DILLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS
By Norma Herrera
Although the Dilley Public Library is presently closed due to health and safety concerns in the coronavirus pandemic, the library staff continue working and taking calls to answer questions.
The Library’s doors may not be open but we assist patrons through phone calls and email. Patrons may call to have their books rechecked or to ask questions about information resources available through the library and where to receive help. We also assist them with passwords, renewing library cards and obtaining new cards.
New books are being processed and being placed on the library’s shelves ready for check-out when the library reopens.
We are pleased to announce that we are only 300 books away from completing the 1,000 Books Club. When we finish “1,000 Books Before 2nd Grade,” children will have a sheet to keep track of every set of books they read. At the end of reading 1,000 books they will receive a gift for their accomplishment.
Dilley Elementary School children in pre-Kindergarten, ages 3 and 4, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade will receive a new book to take home and enjoy with family members. The books are compliments of the Dilley Public Library. Due to the circumstances we had not been able to deliver the free reading material. Our thanks go to Ricky Rodriguez and Roy Martinez, elementary custodial supervisors from DISD, for picking up the 162 new books to be distributed to the children.
The children who attend the Lil’ Pups Daycare Center recently each received a beautiful watercolor coloring book complete with paints and brush compliments of the Dilley Public Library. Due to the circumstances and for the children’s safety, no performers, gatherings or special presentations can be organized safely this time.
The books were delivered and distributed to each child by the daycare center staff to take home and enjoy.
We wish all of our patrons, friends and young readers in the community a merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year, and we look forward to seeing all of our readers again when better days are here.