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We've Added Two New Databases!

Check out these new databases which are part of the Texshare database collection:
American WestThe American West allows browsers to explore tales of frontier life, Pioneers, Wild West shows, the Gold Rush, vigilantes and outlaws. Document types include: manuscripts, trade cards, wanted posters, photographs, claim certificates, news sheets, rare printed works, brand books, broadsides, correspondence, diaries, directories, journals, pamphlets, periodicals, and artworks. Full color. Searchable. Multiple added features. Sourced from the Everett D. Graff Collection at the Newberry Library, Chicago.

American Indian Histories and CultureAmerican Indian Histories and Culture is a unique resource that makes available, for the first time, many rare and significant documents from the Edward E. Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library, Chicago; one of the strongest archival collections on American Indian history in the world. Spanning four hundred years, document types include manuscripts, artworks, speeches and petitions, diaries, correspondence, linguistic and ethnographic studies, photographs, maps, photographs, rare printed books and American Indian newspapers. Full color. Searchable. Multiple added features.

World Book Night Book Giver Applications are Open

World Book Night Sign up today to become a volunteer book giver on World Book Night and spread the joy of reading in our community! On World Book Night (April 23rd, 2014) 25,000 book givers around the country will each give away 20 copies of a specially-printed, World Book Night edition of a book they have read and loved, chosen from a list of 35 titles selected by a panel of librarians and booksellers.  The volunteer book givers personally hand out their copies to complete strangers, people who may never have owned a book of their own. Why don't you sign up to be a part of this special night? The Wichita Falls Public Library has been approved as a distribution point for boxes of books.

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