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Lynn Sheffield Simmons: Little Free Libraries restock for summer

Argyle’s Little Free Libraries were stocked recently with books for children’s and adult’s summer reading.

ALFL coordinator Patti Smith reports that, “For your summertime reading, the Argyle Little Free Libraries have been restocked with children’s books and lots of adult-level Paperback books. A paperback is easy to take on a plane, pack in a backpack or read poolside. The books cover many adult genres including true crime, mysteries, romance and adventure. Children’s books cover everything from picture books to chapter books including: American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky, Puppies and Kittens, Ziggy and the Zig Zag Race, Vinnie Takes a Bow, Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees and many more.”

The locations of Argyle’s Little Free Libraries are: Real Estate Station, 702 U.S. Highway 377; Edward Jones, 100 Country Club Road, No. 100; PointBank, 302 North U.S. Highway 377; and Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St.

APD offers safety tips

Statistics show that Argyle is a safe place to live, but on occasion local citizens need to travel out of town to shop, visit friends or keep a medical or dental appointment. Argyle police Capt. Temple Cottle offers safety tips on how to help stay as safe out of town as you are at home.

“When walking, avoid poorly lighted areas,” he warned. “Walk with someone, if possible, and always carry your cellphone.”

He said that at night, before leaving a store to walk to your car, have your keys in your hand and ask a store attendant to have someone escort you.

“Most institutional locations, like schools and hospitals, offer escorts to walk you to your vehicle as part of their safety program,” said Cottle, urging citizens not to hesitate to ask for an escort.

Cottle instructs women to keep their purse under their arm, but never fight to keep it. His safety tips include showing that you are in control, walking with confidence and trusting your instincts.

Argyle Lions Club

The Argyle Lions Club recently honored Immediate Past District Governor Suzi Schneider with a Fiesta Celebration in the Community Room at Argyle Town Hall.

The Argyle Lions Club was chartered in June 2012 and is part of District 2E2 that has approximately 70 clubs. The district governor along with the district governor team provide leadership to accomplish the districts goals.

The Argyle Lions Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month at noon, while the board meets every third Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., with membership at 6:30 p.m., in the Argyle Town Hall Community Room, 308 Denton St.

For more information, contact Susan Curry-Langston at 940-390-0107 or

Argyle Senior Center

The Argyle Senior Center meets every Wednesday and Friday in the Argyle Town Hall Community Room, 308 Denton St. Exercise begins at 10 a.m., followed by card games at 11 a.m. For more information, call Stella McDaniel at 940-464-7438 or visit

LYNN SHEFFIELD SIMMONS is 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