Elma Ross Public Library's Blog

December 30, 2016

Library Corner 12 29 16

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 3:19 pm

Let the countdown to another year begin. We are excited about another New Year. 2017, we hope that you bring everyone health and happiness. The Elma Ross Public Library will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2017 in observance of the New Year.

The library has great things planned for this New Year. Here is January’s calendar of events.

Monday, January 2: Library closed for the New Year’s Day holiday.
Monday, January 9: 11am Toddler Time (stories and craft); 2pm Basic Skills Computer Class (first come, first served, limit 10 people)
Monday, January 16: Library closed for MLK Day
Thursday, January 19: Popcorn Day at the Library (enjoy some popcorn today.)
Monday, January 23: 11am Toddler Time (stories and craft)
Wednesday, January 25: 12pm Lunch & Leisure Adult Coloring Program (bring a lunch and enjoy coloring with either colored pencils or crayons). Coloring isn’t just for kids anymore!

Happy Reading!

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December 22, 2016

Library Corner 12 22 16

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 7:51 pm

The staff of the Elma Ross Public Library would like to extend a Happy Hanukkah to all those who celebrate. Also a Blessed Kwanza to those who observe. Since it is the time for celebrating, we thought that you might enjoy this little library-themed Christmas song. Our apologies to authors: Robert May (lyrics) and Johnny Marks (music) in advance. Enjoy.

Rudolph, the red-nosed bookworm (Bookworm.)
had a very shiny nose. (Like a light-bulb.)
And if you ever saw it, (Saw it.)
you would even say it glows. (Like a light bulb.)

All of the other bookworms (Bookworms.)
used to laugh and call him names. (Like Pinocchio.)
They never let poor Rudolph (Rudolph.)
join in any bookworm games. (Like Monopoly.)

Then one foggy Christmas Eve
Santa came to say: (Ho! Ho! Ho!)
“Rudolph with your nose so bright,
won’t you read me my list tonight?”

Then all the bookworms loved him (Loved him.)
as they shouted out with glee, (Tee hee hee hee hee)
Rudolph the red-nosed bookworm, (Bookworm.)
you’ll go down in history! (You’ll go down in history!)

The Elma Ross Public Library will be closed on Saturday, December 24, and Monday, December 26, in observance of the Christmas Holiday. Have a Blessed Holiday Season.

Happy Reading!

Library Corner 12 15 16

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 7:50 pm

We are quickly coming to a close for this year and what a year it has been. There have been some good times here at your library. What have been some of your favorite times here at the library? We would like your input so that we can plan programs accordingly. We have a few more programs that we are going to be trying in the coming year and we hope that you will be excited about them. There will be more about these new programs in another article.

While we love for patrons to come and check books out, we would like everyone to please remember to return books to the library instead of letting a friend or relative borrow them from you, especially if we have a “Reserve List” for a book. We know that most people love books and want to share them; however, if the library has a “Reserve List” for a specific title, and you let a friend or relative who isn’t on our “Reserve List” take the book from you, it means that the folks who are waiting on the “Reserve List” and who are “next in line to read it” are being ignored and we really don’t want that to happen and it makes us sad.

We want to remind everyone that the library will be closed on Saturday, December 24 and Monday, December 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday. We would also like to wish all of our Jewish friends a Happy and Blessed Hanukkah.

Happy Reading!

December 9, 2016

Library Corner 12 8 16

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 7:36 pm

We had such stupendous fun reading the stories of “The Gingerbread Baby” and “Gingerbread Friends”, then making gingerbread houses out of milk cartons, graham crackers, frosting and candy at our Annual Gingerbread House Family Night last Friday evening. Listening to favorite stories is always a treat. And the houses! Oh my, such superb gingerbread houses were made. Such style and creativity. It was sight to behold.

The library calendar for December is as follows: Toddler Time will be offered on the first and third Mondays of the month (Dec. 5, and Dec. 19) at 11qm. All toddlers and their caregivers are invited to attend, listen to stories, and have a small craft.
The last Free Basic Computer Skills class for the year will be offered on Monday, December 5 at 2pm. These classes are on a first come, first served basis. Class is limited to ten people.

The Elma Ross Public Library will be closed on Saturday, December 24 and Monday, December 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Happy Reading!

December 2, 2016

Library Corner 12 1 16

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

Is it time yet? Is it time yet? Is it time yet? Yes, it is time for the Annual Gingerbread House Family Night. Friday, December 2 at 7pm here at the library. Have you made your reservation yet? Reservations are required. Call the library at 772-9534, space is limited. We are going to have such stupendous fun reading the stories of “The gingerbread Baby” and “Gingerbread Friends”, then making gingerbread houses our of milk cartons, graham crackers, frosting and candy. Wheeeee!

Toddler Time will be offered on the first and third Mondays of the month (Dec. 5, and Dec. 19) at 11qm. All toddlers and their caregivers are invited to attend, listen to stories, and have a small craft.
The last Free Basic Computer Skills class for the year will be offered on Monday, December 5 at 2pm. These classes are on a first come, first served basis. Class is limited to ten people.

The Elma Ross Public Library will be closed on Saturday, December 24 and Monday, December 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Happy Reading!

Library Corner 11 24 16

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 7:27 pm

A happy and blessed Thanksgiving Day to you all! The Elma Ross Public Library is closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We have so many things to be thankful for.

