From Jan. 1st to Feb. 14th, the library will run the “Read to Feed” program – an effort to raise money for the Galveston Food Bank. An anonymous donor has graciously agreed to donate $1.00 for every hour read for the duration of the program.
Participation is open to all Moore Memorial Public Library Card holders of all ages. Pick up your Read to Feed reading logs at the library or download it from the library’s website: www.texascity-library.org. With this log, participants will record their time read and the date, then return their reading log(s) to the library to have their time added to the grand total. Young readers can count 4 “read-to-me” books towards one hour of reading. All reading materials count towards your reading time, including audiobooks and magazines.
If you have any questions about the program, please call the Reference Desk at (409)-643-5977.
Did you know you can uncover your family history with your library card? The library provides free access to both Ancestry and HeritageQuest databases. The Local History Librarian will lead an hour-long overview on how to search for records and save what you find in both databases. The first ten patrons to arrive will have access to laptops.
Local historian Melodey H. Haunch will present a program on the excavation of remains from Texas City’s Campbell’s Bayou Cemetery and their reburial in Webster’s Forest Park Cemetery. A short history of James and Mary Campbell who settled at Swan Lake around 1838 will be included.
The library subscribes to online databases to provide you with opportunities to enhance your entertainment and learning. From Chilton’s Online Auto Repair to Kanopy, an on-demand streaming video service, the library’s databases are an opportunity for you to enhance your lifestyle. Our Reference Librarian will introduce you to the limitless possibilities that await you on the library’s website.