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The Place is Argyle: Argyle Little Free Library to begin school year with new books

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Lynn Sheffield Simmons

"Having thrilling books to read at home are a great way to start the school year," said Patti Smith, Argyle Little Free Library coordinator.

She said that each of the Argyle Little Free Libraries will have books for 7- to 10-year-old girls and boys by Gertrude Chandler Warner from The Boxcar Children series.  Those include Schoolhouse Mystery, Houseboat Mystery, The Yellow House MysteryThe Lighthouse MysterySurprise Island and The Woodshed Mystery.

For 8- to 12-year-old girls, a Nancy Drew mystery is an excellent choice, Smith said. Each library will have new books by Carolyn Keene, including The Bungalow MysteryThe Secret of Shadow Ranch and The Mystery at Lilac Inn.

Lynn Sheffield Simmons
Lynn Sheffield Simmons

For 8- to 12-year-old boys, the ALFL will have copies of The Hardy Boys mysteries by Franklin W. Dixon — The House on The Cliff, The Great Airport Mystery, What Happened at MidnightThe Secret of Caves and Hunting For Hidden Gold. 

For preschoolers and younger children, two of the Little Free Libraries will have Highlights Hello Little Activity books and two will have The Berenstain Bears books.

"Make visiting the Little Free Libraries a regular activity for the whole family," Smith said. "Leaving books for other children to read is a good way to teach children about the joys of giving." 

The four locations of the Argyle Little Free Library are at Real Estate Station, 702 U.S. Highway 377; Edward Jones, 100 Country Club Road, Suite 100; PointBank, 302 North U.S. Highway 377 and Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St. 

Angel Tree assists 37 students

Argyle Communities Civic League, Inc. recently sponsored its annual "Angel Tree Back-to-School" program for 37 students with financial needs living in the Argyle area.

ACCL volunteers purchased two pairs of pants, two shirts, pajamas, shoes, socks and underwear for each of the students. The Cross Timbers Church congregation assisted in purchasing some of the socks, underwear and shoes, while the Argyle United Methodist Church provided back-to-school supplies and backpacks. 

Argyle Communities Civic League, Inc. raises funds for children in need living in the Argyle area. The nonprofit organization has sponsored the Angel Tree program since 1999 for children in the Argyle area whose parents qualify for needing assistance to buy school clothes and Christmas presents for their children.

For more information, contact Kris Wildeveld at


The Argyle Chamber of Commerce meets Tuesday for breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Lantana Golf Club, 800 Golf Club Drive. The chamber office is in PointBank, 302 U.S. Highway 377. For more information, visit or call 940-464-9990.

Argyle Lions Club  meets Tuesday 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 via email at

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 meets the second Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in PointBank, 302 U.S. Highway 377. Keep Argyle Beautiful preserves and enhances the town's natural environment through educational and motivational programs and special events. For more information, visit or email Deborah Cottle at

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 She can be reached at