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Summer Reading Tips!

May 16, 2015 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

PJ Hoover coming to OTE!

May 7, 2015 by · No Comments · Uncategorized


We are so excited to host PJ Hoover as an author to visit our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders on Friday May 15th!

She is the author of Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life and several other books for children.  Visit her website to learn more!

Here’s the trailer for TUT:

Here’s the latest from PJ Hoover’s YouTube channel:

If you would like her to sign a book for you, they are available for purchase through the Book Spot!  Here is the form.  The forms are due Friday, May 8th to the library.  Late forms will be accepted, but will be fulfilled in the order they are received.

Curious if the form and money you sent in made it to the library? Check here!

It’s coming soon!!

April 28, 2015 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

Book fair is coming back to Old Town!  

Tuesday 7:30-6:30pm – late night

Wednesday 7:30-3:30pm  – early release

Wednesday is early release!  Pick up your child at 12:45 and swing into the library for some shopping fun!

Stock up for summer reading!  Books make great teacher appreciation gifts, too!

All proceeds benefit the library.

March Book Madness 2014-15

March 2, 2015 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

Here’s a great Padlet with book trailers and other information for the books!!


Official Website:

March Madness
Official Rules

1. The purpose is to have fun and discover new books.

2. With that purpose in mind, voting is open to anyone.

3. Voting happens every Wednesday.

4. Books that advance will be announced the next Tuesday.

5. You may only vote once per round.

The Texas Bluebonnet Winner Announcement!

February 11, 2015 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

Can you hardly stand the suspense????

New Books!

February 11, 2015 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

I love new books!

Here’s a YouTube playlist based on some of the new books we have in our library!

They are on the New Book shelf now!


Author Mary Sullivan coming to OTE!

February 2, 2015 by · No Comments · Uncategorized


Author Mary Sullivan is coming to OTE on February 18th to talk about her Geisel-nominated picture book called Ball.  I’m so excited for everyone to have a chance to enjoy this book just as much as I have.  Here’s my own ball-obsessed dog:

Charlie with ball

If you would like to order a signed copy, please turn in the form on Texan backpack by Friday February 6th at the latest.  We are unable to accept late orders.



Bluebonnet Voting is underway all across Texas!

January 26, 2015 by · No Comments · Uncategorized



Texas kids in 3rd-5th grade are eligible to vote if they’ve read at least 5 Bluebonnet books from this year’s list.

Which book will be the winner?  The kids will decide!

Old Town Texans voted and it was a close race!  In first place here at OTE is Neptune Project by Polly Holyoke!  Second place (by two votes) is Rump by Liesl Shurtliff!  In third place is Dead City by James Ponti.

The statewide results will be announced in February.


Polly Holyoke is coming on Thursday!

January 15, 2015 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

We are so excited! The OTE Library is fortunate to have *another* Texas Bluebonnet Award nominated author come visit! On Tuesday, 3-5th grades get to meet and talk books with The Neptune Project author Polly Holyoke!

If you would like to get a signed book, Hollyoke Book Order Form January 2015 are here. Forms need to be turned in to the library by Friday January 16th!

Stay tuned for exciting news of the visit!

Book fair a success!

December 3, 2014 by · No Comments · Uncategorized


Thank you for supporting the book fair! We were able to raise around $2,000 to buy new books for our library!