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February Calendar

February Calendar

Click here to view our February Calendar. We have printed copies of this calendar available for free at the Library for you to take with you!
Blind Date With A Book

Blind Date With A Book

It's time once again to spice up your literary life with Blind Date With A Book! Come down to the Library any day in February to participate. We have a variety of great books that have been lovingly wrapped just for you! Simply read the descriptions we've placed on the books, and check one out that sounds like a good match. When you check out your book, register for a chance to win a gift card! The drawing will be held on Monday, February 29th. You may soon find yourself falling in love with a genre or author that you had yet to discover until now!
Chautauqua Festival 2016

Chautauqua Festival

Our 2nd annual Chautauqua
(”sha-tauk-wa”) Festival is happening on Saturday, April 16th from 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM! This is a FREE event celebrating all the rich, diverse culture that Longview has to offer, including live music & performances, local authors, artists, & artisans, a literary cake contest, and so much more! If you would like to reserve a vendor booth space to promote your books, photography, art, creations, etc., you may do so by clicking here. The fee to reserve a booth is only $20.00 for the whole event! This helps us cover the costs of renting equipment for the event so that it stays free to the public. Chautauqua Festival is going to be a lot of fun, and we look forward to seeing everyone there! 
Spring Book Sale

Spring Book Sale

Our Friends of the Longview Public Library Spring Book Sale will take place from Tuesday, March 8th through Sunday, March 13th! We will be having the sale in our Art Hallway during regular Library hours. Paperbacks and children's books will be only $0.25 cents each, and everything else will be only $1.00. What a great time to stock up on books for the summer! 
Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan

Did you know that you can use our Interlibrary Loan service to borrow books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, and documents that we don't currently own? These items can be borrowed from libraries in the state of Texas and all across the nation! To request an item, simply click here

For more information, please contact Taylor Harding, our Interlibrary Loan Librarian, at (903) 237-1346 or!


Ever since we made hoopla available to our patrons in January, we have received a LOT of positive responses about it! If you haven't tried it yet, please do! Using your Library Card, you can instantly access digital movies, TV shows, eBooks, eAudiobooks, full-length music albums, comic books, and more! Best of all, there's no waiting, no holds, and no late fees. Hoopla is available on computers and most mobile devices via the free hoopla app. Click here to get started! 


Beanstack is a free, specialized service that offers personalized book recommendations for your kid(s) based on their age, reading level, and specific interests, and also provides tools for learning to help build literacy at an early age. Your child will stay engaged all year long as they continually discover new books of interest to explore! Beanstack's modern, user-friendly interface is easily accessible on any computer and mobile device. Click here to get started enhancing your child's literacy today! 
Summer Reading Club 2016 Raffle

Summer Reading Club 2016 Raffle

Our Summer Reading Club 2016 raffle is almost over, and our remaining tickets are going fast! Be sure to grab yours for only $10 before it's too late. The lucky winner will be announced and contacted on Friday, February 5th at 6:00 PM, and must answer our call to receive prizes. He or she will receive ALL of the following: 

Samsung 55" Curved 4k UHD TV
- Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Edition bundle
- LG 2.1-Channel Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer
- Tabletop Popcorn Maker

All proceeds from this raffle benefit Summer Reading Club 2016 and early childhood literacy! Thank you for participating. 
Free Computer Classes

Free Computer Classes

Advanced Excel I
Tuesday, February 9
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Word Advanced
Thursday, February 11th
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Advanced Excel II
Tuesday, February 16th
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM 

Wednesday, February 17th
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Sign up today by calling 
(903) 237-1354!

Tutoring Tuesdays

Tutoring Volunteers Needed

We are pleased to say that our Tutoring Tuesday program has been a success! In fact, we have seen a nearly-full list of kids signing up for it each week. We are confident that the program will continue to fill up as more patrons become aware of it! That being the case, we are seeking additional volunteers. With your help, we can maintain, if not possibly expand, our Tutoring Tuesday program! If you're interested in helping enrich the lives of bright young children in our community, please give Mary Jane a call at (903) 237-1390 today!
Diverse Readers Book Club

Diverse Readers
Book Club

If you're looking for a great, active book club to join, look no further! The Diverse Readers Book Club, formed by two of our own staff members, meets on the second Saturday of each month to discuss their chosen book(s), and they would love to have you! For more information, please contact Bronwyn at
or Christian at

This month's selection is "Your Blues Ain't Like Mine" by Bebe Moore Campbell, and they will meet at the Library for discussion on 
February 13th at 2:00 PM
Children's Programming

Children's Programming

Our children's programming is in full swing! For more information about an activity, including our story time and LEGO schedules through April, please click the appropriate link below: 

Early Learning Journeys
Discovery Kids
Tutoring Tuesdays
LEGOs @ The Library
Zinio For Libraries


Check out our FREE digital magazines (eMagazines)! We have over 75 eMagazines currently available to you! They can be easily accessed on your computer, or on your mobile devices via the free Zinio for Libraries app. Click here to get started!
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