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September 13-15, 2018
Join us for our annual gathering of authors.
Learn About Giddings Public Library
Your community library that offers books, references, and history to it's patrons.
Book Festival Network
Proud to be a part of a Network of Texas Book Festivals.
Newsflash:
Saturday 9 AM to 2 PM event has been added to 2018 Festival. ... Read More
DEAR Texas, Inc., has joined with the Library to add an additional day and more authors to the annual event. ... Read More
Sponsors get more publicity for their investment into annual event. ... Read More
Participating Author List
Authors
Participating Author List
View this years list of attending authors and learn more about them and their books.
TxAuthors Inc
Texas Authors
TxAuthors Inc
Members of Texas Authors, Inc., enjoy many benefits that help them reach a greater number of readers. Join them and increase your book sales.
Giddings Public Library
GPL
Giddings Public Library
The Giddings Public Library provides many free services to residents living within the Giddings city limits and throughout Lee County with many other services available for a small fee.
Videos
Author Videos
Videos
A Collection of Videos of the Authors
Arnold Smith Collection
Native American Artifacts
Arnold Smith Collection
More than 2,400 Native American artifacts collected by Giddings resident, Arnold Smith, are on display at the Giddings Public Library and Cultural Center. The exhibit is the largest permanent public display of Native American artifacts in the state.
Kids Fun & Food
Fun for All Ages
Kids Fun & Food
We have fun things for the kids, and good food for All!
DEAR Texas
Reading Programs
DEAR Texas
Drop Everything And Read Texas
The Hilton Lee Smith Collection
Baseball Collection
The Hilton Lee Smith Collection
Baseball history is on display with a collection of baseball memorabilia honoring one of Giddings’ most notable “Hometown Heroes”, Hilton Lee Smith. A member of the Baseball hall of Fame, Hilton Smith was born in Giddings and went on to fame in the Negro Leagues teaming with the likes of the great Satchel Paige.
Sponsors
Sponsor
Sponsors
On behalf of the Giddings Public Library, we are greatful for the sponsors of the annual Texas Word Wrangler event. Below are the sponsors for the 2018 event and we encourage you to support these companies who support their community.
Services Available at Giddings Public Library

The Giddings Public Library and Cultural Center is located at 276 North Orange Street in Giddings, Texas.  The Giddings Public Library provides many free services to residents living within the Giddings city limits and throughout Lee County with many other services available for a small fee.

The library system holds over 35,000 materials including books, audio books, movies, magazines, records and puzzles available for check-out.

Thousands of people come to the library to utilize our print and electronic reference resources, access the Internet through the Library’s computer lab, enjoy state-of-the-art Wi-fi service, participate in computer and Internet training, view a Library exhibit, or attend one of the Library’s many community events.

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Readers, Researchers, Historians
The Value of Book Festival Network to Texas Authors

Mission Statement

The creators of Book Festival Network (BFN) fully understand the Delima facing both the author and the festival organizers as they themselves are both an author and a festival organizer. From seeing and knowing first hand both sides of the issue, they have created a new way to incorporate the Festival into the electronic age in basic terms and allowing for additional growth to occur, both financially and in attendance.

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Participation in the Network Increases Your Exposure to Readers
eShelf & Research
Use library tools and resources to discover new books and materials or do research online.
TexShare Databases Try these databases filled with magazine articles, encyclopedia entries, and other materials to help you discover more on any subject, from general interest to business, hobbies, and more. Please see your librarian for a username and password.

Good Reads: Interested in the latest news headlines? Looking for something new to read? We'll get you pointed in the right direction.

Selected Sites: This collection of recommended Web sites will makes it easy to find good information on the Internet on a wide variety of topics. Browse or search.

Community Organizations: Search our database of local community groups or add your own non-profit community organization (subject to staff approval).

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Materiales en Español
Las bibliotecas son lugares para reunirnos, buscar información y compartir ideas e intereses.
Fables en español

BBC Mundo - Titulares de noticas internacionales (cada hora actualizado): Internacional * Ciencia y Tecnología * Economía * Desportes * América Latina

El Mundo - Información actualizada sobre los acontecimientos de actualidad (cada hora actualizado): Internacional * Economía * Ciencia y Ecología * Desportes * Cultura

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Inter-Library Loan Program
Inter-Library Loan Program
Can't find what you want in our library's catalog? No problem! We will try our best to order it! We work with a network of over 1000 libraries around the country who share resources. Email your request to: gplacc@hotmail.com. The Giddings Public Library does not charge for Interlibrary loan services.
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  • Services Available at Giddings Public Library Readers, Researchers, Historians
  • The Value of Book Festival Network to Texas Authors Participation in the Network Increases Your Exposure to Readers
  • eShelf & Research
  • Materiales en Español
  • Inter-Library Loan Program

Word Wrangler Video - Playlist

Pamela Hutchinson
Pamela Hutchinson Library Director
Years of Service
Texas Word Wrangler
B Alan Bourgeois
B Alan Bourgeois Executive Director
Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) Texas
Accepting Readers
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