- Library School
- Family Place
- Book Club
- Photography Classes/Club
- HSE/ELL/ABE Classes
- 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
- Meals on Wheels
- Next Chapter Book Club
- Summer Reading
- Veterans Community Group
- Nifty Needlers
Family Place Libraries™ is a network of children’s librarians nationwide who believe that literacy begins at birth, and that libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families. The Family Place Libraries network currently includes more than 400 sites in 27 states and continues to grow. The Honey Grove Library and Learning Center became a certified Family Place Library in August of 2017.
Collections of books, toys, music and multimedia materials for babies, toddlers, parents and service providers. A specially designed, welcoming space within the children’s area for families with young children. Parent/Child Workshop is a five week program that involves toddlers and their parents and caregivers; features local professionals who serve as resources for parents; emphasizes the role of parents as the first teachers of their children; facilitates early intervention; and teaches strategies for healthy child development and early literacy. Our five-week programs are held in the morning and evening to enable all parents the opportunity to enjoy this exciting program with their child. Programs are held in the spring and fall.
Watch for announcements or call the library for dates. Coalition-building with community agencies that serve families and young children to connect parents to community resources and develop programs and services tailored to meet local needs. Outreach to new and non-traditional library users, especially parents and very young children (beginning at birth). Developmentally appropriate programming for very young children and their parents. Library staff trained in family support, child development, parent education and best practices.
Semi-annual six week – instructor led classes are provided in digital photography for beginners and beyond. Have a new camera and aren’t sure you are using it to its best potential? Great for beginners or those who are jus
Calling all enthusiastic photographers who want to move beyond shooting in automatic mode of your digital camera!!! Perhaps you’re an intermediate who has explored all the buttons on your camera, but yet you’d like to use the features of your camera more deliberately and take greater control of your images. Maybe you’d just like to join fellow enthusiasts, learning together and inspiring one another. If so, our Spring Photography Workshop is meant for you. Taught by veteran photographer, Wanda Holmes, you will also receive on-line help throughout the week if you have problems or questions.
You will be exploring exposure, composition, the digital camera, and the digital dark room over 8 fun-filled weeks. You will investigate aperture, shutter speed, ISO, equivalent exposures, f-stops, bracketing, depth of field, focal length, light, and metering. Along the way there will be discussions on elements of design and how to use them to greater effect.
By the end of the class, you’ll be shooting with greater confidence, a more critical eye, and full control of your gear. All you need to bring is your digital camera and willingness to learn and share. There is a one-time $40 charge for each student.
Please call 903-378-2206 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this class, as space is limited. The class will begin on April 3 and will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. We will continue meeting each Tuesday evening through May 22. t looking for a fun hobby and a great group to share a love of all things photographic!
After completion of the classes, graduates are welcome to join the Photography Club – a group that meets monthly (first Thursday of each month) to share photos, offer criticism and help with photography issues. This group also facilitates a closed Facebook group – where members can post, share and assist each other. Membership to this group is also open to the public – photography classes are not a requirement of joining.
Adult Basic Education/English Language Learners – Want to learn English or need help making reading and writing more fun and enjoyable – or just need help navigating everyday life? Our trained professional instructors are available to help you!
HSE/ELL/ABE classes are FREE of charge and are held every Monday and Tuesday two times each day. Join us at either 9am-noon or 4pm to 7pm or both!
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Who can participate in this program? Any child from birth until he or she enters kindergarten can participate.
- How long will the program take? The program is self-paced and will depend on how often you read together.
- Can I count a book more than once? You can-just remember to record the book each time you read it.
- Switch it up – you read to then – then have your child read to you!
How to Participate:
1. Register your child at the Library and pick up your reading log. Register at the front desk and pick up your reading log (or print the registration and log from the link below – just remember to bring the registration form to the library).
2. Read with your child. Studies have shown that reading with your child provides a great opportunity for BONDING.
3. Keep track of the titles of any book being read to your child (this includes other family members and teachers) either on the log we have provided or on the 1000 books app (available for iPhone or android).
At 200 books, bring in your reading log to receive a Reading Duck –
At 400 books, bring in your reading log to receive a hardback book – chosen for you by the library.
At 600 books, bring in your reading log to receive a Book Bag –
At 1000 books, bring in your reading log to receive a T-SHIRT!!
At each step along the way – we will take your picture and add you to our READING WALL!!!
Suggestions from the Librarian –
Have FUN! Reading together is a special time! Make it a part of your daily routine – something you both look forward to!
Take every chance you have to read with your children. It’s also fun to tell stories, say nursery rhymes and sing songs!
It is completely normal for your child to have a favorite book they want to hear over and over (and over and over!). Try to sneak in some new
books, so they can hear as much new vocabulary and as many new concepts as possible.
Children learn best when they are in a good mood. Read with your child when it is likely to be the most fun for both of you!