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July 18, 2013

Library Corner 7 18 13

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 4:21 pm

Our apologies, there is no Library Corner article for this week.


July 12, 2013

Library Corner 7 11 13

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 6:33 pm

Only a few more weeks left of Summer Reading fun! Dig Into Reading for K-6th graders ends today. Wow, time flies when you are having loads of fun. A list of the winners for Dig Into Reading will be announced shortly. Our Teen and Adult Reading Contests will continue until July 31st. Teens and adults need to keep reading and entering. Reading is so much fun and we want everyone to enjoy it.
Which books do you like to read? Do you like biographies? How about science fiction? Maybe mysteries? Ooooh,, are you a fan of romance? Who is your favorite author? Did you have a favorite author growing up? Mine (Katherine’s) was Norman Bridewell, who wrote the Clifford books. Then, there was Carolyn Keene, who wrote the Nancy Drew books. Now my favorite author is Robert Parker (may he rest in peace) who wrote the Spenser novels. I have many favorite authors. There are too many to mention. I read a variety of genres. I like mystery/suspense, biographies, and yes, I like romance. How about you? Won’t you tell us what you like?
The library is such a wonderful place to find the books that you love. When you come into the library, it is like stepping into a different world. All manner of books are all at your fingertips. Our on-line catalog is also at your fingertips. Our catalog can be accessed at any time of day, all year long. There are two ways to access our on-line catalog. The direct URL for the catalog is: http://tenv-verso.auto-graphics.com/iluminar/home.asp?lid=ross It is a bit long and cumbersome. An easier way to access the catalog is to go to the library website. The URL for the library website is: http://elmarosspubliclibrary.webs.com There is a link in blue to the on-line catalog found on the Home page of the website that says “Verso Online Catalog”. Just one click and you can access the on-line catalog any time day or night. You can also access books through the READS program. There is a link to READS found on the on-line catalog. All you need is your valid library card to access all these wonderful books. And we mustn’t forget TEL. The Tennessee Electronic Library is a database chock-full of items that our local library just doesn’t have the money or physical room to have, like scholarly journals, newspapers, reference materials, etc. All accessed for FREE! We have some really neat things here at the library, come and check them out!
Happy Reading!

July 5, 2013

Library Corner 7 4 13

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 4:04 pm

A Happy and Blessed Independence Day to one and all! It is absolutely wonderful that we live in a country that was founded on freedom. This nation was built by hard work and determination. Thank you for our forefathers (and foremothers) for establishing this great nation and to those who serve and protect it.
What a wonderful summer it is turning out to be. We are having such fun here at the library for our Summer Reading programs. We have really been digging into reading for our Dig Into Reading programs. And our teens and adults are having a great time too! Since this article is being submitted before July officially starts, we do not have our winners for our Teens and Adults Summer Reading Contests yet. They will be announced soon! We have officially started the Teen and Adult Summer Reading Contests for the month of July. After reading your book selections, when you return them to the library, please fill out a “How I Liked this Book’ form found at the circulation desk and place in the appropriate drawing box. We will have drawings for prizes at the end of July. Yippee!
We have had a slight change of plans for Dig Into Reading. Instead of ending on the 18th, we will be ending on July 11th. Please make sure that all your book logs are completed by July 6th at 5pm to be eligible for prizes.
What is the rest of the library calendar like for the rest of the month of July? We are so glad that you asked. Here is the calendar of events for the month. We have Toddler Time on Monday, July 1st at 11am. All toddlers are invited to attend. We also have Toddler Time scheduled for Monday, July 15th, also at 11am. All toddlers and their caregivers are invited to come to the library to listen to stories, color/craft and have a light snack. The Elma Ross Public Library will be CLOSED on Thursday, July 4th in honor of Independence Day. The last day for Dig Into Reading will be Thursday, July 11th at 2pm. Our puppet players will be returning for lots of fun! We have Lunch & Learn scheduled for Wednesday, July 24th at 12 noon. Our guest speaker is yet to be announced so please stay tuned for details.
Happy Reading!

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