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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 […]

Midsummer Night’s Dream Garden Party is              Sunday, September 20 at Hotel Limpia

Midsummer Night’s Dream Garden Party is Sunday, September 20 at Hotel Limpia

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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!

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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

Fantastic turnout in the Hotel Limpia Ballroom
Cyndee Barnes addresses a fantastic turnout in the Hotel Limpia Ballroom


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Sul Ross performers present a little Shakespeare.

The 7th Annual Midsummer Night’s Dream Garden Party, held in the Hotel Limpia Ballroom due to rain (our 4th time bringing rain to west Texas), was a huge success thanks to our sponsors and active board members.

7th Annual Midsummer Night's Dream Garden Party Sponsors
7th Annual Midsummer Night’s Dream Garden Party Sponsors

 

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
Jessica Turner

Jessica Turner has been accepted to Texas State University at San Marcos to study Mass Communications.  Jessica has been known for her competitive nature, sense of purpose, and set standards, along with her participation in debate teams, U.I.L., sports, music, and theatre.

Cesar Chavez
Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez will be attending the University of Texas Permian Basin in the fall to study mechanical engineering. His father has been his inspiration “to never give up” and always pursue his goals.

Ashleigh Pasqua
Ashleigh Pasqua

A career in agricultural law is what lies ahead for Ashleigh Pasqua, guided by her 4-H Livestock Association role as student ambassador for the past two years.  Ashleigh plans to work for the Texas Farm Bureau and  “to give back to the community that has given so much to help achieve” her dreams.

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

2014-01-23 13.07.18BACK 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 books to bring to over one hundred school kids.  They will bike their way to the school and be greeted in the gymnasium where the children can select free books donated by Better World Books.  This event is sponsored by Friends of the Jeff Davis County Library.

There is still time to be a bicyclist or help in any way by phoning Elaine Harmon at 426-3164.

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Ride for Reading
Ride for Reading