Members of the Dublin, Texas Library Board recently treated the Rotary Club to lunch in the library’s hospitality room.
Mike Haley opened the meeting, and then Pat Leatherwood presented a check to a very pleased library staff.
Library staff along with Patty Hirst and Janella Hendon had a very well-planned agenda.
First on the list was Jennifer Miller of DISD who reported on technology possibilities at the ISD. Miller then introduced Mrs. Smith’s AP English III class who made their presentations on Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine to the group via Skype.
The library also had a wonderful photo story running in the children’s room. It portrayed library activities–summer reading, special story hour programs, teen meetings, renovations, library staff, etc.
Welcome to the Genealogy Room
Rotary Club members were then invited to tour the Genealogy Room of the library where Janella Hendon greeted them and explained the vast number of resources to be found in the library for those who are ready to research their family lines.
“We try to provide a place where our local people can hunt their roots, as well as a place that those who have roots in Erath and surrounding counties can come and search for their roots in this area.
“This repository is a joint venture of the Dublin Public Library and the Erath County Genealogical Society. We publish a magazine twice a year detailing our research and what is going on in the area as far as history is concerned.
“We feel very honored that surrounding libraries are beginning to recommend us as the place to come and do genealogy research. We regularly have people from out of state and surrounding counties come her to search – we keep maps, brochures, etc. to assist our guests so they can tour and eat while they are here.
“I am available by appointment for private sessions. Our gen. members and other patrons are all very willing to help newcomers.”
Janella went on to explain the wide range of sources in the genealogy room designed to aid those in search of their roots.
Erath County is extremely fortunate to have people like Janella who stand at the ready to help people who are ready to begin their quest. Be sure to visit the library and let them help you get started soon.