We will not soon forget the issues we had here in Deep East Texas on Sunday, February 14th, 2021. The historic winter storm cost people dearly around Texas on that frozen Sunday. Burst water pipes, no water, no electricity, and freezing temperatures all at the same time. It was scary for all of us.

When all of that was happening to us, the Kurth Memorial Library was suffering as well. Extensive roof damage caused by the storms, had them closed for awhile. There were some temporary fixes put in place, and they partly reopened.

Now 3 months 2 weeks and one day later, they are close to having everything back to 100%. The big news today was they have reopened the children's reading area. It's been closed since the storm, and before that due to Covid-19. They also hope to reopen the Genealogy room soon.

This is great news for the Kurth Memorial Library, as they are very close to starting their summer reading program. It gets started on Tuesday June 8th, 2021 and will go on until August 6th. The theme this year is Tails and Tales, and the sooner your kids register, the sooner they can start counting their reading time.

The kids are out of school, and this is the prefect time for them to reopen this part of the library. Thanks to the staff at the Kurth Memorial Library, and the City of Lufkin for making all of this a priority for the community.

Planning to make a visit to the Kurth Memorial Library? You can always give them a call, and you can also get them to pick your books from the shelves for you using their online portal.

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