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Friends of the Library Looking for New Members

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The Friends of the Lake Whitney Public Library invite book lovers, library fanatics, and those with good community spirit to join in supporting the Lake Whitney Public Library. Friends of the Library show their support in many ways, through monetary support to volunteer opportunities. Friends Funds are used in a variety of ways:, from purchasing specialty items to funding our Summer Reading program and more!  Friends of the Lake Whitney Public Library are active members in the community. There are many events in which you can help, from the Friends Book Sale, the Brown Bag Lunch Series, to Story Time. The library would like to encourage you to show off your talents and pass your skills on to the next generation.

As a friend you receive recognition for your support and contributions, permission to check out 10 books at a time, no late fees, and the personal satisfaction of helping support your local community through your library.

There are many levels of support and we encourage you to make whatever donation you are able to help the library to continue to flourish in this growing community. Be sure to check out our monthly newsletter for more information on what the Friends of the Lake Whitney Public Library are up to and how they help your library!



Closed for Thanksgiving

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Gobble gobble! Just a reminder to all our book lovers that we will be closed November 27th, 28th, and 29th for Thanksgiving.
Be sure to get enough to read for the long weekend! (ps. Friends of the Library, remember that you get twice the amount of check outs so stock up!)

Memorial Trees Going Up @ LWPL

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It is a beautiful day at LWPL and there could be no better one to spend some time outside.  Perhaps that’s why it is so good to see some green being planted around the library!  People were hard at work this morning planting trees that will help breathe a bit more life into the library exterior.

Trees in pots near the library parking lot.
The trees arriving at the back of the library.








These trees were donated to the library through the Donna Lancaster Memorial Fund.  Donna was a bit of a local celebrity that everyone seemed to know and love.  She was a regular patron and supporter of the library and she always brought a smile to everyone’s face.  We would like to thank those who chose to remember Donna by reaching out to others through the Lake Whitney Public Library.

Planted trees around the library's patio.
These are going to be beautiful in the spring. We can’t wait to see them grown.








Be sure to stop by the library to see the finished product!  It is going to be a wonderful place to sit and relax and (eventually) enjoy the shade.




Veteran’s Day Celebration

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A Veterans Day celebration will be held at 10:00 AM to honor veterans living in the Whitney area and beyond.  Veterans of all ages are asked to attend and be honored for the gift they have given their country.

Music will be provided by the Whitney High School choir and the Country Club Retirement community hand bell choir.

The program will be followed by a reception hosted by Providence Hospice of Whitney.  Everyone is invited to attend and offer their personal thanks to the local veterans.

November Book Club

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Join the LWPL Book Club on November 18th at 1:30 PM for their discussion of Catch 22 by Joseph Heller.

Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, malingering bom-bardier, Yossarian, a hero who is furious be-cause thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy—it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to excuse him-self from the perilous missions he’s assigned, he’ll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule: a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but if he makes a formal request to be removed from duty, he is proven sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved.

Can Your Fines @ LWPL

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During the month of November, LWPL will be accepting non-perishable foods in exchange for payment on fines and fees.  All donations accepted must be marked with a freshness date. Donated food will be given to Our Daily Bread, the local area food bank.

The items most in need are beans, rice, canned soup, chili, vegetables, fruit, dry pasta, canned pasta sauce, peanut butter, condiments, and canned meat.

To take part in the library amnesty program, bring your food items the designated area during open hours.  For each item donated, library staff will forgive $1.00 in fines.

For more information on how you can help clean out your pantry and clean up your fines, contact the library at 254.694.4639 or


Scavenger Hunt During November

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Come one come all to LWPL’s Scavenger Hunt. From November 1st through 22nd, LWPL will be hosting a scavenger hunt throughout the library. Contestants will be asked to use all aspects of the library, including our online card catalog to locating key items and locations in the library.

Entrants will be scored based on how many correct answers given so make sure to answer as many as you can! In the event of a tie, all members will be entered into a drawing.

The grand prize will be four free tickets to see Big Hero 6, generous-ly donated by Cliftex Theater.

For more information on how you can participate, contact library staff at 254.694.4639 or