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August 29, 2013

Library Corner 8 29 13

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 9:38 pm

A tremendous round of applause to Mrs. Velma Benson-Wilson for being our guest presenter at Friends Night last week. Mrs. Benson-Wilson spoke about her book titled “What’s in the Water?” which is about her mother who gave birth to 20 children and raised 17 of them to adulthood. A lovely time was had by all who attended. Again, thank you Mrs. Velma, for being with us and sharing your mother’s story with us.
The library will be hosting a program titled Every Child Ready to Read on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 4pm. This program is for parents and children up to age five. The Every Child Ready to Read program will focus on reading to your children and how you can make reading fun for your child and for yourself. Come and join us as we have fun reading. All parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles, caregivers are invited to attend and to bring your children from birth to five with you. Every Child Ready to Read Program, Friday, August 30, 2013, at 4pm at the Elma Ross Public Library – let’s read!
The Elma Ross Public Library will be offering free computer classes again beginning on September 9, 2013. Basic Computer Classes (learning how to use and navigate computers) will be offered on Mondays during the month of September (Sept. 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th) beginning at 2pm. These hour-long classes are first come, first served and are limited to the first ten people. Classes will be held in the library meeting room.
The Elma Ross Public library will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2013 in observance of Labor Day.
Happy Reading!

August 23, 2013

Library Corner 8 22 13

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 6:31 pm

Do you know what we love to do here at the library? We love to read. Reading is such an important part of our lives. Reading opens the world up to us as we learn and grow. We place a high value on reading. People all over the world are realizing how important the skill of reading is. Reading can bring children closer to their parents. Think about it. Having your child in your lap while you read to them creates a feeling of comfort and closeness.
Since reading is so important to us, and hopefully to you as well, the library will be hosting a program titled Every Child Ready to Read on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 4pm. This program is for parents and children up to age five. The Every Child Ready to Read program will focus on reading to your children and how you can make reading fun for your child and for yourself. Come and join us as we have fun reading. All parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles, caregivers are invited to attend and to bring your children from birth to five with you. Every Child Ready to Read Program, Friday, August 30, 2013, at 4pm at the Elma Ross Public Library – let’s read!
The Elma Ross Public Library will be offering free computer classes again beginning on September 9, 2013. Basic Computer Classes (learning how to use and navigate computers) will be offered on Mondays during the month of September (Sept. 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th) beginning at 2pm. These hour-long classes are first come, first served and are limited to the first ten people. Classes will be held in the library meeting room.
Happy Reading!

August 16, 2013

Library Corner 8 15 13

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

*Whoosh!* Did you see that? I sure did feel it too. Did you? That was our summer come and gone in the blink of an eye. It is hard to believe that school has started and that means a lot of fun and learning. We hope that all our students, teachers, and administrators have a great school year. In order to help this school year, we want to remind everyone about TEL.
Yes, we said it – TEL. TEL stands for Tennessee Electronic Library. TEL is free to all citizens of Tennessee 24 hours a day, seven days a week. What is on TEL? The Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) is a virtual library that you can access from your home pc, your school library computer lab, or your iPhone – anywhere with an internet connection. TEL provides access to over 400,000 electronic resources, including magazines, scholarly journals, podcasts, videos, e-books, test preparation materials, federal census records, Tennessee primary source materials, and more! The URL for TEL is http://www.tntel.tnsos.org For our students, TEL will teach you how to properly cite the information that you find for your research. For our teachers, TEL offers information about Common Core. All at your fingertips – for free!
All types of not-for-profit libraries participate in TEL and benefit from the wide range of information TEL databases offer, including homework help to new readers, consumer health information, business resources, leisure reading suggestions, current event essays, academic and civil service test preparation help, and genealogy and family history sources. Over 1.2 million searches are performed each month across the various TEL databases. Since 1999, the Tennessee Electronic Library has been dedicated to providing equal access to this expansive collection of electronic resources for all Tennesseans.
Why use TEL? Here is TEL’s mission statement: The mission of the Tennessee Electronic Library is to provide convenient and equitable access to library and information resources for all citizens of Tennessee to enhance the quality of their everyday lives, the depth of their educational experience, and the economic prosperity of their communities. TEL is here for us, let’s utilize this great free resource for all our research needs.
Happy Reading!

August 9, 2013

Library Corner 8 8 13

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 7:29 pm

Our apologies. There is no library Corner for this week.

Library Corner 8 1 13

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 7:28 pm

Our apologies. There is no Library Corner for this week.

Library Corner 7 25 13

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 7:26 pm

July, where are you going? You just got here. Why are you leaving so soon? Please come and stay a little longer, although the really high temperatures can tone themselves down a bit. It is really hard to believe that the month of July is almost gone and that the month of August will soon be here. School, anyone? (Ok, the collective groan from students and teachers, especially teachers, was just hear around the state.) Well, it is still summer, so . . .
We have winners for our Summer Reading Program (K-6th gr), June Teen Reading Contest, and June Adult Reading Contests. Here are the winners. For our Dig Into Reading Summer Reading Program for K-6th graders, the Grand prize winner was Marcellous Boyd. Congratulations Marcellous and congratulations for excellent reading. Keep it up! Woo Hoo!!! Our June Teen Reading Contest winner is A. J. Bond. Way to go A. J.! Congratulations!! You are an excellent reader. Keep it up! And our June Adult Reading Contest winner is Sharon Clark. Congratulations Sharon! Way to go! Awesome! We are so proud of all our winners. And it isn’t over just yet. Our July Teen and Adult Summer Reading Contests are still ongoing until the end of the month. So teens and adults, keep reading and entering for your chance to win a prize. You have until July 31st to enter, so keep reading!
Here are a few suggestions for keeping cool on hot summer day. Play a little outside. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Sit under a shady tree or porch and read a great book. It is always important to play a little, eat a little, and read a little every day.
Happy Summer Reading!

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