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Curbside Pickup & eBooks Only

All City building have been ordered to remain closed to the public until further notice. During this time the library will still be offering curbside pickup services as well as eBooks and digital audio-books through the Libby app on mobile devices




It has been a while since we had an announcement to make, we were doing so good for such a long time! Unfortunately with the rise in COVID-19 cases in Greer County we feel it necessary to take a few appropriate steps to protect the general public and our employees.

Effective midnight tonight (July 15, 2020), all city buildings will remain closed to the public until further notice. This includes City Hall, the Police Department, Fire Department, and the Library. All city employees will continue to work from their offices but we are asking the public to call ahead of their visit to City Hall or any other city building to try and work any issues over the phone, this includes paying your utility bills, starting or stopping utility services, or dealing with traffic tickets. We can handle 99% of your needs over the phone, and for the 1% that we cannot do, we can make an appointment to meet with you in person. There will be no change to the current operating hours at the recycle center (Monday and Wednesday 8 AM to 3 PM).

We apologize for the inconvenience of these actions but hope you understand the reasons behind it. As of right now the City is not considering increasing our restrictions on businesses or mask wear, however that is subject to change at a moments notice. We ask that you please do your part to once again stop the spread of this virus, we recommend wearing a mask in public and that you continue to social distance to the greatest extent possible.

Further Closure

Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in Greer County, The Margaret Carder Library is completely closed until further notice. All due dates and fines will be suspended until we reopen to the public. The City of Magnum has declared that all citizens should shelter in place until the 16th of April, except for essential activities. Future updates will be posted on our website and Facebook page.

Library Closure





The Margaret Carder Library will close to the public beginning Saturday, March 21, until further notice. Our top priority is the health and safety of our patrons, staff and community.

The library staff will continue essential internal functions of the library according to a news release. Here are additional details from the library:

  • Patrons may return items 24/7 to the book drop on the south porch of the library: however, we will not be able to check out any new items to patrons.
  • The library will extend the due dates of all items checked out currently until further notice, so that patrons can continue to enjoy those items with worrying about fines.
  • Patrons are encouraged to use the library’s downloadable e-books, audio books, magazines and information resources available online through our library’s website, MangumPublicLibrary.com.
  • All items on hold will remain on hold for our patrons through this period.
  • We will keep our patrons informed through Facebook and our Website.
  • Patrons will still be able to call the library with questions at (580)-782-3185 during the library hours, Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

We look forward to doing everything we can to continue serving our patrons while our doors are closed and welcoming them back to the library when this unusual period has been resolved and our doors are once again open.

Author Discussion & Book Signing

Sept. 05, 2017
6:30 PM

My Million-Mile Journey tells the awe-inspiring story of one Texas girl’s perilous journey from abandonment, abuse, and parental alcoholism to a joyous, fulfilled life of faith and gratitude. You will learn first-hand how God protects her and heals even her deepest scars through His grace and mercy.

Patsy, with guidance from the Holy Spirit, hopes to motivate and inspire those who may have personally suffered from dysfunctional relationships in the past or want to make a difference in the lives of others who struggle today.

Come along on this often shocking, sometimes painful journey with Patsy. Meet many of the angels who guided her as she relives those early years and shares how she was able to:

  • forgive her parents for the heartache and abuse she endured as a child
  • rise above her circumstances to build a meaningful life for her and her family
  • break free of the chains of abuse and alcoholism that could have sabotaged her life as well as the lives of her daughters
  • and, most importantly, follow her calling to live the life God intended.

If there were such a thing as an Amber Alert during Patsy Wurster’s childhood, it would have been one long alarm. In My Million-Mile Journey, she writes powerfully about a very troubled childhood that—despite the odds—turns into a rewarding life with her family, her work, and her God.


Patsy Wurster, formerly Patsy Hughes Sheward of Mangum, lives in the Colorado Springs area with Gary, her husband of thirty years. Their blended family includes five children, seventeen grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to her important roles as Mom and Grandma, Patsy became a global business leader, working her way up through the ranks in organizations like LexisNexis, Financial Times Energy, and McGraw-Hill Financial (now S&P Global). She was with the McGraw-Hill organization over twenty years, traveling to more than thirty countries for business and pleasure. After retiring from the corporate world, Patsy began writing about her million-mile journey from an extremely difficult childhood to the personal, professional, and financial success she cherishes today.