New director updating Lufkin library - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

New director updating Lufkin library

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

By Morgan Thomas - email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The library has always been a go-to spot for parents battling their kids' summer boredom. Kurth Memorial Library isn't any different for Lufkin parents.

"It does keep them doing things other than sitting around watching TV," parent April Wallace said.

Grant Wallace beats the heat at the Lufkin library. This summer he's into Magic Tree Books and his enthusiasm is contagious.

"They're about this Magic treehouse and they never know who's there," Wallace said. "They were walking in the woods and they found a house."

The library's new director, Lorraine Simoneau, feeds off the excitement from kids like Grant. Yet she's not satisfied with the status quo.

"We're trying to bring more resources and more things to the people so we can get more people back in the library again," Simoneau said.

Under her leadership, everything is being updated.

"We're going through collection by collection, getting the older stuff out of there and replacing it with new materials," Simoneau said.

The library's computer system is getting a make-over, ten years overdue.

"People will be able to renew their materials from home," Simoneau said. "They'll be able to go to the card catalogue and request things from home."

New library cards, from paper to plastic. And the children's summer program is also expanding.

"We just started a Spanish-language story hour," Simoneau said. "Tuesdays from two to three."

But the library isn't just for kids. It can also be an oasis of peace and quiet for adults. And a chance to catch up on your reading.

"You can go into a study room and just have some quiet time," employee Jessica Thomas said.

©2010 KTRE. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • SFA Jacks picked 6th in preason football poll

    SFA Jacks picked 6th in preason football poll

    Thursday, July 20 2017 10:09 AM EDT2017-07-20 14:09:40 GMT

    From SFA Athletics HOUSTON (News Release) - Stephen F. Austin football has been picked sixth in the 2017 Southland Conference preseason poll as voted upon by the league's head coaches and sports information directors. The conference office unveiled the predicted order of finish Thursday in conjunction with 2017 Southland Conference Football Media Day at the Hilton Americas hotel in downtown Houston.  The Lumberjacks picked up 114 total points from head coaches and SID...

    More >>

    From SFA Athletics HOUSTON (News Release) - Stephen F. Austin football has been picked sixth in the 2017 Southland Conference preseason poll as voted upon by the league's head coaches and sports information directors. The conference office unveiled the predicted order of finish Thursday in conjunction with 2017 Southland Conference Football Media Day at the Hilton Americas hotel in downtown Houston.  The Lumberjacks picked up 114 total points from head coaches and SID...

    More >>
  • Lufkin house used in realty scam

    Lufkin house used in realty scam

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:32 AM EDT2017-07-20 12:32:08 GMT

    A three bedroom house in Lufkin has recently been the subject of a scammer, claiming to be renting out the house. 

    More >>

    A three bedroom house in Lufkin has recently been the subject of a scammer, claiming to be renting out the house. 

    More >>
  • Overcoming the odds, Lufkin woman survives rare stomach cancer

    Overcoming the odds, Lufkin woman survives rare stomach cancer

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 6:48 PM EDT2017-07-19 22:48:52 GMT
    A Lufkin woman plays an integral role in shaping the lives of other women who have experienced challenges. But in 2011 she was diagnosed with a rare stomach cancer which changed not only her life, but her family and friends as well. "Stomach cancer just didn't happen to me, it happened to my whole family, it happened to my friends, everybody was traumatized," Donna Busler said. It's not the first time Busler came face with face with the long struggle of cancer. ...More >>
    A Lufkin woman plays an integral role in shaping the lives of other women who have experienced challenges. But in 2011 she was diagnosed with a rare stomach cancer which changed not only her life, but her family and friends as well. "Stomach cancer just didn't happen to me, it happened to my whole family, it happened to my friends, everybody was traumatized," Donna Busler said. It's not the first time Busler came face with face with the long struggle of cancer. ...More >>
Powered by Frankly