Elma Ross Public Library's Blog

July 17, 2015

Library Corner 7 30 15

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And the winners are . . . . . . . . . Well, it is just one day too early to say. Teens and Adults there is 1 day left to enter the reading contests. Finish those last chapters tonight and turn your entries in tomorrow, July 31 before 5pm.

It is hard to believe that summer is just about over and that school will be starting back in session in, what, just a few days? Wow, where has this summer gone? We’ve had great fun in having summer reading programs for kids, teens, and adults here at the library this summer. Did you participate? We certainly hope that you did. You don’t have to wait for summer to be an active reader. You can actually read at any time, no matter the season. We encourage reading at any age as well. We’d like everyone to be a reader. Yes, we know that not everyone loves to read, and that’s ok too. We do have access to newspapers and magazines. And we offer access to the internet, for free. There is something for everyone here at your local library. Come and check us out!

Happy Reading!

Library Corner 7 23 15

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 8:06 pm

Teens and Adults – you have just a little over 1 week left to enter the reading contest for the month of July. Keep reading! Keep reading! Keep reading! Then enter, enter, enter! The last day to enter the Teens and Adults Reading Contests is Friday July 31st at 5pm.

Reading is so very important to all our lives, but especially to our school children, which is why we encourage children to read all during the summer. Reading during the summer keeps minds active and learning and better prepared for the school year in the fall. School will be starting again soon. Yes, really, it will. And yes, we all just heard a collective groan from school children. We would like to take this moment to remind all students, parents, and teachers about the invaluable resources that we have here at the library; including, but not limited to, the Tennessee Electronic Library and the Regional E-book and Audio-book Download System. TEL and READS are FREE resources available to EVERY resident of Tennessee and can assist with all levels of educational needs. All you need to access TEL and READS is a computer with an internet connection. An e-reader is also needed for READS. More on that in another article. Don’t have a computer or internet connection at home? The public library does. It’s free to use as well, you just need your library card to sign-up. We also have free wireless service available. We want every student and teacher to be aware of TEL and READS and how each can help their classrooms. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at the library.

Happy Reading!

Library Corner 7 16 15

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 8:04 pm

Wow, what a fantastic ending to Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading 2015! We had a fabulous puppet show put on by the Elma Ross Puppet Players with great songs all about heroes and some great books about heroes as well. And we have winners!

The winners of the door prizes are: Etijah Bond, Rickayla Douglas, Nikki Douglass, Isaiah Hykes, Malikye Jelks, Joshua Norfolk, Ja’Kayla Rogers, Akira Shaw, Kianiya Starks, and Tyran Worles. Congratulations to all our door prize winners. Now, for the grand prize winner. There was a drawing from the names of those who read the most books, to receive a new book-bag filled with, you guessed it, books. And the winner is Mr. Isaiah Hykes! Congratulations Isaiah, you are a super-reader!!!!!

Now, Teens and Adults, please don’t fret. There are still a couple of weeks left to enter the reading contests for the month of July. Keep reading and keep entering. Winners will be drawn at the end of the month.

Happy Reading!

Library Corner 7 9 15

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 8:03 pm

Did you have a happy, safe, and blessed Independence Day? We sure did. We all enjoyed our family and friends and ate too much. It is such a privilege to live in the United States of America and enjoy the freedoms that we do. Thank you to the forefathers and foremothers of our great country and to all those who keep us safe and free today.

It just boggles the mind that it has been six weeks since we began the Every Hero Has A Story Summer Reading Program 2015. We have had six weeks of fun and excitement as we read and learned about Superheroes and Real-Life Heroes. We had visits from Whyatt (thank you WLJT for allowing him to come and visit.); our local firemen; policemen and women; and ambulance/EMT personnel. Thank you all for sharing your lives with us as we celebrate all our heroes. For the Every Hero Has A Story finale, we will be having our Elma Ross Players Puppet show today, Thursday, July 9th at 2pm followed by awards. Please join us as we pay tribute to all our heroes.

However, summer reading is not quite over just yet for our adults and teens. There is still the adult and teen reading contests for the month of July. Keep reading and entering for a chance to win prizes at the end of the month. Speaking of prizes our winners for the June Teen and Adult Summer Reading Contests are . . . (drumroll please) . . . Nicole Bond (adult) and AJ Bond (teen)! Congratulations, and please come by the library to claim your prizes.

Happy Reading!

Library Corner 7 2 15

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 8:02 pm

The winners of the Teens and Adults Reading Contests for June are . . . . . . . . . Well, as of the writing of this article, it isn’t the end of the month of June yet, so we will have to let you know in next week’s article. And speaking of Teen and Adult Reading Contests, the July contest is now underway. Keep reading and entering. Winners will be drawn at the end of the month. We love summer reading here at the Elma Ross Public Library! What have you read so far?

There are two weeks left for our Every Hero Has A Story Summer Reading 2015 program. The last day to log books in your reading logs is July 3rd. All logs must be filled in and turned in by no later than 5pm on Friday, July 3rd. No exceptions. Our last program will be on Thursday, July 9th at 2pm with the Elma Ross Puppet Players Puppet Show. Woo hoo! Keep on reading!

The Elma Ross Public Library will be closed on Saturday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day. We hope that everyone has a blessed day.

Toddler Time will be offered on Monday, July 6th and Monday, July 20th at 11am. All toddlers and their caregivers are invited to come to the library to listen to stories and have a small craft.

The Free Basic Skills Computer Class will be offered on Monday, July 6th at 2pm. Space is limited to 10 persons and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Happy Reading!

Library Corner 6 25 15

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 8:01 pm

We are in the middle of Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading 2015, can you tell? We are having so much fun. Are you keeping track of your books that you are reading? Please be sure to fill in your book logs, that way you will be eligible for prizes. We’re having stories about Super Heroes, as well as visits from some of our local heroes as well. Our Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading 2015 programs (K-6th) will run until Thursday, July 9th. All programs begin at 2pm. All book logs must be completed by Friday, July 3rd before 5pm.

Teens and Adults, the end of the June Reading Contest is almost here. Keep reading and submitting your entries. The winners will be chosen on June 30th at 5pm and announced shortly thereafter. So stay tuned. There will be a second Teen and Adult Reading Contest for the month of July. Don’t miss out on all the reading fun we are having here at your local library.

One last little announcement. The Elma Ross Public Library will be closed on Saturday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day.

Happy (Summer) Reading!

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