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December 31, 2009

Library Corner 12 31 09

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The staff of the Elma Ross Public Library would like to wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Can you believe that it is the year 2010 already?  This year has just flown by.  Let us all remember the fun and excitement of 2009 and look forward to a bright and prosperous 2010.

          The library will be CLOSED on January 1, 2010 in observance of New Year’s Day.  Have a great day everyone!  We will be open our regular Saturday hours on January 2nd.

          Here is the schedule for the library for the first month of the new year. 

          Toddler Time will be offered on Monday, January 4th at 11 a.m.  All toddlers and their parents/caregivers are invited to join us for stories, coloring and a lot of fun.  Toddler Time is offered the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.

          Lunch & Learn will be returning during the month of January.  Lunch & Learn is scheduled for January 27th at 12 noon.  Our guest speaker is yet to be announced.  Please join us for Lunch & Learn at the Library each 4th Wednesday of every month.

          Tax forms will be available after January 1st.  Please take only what you need as our supplies are limited.  The staff of the library is not qualified to answer any tax questions.  If you have tax questions, please contact a certified tax preparer or the IRS.

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December 23, 2009

Library Corner 12 24 09

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The staff of the Elma Ross Public Library would like to extend a Happy Holidays to all our library friends!  Have a blessed holiday season.  The library will be closed on Thursday (December 24th), Friday (December 25th), and Saturday (December 26th). 

            A holiday library poem just for you . . .

In the days before Christmas

and all through the space,

 everyone is so busy

trying to keep up the pace.

Shopping and cooking,

baking and wrapping.

 Everyone is exhausted,

 and in need of a napping.

Dashing here and dashing there,

looking for just the right gift.

Feeling overwhelmed and short-tempered,

we just about have a fit.

When what to our wondering eyes do behold,  

A place of quiet, a place of calm

just what’s needed,

 as often we’re told.

Into the building

we fly like a flash,

browsing the catalogue –  

we’ve found it at last!!!

All the latest books,

by authors old and new.

Sitting on the shelves,

it’s so hard to choose!

Picking several great reads,

 we stride to the desk,

with smiles on our faces,

we say “Reading’s the best!”

With books and library cards

snug in our hands,

all is calm and all is peaceful

all over the land.

As we walk out the door,

into the twilight,

a greeting is heard,

reaching everyone in sight –  

The librarians were gleeful,

and sang with all their might,

“Happy Reading to all,

and to all a good night!”

December 17, 2009

Library Corner 12 17 09

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 11:20 pm

It is so hard to believe that this year is coming to a close.  In just a few weeks it will be the year 2010.  Lots of great thinks have happened this year.  We, here at the Elma Ross Public Library, would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season.

            The last Toddler Time for 2009 will take place on Monday, December 21st at 11 a.m.  We will have holiday themed books and craft.  We love having Toddler Time here at the library.  All toddlers are invited to attend and bring their caregivers with them.  Toddler Time at the library is offered on the first and third Mondays of each month at 11 a.m.

            For all of those who have school projects due, we want to remind everyone about TEL.  What is TEL you ask?  TEL is the Tennessee Electronic Library, an online database of scholarly books, journals, and newspapers.  TEL is a great resource for all your research needs.

            We also offer the READS program.  READS is the Regional E-book and Audio-book Download System.  This program allows you to download your favorite book onto your home computer, CDs, or MP3 player of your choice.  READS is great for travel and for doing things around the house.  If you like listening to your favorite books, try READS today.  All you need is your library card and visit this website:  http://reads.lib.overdrive.com

            Do you have, or do you know anyone, who has children under the age of 5, who live here in Haywood County?  There is a great program here that offers free books to all children under the age of five, delivered right to their front door.  It is called Haywood County Reading Railroad.  Applications are available here at the library.  Let’s get everyone reading today!

            A gentle reminder for all people who are feeling under the weather.  If you are too sick to go to school or to work, you are too sick to come to the library.  We love all our friends, but, please stay home if you are sick.

            The library will be closed on Thursday (December 24th), Friday (December 25th)  and Saturday (December 26th) in observance of the holidays.  We will also be closed on Friday, January 1, 2010, in honor of the New Year.

December 10, 2009

Library Corner 12 10 09

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The holidays are approaching very, very quickly.  Are you ready yet?  We would like to wish everyone a “Happy Hannukah.”  We hope that everyone has a blessed holiday season.

            Wow, what a party!  We had so much fun at the Annual Gingerbread House Family Night.  We had some great stories.  We read “The Gingerbread Baby” and “Gingerbread Friends.”  Then to the really fun part – making gingerbread houses out of graham crackers, frosting and candy.  Everyone had such a great time.  We look forward to having this again next year.  All those gingerbread houses look too good to eat!

            We will be having the last Toddler Time for 2009 on Monday, December 21st, at 11 a.m.  We will be reading holiday stories, and have a holiday themed craft.  Please join us.  All toddlers and their caregivers are invited to attend Toddler Time at the library.

            The Library will be closed on Thursday (December 24th), Friday (December 25th), and Saturday (December 26th) in observance of the holidays.  Peace and blessings to everyone!

            We’ve had some good books added to our collections lately.  Here is a short list:

                        “Rainwater” by Sandra Brown

                        “High Society: The Life of Grace Kelly” by Donald Spoto

                        “Messenger: The Legacy of Mattie J. T. Stepanek” by Jennifer Stepanek

                        “Jazz” by Gary Giddins

                        “The Scarpetta Factor” by Patricia Cornwell

                        “Ice” by Linda Howard

                        “Ford Country” by John Grisham

                        “A Catered Birthday Party” by Isis Crawford

                        “Deadly Deals” by Fern Michaels

            And we have a large selection of children’s Christmas/Holidays fiction and non-fiction books.  Come and see our selections of great books to read for the holidays.

            Happy Reading!

December 3, 2009

Library Corner 21 3 09

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It’s December already???  How did that happen?  It seems like yesterday that we were smack dab in the middle of summer.  My how time flies. 

            The December calendar for the library is fairly short, so here goes:

            Toddler Time will be offered on Monday, December 7th and Monday, December 21st at 11 a.m.  We offer stories, coloring and a light snack.  All toddlers and their caregivers are invited to attend Toddler Time at the library.

            The library will be closed on Thursday, December 24th through Saturday, December 26th, in observance of the Christmas holiday.

            Doing any research?  Check out the Tennessee Electronic Library for scholarly journals, articles, and information.  Do TEL @ your library!  It is a great resource and we encourage everyone to use it.

            Will you be doing any traveling this holiday season?  Afraid that you won’t have time to read?  We have a suggestion for you.  Use READS!  The Regional E-book and Audio-Book Download System is a great resource to find your favorite authors and download their books to your home computer, CDs, or MP3 player of your choice.  All you need is your library card and this link:  http://reads.lib.overdrive.com  Enjoy listening to your favorite books today!

            We won’t be having Lunch & Learn this month, but we are looking for ideas for the new year.  If you know of someone who would like to share a program or experience with the lunch & Learn group, please contact the library at 772-9534 and we will be glad to set something up.

            Happy Reading!

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