Waskom Public Library Celebrates 20th Anniversary

The City of Waskom, Harrison County and the Great State of Texas turned out to honor the Waskom Public Library, Librarian Wiila Bose and staff for their brand of excellence for the community.

Waskom Mayor Jesse Moore joined Harrison County Commissioner William Hatfield for the tribute and celebration.

Waskom High School Librarian Susan Michel was in attendance and contributed to the ongoing financial support of the library.

Board members Ruby DeMoss, Barbara Norris, Marty Vaughan, United Methodist Church Pastor Sherry Crenshaw, Willa Bose, Winnie Dunlin, Mary Ann Collins, Julia Gill, Terry Sloan and others were in the full house in honor of two decades of service, looking forward to the next decade and beyond. Regina Davis, an original Library Board member, was present with her granddaughter Ashley Rich.

Commissioner Hatfield and Waskom Chief of Police Westy Meisenheimer participated in the festivities with Librarian Willa Bose and many others at the ceremony where Mayor Moore spoke and saluted the Library’s commitment to public service and literacy in the region.

Library promotes readership, health clinics, workshops, children and Summer programs with guest speakers.

There is computer access and research sources for school research and papers.

Waskom Public Library welcomes membership and sponsorships.

Library Hours:

12:30 PM – 4:30 PM Monday – Friday

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Saturday

Tel. (903) 687-3041

Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. —Frederick Douglass

Fairy tales in childhood are stepping stones throughout life, leading the way through trouble and trial. The value of fairy tales lies not in a brief literary escape from reality, but in the gift of hope that goodness truly is more powerful than evil and that even the darkest reality can lead to a Happily Ever After. Do not take that gift of hope lightly. It has the power to conquer despair in the midst of sorrow, to light the darkness in the valleys of life, to whisper “One more time” in the face of failure. Hope is what gives life to dreams, making the fairy tale the reality. —L.R. Knost

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