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The Annual County-City Library Book Sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 27, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex. There will be a brown bag special on Saturday. Books available include fiction, nonfiction, paperback, childrenâ€™s books, religious books, craft and cookbooks, magazines and special collectorâ€™s items. For more information call 235-4978 or go to www.sweetwaterlibrary.org. All proceeds benefit the library.
Library services include adult and children books in a variety of formats, as well as newspapers and magazines. The library's catalog is available online through the website, www.sweetwaterlibrary.org, along with library news and links to helpful websites. Ebooks and downloadable audio books are available for checkout through the website. The library has a Facebook page. Nine patron computers are available with internet access and wireless is also available. Other services include interlibrary loan, copier and fax services. Programs at the library include Let's Talk Books Book Club, Adult Literacy/ESL classes, weekly Story Time and monthly displays of local artists. Special programs that have recently been added at the library are Telling Our Stories workshop and Book Program by author Bill O'Neal. Once a month, library staff go to two day care centers, Head Start Program and Hoyt House to read.
The County-City Library was founded in 1907 by the Saturday Club and serves Nolan County. There are currently four full time employees and two part time employees.
The citizens of the community are supporters of the library by giving memorials, donations and volunteering for activities. The library has received several grants in the last few years, and showing the support of the community was a big part of receiving the grants. The library's goal is to provide the best service to the citizens of Sweetwater and Nolan County.