Center Woman's Reading Club Presents Books to Library in Honor of Joe Anderson

From left: Sandra Davis, Sue Russell, Donna Holt, Dottie West, Linda Anderson, Montie Jones, and Jane Morrison

November 8, 2019 - Dottie West, president of the Center Woman's Reading Club, recently presented three books to the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library in honor of Joe Anderson, the late husband of club member Linda Anderson.

Three books by Dr. Bill O'Neal were presented to Sandra Davis, library director. O'Neal is a noted historian and author.

“We are here because we want to present Sandra (Davis) and the library, the three books we purchased in honor of Joe Anderson,” West said. “We know that Joe loved God, his family and Texas A&M, in that order.”

West said it was fitting the donation was of books authored by O'Neal.

“We also know that Joe loved Texas, he loved reading about it and he loved Bill O'Neal's books,” she said.

While the library has some of O'Neal's books, the donation included three books which were not in the library's collection.

“Texas Gunslingers,” “Frontier Forts of Texas” and “East Texas in World War II” were the volumes donated and now available to patrons.

Each of the volumes noted they were donated in honor of Joe Anderson, West said.

Submitted by Stephanie Elswick, Publicity Chair