In the Spring of 2019, the Henderson County Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library was awarded a Texas Library Grant through the Texas Book Festival, a Festival that was started by former First Lady Laura Bush and Mary Margaret Farabee. The Texas Book Festival has been around for 24 years and serves to connect authors and readers through experiences that celebrate the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. Other notable Libraries have also received this grant such as the Corsicana Public Library, and the Palestine Public Library.
The Henderson County Library will use this grant to expand the Board book section for kids within the children's area, in doing so we will expand children's options for reading and their imagination as well.

Butterfly Release.

Posted October 10, 2018

This Fall the Henderson County Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library was proud to release 6 beautiful painted lady butterflies into the wild.

Our Story Time and Baby Time coordinators designed their events around butterflies this week, as to educate our children about the process our metamorphosis.

Athens FD Does it again!

Posted October 4, 2018

Marshall Denton and the Athens Central fire station returned this year to treat the kids to a wonderful story and a tour of their fire engines! and even gave our little firefighters they're own helmets. Thank you AFD!

Library Receives Accreditation for the First Time

Posted July 10, 2015


Something super special has happened to the library this month, for the first time since the library was established in 1972, it has received accreditation from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Library Director, Rachel Cox, appealed to the State to receive a reduced population due, in part, to the unique layout of Henderson County and the three other libraries that serve residents of our area. Pictured above are Nell Velvin, chair of the Public Library Fund; Kathie Schroeder, chair of the Library Advisory Board; Rachel Cox, Library Director; and Mark Smith, State Librarian.


The benefits of accreditation include access to shared databases throughout the state of Texas, access to the state interlibrary loan system and eligibilty for multiple grants awarded by the state each year.

Super Readers at the Library

Posted July 10, 2015


Students from Bel Air Elementary joined us for a special "Super Heroes in Training" story time. About fifty students enjoyed making super hero capes and masks, completing an obstacle course and helping Batman silly string Joker during this heroic story hour.


Special thanks to Mrs. Bobbie for making it all happen!


Rotary Club Donates Books (Again!)

Posted July 10, 2015


For the second year, the Athens Rotary Club has chosen to donate children's books on behalf of Rotary speakers. Each speaker is presented with a children's book which is signed and donated to the Henderson County Library! We are so thankful to the Rotary Club and their speakers!!

Athens Fire Department Delights

Posted July 10, 2015


The Athens Fire Department deserves a huge round of applause. On June 25, 2015 they were kind enough to appear as our special guests at the library. The kids were had an introduction to fire safety and then got to have a very close look at one of the fire engines! They loved going through the truck!! Thank you AFD!



Mayor's Reading Club a Success!

Posted July 10, 2015


We are pleased to announce that the first ever summer of the Mayor's Reading Club has been a huge success! More than 100 children have already turned in their reading logs and received new books to take home! Incredible! We've had a great time ordering fun books and watching as kids delight in choosing which one to keep. Thanks, parents, for bringing the kids back to the library time and again!

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