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Our Library

The Wimberley Village Library welcomes and supports its patrons in the enjoyment of reading, pursuit of learning, and exploration of ideas.The library is committed to serve as a gateway for patrons to its current collections, the Internet, other electronic and media information as it emerges, and its Interlibrary Loan program.The library is designed to assist in lifelong learning for all residents of the Wimberley Village Library District and Texas.The library’s staff will strive to offer individualized service and convenient access to quality information and materials.The library’s staff will keep library collections, related resources and facilities current as the community evolves, limited only by the district’s fiscal resources.

Location

Address:400 FM 2325
PO Box 1240
Wimberley, TX 78676
Phone: 512.847.2188
Fax: 512.847.3619

 

 

Library Hours

Monday:  10am – 8pm
Tuesday:  10am to 6pm
Wednesday:  10am to 8pm
Thursday:  10am to 6pm
Friday:  10am to 6pm
Saturday:  10am to 6pm
Sunday:  Closed

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Holidays

The library will close for the following holidays:

New Years Day
Martin Luther King’s Birthday
President’s Day
Memorial Day
Fourth of July
Labor Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

Our Librarians

Carolyn Manning

Carolyn Manning

Library Director

Carolyn has been going on adventures since she was a little girl. She has met new people and lived in different cities and states. She has been rich, and she has been poor.
How has her life been so fun, you ask? With books! She loves books because they expand her world by allowing her to live vicariously through the characters in each story.
Her favorite type of reading is fiction. She will read almost anything – it can be fluffy or heavy, sad or happy. If the story grabs her, she stays with it!
She grew up in The Woodlands, Texas,  which is now a big town just north of Houston. Upon high school graduation, she attended Texas A&M University and graduated in 1989. She met her soon-to-be husband in 1989, and they were married in 1992. They started a family, and she stayed home with the boys until the youngest started kindergarten. She began a Master of Library Science program in 2004, and in 2006 graduated with a master’s degree from the University of North Texas. Her husband, sons, and she moved to Wimberley in 2002 after living in Athens, Ohio, for three years while her husband worked on and achieved his doctorate as a medical speech pathologist. She landed her first library job at Wimberley Village Library as the Assistant Director and later moved into the Director position. She has been with the library for 10 years.
Books she feels comfortable recommending: general fiction, mysteries, literary fiction, and best-seller fantasy. And – OK, she will recommend authors who lean toward romance, if asked!
Carroll Wilson

Carroll Wilson

Circulation Librarian

As a younger man, Carroll Wilson loved anything associated with speed – hotrods, dragsters, jet airplanes and even 10-speed bikes.
Unfortunately he never outgrew those passions even though he aged out of the desire to drive fast, fly fast and ride fast
just as he also found he could no longer afford to pay the price to accelerate
beyond the norm.
Wilson had an innate interest in tinkering
that led to an amateur education in science and technology, which led to his current passion for helping young and old with projects like learning to solder, working
with Arduinos and making stuff with 3D printers.
In the world of work, Wilson built stories
with words and sentence. He became editor in chief of two newspapers and several magazines, as well as an author of other published projects.
His reading ranges from economics to technology, futurism to military history to travel and the fictional works of authors such as John Grisham and John Irving.
Today, he is our circulation librarian, available to help anyone and everyone link up with their growing fascinations, both in hands-on activities and in more cerebral endeavors. Ask Carroll about anything. If he doesn’t have an answer, he’ll know where to find one.
Favorite books: Nonfiction, especially relating to World War II and today’s economy; literary fiction.
Linda Eagleton, MLS

Linda Eagleton, MLS

Reference Librarian

Amazingly, she has been in the librarian  profession for 28 years, 14 years at the Wimberley Village Library and 14 years at Richland Community College Library in Dallas, Texas. In 2009, she earned a   Master of Library Science Degree from  Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas.

As reference librarian, she provides library users with direction to library materials, assists with the use of new technology and helps find information patrons need using multiple library resources. She also  oversees nonfiction collection management and development and helps students with their homework assignments.

She likes to read books that “deal with    facts and events” such as history, current events, biographies, memoirs, medical, science. She enjoys viewing movies a    great deal, especially the James Bond-type movies and science fiction movies like Star Wars and the new movie Martian.

Titles she has enjoyed reading and recommends are: Empire of the Summer Moon by S. C. Gwynne; Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand; and A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety by Jimmy Carter

Favorites: Non-fiction, Current Events, Travel, Gardening, Cooking, Biography, Memoirs, Humor, Children’s Books, Movies (documentaries, action, science fiction).

Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis

Programs and Circulation

Sarah believes that working in a library is like a kid’s dream come true. It’s like being let loose in a candy shop. She is exposed to the best and some of the not-so-good books that are released each week, but still she is surrounded by books! She has been in love with libraries ALL HER LIFE!
Her favorite reads are historical novels that deal with World Wars I & II. So much history that has shaped our world and yet we seemed to keep making the same mistakes. She especially enjoys it from a woman’s perspective. All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr has to be one of her absolute favorites along with The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.
She loves to read cookbooks, gardening, home decorating and, of course, anything on beekeeping because she is a beekeeper.
Books she recommends: The Bakers Daughter by Sarah McCoy, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin, Girl Waits with a Gun by Amy Stewart, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants, The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Gallbraith, Shanghai Girls by Lisa See, Dreams of Joy by Lisa See.
Favorites: e-books, downloadables, historical fiction, nonfiction, mystery, cooking.
Emily Mcdonald

Emily Mcdonald

Youth Services Librarian

Emily got on board with the Wimberley Village Library when she was fourteen
years old. She worked as a volunteer for
two years and then as a part of the staff for two more. She loves spending so much of her time around two of her favorite things: kids and books!
She adores books about real life, historical fiction, stories about people in other countries and biographical adventures. She has recently discovered the world of humorous biographies, which has been a delightful addition to her life. Classics are also important to her, as is anything that has ever made it on the banned-book list. She also enjoys children’s books, especially Harry Potter, Roald Dahl’s, and her all-time favorite book, The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett.
But even more, she loves books about travel because they can transport you to another place. She enjoys learning about different cultures and places, but her favorite part of travel literature is always the people the adventurers encounter along their journey.
Favorite travel books are: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, A Walk with Jane Austen by Lori Smith and A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins
Favorites: Children’s books, biographies, travel literature, classic literature, historical fiction, audiobooks and humor.
Kathleen Goodson

Kathleen Goodson

Programs and Promotions

Kathleen has a B.A. in art history and visual arts (emphasis on photography) from University of California at San Diego. She is retired from San Diego County Library System.
Her favorite authors are Bill Bryson and Tony Hillerman. Her interests are world religions, anthropology, pre-history and photography.
Her hobbies include making handmade one-of-a-kind books and collecting clumping bamboo varieties. So far her collection includes Giant Timber Bamboo; Beechy Bamboo; Buddha Belly Bamboo; Black Bamboo and a few others. Her pets are house rabbits.
Her most recent good read: The Annotated Alice: 150th Anniversary Edition edited by Martin Gardner. What is on her bucket list: A long tour of Australia and a visit to Uluru; a visit to Norway, the northern lights and reindeer.