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The Place is Argyle: Argyle Little Free Library boxes suffer hail damage

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Lynn Sheffield Simmons

The Argyle Little Free Library at Edward Jones, 100 Country Club Road, and at Real Estate Station, 702 U.S. Highway 377, experienced hail damage from the recent storms that hit Argyle. The front glass at both libraries was broken and the books at Edward Jones were taken inside the business with a note directing readers to pick up and leave books inside Edward Jones.

The free library at PointBank, 302 N. U.S. Highway 377, and at Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St. also suffered hail damage, but the glass doors were not broken and the books were unharmed. Repairs on all the libraries are to be completed this week.

Book donations were made recently after ALFL coordinator Patti Smith told her book review club members that the book she was reviewing had come from the Argyle Little Free Library. A member of the book club, who was unaware of the libraries, made a donation.

Some of the books in the ALFL are Unfit to Practice by Perri O'Shaughessy, along with 12 more O'Shaughnessy books, Coffin Dancer by Jeffery Deaver and Deja Dea by Kathy Reich.

In the children's book department The Guide to Owning a Rabbit by Anne Lindsay has photographs of adorable bunnies and it is a how-to book on caring for the different breeds of rabbits. Parents and children would enjoy reading this book together.

"What did the flea say to another flea?" "Should we walk or take a dog? That is just one of the many riddles in Rosie O'Donnell's book Kids are Funny. Both books can be found in the free library at the PointBank location.

All of the Argyle Little Free Library locations are stocked with entertaining books for both adults and children.

"Breakfast with the Bunny," other events set for Saturday

"Breakfast with the Bunny," sponsored by the Argyle Lions Club, is scheduled from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, in the Argyle High School cafeteria, 191 S. U.S. Highway 377.

There will be free pictures with the Easter bunny, Easter basket raffles and guess how many jelly beans are in the jar. There will also be free vision screening for the kids. The breakfast is $5 for individuals or $15 for a family. 

After the breakfast, join the fourth annual Community Easter Egg Hunt from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Argyle High School parking lot. There will be food trucks, rock climbing, a bounce house, live music and several Easter egg hunts for children according to their age group. The event is sponsored by the town of Argyle with all the Argyle churches supplying the colored eggs as well as the volunteers.

Then, after the egg hunt, go to the North Texas Book Festival at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The North Texas Book Festival will include authors autographing books, an Easter egg hunt and photographs taken with the Easter bunny.

For more information visit www.ntbf.org.

Organizations

The Argyle Lions Club will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. following a board meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St. For more information, contact Deborah Cottle at dcottle@temporah.com.

The Argyle Chamber of Commerce will meet Tuesday for breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Lantana Golf Club, 800 Golf Club Drive, in Lantana. The Chamber's office is located inside Point Bank, 302 U.S. Highway 377.  For more information, visit www.argylechamber.org  or call 940-464-9990.

The Argyle Senior Center meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Community Room at Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St. with exercise beginning at 10 a.m. followed by card games at 11 a.m. The ASC has a monthly luncheon on the third Friday of every month at noon.

Those attending are asked to bring a side dish. Anyone age 55 and older is welcome to attend.

For more information, call Stella at 940-464-7438 or Karen at 940-464-0506.

Keep Argyle Beautiful will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Community Room at Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St. Keep Argyle Beautiful preserves and enhances the town's natural environment through educational and motivational programs and special events.

For more information, visit www.keepargylebeautiful.com or email Deborah Cottle at dcottle@temporah.com.

LYNN SHEFFIELD SIMMONS is the founder and past president of the North Texas Book Festival Inc. She is the author of 10 children's books and two history books on Argyle. Her website is www.argylebooks.com. She can be reached at lynn@argylebooks.com.

Featured image: Hail damage from a recent thunderstorm broke the glass on the doors to the Argyle Free Little Library box at the Edwards Jones location in Argyle. The books were removed and taken inside Edward Jones until repairs can be made.
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