Elma Ross Public Library's Blog

October 31, 2013

Library Corner 10 31 13

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 9:25 pm

Give me an “L!” “L!” Give me an “I!” “I!” Give me a “B!” “B!” Give me an
R!” “R!” Give me an “A!” “A!” Give me an “R!” “R!” Give me a “Y!” “Y!” What does that spell??? “LIBRARY!” Everyone can use a good cheer every once in a while.
We have lots to cheer about here at the library. We have all sorts of books for you to check out. [We have fiction, and non-fiction for children and adults. We have books on cassette tape and CD. We have VHS videos and DVDs. We have newspapers and magazines. We have Westerns, Mysteries, Science Fiction, Inspirational, African-American, and Spanish/English collections. And more, come and check our collections.] We have public access computers to use. [We have 12 public access computers in the main section of the library and 2 public access computers in the Genealogy Room. We must see your library card or ID in order for you to use the computers.] We have fun Toddler Time programs on the first and third Mondays of each month. [Nov. 4th and 18th at 11am.] We have free basic skills computer classes on the first Monday of each month. [Nov. 4th at 2pm.] We have Friends Night programs. [SAVE THE DATE – Nov. 19th at 7pm with Robert Rooks local resident and author of “100 Years of Haywood Tomcat Football.] We also have a Meeting Room which we rent for people to use for birthday parties, wedding showers, etc. [Call the library to inquire about pricing and available times. We have to have at least a week’s notice to book the room.] We have access to a wonderful collection of family history documents in our Genealogy Room. We also have on-line access for our card catalog. [Visit http://www.elmarosspubliclibrary.webs.com and click the “Verso On-Line Catalog” link on the home page to access the catalog at any time.] The Verso On-Line catalog will give you access not only to our catalog, but also to TEL, READS, Haywood County Reading Railroad, the library Blog, Brownsville/Haywood County Government, Haywood County Schools, and the facebook pages for the Library, Friends, and Reading Railroad.
Oh yes . . . Happy Halloween! And Happy Reading!

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October 25, 2013

Library Corner 10 24 13

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 6:25 pm

Crisp breezes, colored leaves falling from the trees, hay bales, pumpkins, and gourds all mean one thing – it’s fall! Fall is the perfect time for comfy sweaters, hot tea and a great read. Come by the library and check out our book collections, and “fall” for a great book.
We have all sorts of wonderful books here at your library. We have books for all ages, from birth to 99+. We have fiction and non-fiction titles. We have Mysteries, Westerns, Science Fiction, Biographies, History, Science, and many, many more. Interested in gardening? We have books about that. Interested in repairing an older car? We have books about that. Interested in cooking? We have books about that. We have wonderful collections just waiting for you to look through and pick the perfect title.
If you are one of the many people who think that you don’t have time to read, you have too much to do and are constantly on the go? Give us just a minute and we may change your mind. If you are constantly on the go, why not get an audiobook and listen to a great read while you do what you need to do? Audiobooks are a great way to keep up with your reading. And who doesn’t like having someone read to you? And, if you think that it is too much trouble to come to the library and look, you can always check out catalog from your home computer. Just go to our website (www.elmarosspubliclibrary.webs.com) and click on the Verso On-Line Catalog link found on the Home page and you can see what audiobooks we do have. Further, if we don’t have the title that you are looking for, why not check on the READS site? What’s READS? We thought that you’d never ask. READS is the Regional E-Book and Audio-Book Download System. READS lets you check out your favorite audiobook/e-book to your home computer or e-reader of your choice. All you need is your library card number. Check it out today.
Happy Reading!

October 17, 2013

Library Corner 10 17 13

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 5:31 pm

It’s beginning to look a lot like fall around here. Have you been to Court Square lately? Have you seen all these neat scarecrows? We are excited about Fall Fest this weekend, we hope that you are too. There is lots of talent here in Haywood County. Since fall is here, it is time to fall into a great book to read.
Toddler Time will be offered on Monday, October 21st at 11am. We have stories and a craft and lots and lots of fun. Please join us. All toddlers and their caregivers are invited to come to the library for Toddler Time or at any time for that matter.
Lunch & Learn will be offered on Wednesday, October 23rd at 12 noon. Our guest speaker is being finalized, so please stay tuned for details. As always, bring a lunch, the library will provide drinks and dessert. Let’s Lunch & Learn at the Library! There will be NO lunch & Learn programs for the months of November and December because of the holidays.
Oooo . . . . .Halloween is coming up fairly quickly. Do you know what your Halloween costume will be yet? We might just dress up here at the library – you never know what will happen. And we have a feeling that Cousin Itt will be making his annual appearance as well. We wonder what type of costume he will wear? Should be interesting.
Here is a partial list of some of the scary stories that we have here in our collections:
“Scary Stories Treasury” by Alvin Schwartz
“Scary Stories for All Ages” by Robert Brown
“Favorite Scary Stories of American Children”
“Spooky Sleepover” by Joan Holub
“There’s No Such Thing” by Tony Mitton
Come on by and check out a few. Just be sure to keep a light on at night to keep the monsters under the bed at bay. Bwahahahahahahaha!
Happy Reading!

