Sew much fabric, sew much love: Rockwall seamstress crafts beautiful quilt for County Library’s new Quiet Reading Room

Sew much fabric, sew much love: Rockwall seamstress crafts beautiful quilt for County Library’s new Quiet Reading Room

ROCKWALL, TX – May 10, 2021 — When you step into the new Quiet Reading Room at the Rockwall County Library, it’s hard not to notice the beautifully handcrafted quilt adding to the peaceful ambiance of the space. The masterpiece was created by local award-winning quilter Barbara Young, a longtime patron of the Rockwall County […]

Rockwall ISD Jones Elementary students receive free books

Rockwall ISD Jones Elementary students receive free books

ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 7, 2021 – Prior to the Winter Break, students in PreK through 6th grade at Jones ES all received a book to add to their personal library at home. The titles were all high interest and included titles such as Narwhal and Jelly, Pig the Pug, I Survived, and Elephant and […]

Reinhardt Elementary students close the book on non-fiction writing units

Reinhardt Elementary students close the book on non-fiction writing units

ROCKWALL, TX – Dec. 15, 2020 – Reinhardt Elementary 2nd, 4th and 5th graders recently wrapped up their non-fiction writing units with a celebration.  Second graders learned about “Animals that Scare Us” like bats, sharks, spiders and gila monsters.  They used books as well as PebbleGo to find information on their chosen animal and then […]

Thousands of new books headed to Dallas, as learning gifts for children in underserved communities

Thousands of new books headed to Dallas, as learning gifts for children in underserved communities

Delivery is Part of National Initiative to Promote Reading During the COVID-19 Pandemic DALLAS (Sept. 25, 2020) — A total of 21,600 new children’s books arrived in Dallas on Tuesday, a donation to Imagine Science Dallas from The Molina Foundation as learning gifts for children in underserved communities. Imagine Science Dallas is a unique partnership […]

Samee’s to give away free pizza for a year in honor of Roma’s Books

Samee’s to give away free pizza for a year in honor of Roma’s Books

By now you’ve probably heard that Roma’s Books, located at 555 E. I-30 in Rockwall (a couple doors down from Samee’s Pizza Getti Italian Bistro & Lounge and across from 24 Hour Fitness) is preparing to close its doors for good. A Store Closing Sale is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 22. But when […]

Jones Elementary Teacher Publishes Disney Coding Adventures Book Series

(ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 18, 2019) Allyssa Loya, library media specialist at Jones Elementary, has published a book series titled Disney Coding Adventures. The books are about teaching young students the basics of coding. Students complete activities and learn to think like programmers while learning correct terminology.  It’s a way for students to get started with […]

Rockwall County Library Offers Free Fun for the Whole Family

Rockwall County Library Offers Free Fun for the Whole Family

(ROCKWALL, TX — October 29, 2018) If you’re looking to get creative and have some fun with the family, head to the Rockwall County Library. The library offers tons of free programs featuring interactive storytime, crafts, music and adventures the whole family can enjoy together. Pajama Storytime (English and Spanish) What could be better than […]

Little Free Library in Rockwall offers more than good reads

Little Free Library in Rockwall offers more than good reads

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 28, 2018) At the corner of Breezy Hill and Kimberly Lane in Rockwall stands a Little Free Library – a small, handcrafted repository of reading materials that’s available to anyone who wants a book. Debra Wiley, a retired educator, said she was inspired to place the book exchange on her property […]

Book Talk

Book Talk

(ROCKWALL, TX — March 27, 2018) At the beginning of the year, I set a new reading challenge for myself on Goodreads to read 15 books by year’s end. I’ll admit that’s not a lot of books, and while there’s almost nothing I enjoy more than reading, I’m a particularly slow reader and will never […]

Read New Books, but Keep the Old

(ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 9, 2016) A New Year means new reading for me—the result of a Christmas list that always includes books. I keep a year-round wish list, jotting down titles of interest, based on Christian book reviews or recommendations. No article gets my attention more than a “top-ten picks” of books related to […]