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On March 3hold redelivery went live in Libby and the OverDrive app. Hold redelivery replaces auto-checkout and gives users more options for their holds. Users can now select “deliver later” on an available hold if they’re not ready to read it but want to stay on the wait list. Users can still suspend a hold before a title is ready to borrow as well.

This means users can now manage their holds both before and after they become available. By enabling users to pass books they aren’t ready to read on to the next person in line, hold redelivery helps your library connect more readers to the right book at the right time.


How does hold redelivery work?

After receiving notification that a hold is available, users can:

1) Borrow the title within 3 days.

2) Choose “deliver later” and pass the book to the next person in line for a self-selected period. After the “deliver later” date, the user will receive the next available copy.

3) Cancel the hold.

If the user takes no action during the hold pickup window, the “deliver after seven days” option will be automatically applied as a one-time courtesy. If the user takes no action a second time, their hold will be canceled

(published on 01/04/2016)

Library Newspaper Update Week

This week we invite everyone to come to the library to check out our featured author, Valerie “Val” McDermid. McDermid is an internationally bestselling author, over eighteen million copies of her books have been sold. Her novels have been translated into more than thirty languages.McDermid is best known for writing four crime series featuring clinical psychologist Dr Tony Hill and DCI Carol Jordan, private detective Kate Brannigan, journalist Lindsay Gordon, and cold-case detective Karen Pirie. Her most recent work is a historical crime series featuring journalist Allie Burns. McDermid latest novel is an Allie Burns novel titled 1989. In this novel journalist Allie Burns has become an editor, and as the Cold War and AIDS crisis escalates, a story falls into her lap involving a murder. 


(published on 09/05/2022)



Overdrive has been updated, please contact the library at 361-758-2350 to update your password. 
Usernames remain the same. The Overdrive app is no longer available. 
Libby is the new application for Overdrive. App can be found on the app store. 
Attached is a slideshow that will help you get started with Libby. 

(published on 09/13/2019)

Need FREE RESOURCES for Teaching and Learning at Home

The Education Service Center 16 has FREE resources for parents and teachers. 

The site has printable handouts, lesson ideas, virtual tours, online math and 

reading exercises, and easy-to-do science activities.  Just click on the link 

for Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies materials for all grade levels.  

Teaching and Learning at Home:


Victor “Skip” Forsyth

Education Specialist

Region 16 ESC


(published on 04/02/2020)

New Titles in the Library

Adult Fiction

 Escape - James Patterson

Armored - Mark Greaney

Raising Tiger  - Brad Thor

Cold- Cold Bones - Kathy Reichs

Look Closer - David Ellis

Junior Fiction

City of the Dead - James Patterson

Return of the Padawan - Jeffrey Brown

Stefano the Squid - Wendy Meddour

(published on 08/16/2022)

Portal of Texas History

The Portal of Texas History has started to upload AP Progress newspapers (1935-1945). The following link will take you to the site. 


(published on 11/04/2016)

Quote of the Day

"A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them." ~ Lemony Snicket
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