Can you believe that the Alba Library is selling T-shirts now? Yes it’s true the library is selling official Alba Public Library and Museum T-shirts for $10.00 per shirt in assorted colors like, green, gold, gray, Longhorn orange, pink, blue, and yellow-green. Hurry up and get them while they’re hot.
There were many workers in the process of making the library what it is today. It was hard work turning that nasty old building into a beautiful library. I can’t name all of the volunteers that helped but her are some: Cheryl Gill ( our librarian), Ginger Patrick, Kenneth Wright (carpenter), Nancy Wright, Saundra Burge, Orvin Caroll, (mayor), Dawn Craig (computer Whiz), Even me. there’s probably dozens more, but I can’t name them all.So when you come in, and see the library, and the museum, think of all the people who made it happen.
The children’s area started as a rocking chair, carpet, and stuffed animals! But after a board meeting we picked out color swatches for the Children’s Area furniture. Then a few months later the furniture finally arrived. We installed the furniture,and Boom we had the new, and improved Children’s Area!!!!
This is a behind the scenes look at the things that happen behind the desk to make this library special. Cheryl Gill,our librarian, does so much work. She catalogs, shelves books, and helps arrange special things for the library. We all work together like a clock, to make it all happen.
Bring your kids down to the Alba Country Fair for fun,games,and much much more. We have everything: rides, games, and some things that every fair should have, funnel cakes, a petting zoo, and a fish fry.
The Armed Forces Wall of Honor is a big wall in the museum in remembrance of all of the people who put their lives on the line for people they probably don’t even know! Even our very own mayor put his life on the line for us! Guess what even John Reid was in the military. There are many more men who fought for us, I personally think that deserves some thanks so when you see a man who fought give them a simple thank you, or a friendly handshake.
At first we were going to only have a library, but Saundra said we should put in a museum. We went with the idea, and that’s how the museum got there. So when you walk into the museum, when you are standing there basking in it’s marvel, thank Saundra Burge. We have an antique cast iron coffee grinder, Alba basketball trophies, WWII sabers, and even an original antique 1927 model T ford!! There’s so much more in there . Come down and find out the history of our little town.
I tend to read the classics. White Fang is my favorite. Other favorites are: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Around the World in 80 Days and The Time Machine. But that is only my opinion. I say read whatever interests you. A good book may be just around the corner!