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The Place is Argyle: Argyle Little Free Libraries well stocked with holiday books

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Lynn Sheffield Simmons

Argyle Little Free Library coordinator Patti Smith is a member of three different book groups. For the December titles, she said her book clubs choose books relating to or set during the holiday season. Following their example she said Argyle readers do not have to buy holiday books because all the ALFLs will have them.  

The books for adults include: David Baldacci's The Christmas Train, RaeAnne Thayne's The Christmas Ranch, Debbie Macomber's Small Town Christmas, and Lori Wilde's Christmas at Twilight: A Twilight, Texas Novel.

The winter selections for children are: Hello, Snow by Hope Vestergaard with illustrations by Nadine Bernard Wescott, One Snowy Night by M. Christina Butler and illustrated by Tina Macnaughton and Disney's Frozen.  For additional children's holiday fun, two ALFLs will have holiday-themed color and activity books.

All of the ALFLs will have a copy of the children's book Rowdy's Night Before Christmas by Lynn Sheffield Simmons.

"Each library is loaded with many different genres, and if you are looking for a holiday-themed book, a mystery, a romance or a thriller look in the ALFLs, you may find the perfect book," Smith said.

Argyle Little Free Library locations are:  Real Estate Station, 702 U.S. Highway 377;  Edward Jones, 100 Country Club Road #100; PointBank, 302 N. U.S. Highway 377; and Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St.

Christmas Festival and Tree Lighting set for Dec. 2

Keep Argyle Beautiful will host the annual Argyle Christmas Festival and Tree Lighting from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Argyle Fire Station, 511 S. Gibbons Road.  For an entrance fee, those attending are asked to bring canned or boxed food to benefit the Argyle Food Bank.

There will be crafts for children, food, games, face painting, scavenger hunts, balloon sculptures, holiday vendors, entertainers, a photo booth  and more. Santa will make a special entrance and children can have their pictures taken with him. The evening will end with holiday songs and the tree lighting in front of the Argyle Fire Station.


The Argyle Lions Club meets at noon on the first Tuesday of every month at Coffee Tree Café, 144 Old Town Blvd., and at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month following a board meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St. For more information, email Deborah Cottle at

The Argyle Chamber of Commerce meets the third Tuesday of every month for breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Lantana Golf Club, 800 Golf Club Drive. The chamber office is in PointBank, 302 N. U.S. Highway 377. For more information, visit 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 meets the second Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St. Keep Argyle Beautiful preserves and enhances the town's natural environment through visit 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