Kountze Public Library
800 S. Redwood Ave., Kountze, TX 77625
Phone: (409) 246-2826 Fax: (409) 246-4659
Laverne Crysel, Director
* Member of Texas State Library and
CTLS (Connecting Texas Libraries Statewide)
Past Foundation for Southeast Texas Grants
Kountze Public Library has benefitted from several grant awards from the Foundation for Southeast Texas over the years.
Some of the most recent include:
2014-- $500 was granted for the purchase of e-books and e-audio books in 2014. Digital access for our patrons has become one of our most important and popular services. Friends of Kountze Public Library made it financially possible for us to acquire access through OverDrive (Piney Woods Digital Consortium) in 2012. From May 2012 through December 2014, we saw a 91.9% increase in circulation of digital materials.
2013--$3,000 was used to purchase an After School Edge touch screen computer for the Children’s Area. The Edge comes pre-loaded with educational software that the children love to use.
2012--$1050 Total--$500 was awarded for materials acquisitions and $550 to hire Reading Club Performers.
2011--$1,435 was awarded to refurbish the Children and Teen Areas. A colorful rug with Dewey Decimal graphics was used in the Children’s Area. Bean bag seating made for a fun and comfortable nook for kids and parents to relax and read.
Wall posters were used to decorate the Teen/ Junior section. The posters made the once-drab area really stand out and highlight that section as a space recognizable for young library users. The addition of metal book shelves gave us room to display new books for the Young Adult area.