Grab a book, grab some shade at the Winters Public Library

Bill Hancock
Runnels County Register

WINTERS - Thanks to a generous grant from the Tocker Foundation, the Winters Public Library has not only a new place to sit an read your favorite books, but some new desktop, laptop computers and iPads.

Using a grant from the Tocker Foundation, the Winters Public Library bought a picnic table and a bench so that folks can sit outside and read in the shade. The library also purchases 2 desktop computers, 2 laptop computers, and 2 iPads.

Library Director Susan Minzenmayer spoke about the grant, "The Tocker Foundation's focus is in helping small libraries, like ours. The grant purchased 2 desktop computers, 2 laptop computers, and 2 iPads. We also used the grant to purchase a metal picnic table and a metal bench."

Minzenmayer says that the library wanted to do something special for their patrons, "We used part of the money to purchase that steel picnic table and steel bench. We want to make it more comfortable to sit outside and read. They can even sit outside if they want to use the internet, now."

Using a grant from the Tocker Foundation, the Winters Public Library bought a picnic table and a bench so that folks can sit outside and read in the shade. The library also purchases 2 desktop computers, 2 laptop computers, and 2 iPads.

One of the goals that Minzenmayer said that library had in mind with the purchases was the citizens of this small west Texas town, "We did this for the people of Winters to enjoy."

Local contractor Frank Ortiz installed the picnic table and bench.

The library is busy as Minzenmayer is considering an Easter program for the kids while also planning for their summer reading program.

There has been a change to the Winters Public Library book club, "The book club now meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 2 p.m. Rather than genre for selecting books to read, they club is doing something a little different. This month they're reading books that have been made into movies. It's really interesting."