J.R. HUFFMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY

The J.R. Huffman Public Library is
located in Hemphill, Sabine County,
Texas. The library opened its doors in
1994, and began as a grass-roots effort by
local residents and was started through
the generosity of Al and Pat Smith and the
Temple Foundation.

The Dr. W.T. Arnold, Sr. Theater,  is
a wonderful addition to the library
facility and is dedicated and named
after long-time resident, Dr. William
Thomas Arnold, Sr., who was the town
physician for many years.  Dr. Arnold
died in 1937, and a generous donation
from his children supplemented the
funding for the theater.

STAFF
The friendly staff of J.R. Huffman is
dedicated to meeting the educational
and informational needs of the
community.

LIBRARY CARD
J.R. Huffman Library will issue a
library card to any Sabine County resident
with proof of residency and a Texas drivers
license or identification card.  Call the
library for more details.

COLLECTIONS
The library carries a large variety of
fiction books including popular novels,
paperbacks, westerns and mysteries
as well as non-fiction books on topics.  
Large print books, audio books, CDs and
videos for both children and adults, are
also available.
Magazines and our local weekly
newspaper are available for in-house use.
BORROWING & RETURNING
Books and may be checked out for 14
days, audios for 21 days and videos for
7 days.  Patrons under the age of 18
may check out 2 books and/or movies.  
Patrons 18 over may check out
10
pieces of material, with a limit of 5
videos and audios.
New arrival
check-outs are limited to 3 and can no
t
be renewed. An individual household
may only check out a total of 5 videos
and
audios at one time.  To avoid late
fees, checked-out materials may be
renewed by calling the library at
409-787-4829.

FINES & FEES
Library materials not renewed or
returned by or on the due day will incur a
late fee. The fee for books and audios is
$.25 per day per item or $1.00 per day
per new arrival, and the fee for videos is
$.50 per day per item or $1.00 per day
per new arrival.  The maximum fine will
be limited to $5.00 per item. If an item is
lost or damaged, the replacement fee
will be charged. If the item is found and
returned with the receipt issued by the
library, a refund will be given.

REFERENCE
Some materials including reference
books, microfilm, magazines and
genealogy resources may not be
borrowed. Photocopies are available for
$.25 each.

RETURNING MATERIALS
Library materials may be returned either
in the library or in the book drop located
in the parking lot.

COMPUTER CARD CATALOG
A computer card catalog is available for
patrons. Information can be looked up
either by author, title, keyword or subject.

PROCTORING
Proctor services for exams are available;
please contact the library director to set
up an appointment
JUST FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
J.R. Huffman Library has a charming
children’s area with easily identifiable
accelerated readers. This section includes
juvenile fiction and non-fiction as well as
special selections for the teen reader.
Additionally, a Summer Reading Program is
held for K-4 and a Summer Reading
Challenge is held for ages 7-16.

RESOURCE & EQUIPMENT
Computer are available for use free of charge
on a first-come, first-served basis with a time
limit of one hour.
Children under 14 years of
age are not allowed use of computers. No
personal ad sites, game playing or
downloading allowed. Wi-Fi is available
during library hours. Additional library
amenities are fax services, lamination
services, copier and scanner.

A PLACE TO MEET
A conference room which seats 24 is
available for rent. Please call  the library
director at 409-787-4829 to reserve dates
and times.  Rental fee is $25 per day.
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SUPPORT J.R. HUFFMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY
J.R. Huffman Public Library operates
primarily through donations supplemented
by funds from the city and county. Cash
contributions are always welcomed. Book
donations can be made in honor or in
memory of an individual. Used books,
videos, audio books, DVD's and magazines
that are in good condition are gladly accepted
as donations.  

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E-mail: huffmanlibrary@yahoo.com
http://www.hemphilltxlibrary.com
STAFF
JaNelle Trexler, Director
Cynthia Beard, Clerk

2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Art Thibodeaux, President
Bill Speights, Vice-President
Janis Speights, Treasurer/Personnel
Mary Ann Tompkins, Secretary
Jason Huffman, Facilities
Sherry Thibodeaux, Memorials

John Miller, Member
Jimmy Tompkins, Member

Travis Trexler, Member

HONORARY MEMBERS
Sandy Ray
Margaret Huffman
FRIEND OF THE LIBRARY (Sandy Ray)
The Friend of the Library is a volunteer that
offers support at various levels.  Funds
raised through used book sales at the library
are given by our Friend (Sandy) for the
purchase of equipment, materials and books.


REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETINGS            
The Board of Directors meets on the second
Monday of each month at noon.  The public
is invited.


Columbia Shuttle Museum
The Patricia Huffman Smith Museum,
"Remembering Columbia", opened on Feb.
1, 2011. The museum was built to honor
both the seven astronauts who perished in
the Columbia shuttle tragedy as well as the
two forestry service men who died during the
recovery process. The museum is located
next door to the library, and phone number is
409-787-4827.