We are thankful for books! We are a library after all, we LOVE books. We are thankful to see all of our library patrons coming in our doors. We are thankful to assist you in searching for the information that you need. It makes our jobs worthwhile to see you accomplish your goals to finish that test or complete your resume or finish whatever report you are working on. We are thankful for computers. Frustrated with them at times too, but generally thankful to use them when they work correctly. We are thankful for our comfortable library building. We have hot and cold running water, working lights, working restrooms, working heating and air systems. Knock-on-wood, that we didn’t just jinx any of that. We are thankful for our custodian who keeps the library clean and spotless and who takes great pride in keeping the library looking so beautiful. We are thankful for a community, city, and county that supports our library. We are thankful for a hard working library board. We are thankful for our regional library staff who assist us in making our library the best that it can be. We are thankful for the all of our library staff who work so hard to keep everything running smoothly. Yes, we are thankful.

Quick announcement. The Annual Gingerbread house Family Night is coming up on Friday, December 2 at 7pm. Registration is required. Call the library at 772-9534 to make your reservation today.

Happy Reading!

Library Corner 11 17 16

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

Oh me, oh my, oh me, oh my, where is the time going? Mid-month already. At least that means that Thanksgiving is almost here. How do you celebrate this national holiday? Do you have turkey, dressing, and all the fixings? Yum yum yum. Do you visit family and friends? Eat, play some games, then eat some more? We hope that everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving Day. We want everyone to know that the Elma Ross Public Library will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Now that Thanksgiving is so very close, it is time to announce that the Annual Gingerbread House Family Night is just around the corner. Mark your calendars for Friday, December 2, at 7pm. Reservations will be required. We will begin accepting reservations on Monday, November 21. We enjoy this presenting this program each year, and we know that fun and excitement is had by all who attend. Hearing the stories of “The Gingerbread Baby” and “Gingerbread Friends” then making gingerbread houses out of graham crackers, frosting, and candy is fun for the entire family.

Happy Reading!

Library Corner 11 10 16

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 7:25 pm

This has been a historic week to say the least. Election Day was on Tuesday. If you were of legal age and registered to vote, did you? It is so very important in the United States, since we were founded as a democratic nation, that we take our civic duty earnestly and cast our vote when asked/required to do so. Do your due diligence, research your candidates, and cast your ballot. America is a great nation, founded on sound principles; however, we need to keep ourselves informed through reliable sources so that we may make educated decisions about how our town/city/state/nation is governed.

On Friday of this week we will celebrate Veterans’ Day. “Veterans’ Day, (a) holiday formerly observed in the United States as Armistice Day in commemoration of the signing of the Armistice ending World War I. Nov. 11 officially became Veterans’ Day on May 24, 1954, by act of Congress. The day is set aside in honor of all those who have fought in defense of the United States.” (“Veterans’ Day.” The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™, Columbia University Press, 2016. Kids InfoBits.) Our deepest, most heartfelt thanks are extended to all our Veterans who have served, who are still serving, or who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country. God Bless you.

Happy Reading.

Library Corner 11 3 16

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 7:24 pm

Holy cow are we in the month of November already??? This calendar just can’t be correct. Egads, say it ain’t so. Sigh. Ok, alright, we give up. It is the month of November. Here is the calendar of events for this glorious new month.

We have Toddler Time on Monday, November 7 at 11am. All toddlers and their caregivers are invited to come and hear stories and have a small craft.

Also on Monday, November 7 we will have our Basic Skills Computer Class at 2pm. Anyone interested in learning Basic Computer Skills are invited to attend this free class. Only 10 spots are available and they are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tuesday, November 8 is Election Day. For everyone aged 18 or over, who have duly registered to vote, please do your civic duty and vote. Also on November 8 – Rotary Pancake Day at FUMC from 7am – 7pm. Tickets are $6.00 at the door or see a Rotarian! Proceeds from this fundraiser to go our service projects like Haywood County Reading Railroad, Dictionaries to Third Graders, Wheels in Motion, and Scholarships.

Friday, November 11 is Veteran’s Day. Thank you and God Bless to all our Veterans.

Monday, November 21 is Toddler Time at 11am. All toddlers and their caregivers are invited for stories and a small craft.

The Elma Ross Public library will be closed on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Happy Reading!

Library Corner 10 27 16

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 7:23 pm

We have been doing a lot of cleaning, clearing, straightening, and weeding of our collections. This is an on-going process, but we are looking better. (Much thanks to our Hatchie River Regional Staff for all the hard work you guys are doing with us!) We have discarded all the older encyclopedias, etc and have created a new YA (Young Adult) Section in that space. We have also put all our children’s Board Books in the kid-themed wheeled display rack for easier access. And we have put our Big Books out for check-out, as well as our collection of Book Kits. We still have a ways to go, but we are off to a great start. Come on by and check us out.

Thank you to the Friends of the Elma Ross Public Library for the great Book Sale last week. Please don’t worry, the Book Sale has not fully gone away. We were cleaning and clearing our Book Sale area as well. Any books remaining from the Book Sale in the Meeting Rom have been moved to the Book Sale area located on the right side, past the Circulation Desk.

Since Halloween is fast approaching, have a spooktacular day.

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