October 9, 2013

Library Corner 10 10 13

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 10:35 pm

Come on fall! Cooler temps, colorful leaves, pumpkins, and gourds – what fun! Fall at the library is always fun. What do we have in store this month?
For starters, we would like to give a big, hearty “Thank you” to Mr. Joel Southern, CEO of Haywood Park Community Hospital, who spoke at Lunch & Learn last week. Mr. Southern spoke about the Affordable Care Act and how it will impact you and your family. It was a very informative program. Thank you again, for presenting this program to us. Mr. Southern stated that he will have 2 staff persons at the hospital who will be able to assist you in researching your coverage.
We will be offering a Free Basic Computer Class the first Monday of each month at 2pm. These classes will be on a first come, first served basis and are limited to the first ten people who show up.
Toddler Time still be offered on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month (Oct. 7th and Oct. 21st) at 11am. All toddlers and their caregivers are invited to the library to listen to stories and color/craft. We love Toddler Time at the Library!
The Elma Ross Public Library will be CLOSED on Friday, October 11, 2013 due to the Haywood High School homecoming festivities which take place in the stadium parking lot. We wish the Tomcats the best of luck for the game! Go, Tomcats, Go!
Lunch & Learn will be offered on Wednesday, October 30th at 12 noon. Our guest speaker is yet to be announced, so please stay tuned for details. This will be the last Lunch & Learn for this year. There will be no Lunch & Learn programs in the months of November and December due to the holiday season.
Happy Reading!

Library Corner 10 3 13

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 10:34 pm

Come on fall! Cooler temps, colorful leaves, pumpkins, and gourds – what fun! Fall at the library is always fun. What do we have in store this month?
For starters, we would like to give a big, hearty “Thank you” to Mr. Joel Southern, CEO of Haywood Park Community Hospital, who spoke at Lunch & Learn last week. Mr. Southern spoke about the Affordable Care Act and how it will impact you and your family. It was a very informative program. Thank you again, for presenting this program to us. Mr. Southern stated that he will have 2 staff persons at the hospital who will be able to assist you in researching your coverage.
Starting this month, the library will be offering Free Basic Computer Class on Monday, October 7th at 2pm. We will be offering a Free Basic Computer Class the first Monday of each month at 2pm. These classes will be on a first come, first served basis and are limited to the first ten people who show up.
Toddler Time sill be offered on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month (Oct. 7th and Oct. 21st0 at 11am. All toddlers and their caregivers are invited to the library to listen to stories and color/craft. We love Toddler Time at the Library!
The Elma Ross Public Library will be CLOSED on Friday, October 11, 2013 due to the Haywood High School homecoming festivities which take place in the stadium parking lot. We wish the Tomcats the best of luck for the game! Go, Tomcats, Go!
Lunch & Learn will be offered on Wednesday, October 30th at 12 noon. Our guest speaker is yet to be announced, so please stay tuned for details. This will be the last Lunch & Learn for this year. There will be no Lunch & Learn programs in the months of November and December due to the holiday season.
Happy Reading!

Library Corner 9 26 13

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 10:32 pm

Did we see the calendar correctly? Is it really almost the month of October? The month of falling leaves, cool breezes, marching band competitions, and Halloween? Oh my, this year is really flying fast. Say it ain’t so!
Ah well, it is true then. Fall is here. We here at the library are glad that fall is hear because it makes it much easier to “fall” into a good book! Sorry, couldn’t resist the pun. We have some exciting events coming up. Friday, September 27th, we are offering an Every Child Ready to Read Program for parents and children up to age five, here at the library at 4pm. Reading is such a fundamental part of our lives. Every aspect of our lives are affected by our reading skills. The skills of reading are best nurtured and learned at a young age. Please, all parents with children up to age five, are encouraged to attend this great reading-enhancing program.
Now on to the month of October. On Monday, October 7th, we will be offering the following programs: Toddler Time at 11am for all toddlers and their caregivers; and Basic Skills Computer Class at 2pm, these classes are first come, first served and are limited to the first ten people who arrive. The Library will be closed on Friday, October 11th due to the Haywood High School Homecoming festivities which take place in the stadium parking lot. On Monday, October 21st, we will be offering Toddler Time at 11am for all toddlers and their caregivers. Wednesday, October 23rd, we will be offering Lunch & Learn at 12 noon in the library meeting room, our guest speaker is TBA, but please remember to bring a lunch, the library will provide drinks and dessert.

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