Elma Ross Public Library's Blog

May 27, 2011

Library Corner 5 26 11

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 5:05 pm

            The library will be CLOSED on Monday, May 30, 2011 in observance of Memorial Day.  We hope that everyone has a blessed day.  The library will be open at our normal hours on Tuesday.

            Congratulations to allHaywoodHigh Schoolseniors on your graduation. 

            Good Golly it is almost the month of June!  How did that happen?  Here is a list of events happening here at our library for the month of June:

            Toddler Time will be offered on Monday, June 6, 2011 at 11 a.m.  All toddlers and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, coloring and a light snack.  Toddler Time at the library is such fun!

            One World – Many Stories! Summer Reading 2011 is set to begin on Thursday, June 9th at 2 p.m.  We will be having a very special guest to join us.  We’ll give you a few hints.  He’s BIG and he’s well-RED and he’s DOG-gone sweet!  Figured it out yet?  We’re hanging on a CLIFF here just waiting . . .Sign-up today for One World – Many Stories!  All story-hours will be on Thursdays at 2 p.m. from June 9th through July 14th.  This is a reading contest, let’s see you can read the most.

            Teens and Adults – we have a Summer Reading contest for you as well.  There is no sign-up or book logs.  Just fill out a “How I Liked This Book” form found at the circulation desk and place it in the drawing box.  There will be a name drawn from all the entries on June 30th.

            Toddler Time will be offered a second time this month on Monday, June 20th at 11 a.m.  All toddlers and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, coloring and a light snack.  We love Toddler Time at the Library!

            Lunch & Learn will be offered on Wednesday, June 22nd at 12 noon.  Our guest speaker is yet to be announced, so please stay tuned for details.  Please remember to bring a lunch, the library will provide drinks and dessert.

            Happy Reading!

May 20, 2011

Library Corner 5 19 11

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 3:42 pm

            We have some great things coming up here at the library.  Spring is here and it almost feels like summer – boy does it ever!.  We hope to see everyone here visiting the library!  Come and visit us anytime.

            Lunch & Learn is set for Wednesday, May 25th at 12 noon in the Meeting Room.  We are having as our speaker Mr. McConnell from theUniversity ofMemphis talking with us about the Brownsville On The Move program.  We are looking forward to having him here with us.  Please remember to bring a lunch, the library will provide drinks and dessert.

            The library will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.  We hope that everyone had a blessed day.

            Summer Reading is almost here!  Everyone get ready for One World – Many Stories! our Summer Reading 2011 program.  Story-hours will be on Thursdays in June at 2 p.m. beginning on June 9th and running through July 14th.  All children from kindergarten through 6th grade should have received a handout in school about this great program.  You must sign-up to attend this program.  Sign-up at the circulation desk.  This is a reading program, participants must read and fill out their book logs in order to receive a certificate and prizes at the programs end.  Let’s have a great summer and read!

            We also have a Summer Reading program for our teens and adults.  There are no book logs or registrations forms to fill out.  All you have to do is after reading a book, fill out a “How I Liked This Book” form found at the circulation desk and place it in the drawing box.  Winners will be drawn at the end of June and the end of July.

            Happy Reading!

May 13, 2011

Library Corner 5 12 11

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 4:23 pm

            Thank you to all of our city and county officials who attended the Library Legislative Reception last week.  The library had a wonderful time playing host and we certainly hope that you enjoyed being with us and touring the newly renovated facility.  We wouldn’t have such a nice facility if it weren’t for your support.  Thank you.

            Friends Night is quickly approaching.  Tuesday, May 17th at 7 p.m. is the date and time.  Put this on your calendar – right now!  The evening promises to be fun.  We have as our guest speaker Jeane Sellers Lenzini, an Oakland, TN resident, who has written a book titled “The Jitney Ride.”  We are looking forward to having Mrs. Lenzini here.  Here is a portion of the book synopsis found on Alibris.com:  Set in the first part of the twentieth century, “A Jitney Ride” tells the story of Emma Adele Gray, a young and courageous Southern woman struggling to find her way in the world after she is emotionally abandoned by a mother who never wanted her in the first place. . . . . In this coming-of-age tale, a woman proves to the world that with a little determination, intelligence, and Southern charm, she can achieve anything.  Please join us.  Everyone is invited to attend Friends Night at the Library on Tuesday, May 17th at 7 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.

            We wanted to say a special and heartfelt “thank you” to Deborah Anderson, Tyna King, and Jan Gagnon from the Forked Deer Regional Library for coming to help us re-shelve our books.  You ladies are lifesavers!!  We love you guys!!! T H A N K  Y O U ! ! ! !

            Toddler Time will be offered on Monday, May 16th at 11 a.m.  All toddlers and their caregivers are invited to come to the library, listen to stories, color and have a light snack.  Lunch & Learn is set for Wednesday, May 25th at 12 noon.   Our guest speaker will be members of the Brownsville On the Move Campaign from the University of Memphis.  All are invited to attend.  The Library will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.

            Happy Reading!

May 6, 2011

Library Corner 5 5 11

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 4:39 pm

Dear Sherry,

            April 21st started out as a typical Thursday here at the library, but the day didn’t end typically at all.  All because of you, my friend.  Computers were updated.  (Thanks for taking care of most of them the day before, by the way.)  Joyce and I opened the library and were “off to the races.”  We had people coming in to use the computers, asking reference questions, and checking out books.  Ginger came in at noon.  I was working on the invitation list for the library legislative reception.  We were expecting you to arrive here sometime after lunch.  And then we got a phone call.

            I don’t remember who called us first to tell us that you had been in an accident, but we were very concerned.  I called Mrs. Ruth to ask if she had heard from you.  Needless to say, she and Mr. Pat had heard about the accident as well and were equally as concerned as we were.  Mrs. Ruth promised to stay in touch.  We continued to answer questions, locate books and help computer users.  After about an hour, I got the phone call from your husband Allan informing us that you had died.

            A little piece of our hearts died with you that day.  No words can adequately express the sorrow that we have felt since then.  You were one of us, one of those “library ladies.”  (Sorry Mark, you are a “library gent.”)  All the questions, the “how’s?”, “why’s?”, and “what if’s?” will never be answered. We are, and will be for some time, in shock over this tragic accident.

            We miss your smile, your laugh, your friendship, your hard work, your dedication to the library, and your love of and knowledge about books.  The library is not the same without you here, but we know that you are watching from heaven.   We will continue offering prayers for your family – your husband Allan, your sons Seth and Caleb, your daughter Laura, your parents and in-laws, and all those who love you.

            You were more than an employee here, you were much more than our friend, you were our sister.  We love you and we miss you.

                                                                                    Your friends and co-workers

of the Elma Ross Public Library,

                                                                                    Katherine H.

                                                                                    Ginger H.

                                                                                    Mark E.

                                                                                    Becca T.

                                                                                    Joyce M.

                                                                                    Sarah H.

                                                                                    Billie W.

                                                                                    Harriet C.

                                                                                    Tina G.

                                                                                    Debbie S.

                                                                                    Jim A.

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