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2016 Annual Membership Meeting

2016 Annual Membership Meeting

The Friends of the Jeff Davis County library is a 501(c)3 non-profit and holds an annual membership meeting each year. The 2016 meeting will be Thursday, January 28, at 6 pm at the library in Fort Davis. Members are welcome to attend and share ideas […]

Three seniors honored with scholarships

Three seniors honored with scholarships

The Friends of the Jeff Davis County Library was able to honor three local high school seniors with scholarships at the 2015 graduation ceremonies in Valentine and Fort Davis. Valentine graduate Gabriela Tarango and Fort Davis graduates Tierney Foster and Alexie Sanchez each received $1000 […]

Bikes and kids and books! Oh my!

Bikes and kids and books! Oh my!

Ride for Reading was a success as the Fort Davis elementary kids got new books delivered by bicyclists. These books are perfect for summer reading!

Ride for Reading hits the road May 15

Ride for Reading hits the road May 15

On Friday, May 15, starting at 11 a.m. there will be a team of bicyclists delivering free books to more than one hundred students at Dirks-Anderson Elementary in Fort Davis in the “Ride for Reading,” This event was so popular last year that it has […]

National Library Week and Poetry Month celebrated

National Library Week and Poetry Month celebrated

A unique combination of original poems accompanied by artwork, graphic design, and type faces was on display at the Jeff Davis County Library to commemorate both National Poetry Month and National Library Week.  This year the motto selected by the American Library Association is “Unlimited Possibilities at […]

7th Annual Midsummer Night’s Dream Garden Party

7th Annual Midsummer Night’s Dream Garden Party

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We Once Again Celebrated Texas Books and Authors!

We Once Again Celebrated Texas Books and Authors!

It was a huge turnout for “Meet the Authors” on Thursday, August 7th in the Jeff Davis County Library. Fort Davis historian, Lonn Taylor, shared his witty adventures in compiling his newest book, Texas People, Texas Places.  There were several bouts of laughter.  We also […]

Library Terrace Dedication

Library Terrace Dedication

There was a good turnout for the Library Terrace dedication ceremony on Saturday, July 5, as part of the Coolest 4th celebration in Fort Davis, Texas. The Library Terrace, converted from the old, dilapidated, loading dock of the historic Mercantile building which houses the library, […]

Three Scholarships Awarded by Friends of the Library

Three Scholarships Awarded by Friends of the Library

Last night, for the first time ever, the Friends of the Library awarded three graduating seniors each $1,000 Nancy Robinson Memorial Scholarships.  It was a beautiful graduation ceremony in Fort Davis, Texas.  This class of 20 graduates was awarded over $140,000 in scholarships. Jessica Turner […]

RIDE FOR READING RETURNS TO DIRKS-ANDERSON ELEMENTARY

RIDE FOR READING RETURNS TO DIRKS-ANDERSON ELEMENTARY

It was a beautiful sunny morning, one perfect for a bike ride.  To make it even better, there were 250 free books to deliver to the elementary school in Fort Davis.  What a great combination: books and bikes! Elaine Harmon, Friends of the Jeff Davis […]

7th Annual Midsummer Night’s Dream Garden Party

7th Annual Midsummer Night’s Dream Garden Party

Once again, the Friends of the Jeff Davis County Library, in conjunction with the Sul Ross Drama department, will be hosting a Midsummer Night’s Dream Garden Party on Sunday, September 21, 2014, 4-6pm, at the Hotel Limpia in Fort Davis, TX.  Watch for more details […]

Ride for Reading — Back by Popular Demand

Ride for Reading — Back by Popular Demand

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND…RIDE FOR READING RETURNS TO FORT DAVIS! Come join in the fun on Friday, May 9th when children at Dirks-Anderson Elementary School celebrate National Ride for Reading Day.  A team of volunteers will assemble at Memorial Square and fill their backpacks with […]