Elma Ross Public Library's Blog

June 28, 2012

Library Corner 6 28 12

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 5:58 pm

            The month of June is almost gone.  How can that be?  It seems like the year just flies by more quickly each and every year.  Sigh.  Well, with only a few more days left of June, then July must be close by.

            There are 2 days left in the Adult Summer Reading contest for June.  Hurry and finish those books, return them, fill out a form and put it in the drawing box.  We will pick a winner after close of business on June 30th.  But don’t despair; we will have another Adult Summer Reading Contest in July.

            Speaking about July – All book logs for Dream Big – Read! and Own the Night Summer Reading Programs are to be completed and turned into the library by 5pm on July 5th to be eligible for prizes.  No exceptions.  Don’t forget – July 5th!  We have only a few weeks left for these great programs.  We are working very hard on our final program on July 12th with a puppet show.  Keep reading.   

            Here is a calendar of events for July.  Monday, July 2nd we have Toddler Time at 1 am.  All toddlers and their caregivers are invited for stories, coloring/crafts, and a light snack.  Please join us for Toddler Time at the Library.

            The Library will be CLOSED on Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.  Have a blessed day.  Be safe if using fireworks. 

            All book logs are due for Dream Big – Read! and Own the Night Summer Reading Programs on July 5th at 5pm.

            Toddler Time will be offered again on Monday, July 16th at 11 am.  Toddlers + reading + coloring/crafts + snacks = FUN!

            Lunch & Learn for July will be on Wednesday, July 25th at 12 noon in the Meeting Room.  Our guest speaker is TBA.  Stay tuned for details.

            We are working on finalizing our calendars for the fall.  Due to repeated inquiries, we will have computer classes again starting sometime in August with sign-up beginning sometime in July.  Please stay tuned for details.  Space will be limited to 10 per class.  Reservations will be required.  These classes, like those we offered in the first part of the year, will be limited to basic skills on the programs/applications that are available on the library computers, like Word, Publisher, Excel, e-mail, resumes, etc.

            Happy Summer Reading!

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June 21, 2012

Library Corner 6 21 12

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 9:40 pm

            It’s summertime.  How can you tell?  You can tell by watching all the people coming to the library to check out library books.  Summer reading is always fun!

            Dream Big – Read! is having a blast.  Own the Night is hopping too.  And the Adult Reading Contest is well under way as well.  Please remember that all book logs (for Dream Big – Read and Own the Night) must be completed and turned into the library by July 5th at 5pm to be eligible for prizes.

            A few words for our Adult Summer Reading Contest for the month of June.  There are only a couple of weeks left to participate.  Read those books and fill out a “How I Liked this Book” form found at the circulation desk.  We will have a drawing for a winner on June 30th.  The more you read, the more times you can enter. 

            We have Lunch & Learn coming up next week.  Please keep Wednesday, June 27th at 12 noon on your calendars.  We are finalizing plans for our speaker, but it should be very informative.  Please remember to bring a lunch, the library will provide drinks and dessert.

            Were you aware that you can check out our catalog on-line now?  Visit this site:  (It’s kind of long, but that couldn’t be helped.)  http://tenv-verso.auto-graphics.com/iluminar/home.asp?lid=ross  You will be prompted to enter your library card number.  It is the “1BROW________” found on the back of your library card.  The default Password is “userpass”.  Once you have done this, the system will prompt you to create a password unique to you.  Now you can see our catalog anytime.  We do encourage everyone to Bookmark the site on your computer so that you won’t have to use the full URL every time.  You will find links to the Library and Friends of the Library Facebook pages, the library’s WordPress blog, Tennessee Electronic Library site, Regional E-book and Audio-book Download System site, Haywood County Reading Railroad site and Facebook page, the City/County website and Haywood County Schools website.  Lots of great information – all at your fingertips and all free from your local library.

Happy Summer Reading!

June 15, 2012

Library Corner 6 14 12

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 6:32 pm

            We have lots of exciting events happening here at the library.  Our summer reading programs are up and running.  Dream big – Read! is for K – 6th graders.  Own the Night is for 7th – 12th graders.  Both programs events happen on Thursdays.  Dream Big – Read! begins at 2pm.  Own the Night begins at 3:15pm.  We are having great fun.  We also have a reading contest for all our adults out there too.  After you read a book from the library, please fill out a “How I Liked this Book” form found at the circulation desk and place it in the drawing box.  We will have a winner in June and another winner in July.  All book logs must be completed by July 5th.

            Toddler Time will be offered on Monday, June 18th at 11 am.  All toddlers and their caregivers are invited for stories, coloring, and a light snack.  We love toddlers at Toddler Time at the Library!

