Thanksgiving Message From The Librarian

The holidays are right around the corner!

As your family prepares for the school breaks and holiday festivities, use these tips for keeping kids engaged in learning and reading over the holiday breaks.

  • Have your children read holiday cards when they are received in the mail, and allow them to write a message in outgoing cards.
  • Let your children read ingredients from holiday recipes while you bake together. It’s a great way for them to learn measurements and temperatures as well.
  • Set aside time for kids to “show off” their new reading skills to visiting relatives. Children love being the focus of attention, and grandparents are usually more than willing to see their progress.
  • Make special holiday readings a tradition. Find a special book for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, or New Year’s Day and have each member of the family read from it at the same time each year.
  • Even if a book isn’t on your child’s wish list, make sure you give at least one as a gift, and encourage them to read it.

Here are a list of Thanksgiving themed books currently available at the Lois Nelson Public Library!


The Great Thanksgiving Escape by Mark Fearing

Thanksgiving on Thursday (Magic Tree House Series #27) by Mary Pope Osborne

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Turkey! – by Lucille Colandro



Happy Thanksgiving, Biscuit! – by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

The Night Before Thanksgiving – by Natasha Wing (Author), ‎ Tammie Lyon

I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Pie – by Alison Jackson ; Judith Byron Schachner


This is the Turkey – by Abby Levine

Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George – by Cynthia Platt

Dora’s Thanksgiving – by Sarah Willson



It’s Thanksgiving! – by Jack Prelutsky

Junie B., First Grader: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and other thankful stuff) #28 – by Barbara Park

One Big Turkey – by Anne Kennedy


Reminder: BULK TRASH PICK-UP is this Saturday, November 18

Call 972-736-2711 or Go Online to the City of Princeton website to Submit a Request for Bulk  Trash Pickup  before 3:00 pm on Friday 11/17/17.


The City of Princeton is a Donation Location for the Annual Angel Tree Program

The City of Princeton is proud to participate in the annual Angel Tree Program.  This year The Princeton Lions Club and Princeton Independent School District are celebrating 10 years of helping the less fortunate children in Princeton

The City of Princeton along with the other local drop off locations, Citizens State Bank and Independent Bank are preparing to receive donations.

Applications are available at all the Princeton schools.

The deadline for applications is Friday, December 1.   All Angel applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Angel Tree adoptions started Monday, November 6, and will continue through to Monday, December 11.  Deliveries to families will begin Tuesday, December 12.

Procedures for Adopting an Angel

Call: 469.952.5400

E-mail contacts: Amy Ivy [email protected] or Kim Williams [email protected]

In-person: PISD Administration Office at 321 Panther Pkwy

Angel Tree Guidelines

Spend approximately $60 per child.

Clearly mark all presents with the Family and Child number from the adoption form. Donors are asked to use removable labels with the Family and Child number so the packages will not have handwriting on them.

Return your unwrapped presents to the Auxiliary Services Building by Monday, Dec. 11.

Pairing up to adopt an entire child is permissible.

Monetary donations are accepted at any PISD campus and Administration office, (make checks payable to Princeton Lions Club)

Sponsoring a portion of a child is also acceptable – select individual items, including toys or clothing from the Angel Tree at either Citizens State Bank, Independent Bank or the City of Princeton.



City of Princeton Offices Closed Friday, November 10

In observance of Veteran’s Day, the City of Princeton Offices will be closed Friday, November 10.

Our offices will be open for business Monday, November 13 at 8 Am.

Have a safe and happy weekend.

A Brief History of Veterans Day

Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. In legislation that was passed in 1938, November 11 was “dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day.'” As such, this new legal holiday honored World War I veterans.


In 1954, after having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress — at the urging of the veterans service organizations — amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, Nov. 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

In 1968, the Uniforms Holiday Bill ensured three-day weekends for federal employees by celebrating four national holidays on Mondays: Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Columbus Day. Under this bill, Veterans Day was moved to the fourth Monday of October. Many states did not agree with this decision and continued to celebrate the holiday on its original date. The first Veterans Day under the new law was observed with much confusion on Oct. 25, 1971.

Finally on September 20, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed a law which returned the annual observance of Veterans Day to its original date of Nov. 11, beginning in 1978. Since then, the Veterans Day holiday has been observed on Nov. 11. –


VETERANS DAY SERVICE – November 11, 2017

Please join the City of Princeton Fire and Police Department in honoring all of the veterans and service members in our community that have served or are serving in our Armed Forces. We will be honoring these individuals with an assembly on Saturday, November 11th at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park,  524 N. 5th St.  Princeton, Tx 75407

Events/Veterans Day Service


BULK TRASH PICK-UP – Saturday, November 18

The City of Princeton is offering Bulk Trash Pick-up Saturday, November 18


To request pickup Call 972-736-2711 or Go Online to the City of Princeton’s website  and Submit a Request from the Action Center Menu.

Cutoff time to be added to the pickup list is 3:00 pm on 11/17/17.

What Can Be Picked Up?

Items that can be picked up by 2 workmen in 5 minutes such as:

Tree Limbs (5ft or less is and bundled)

Shrubbery (please separate from bulky items)

Bagged Leaves


Appliances—If an appliance has Freon (e.g. a/c unit or refrigerator) it is NOT accepted—unless it has a sticker from a licensed technician visible



*If you have bulky items that are in good condition and still functional, please consider donating them to the Salvation Army, Goodwill Industries , Habitat for Humanity or any other local donation center.

What Will NOT Be Picked UP?


Construction Debris

Bricks, Concrete, Rocks, Dirt, etc.

Mirrors and Glass (e.g. window or shower glass)


Car parts (e.g. engine)

Lawnmowers (or any machinery that may contain gasoline)


  • Items for Bulk Trash Pickup can be placed outside as early as Friday, November 17.
  • Put materials on the curb in front of your home.
  • Do not place on vacant lots or medians.
  • Do not place materials in front of utility poles, traffic signs, utilities meters or hydrants.
  • Do not allow your bulky items or brush to block the sidewalk or protrude into the street.


Stars & Stripes Veteran’s Day Softball Tournament



The City of Princeton will be hosting a “Stars & Stripes Veteran’s Day Softball Tournament”.
The tournament will be held at J.M. Caldwell Sr. Community Park on Saturday November 11th beginning at 8AM.

It will be an adult co-ed (7/3) tournament with a $250 entry fee per team.

If you have a team you are interested in registering please email [email protected] no later than Monday, November 6th.

Lois Nelson Public Library Announces November Storytimes and Book Sales

Lois Nelson Public Library is  Every Wednesday at 10:30 AM


November 1st:  Thankful for Friends

November 8th:  Someone Swallowed a Turkey

November 15th:  “Happy Thanksgiving!”

November 22nd:  NO Storytime

November 29th: “Children Who Loved Books”


Lois Nelson Public Library hosts an on-going book sale throughout the year to support Library Programs and materials.

All books are $.25 (cash only).  Watch for new items every week!