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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Victoria Public Library seeks input on strategic plan

A wide window painted with flowers and the word Library

PHOTO #1: The Victoria Public Library collaborated with Free Art Victoria to host a window-painting event for teens on April 21.

When the Victoria Public Library first opened in the 1970s, libraries were mainly warehouses for books.

Since then, the scope of...

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2020 - Spotlight - Library
Posted on: March 1, 2022

Local donor partners with library to establish early literacy program

Two women sitting in library children's section holding children's books

PHOTO #1: A local resident, Marylouise Allen, recently donated $3,000 toward the creation of an early literacy program at the Victoria Public Library. Shown from left are youth programs supervisor Noelle Elkins and Marylouise Allen.

A resident wants to hon...

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2020 - Spotlight - Library
Posted on: July 13, 2021

City seeks volunteers for Victoria Public Library Advisory Board

People of different ages gather around tables in the Bronte Room with paint and craft activities.

PHOTO: Attendees participate in an art activity hosted June 4 at the Victoria Public Library during the Downtown Victoria Art Walk.

The City of Victoria is seeking to fill an unexpired term on the Victoria Public Library Advisory Board, and residents are e...

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2020 - Spotlight - Library
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Library to kick off summer reading program with fun-filled celebration

Families wait outside activity trailer that has an Environmental Services logo and bean bag toss.

PHOTO: Residents visit a City of Victoria Environmental Services activity booth during the Victoria Public Library Fun Fest Kickoff Celebration in 2019.

Kids can kick off the summer with live performances and fun activities featuring a variety of familiar ...

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2020 - Spotlight - Library
Posted on: December 1, 2020

Victoria Public Library to host family holiday festivities

A woman and two children build gingerbread houses from graham crackers, milk cartons and candy.

PHOTO: Event attendees build a gingerbread house using graham crackers and milk cartons during the Victoria Public Library’s 2019 gingerbread house workshop.

The Victoria Public Library is inviting Victoria families to enjoy the holiday season safely durin...

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2020 - Spotlight - Library
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Library partners with VISD to provide e-book access to students

Young adult e-books and audiobooks are displayed on a webpage.

PHOTO #1: Young adult e-books and audiobooks are available through the Victoria Public Library’s digital content provider, OverDrive.

The Victoria Public Library is collaborating with its digital content provider, OverDrive, and the Victoria Independent Sc...

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2020 - Spotlight - Library
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Library partners with Meals on Wheels to deliver materials to seniors

A paper form listing genres of books, CDs and DVDs to be circled according to preference.

PHOTO #1: A form created by the Victoria Public Library allows Meals on Wheels clients to indicate materials they would like to have delivered to them.

PHOTO #2: Joshua Bonorden poses with one of the tiny libraries he helped build for the Victoria County U...

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2020 - Spotlight - Library
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Victoria Public Library shares live performances by local artists

Singer/songwriter Jerry James plays guitar in library's Bronte Room

PHOTO: Victoria singer/songwriter Jerry James plays the guitar during a performance July 31 that was livestreamed from the Victoria Public Library’s Bronte Room as part of the library’s VPL Jams series featuring local musicians.

Residents who enjoy listeni...

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2020 - Spotlight - Library
Posted on: August 3, 2020

City leaders, community members read aloud to promote literacy

Hunter Follett, CEO of Tejas Production Services, reads aloud

PHOTO: Hunter Follett, CEO of Tejas Production Services, reads aloud from a book in his office on July 30. The reading was filmed for part of a video series to promote National Book Lovers Day on Aug. 9.

The City of Victoria this week invites residents to ...

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2020 - Spotlight - Library
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Day care honors Victoria Public Library staff member for outreach efforts

Woman reads aloud from picture book

PHOTO: Rebecca Sevier, aka “Ms. Rebecca,” reads from a picture book during Story Time Live on May 20. Sevier was honored Friday at the Tiny Sprouts Academy graduation ceremony.

When COVID-19 stopped Victoria Public Library assistant Rebecca Sevier from vis...

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2020 - Spotlight - Library
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Library forgives fines during closure, begins return to normalcy

Girl decorates library window

PHOTO #1: Amelia Ripa decorates a window Wednesday during the Victoria Public Library’s Teen Area Window Painting event.

PHOTO #2: New carpeting was installed in the Victoria Public Library while the building was closed to the public.

PHOTO #3: Mary Jane Ri...

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2020 - Spotlight - Library