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Margaret Carder Library – COVID-19 Policies

Updated 7/9/2020

Updated 6/22/2020

Posted 5/28/2020

Margaret Carder Library will be reopening to the public on June 1st, 2020.

Here at the Margaret Carder Library, many of our visitors are seniors or other at-risk individuals, therefore we will be taking a number of steps to reduce the risks to our visitors and staff members. We understand that some of these requirements may be seen as an inconvenience by some, but please keep in mind that they are for everyone’s health and safety. We will evaluate each of these steps on a bi-weekly basis and any changes will be posted here and our Facebook page, as well as on the library doors.

  • All visitors and staff will be required to wear a medical mask or cloth face covering at all times inside the library. Medical masks or cloth face coverings must cover both the nose and mouth. Any individuals without a proper medical mask or cloth face cover will be asked to leave the library.
  • All visitors and staff will be subjected to a fever screening with a forehead thermometer upon entry to the building. Individuals with a temperature greater than 100°F will be asked to leave the library and encouraged to visit their medical provider for a COVID-19 test. Furthermore, Any individuals who obviously display or express having other COVID-19 symptoms will likewise be asked to leave the library and encouraged to visit their medical provider for a COVID-19 test. These Symptoms include:
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea


  •  Visitors may be required to use hand sanitizer upon entry, depending on availability.
  • There will be a limit of 5 visitors inside of the library at any given time. When the library has reached this capacity no new visitors will be permitted inside the building until another visitor leaves. New visitors may wait on the porch or in the parking lot, or return to the library at another time.
  • The computer area will be limited to 2 patrons at a time. Only two computers will be enabled for public use to maintain safe distances between users.
  • No visitor will be allowed to remain inside the library for more than 1 hour at a time. individuals may return for another hour after leaving library property for at least 2 hours. However, visitors who have not yet utilized the library that day will be given preference over returning visitors.
  • The first 2 hours after opening (10AM – 12AM) will be dedicated to seniors and individuals with medical conditions that place them at increased risk of complications due to infection. These conditions include:
    • Asthma
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Chronic lung disease
    • Diabetes
    • Hemoglobin Disorders
    • Immunocompromised
    • Liver disease
    • Serious heart conditions
    • Severe obesity.
  • All returned library materials will be quarantined for a period of 7 days before being returned to circulation.
  • Library staff will be regularly disinfecting surfaces after visitors use them.
  • Library staff are to minimize direct contact with visitors, towards this end we will be installing Plexiglas screens at the front desk and setting up very simple to use self-check-in and self-check-out stations. Regular check-outs will still be available, but patrons will be encouraged to try the self-check-out.
  • The library is expanding the capabilities of our online catalog. In addition to browsing our catalog you will also be able to renew item checked-out, update your personal and contact information, and reserve materials online.
  • The library will be implementing a curbside pickup program. Materials can be reserved through our website, and will be prepared for pickup by library staff. When your order is ready, you will receive an email or text message, when you arrive give us a call and we will bring your items to your car. Alternatively, you can come into to library to pick up you items for rapid checkout.
  • During this time the library game room shall remain closed.

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.

2015 Summer Reading Program

Registration: May 22nd – June 4th



Costume Making
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Ages 8+ Friday, June 5th
Ages 5 -7 Saturday June 6th
Superhero Training Camp   
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Ages 8+ Friday, June 12th
Ages 5 -7 Saturday June 13th
Heroes Without Capes
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Ages 8+ Friday, June 19th
Ages 5 -7 Saturday June 20th

Reading Contest

May 22nd – July 31
Ages: Under 18

1st Place Prize*
7” Kindle FireHD Tablet
2nd Place Prize*
6” Kindle Touch eReader
3rd – 4th Place Prize*
6” Kindle eReader

Points earned during the Summer Reading Contest can also be redeemed for a wide variety of novelty toys and prizes.

*Placing is determined by total point value of books read, not by total number of books read. Books are assigned points based on reading level and length. Contestants will be required to summarize and answer questions about the books in order to earn that book’s point value.

Election Day

*All candidates are listed in the order they appear on the ballot.



Joe Dorman (D)

Mary Fallin (R)

Kimberly Willis (I)

Richard Prawdzienski (I)


Cathy Cummings (D)

Todd Lamb (R)


John Cox (D)

Joy Hofmeister (R)


Mike Workman (D)

Mark Costello (R)



Seat 1

Matt Silverstein (D)

Jim Inhofe (R)

Aaron DeLozier (Independent)

Ray Woods (Independent)

Joan Farr (Independent)

Seat 2

Connie Johnson (D)

James Lankford (R)

Mark Beard (Independent)


District 3:
Frankie Robbins (D)

Frank Lucas (R)



Assosiate District Judge

Eric Yarborough

Tabitha L. Mills




Supreme Court District 1

John F. Reif


Supreme Court District 6

Tom Colbert


Supreme Court District 9

Joseph M. Watt


Court of Criminal Appeals District 3

Gary L. Lumpkin


Court of Civil Appeals District 1 Office 1

Jerry L. Goodman


Court of Civil Appeals District 1 Office 2

Jane P. Wiseman


Court of Civil Appeals District 2 Office 1

Deborah B. Barnes


Court of Civil Appeals District 2 Office 2

Keith Rapp


Court of Civil Appeals District 6 Office 2

Brian Jack Goree