It may be time to reject the image we have of libraries.

No longer are we subjected to the stereotypical librarian like the apparition that the Bill Murray-led Ghostbusters faced-off against in the franchises’ first film.

That image has been replaced with one that is loose and fun-loving, as evidenced by the events the Cove Library is rolling out this summer.

“We try to hold events that the community is interested in,” said Kevin Marsh, Cove Library director. “For example, country western music is popular in this area, so we extended an invitation to Freddie Fuller and he accepted.”

Fuller is known as the “Singing Cowboy” and is performing from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the meeting room of the Cove Library.

Fuller’s set will include classic songs by artists ranging from Gene Autry to Guy Clark.

He also will perform original ballads, some dedicated to the U.S. military.

Admission is free, but donations of $10 to $15 per adult are appreciated.

Gaming session

As if live music wasn’t enough, the library is also holding its monthly gaming session from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Every third Saturday of the month, an average of 10 to 15 passionately-delighted gamers descend upon the library to engage in friendly competition in games like Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder, Magic the Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh.

“Most libraries around the country have a gaming day like this. We felt it would be a benefit for the community,” Marsh said. “It’s an opportunity for individuals with a shared interest to meet, discuss and play the games they enjoy.”

For more about the Copperas Cove Library, call 254-547-3826.

Contact James Harper at or 254-501-7554.​

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