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Commerce Public Library

Brad Klypchak, a Texas A&M University-Commerce faculty member and member of the Commerce Public Library Ambassadors, discusses two books that have been important in his life, and says the library offers an "opportunity to explore, an introduction to new horizons."

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Approved Commerce Budget Leaves Library in Trouble

Sep 20, 2012
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COMMERCE - An amendment could be coming to the City of Commerce budget, just approved Tuesday, to address funding cuts to the city’s public library.

Scott Harvey / KETR

COMMERCE - A campaign to restore a 95-year-old library facility through $400,000 in donations continues in Commerce. Volunteers wrapped up their third meeting to discuss strategy.

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COMMERCE - On June 7, attendees broke into four groups to identify strategies for fundraising, donor recognition, communications and in-kind donations as part of an effort to restore the library’s 95 year old building.

Cindy Roller / KETR/Cooper Review

COOPER - Wednesday’s monthly fundraising luncheon for the Delta County Public Library was the last of the summer, due to low attendance.

Daniel Starks / KETR

COMMERCE - Residents filled the Commerce City Hall Council Chambers Thursday evening as part of a second meeting to brainstorm ideas on how to plan, promote, and carry out an effort to save the city's public library, a Texas historical landmark constructed in 1918. 

Saving the Commerce Public Library, Part 2

Jun 5, 2012
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COMMERCE - Friends of the Commerce Public Library hope to expand upon a May educational meeting by again calling on the community Thursday concerning their historic facility.

How to save the Commerce Public Library

May 17, 2012
Scott Harvey

COMMERCE - “The Commerce Public Library will be an attractive, comfortable, accessible center for information exchange, responsive to the changing needs of the community,” so reads a section of the mission statement.

www.commercepubliclibrary.org

COMMERCE - On the main floor of the Commerce Public Library you’ll find more than 500 volumes relating to the region, photographs dating back decades and a myriad of books and children’s tools readily available.

COMMERCE, TEXAS (March 5, 2012) -- The Commerce Public Library is hosting a special passport event in Commerce on Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications.  The library is joining the Department of State in celebrating Passport Day in the USA 2012, a national passport acceptance and outreach event.

Library upgrades offer advanced educational tools

Dec 12, 2011

COMMERCE - The Commerce Public Library has recently installed a new computer server with six terminals, an integrated and more user friendly service for customers. 

Historic landmark in need of renovation, funding

Sep 21, 2011

COMMERCE - The Commerce Public Library has launched a campaign to "Save the Library" by obtaining funds to renovate the building.

Library Board of Directors member Karl Clauss says the building hasn't received a major upgrade since it was constructed in 1917.

"This is actually a historic building - it's actually part of the historic designated buildings - so we're going through the Texas Historical Society," Clauss said. "In order to come up with something tangible we have to have a budget. And then we are going out for fundraising. "

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