Library School (formerly Time for Tots) is more than just story time or lapsit!  Our students are learning letters, numbers, caring, sharing and a wide variety of other skills that will help them adjust to life in “regular” school or give a firm foundation and social interaction for home-school.  Beginning at birth and continuing till age five – our students attend school each Thursday morning at 10:30am for class, snacks, crafts and lots of free play time with their classmates!  Older “students” (moms, dads, grands, etc) are invited to participate or just watch!  Enrollment is open – join us anytime!

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.
The Family Place at HGLLC Provides:

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.

This group meets the Fourth Tuesday of each month to discuss the current selection (call the library for this month’s book).  Bring your lunch and enjoy a shared dessert and coffee.  Lots of lively discussion, friendship and fun.  Meet new people and broaden your book selections!

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 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.

High School Equivalency Exam (formerly GED) preparation, pre-testing and help with testing fees and locations. This self-pace program works with those interested in achieving not only their diploma, but assists with college or training school applications, distance learning and career pathways. In cooperation with Grayson County Community College and the Texas Workforce Commission we offer free classes and help finding your next big adventure!


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!

The concept is simple – the rewards are priceless.  Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler.  The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your child start kindergarten.   Sound hard? It’s not really – If you read just one book a night, you will read 365 books in only a year!  That adds up to 730 books in two years and 1095 books in three years.  Most children start kindergarten at age 5 so you really have more time than you think!  Getting started late – that’s okay – we’ll help you catch up!  With every milestone – there’s prizes – so let’s make this fun, make reading an adventure and most of all FUN!


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).

4.  Rewards:

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!


1000 Books Parents Letter 

1000 Book Registration Form

1000 Books Reading Log

1000 Books Suggested Reading

HGLLC Photo Release






In cooperation with Texoma Meals On Wheels – our Senior patrons join us for lunch (food, fun and friends included) three days per week – Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 11am.  Join us for a delicious meal, lots of conversation and fun! Those who can’t make it to the library may be qualified to have a meal delivered to their homes. Call for details 903-378-2206 or check out the website


This unique community-based book club program for adolescents and adults with Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Participants in this group (including some who cannot read) love books for the same reasons most people do. They enjoy being transported to different worlds where they meet interesting characters and learn about exciting new things. Taking that journey with a group of friends makes it even more delightful and fun.  The Honey Grove Library was one of the first accredited Next Chapter Clubs in the state of Texas.  Our group is lead by trained facilitators.  Our NCBC meets weekly throughout the school year on Thursdays at 3:45pm for reading, snacks and lots of fun and camaraderie.  New members may join at any time and facilitator training can be arranged to start new groups.  Contact the library for more information!
Summer brings the joy of long, endless days of fun – but can also be a challenge to fill those hours with things to do.  Our Summer Reading program begins June 6th at 10:30am with a “Kick-Off” program and a fun way to challenge all ages to read more and enjoy life!  Programs are held weekly, reading logs, prizes and lots of fun are just a part of this program.  Making sure that the “Summer Slide” is only found on the playground is the purpose of this program.
This group of Veterans meets to discuss current events, books, movies or just about any topic.  Friendship and a place to discuss the joys and trials of serving our country are just some of the benefits of this group.  Veterans assistance, community involvement and other varied topics make this an exciting program to attend.  Call the library for the next scheduled meeting.
Join this fun group of needle craft enthusiasts each Wednesday at Noon to work on your projects. Members of this group bring their work, snacks and drinks and enjoy each others company, working, talking and making new friends!

Want a Program that’s not offered?

Have a talent you’d like to share?

Call the library to discuss or email future programming ideas with the staff!

Any ideas welcome – volunteers always needed (and appreciated)!!!