Grapeland Public Library

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Fiction and non-fiction books

Browse juvenile, young adult, and adult sections for both fiction and non-fiction. Our children's area is bright and lively, with wall murals and comfy seating. All areas of the library provide seating areas, tables and alcoves to accommodate both private reading and "spreading-out" space.

Large-print books (and magnifier!)

In addition to large-print adult fiction and magazines, the Library has a wonderful tool for readers and researchers who could use a little visual help. We have a tabletop magnifier that gives you choice of magnification levels to make any print material easier to read. Bring your own maps or materials, or use the magnifier with any of our print resources.

Magazines and periodicals

From Newsweek to the Grapeland Messenger and Smithsonian, we maintain a variety of magazine and newspaper subscriptions to help you stay informed and entertained. Local, national, historical, specific interests ... we have a nice range of subjects to read about!

Local historical and genealogical resources

We maintain a collection of local records, including cemetery and war records for Houston County, local lodge histories, family genealogies, etc. The Library also makes available a host of tools and references for doing your own genealogical research, including TexShare databases, which entitle library patrons to huge genealogy databases. 

Technology

TexShare Databases

This vast collection of online databases may be the most important research tool we offer!
Click here to learn more


High-speed internet access, computers, and a wireless hot-spot (Wi-Fi)

Use our computers, or bring along a laptop with wireless network card and enjoy free Wi-Fi service at the library.
 

Magnifying tabletop projector

This is a terrific tool for anyone who has trouble reading small type. The tabletop projector magnifies practically any printed material (e.g. photographs, letters, books).
 

Network-connected laser printer

Print from any of the computers ... and be aware that there is a per page printing charge.
 

Copy machine

There is a per page charge.

Other resources

Audio and video

Fiction and non-fiction books on CD and cassette, as well as children's and general videos

Meeting rooms

Reserve private meeting space for reading groups or other functions; see library staff for details.

Also check out our Calendar page for some of the meetings currently hosted at the library.

ADA-compliant access

The library has a ramp entrance as well as the formal front stairs; the restroom is also ADA-compliant. We want everyone to feel welcome!

Friendly staff and volunteers

We rely heavily on volunteers, any one of whom would be delighted to welcome you to the Library, give you the grand tour, and help you find the resources you need.

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