Alene Delaney Simmons was raised in Centennial, Texas. She is the author of, ”When I Look Back,” in which she shares reflections of her life covering periods of time including the Great Depression, World War II and the Civil Rights Movement. She is the biological grandmother of children from multiple nationalities (eg. Asian, African American, Hispanic) and countries (eg. New Zealand, Africa).
The Alene Delaney Simmons Mobile Library Garden and Pocket Park was developed on the private property of the AR SJM Family Preservation Campus (formerly SJM Family Foundation/The SJM Group). (Property ID: 4280; Retrieved from Panola County Appraisal District Open Records Search. It is not a State or Federal park because it is funded solely by private family funds of the AR SJM Family.
The Alene Delaney Simmons Mobile Library Garden and Pocket Park is a registered garden of the Urban Farming Network and a chartered book exchange affiliate of the Free Little Library World Exchange, a 501 nonprofit organization (Tax ID: 45-4043708) that aims to inspire a love of reading, build community, and spark creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world.
In 2012, the tiny (.08) parcel tract was purchased by the AR SJM family’s private foundation from the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church (formerly the Methodist Episcopal (ME) Church South) to create a field school and museum. However, the surplus parcel was surveyed and deemed too small so the AR SJM Family decided to create a mobile library (in conjunction with the Free Little Library World Exchange) as an extension of its private, independent, global behavioral healthcare field school for college level learners.
Additionally, the AR SJM Family created the Dorothy Benton Lewis “Roots of Centennial” e-Museum and voluntarily provided two (2) college preparatory guides, PARfessionals’ Peer Recovery/Cultural Intelligence in Addictions and PARfessionals’ Peer Recovery Navigator Practicum Guide from their privately-owned college, PARfessionals Peer Recovery Navigator Campus, Inc., (operating in Arkansas) to 240,000+ digital libraries and 2,000 digital publishers across the world.
The Alene Delaney Simmons Mobile Library Garden and Pocket Park is also referenced in The Little Free Library Book Sharing World Network which includes over 65,000 libraries in 80 countries.
Translations are made available in Arabic, Spanish, Italian, Bengali, Hindi, Hebrew, German, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, French and Portuguese.
The above guides are the only books that are authorized for open distribution through the Free Little Library World Exchange. However, all copyrights and trademarks continues to belong through merged subsidiaries to PARfessionals’ Peer Recovery Navigator Campus, Inc. of Arkansas and/or the AR SJM Family (AR SJM Family Preservation Campus, LLC of Texas. Therefore, written permission is required to reuse or print content of PARfessionals Peer Recovery Navigator Campus, Inc. (Arkansas) for profit corporation) and its merged subsidiaries: PARfessionals Peer Recovery Advocates for Recovery, Inc. (TX), PARfessionals, LLC (GA), PARfessionals, Inc. (MS), SJM Family Foundation/PARfessionals, LLC (MO), PARfessionals, L3C (la), The SJM Group, L3C (la), healTHY Soul, SJM Family Foundation, and/ or possibly the AR SJM Family (AR SJM Family Preservation Campus, LLC of Texas) and its subsidiary, Harmony Centennial Methodist Evangelical Chapel & Museum (as incorporated in 2018 under Texas business law). (The defunct private family church, Harmony Centennial Methodist Evangelical Chapel & Museum FORMERLY THROUGH THE PAST 160 YEARS dba under the following names: Harmony CME Church of Deberry (formerly dba Harmony Centennial Methodist Evangelical Church, ME CHU Harmony Invisible Network, ME Church, Harmony Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Harmony Colored Methodist Episcopal Church, and the Harmony colored Mission of the Methodist Episcopal (ME) Church South (now known as the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church).
Furthermore, our Harmony church is no longer associated with any church or congregation outside of the Centennial, Texas community. A historical marker is pending to commemorate the church history and role in the Panola County, TX community.