• Pfc. Charles D. Pruitt, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, skims a book to see if it quips his interest before checking it out of the Camp Humphreys Library. (photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron P. Duncan, 2nd CAB Public Affairs)

    Take a mini vacation of the mind this weekend...

    Pfc. Charles D. Pruitt, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, skims a book to see if it quips his interest before checking it out of the Camp Humphreys Library...

  • Staff Sgt. Turcius Rivera, Headquarters Support Company, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, uses a computer to complete his military certifications at the Camp Humphreys Library. (photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron P. Duncan, 2nd CAB Public Affairs)

    Take a mini vacation of the mind this weekend...

    Staff Sgt. Turcius Rivera, Headquarters Support Company, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, uses a computer to complete his military certifications at the Camp Humphreys Library. (photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron P. Duncan, 2nd CAB...

  • The post library is conveniently located down the street from the Post Exchange at Camp Humphreys. (photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron P. Duncan, 2nd CAB Public Affairs)

    Take a mini vacation of the mind this weekend...

    The post library is conveniently located down the street from the Post Exchange at Camp Humphreys. (photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron P. Duncan, 2nd CAB Public Affairs)

"The only thing that you absolutely have to know is the location of the library."
Albert Einstein

If you're like most Soldiers, the questions you ask for an impending weekend are: What will I do this weekend? Club? Hang out with friends? Watch television? Do not worry the answer to your weekend plans is here!

The Camp Humphreys Post Library is open to provide those television shows and movies you desire and a good book to snuggle into bed with this weekend. If that's not your speed then they also offer computer services.

"Services we provide to those eligible include 13 internet computers, wireless internet, books, including award-winning children's books, New York Times bestsellers, books on professional reading lists, audio books and DVDs," said Darrel D. Hoerle, the Camp Humphreys Library supervisor.

While not everyone is eligible to use its services, all are welcome to stop by.

"Military, Family members, contractors and KATUSAs are eligible to check out materials from the post library," said Hoerle.

In addition to those great services, the library also runs a special program for children at Camp Humphreys.

"Currently, the main program we offer children is Story Hour, which meets Wednesdays at 10 a.m. We also have been offering a Summer Reading program," said Hoerle.

Volunteering is a way for Soldiers to get out of the barracks while contributing to the community they live in. Programs like these cannot exist without them.

"The way to volunteer is to first register with ACS, and then contact the library. In the future, we would like to be able to offer programs for other age groups, as well, depending on volunteers," said Hoerle.

While completing military training on one of the computers provided, Staff Sgt. Turcius Rivera, with Headquarters Support Company, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, expressed why he and his Soldiers use the services offered by the library.

"I come here a lot because my daughter is in school and she has to do a math class so she uses the computers here," he said. "It is also convenient because they have the common access card readers here and sometimes, when you are at home, you have to do certifications and it's hard to do at your house but these computers are easier to work with."

So if you are looking for something to do this weekend, take into consideration services the local library offers -- just a hop, skip, and jump away. You can contact your local library by using the numbers below during the listed operating hours.

Camp Humphreys:
DSN: 753-8433
Mondays to Sundays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Camp Red Cloud:
DSN: 732-6723
Tuesdays to Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Fridays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Camp Stanley:
DSN: 732-5597
Sundays to Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Camp Casey:
730-6329
Mondays to Sundays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Camp Hovey:
730-5171
Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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