Posted by: jake76527 | August 9, 2015

Library 5K 2015

After last year’s rain out we are gearing up for this year’s race. It will start at 9AM Oct.10, 2015. Race will be held around the beautiful grounds of The Vineyard at Florence.

Registration information is available at the city web site

It is open to all ages and should be a fun day. All proceeds benefit the Eula Hunt Beck Public Library, Florence, Texas

Posted by: florencepubliclibrary | July 29, 2014

Friendship 5K 2014 – sign up now !

Come join us at The Vineyard on Saturday, October 11th for the 5th annual Friendship 5K !

All proceeds from the race benefit the Eula Hunt Beck Florence Public Library.  Enjoy the beautiful, scenic race course and hang around afterward for great breakfast treats including homemade muffins from the kitchen of our very own Eloise Johnson.

New start time this year – Race day signup and registration begins at 8:00AM, and the festivities will begin at 8:45 AM with a 1K Fun Run for kids 10 and under (free), followed by the 5K Fun Run / Walk at 9:00AM. Food and drink will be available after the race.

or download a registration form here:

5K Registration form 2014

Registration forms may be mailed in prior to October 1st, or dropped off at one of the following locations:

  • Florence Public Library

  • Florence City Hall

  • The Vineyard at Florence

Packet pickup will be held the morning of the race only.

This promises to be a fun event for everyone involved – what a great way to start a Saturday, and support your local Library !

Posted by: florencepubliclibrary | September 18, 2013

Friendship 5K 2013 – see pictures from last year’s race !

Our 4th annual Florence Friendship 5K at The Vineyard was a great success !  Many thanks to all of our participants and sponsors for making this event a wonderful fundraiser for the Library and a whole lot of fun, to boot !  Check out the photo gallery above – if you see yourself, hop on over to the 2014 post and sign up for this year’s race !  If you don’t see yourself (or you see a friend), look at how much fun you missed !

This is a great community event at a beautiful time of the year.  Come out to The Vineyard, soak up some fresh air and beautiful scenery, and make sure YOU show up in our 2014 photo gallery !



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Posted by: florencepubliclibrary | February 1, 2013

Our Summer Reading 2012 Winners


1. Quetzell Licea with 75 books

2. Citlalli Licea with 74 books

3. Oracio Licea with 30 books

4. Luis Licea with 25 books

5. Dante Steed with 25 books

6. Darius Steed with 25 books

7. Natalie Juarez

8. Matthew Harris

9. Emily Harris

10. Luke Harris

11.Enrique Palacious

12. Isela Ramirez

13. Cristian Ramirez


1st Austin Kleen

2nd Xochitl Licea

2nd Hannah Parker

2nd Sarah Combs

2nd Olivia Combs

2nd Megan Combs

2nd John Clark

3rd Shelbey Kleen

3rd Silver Houseknecht

3rd Courtney Childress

3rd Adam Perriello

3rd Colton Pimpler

3rd Alec Fletcher

SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL THE KIDS that participated in this years program. Thanks to the volunteers for reading stories and those who helped with crafts and checking out books. Thanks to all who donated supplies and prizes for all ages.

Posted by: florencepubliclibrary | November 21, 2012

Friendship 5K 2012 – Results and Photos !

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Our 2nd annual Florence Friendship 5K at The Vineyard was a great success !  Many thanks to all of our participants and sponsors for making this event a wonderful fundraiser for the Library and a whole lot of fun, to boot !  Race results are listed below, along with a photo gallery above.

Congratulations to our overall winner, Kevin Ramirez who finished in 19:12 !  1st place overall female was Kristen Ellis with a time of 21:53.  JJ Lively led our teenage runners with a time of 21:45, while Noah Campbell was first place among our under 10 runners, finishing in 38:41.  We did have one correction to the results announced the day of the race.  3rd place overall female was Janet Scholl, with a time of 26:38.  We apologize for the error, and will get a proper race certificate to Janet asap !

Next year’s race will be held at The Vineyard on October 19, 2013 – the 3rd Saturday in October, in conjunction with Friendship Days.  Same time, same channel !  Ready to sign up ?  Just click here to register ! See you next year !

2012 Friendship 5K Results (pdf)
2012 Friendship 5K Results (Excel)

Posted by: florencepubliclibrary | January 30, 2012

2012 Spring Lecture Series

Here are the dates and times for our Spring Lecture Series 2012.

