Public Library Announces Summer Reading Program

The Summer Reading Program for Laguna Madre Children~Dig Up a Good Book!

The 2011 Texas Reading Club, “Libraries: Dig Up a Good Book!” provides opportunities for children of all ages to enjoy reading.

This self-paced reading program allows children to participate at their own reading level. A log will be provided to each child to track the books they read. In addition to reading, the library will have special guests who will inspire you to, dig up Jean Lafitte’s pirate loot and dig up Fortune Cookie history.

Location: Port Isabel Public Library, 213 N. Yturria St., Port Isabel
Registration: Tues., May 31 through Tues., June 7
Parents must register their children at the library.

June 7 Tuesday 9:30 am-10:30 am Digging up Texas Tarantulas
June 8 Wednesday 2:30 pm-4:30 pm Mary Ann Tous – Sea Turtles
June 9 Thursday 9:30 am-10:30 am Digging up Dinosaurs & Dino Movie
June 14 Tuesday 9:30 am-10:30 am Digging up Magic Tricks
June 15 Wednesday 2:30 pm-4:30 pm Dan Topp – Chinese History
June 16 Thursday 9:30 am-10:30 am Digging up Hispanic Culture & Chalupa
June 21 Tuesday 9:30 am-10:30 am Digging up Grass Seed
June 22 Wednesday 2:30 pm-4:30 pm Andrea Hollman – Jewelry
June 23 Thursday 9:30 am-10:30 am Digging up Books & Book Markers
June 28 Tuesday 2:30 pm-4:30 pm Turn in Reading Logs Library Party!

Deadline for Reading Logs: Tuesday, June 28

End of Program Celebration: On, Tuesday June 28, children are invited to a day of fun with food, drinks, prizes & games.. Every child who participates in the Summer Reading Program will receive a certificate signed by the State Librarian, Peggy Rudd, bearing his or her name.

This free program is co-sponsored by the City of Port Isabel and the Friends of the Port Isabel Public Library.

For more information contact:
Marilyn Ponder, Children’s Librarian

Port Isabel Library ~ Book & Bake Sale 2/13-14

For Immediate Release–
Port Isabel Public Library
213 N. Yturria St.

The Friends of the Port Isabel Public Library’s Annual Book and Bake Sale is Saturday, February 13th, from 9am until 3pm and Sunday, February 14th from 1pm until 3pm.

The FOL members have been working hard to make this the best sale yet.  Also, don’t forget that you can purchase your raffle tickets in advance at the Circulation Desk of the Main Library. Some wonderful prizes have been donated by local merchants and will be raffled off on the 13th. Stop back in to check the winners’ board on Sunday afternoon from 1pm-3pm.  In addition, there will be a bake sale on Saturday so join us at the Port Isabel Community Center behind the library for coffee, goodies, and many books on sale for $.50 and $.25.

The Friends of the Library raise funds for library improvements and have made donations for major remodeling including new bookshelves and work stations and interior painting and other projects.  The library is a great asset to the Laguna Madre area and all support of the efforts of the Friends is appreciated.  The library also has a reading room at 5800 Padre Blvd. on South Padre Island where patrons can check out books including current best sellers, audio tapes, and movie dvds.

For more information call the Port Isabel Public Library at 956/943-2265.

Friends of the Port Isabel Public Library l Adventures in Literature

The Friends of the Port Isabel Public Library
Adventures in Literature series presents a Special Appearance
Jeanne Savery (Romance novels) and Betty Hanawa (Spicy Romance novels)

Romance Novel Author, Jeanne Savery: Well-known writer, Jeanne Savery has written more than three dozen Regency Romance novels and current publishes with an e-publisher, Cerridwen Press, in their Cotillion line of Regencies.  She has been the recipient of the Reader’s Choice Award and Holt Medallion, and is a member on Novelists, Inc. and Romance Writers of America.

Contemporary, Fantasy & Erotica Romance Novel Author, Betty Hanawa: Betty Hanawa writes romances ranging from contemporary to paranormal to future societies, all with spicy scenes and a huge dollop of humor that frequently slides into the ironic. Her husband hopes she becomes successful enough that he can retire and be kept in the manner in which he’s kept her all these years. Her son just wants the covers of her books to not embarrass him when he buys them in the bookstores.

Ms. Savery and Ms. Hanawa will make their special guest appearance on Saturday, January 16th at 4:30 PM.  Club Padre, 5800 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island.

Admission is $2.00

For more information or directions to the library please call 956-943-0776 or 956-772-9127.