Summer Reading – Not Just for Kids

Our summer reading program theme is “Oceans of Possibilities,” and we are excited to announce that we having reading programs for kids 5-11, teens 12-18, and adults 19+ this year! Come by the library to register and get more information about each program. We officially begin on June 1 for all groups. There will also be three performances, and everyone is welcome to attend without signing up for the reading program.

  • June 8 at 1:30 – The Story Lady brings books to life, as she engages children and takes them on an adventure they are sure to never forget!
  • June 15 at 1:30 – Creature Teacher brings animals right to you! Join Captain Emiley as she sets sail across the ocean in search of amazing creatures.
  • June 22 at 1:30 – James Wand’s magical show includes clues, secret codes and lots of magic as the children help him on a top secret mission.
  • (For kids 5-11) June 29 at 1:30 – End of Program Celebration with crafts, snacks, prizes, and more!


Sync – Free Audiobooks for Teens

Sync is an incredible program that offers teens 13+ free audiobooks from April to August. Each Thursday, you can download two new audiobooks to a free app called Sora. For information on how to access and download Sora and the audiobooks, click here.  I absolutely love this program and encourage you to check it out! If you have any questions, please email me at [email protected] or call 903-291-2052. Below are all the titles for this season:

2022 Lariat Reading List

The Texas Library Association has announced its 2022 Lariat Reading List for adults: The goal of the Lariat Adult Fiction Reading List is to highlight outstanding fiction that is “simply a pleasure to read.” To that end, a committee of librarians from the Texas Library Association annually selects 25 outstanding fiction titles (TLA Website).

The library has acquired a few of these titles, and they can be found in a small display when you first enter the library. If you click the link above (Lariat Reading List), you can read a short synopsis about each title.

Decoration Donation

We’ve had two kind souls donate Christmas trees to the library, but we still need lights, ornaments, wreaths, etc. Since we’re starting from scratch, we would be so grateful for your donations. We really want to get in the Christmas spirit, especially with our community concert coming up on December 9th!
You can drop them off at the library during open hours. The library is open Monday through Thursday from 3:30 to 7:00 PM.

How to Design Bows Class for Adults

Monday, October 18th, Dylan from Designs by Dylan in Longview will teach a class on how to make and design gorgeous bows for wreaths, garlands, and gift wrapping. The cost for the class is $12 and can be paid with cash or check the night of the event. We do need a head count to know how much supplies to provide, so we ask that you please fill out the following form:

Dylan will also bring completed Christmas wreaths for you to purchase, if interested. We can’t wait to see you all!

Therapy Dogs of Gregg County

The Therapy Dogs of Gregg County will be at the library this Thursday, September 23 at 6:00-7:00 pm, and we would love to see you there! Children and adults are invited to come see, pet, play, and/or read to the dogs during their time at the library.

Library Reveal!

Today is the day, and we are so excited to share photos with you of the updated library space! We have worked hard all summer long to create a space that works best for you. Come in soon and have a look around the space.

Latest Happenings at the Library

If you’ve been in the library lately, you may have noticed some changes happening. We have moved the sections around to make it easier for you to find exactly what you’re looking for. All adult fiction is against the back wall with young adult fiction in the cases that used to hold nonfiction. All nonfiction is now on the wall where fiction used to be, and it is separated by Dewey sections. Not sure what this is? No problem! We’re creating signs with each section and the topics found in that section. We’ve been working really hard this summer and can’t wait for you to see everything!


 WHITE OAK SCHOOL   COMMUNITY LIBRARY SUMMER READING      PROGRAM  2021                        JUNE 16 – JULY 14                            AGES 5 – 10

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WEDNESDAY – 9:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.





White Oak Community Library WILL REOPEN JUNE 22

White Oak School Community Library is pleased to announce that the library will reopen to the public effective June 22 at 1:00 pm.  Adults visiting the library will be required to use hand sanitizer upon entering the building and practice social distancing while they select their books.  Computer usage will be limited to adults only and social distancing will also be required there as well.  Parents and children wishing to enter the children’s library will be asked to follow these guidelines:  Only one family at a time will be allowed in the children’s library.   Each family will have 10 minutes to select books.  Staff  will issue gloves to parents and ask them to select the books for their children.  This will reduce the amount of  touching  of  books and DVDs.  Families waiting to enter the children’s library will be required to sit at tables in the main library until it is their turn to select books.   Library staff will provide small activities at the tables to entertain children while they wait.  Restrooms and water fountains will remain closed to the public.  Our summer hours will be Mon- Thursday  1:00 – 6:30 pm.   If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us at 903-291-2052.   We look forward to serving the patrons of our community!