Thursday Feb 16 7:00 pm
Dr. D. Clark Wernecke
Executive Director Gault Site.
Recent Discoveries at the Gault Site

Thursday Feb 23 7:00 pm
Barbara Wright From Wright’s Nursery.
Drought Tolerant Plants and
Caring for Trees during A Drought

Thursday March 1 7:00 pm
Dr Pamela Owen
Paleontologist, Texas Natural Science Center, Texas Memorial Museum
Prehistoric Williamson County.
The Cretaceous Period and the Pleistocene Epoch
Prehistoric Creatures that have lived in Williamson County
Dinosaurs, Sea Reptiles, Saber-Toothed Cats, Ground Sloths, and Others)

Thursday March 8 7:00 pm
Diana Rendon, MA
Sr High Spanish Teacher FISD
Family History in South Texas
Before and After Statehood

We changed our night of the week for this years lectures to Thursdays in hopes that more folks can attend at least some of the programs,if not all of them. As always we will have plenty of refreshments to go along with a lot of very entertaining information. Try to join us.See you there. jn

Posted by: florencepubliclibrary | June 23, 2011

Summer Reading 2011

Wow, what a wonderful time this year. Our theme this year was “Dig up a Good Book” and I believe we did just that. We started on June 1st with Vic Morsbach reading and we got to make dog puppets. Then on June 8th Pat Smith came to read and we made Bone necklaces. On June 15th we had Heather Batten reading and we made Dinosaur puppets. And on our final day we had Patty Rodgers reading from her new book, “Abigail & Rumpus the Green Dinosaur” and we made Treasure Rocks. We had so much fun this year. In the end we had 126 children all month and 27 teens all month with 50 children signed up and 31 teens signed up.

Our winners this year are as follows:

1st place – Megan Combs reading 93 books

2nd place – Quetzal Licea reading 80 books

2nd place – Citlalli Licea reading 80 books

3rd place – Karsyn Hammons reading 67 books

But I want to thank ALL the children who participated in our Summer Reading Program, you are ALL winners for reading!

Posted by: florencepubliclibrary | June 1, 2011

Celebrate the Stars





JUNE 24TH FROM 6:00Ppm TO 9:00pm










Posted by: florencepubliclibrary | March 22, 2011

New Books

We are fortunate to receive a great selection of books from Dr. Wernecke and the Gault School of Archaeological Research. All the books are to help with this years Summer Reading theme, “Digging up a Good Book”.  Title’s include “Archaeology for Kids” by Richard Panchyk, “Practical Archaeology” by Christopher Catling, “Clovis Technology” by Bruce A. Bradley, Michael B. Collins, & Andrew Hemmings, “The World Encyclopedia of Archaeology”, Eyewitness Book “Archeology”, “What Makes a Van Gogh A Van Gogh?” , “Gone Extinct”, “Mammoth Bones and Broken Stones” by David L. Harrison, “Lone Star Stalag” by Michael R. Waters, and “Digging up Texas” by Robert Marcom, plus others. Also donated were more copies of the DVD from the Gault School and the area. Come on by check out the great selection of books!

Posted by: florencepubliclibrary | March 2, 2011

Spring Lecture Series 2011

Last night we completed this years lecture series with a talk by Barbara Wright, owner of Wright’s Nursery in Briggs. As always, Barbara brought a store house of knowledge to share with the audience and fielded numerous questions pertaining to each individuals needs. Despite the rather small crowd, we discussed many various areas from vegetables to lawns and trees. Barbara is very good at giving us localized information she has gleaned from numerous sources and years of hands on, practical experience with plants of all types. She brought along several books and flats of plants to sell at extremely reasonable prices. I highly recommend getting to know her as a source for ALL your planting needs. Her website is a great place to start. Her primary business is the wholesale market but she seems always willing to deal with individuals who stop by.
After wards everyone stayed to visit with her and their friends and were treated to a great variety of refreshments from pot stickers to homemade cheesecake. It was a great way to end this years series and next years lectures should be on everyone’s calendar. The board is considering a few minor tweaks for next year and we will get that information out as soon as they do. Until then ,come enjoy all the other aspects of our wonderful small town library and GET INVOLVED !

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