            Lunch & Learn will be offered on Wednesday, June 27th at 12 noon in the Meeting Room.  Our guest speaker is TBA.  Stay tuned for details.  Please remember to bring a lunch, the library will provide drinks and dessert.

            Do you know what today, Thursday, June 14th is?  Today is Flag Day.  Here is some history from the national Flag Day Foundation website, http://www.nationalflagday.com about the celebration of our National Flag.  On June 14th, 1885, Bernard J. Cigrand, a 19 year old teacher atStonyHillSchool, placed a 10 inch, 38- star flag in a bottle on his desk then assigned essays on the flag and its significance. This observance, commemorated Congresses adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the flag of theUnited States on June 14, 1777. This observance was also the beginning of Cigrand’s long years of fervent and devoted effort to bring about national recognition and observance of Flag Day. The crowning achievement of his life came at age fifty when President Wilson, on May 30, 1916, issued a proclamation calling for a nation wide observance of Flag Day. Then in 1949, President Truman signed an Act Of Congress designating the 14th day of June every year as National Flag Day. On June 14th, 2004, the 108th U.S. Congress voted unanimously on H.R. 662 that Flag Day originated inOzaukeeCounty, WaubekaWisconsin.

            Let us salute Old Glory.

June 8, 2012

Library Corner 6 7 12

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 2:14 pm

            Summer Reading is here!  Summer Reading is here!  Summer Reading is here!  Hip hip hooray, Summer Reading is here!  Can you tell that we are excited about summer reading?!?!

            Dream Big – Read! Summer reading for K-6th graders got a big kick-off last Thursday with a visit from Martha of Martha Speaks.  Thank you for visiting with us Martha.  It was wonderful to see you and the hugs were awesome too.  A big thank you is extended to Ms. Sue with WLJT Channel 11 for bringing Martha to visit us. 

            If you missed the kick-off for Own the Night summer reading for 7th – 12th graders, you missed a treat.  We have some really spectacular programs happening here at the library this summer; you don’t want to miss out. 

            Both Dream Big – Read! And Own the Night programs happen on Thursdays during the month of June through July 12th.  Dream Big – Read! Takes place at 2pm and Own the Night takes place at 3:15pm.  Come and join us for amazing, spectacular stories, crafts and a snack.  All book logs must be completed by July 5th to be eligible for prizes.

            We haven’t forgotten all our adults out there this summer.  The Adult Summer Reading Contest for the month of June has started.  All you have to do is: 1) read a book, 2) turn in said book, 3) fill out a “How I Liked This Book” slip found at the circulation desk, and 4) drop it in the drawing box.  Easy!  Simple!  Fun!  Start today.  You may enter as often as you check out books.

            Happy Summer Reading!

June 1, 2012

Library Corner 5 31 12

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 6:41 pm

            What a month it has been!  Lots of excitement and goings on here at the Elma Ross Public Library.  Let’s see, we started the month off with our Anniversary Celebration, which was wonderful.  We had a very informative Lunch & Learn Program last week.  Thanks to Kristie Lancaster and Mark (I am so sorry that I have forgotten your last name!) for a great presentation aboutBethelUniversityand the degrees/programs that you offer.  That leads us to today.  Guess what happens today?  Summer Reading 2012 starts today!!!!!

            Dream Big Read!, the reading program for Kindergarten through 6th grade begins today.  Our kick-off program starts at 2pm here at the library.  Be sure, if you have not already done so, please register to participate.   Programs are each Thursday at 2pm.  You may begin reading today.  Please keep your book logs updated.  All book logs must be completed by July 5th at 5pm.

            Own the Night, the reading program for 7th through 12th grader begins today as well.  Our kick-off program starts at 3:15pm here at the library.  Be sure, if you have not already done so, please register to participate.  Programs are each Thursday at 3:15pm.  You may begin reading today.  Please keep your book logs updates.  All book logs must be completed by July 5th at 5pm.

            Our Adult Summer Reading Contests are also getting started.  Adults, there will be a contest for the month of June and a contest for the month of July.  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 drop it in the drawing box.  We will pick a winner at the end of June and again at the end of July.

            Other exciting events happening here at the library for the month of June include Toddler Time on Monday, June 4th, and Monday, June 18th at 11am.  All toddlers and their caregivers are invited for stories, coloring, and a light snack.  Also, lunch & Learn will be offered on Wednesday, June 27th at 12 noon.  Our guest speaker is yet to be announced.  Stay tuned for details.

            Happy Reading!

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