrate the last days of summer with us. Kids are invited to wear their p.j.'s. We will have popcorn, water, bedtime stories and a craft! 🌛🌠📖📙🌌🌙
Parents and kids don't forget! Alba Library is having a pajama party storytime tonight at 6 and the 21st at 6! Popcorn and waters, stories and craft! Come on out and have a couple more nights of fun befote school starts! 📖🌛⭐
Thank you all so much to those who came to the summer reading program. You all make this library run. We hope all the kiddos, (and parents, 😉) had such a great time! I know we did! We will be doing storytime two nights in August as a back to school bash. August 7th and 21st will be our Pajama Party Storytime at 6 pm! Wear your P.J.'s and come enjoy stories, snacks and drinks. 📚😃🌛🌠🌌⭐
Hey kids grab your parents and come down to the Alba Library for our grand finale of the summer reading program Reading Rocks at 1 pm! We’ll be making some tambourines and rain sticks and having a pizza 🍕 party 🎉. We’re giving away awesome prizes...tickets to Splash Kingdom and Science Discovery Place to our reading contest contestants! You won’t want to miss it!
Hey parents and kids! Come join the Reading Rocks fun at the library at 1:00 today to learn about and listen to music with The talented Gary Swindle. 🎤🎼🎸🥁🎵🎹🎻🎶 Harmonicas to take home will be given to the kids! You won’t want to miss this wonderful opportunity😁
It was awesome to see so many kids at the park the other day learning about rocks! A special thanks to Geologist Ron Taylor for coming out and showing us so many different kinds of rocks. We will be meeting at the library Tuesday at 1 PM to listen to another special guest, Gary Swindle, talk to us about music! See y'all there!
Hey kids! We are meeting at the Alba city park tomorrow at 1 PM to listen to Geologist Ron Taylor tell us about the different kinds of rocks and what he does, and then it will be rock hunting time! We will have some water and capri suns too! If it is raining, we will meet at the library. We will bring some book logs for anybody new joining the reading contest. ☺
We had such a great turnout today at the summer reason program kickoff!! Thank you to all who came out! We had so much fun painting rocks and eating nachos! The kids did FANTASTIC at storytime too! So quiet. 😮☺ Hope we will see you all Thursday at 1 PM at the Alba city park to listen to Geologist Ron Taylor talk about different kinds of rocks, and then the search will be on for the rocks the kids painted today! Even if you didn't make it today, there will be plenty of rocks as most kids painted multiple ones! 😉
Hey kids and parents of kids ages 6-12, (and even "read-to-me" ages!) Alba Public Libray's summer reading program, "Reading Rocks" starts TOMORROW at 1 PM! We will be serving nachos for our kickoff, the kids will be painting rocks and our library volunteer Alicia Lowery will be reading a couple of "smashing" rock books. Head on over for some summer fun and a reading contest to try and win some Splash Kingdom (ages 9-12) tickets or Discovery Science Place (ages 6-8) tickets! The "read-to-me" ages will get goodie bags. ☺ The more books you read, the better chance you have at winning! 😉 We will meet tomorrow, Thursday the 12th, next Tuesday the 17th, and next Thursday the 19th all at 1 PM! Make sure you're there Thursday the 19th for our finale! We will make instruments, eat pizza and announce our reading winners! See y'all tomorrow!!📚📖🎶🎸🌋🌞🍕
Summer Reading Program "Reading Rocks" starts in one week! Are you ready kids?! 🌞📚📖👍😀🌋🎸🎶
Hey Alba-Golden kids! We're having a summer reading program at the Alba Public Library that is only 4 days in July!🌞📖📚The theme is "Reading Rocks!" Come learn about rocks🌋, music🎶, make your own instruments🎸, eat some delicious food🍕 and enter the book reading contest to win an awesome prize!! 🎉🎉🎉 Splash Kingdom tickets for ages 9-12 or Discovery Science Place tickets for ages 6-8! You don't want to miss this! It is going to be AMAZING and SO FUN!! 😀🏊
(To be eligible for the contest for the big prizes, children have to be between the ages of 6-12.)
A beautiful sight....so many kids interested in reading! 😎🤗🤩 Thank you Alicia Lowery for your dedication to the foundation of education for these kiddos! Thank you parents for bringing them and supporting our volunteer based library!
Story time today where the kids learned about tortoises and turtles! 🐢 A special visit from a real tortoise made this week top notch! Our talented reader and craft person, Alicia Lowery had the cutest turtle craft for the kids to make 🐢
A wonderfully big group of captivated kids listening to story time with our awesome reader, Kim Adair. Spring is here!
Another fun story time on farm animals. Thank you Kim Adair! 👨🏻🌾👩🌾🐖🐐🐄🐓
Another fabulous story-time and craft about snakes 🐍 with the very talented Alicia Lowery !
Fun at Story Time and Craft Time this morning. Thursday mornings @ 10:00.
Christmas in July at Story Time today! Join us Thursdays @ 10:00 a.m. for Story Time with Ms. Vicki followed by Crafts with Ms. Meredith.
Christmas in July themed story time Thursday July 20 @ 10 am. Wear your Christmas, red, or green attire!
Fun today at story time and craft time. Every Thursday morning at 10:00. Join us.
Story Time and Craft Time today. Every Thursday morning at 10:00. Join us!
Summer reading at the Alba Library and Museum!
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