Elma Ross Public Library's Blog

April 28, 2017

Library Corner 4 27 17

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 6:22 pm

May is almost here! We are excited about the month of May here at your library. We have some great programs and events happening. Here is our schedule for the month.

Monday, May 1 we have Toddler Time at 11am. All toddlers and their caregivers are invited to listen to stories and color/craft. Also on Monday, May 1, we have Basic Skills Computer Class at 2pm. Class is on a first come, first served basis. On Friday, May 5 at 3:30pm we will have Teen Trivia at the Library. The theme is Pokemon. All teens are invited for trivia and light refreshments. Friday, May 12 we have Limerick and Lollipop Day. Come by the library and enjoy a limerick and a lollipop. Monday, May 15 is Toddler Time at 11am. Again, all toddlers and their caregivers are invited to listen to stories and color/craft. Wednesday, May 24 is Lunch & Leisure at the Library. Join us as we destress by coloring and listening to soothing music as we eat our lunches. Please remember to bring a lunch, the library will provide drinks and dessert. The library will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.

Summer Reading will soon be here! Storyhours will be on Thursdays at 2 beginning in June. More details coming soon.

Happy Reading!

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April 21, 2017

Library Corner 4 20 17

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 6:53 pm

The month of April is quickly coming to a close. Each year just seems to go faster and faster. We hope that everyone enjoyed Drop Everything And Read day last week. There is only two other items on our calendar for the month and they happen to be on the same day. What is that luck day, you ask? Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 26, has the distinction of being National Pretzel Day and we will celebrate by offering pretzel sticks. So please join us for Pretzel Day at the Library. Wednesday is also the day for Lunch & Leisure at the Library. All interested persons are invited to join us Wednesday, April 26, at 12 noon, bring a lunch and color with us. The library will provide drinks, dessert, soothing music and coloring supplies. Please join us for Lunch & Leisure at the Library.

Happy Reading!

April 13, 2017

Library Corner 4 13 17

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 6:42 pm

Do you like to read? We certainly hope that you do. Reading can be relaxing, fun, informative, exciting, adventurous, or scary. It all depends on what you like to read. Reading is, by far, one of the most important skills that we use in our daily lives and it should be fostered and encouraged on a daily basis. With that being in mind, did you participate in the library’s #Haywood DEARday (Drop Everything And Read) celebration yesterday by taking a photo of yourself reading and posting it to the library Facebook page? We hope that you did Drop Everything And Read yesterday.

The Elma Ross Public Library will be closed on Friday, April 14 in observance of Good Friday. We hope that you all have a blessed day. And we wish a slightly belated Blessed Passover to all those who celebrated.

This is the last few days to get your tax forms. If we do not have the form that you are searching for, you may go to http://www.IRS.gov and find it on the IRS website. If you wish to print any forms from the IRS website here at the library, you will have to pay for printing. The last day for taxes is Tuesday, April 18. If you need any type of tax advice, please contact a certified tax preparer as the library staff are not able to answer any tax questions.

Toddler Time will be offered on Monday, April 17 at 11am. And Lunch & Leisure will be offered on Wednesday, April 26 at 12 noon. And finally, celebrate National Pretzel Day with us on Wednesday, April 26. Come see us and eat a few pretzel sticks.

Happy Reading!

Library Corner 4 6 17

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 6:40 pm

The following is a letter received from Mr. Chuck Sherrill, State Librarian and Archivist.
Dear Tennessee Librarians,

If the Administration’s proposed federal budget is approved as presented, Tennessee libraries will lose a significant amount of support and funding. The budget proposes to defund and eliminate the Institute for Museum and Library Services, which provides about $3 million annually for Tennessee libraries.

Some of you have asked for guidance in what to say to your Congressional representatives about this matter. The following programs and services are paid for in part or in full by federal funds in Tennessee and would be jeopardized.
Tennessee Electronic Library – T.E.L. (Statewide)

These funds pay for 50 of the 70 databases in TEL. These databases give Tennesseans of all ages access to job and career development resources; health and wellness information; newspaper, magazine, and academic journal articles; and reference content for Tennessee K-12 schools, colleges, and universities. In 2016, over 30 million searches were conducted in T.E.L. ($838,000)

Book and Materials Funding, READS e-Books (Regional Library System)
$509,000 is distributed between 186 rural libraries and systems for the purchase children’s titles, large print books, audio/visual materials, and e-books. An additional $223,000 supports an online e-book and audio-book library serving those same libraries, in a program called READS. Users of all ages borrowed nearly three million titles from Tennessee READS last year. ($731,800)

Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (Statewide)
This small but critical program provides audio and braille books to persons in every county who cannot read standard print due to a physical or learning disability. Circulating approximately 1,000 items daily, this service is a lifeline for the 5,000 Tennesseans who use it. ($71,500)

Library Technology Infrastructure (Regional Library System)
The network of computer technicians who respond to service calls from libraries is funded with IMLS dollars. Additionally, from this fund we provide matching Tech Grants for the purchase of computers and related items by public libraries. The Statewide Library Catalog, which public libraries draw from in order to create their local catalog and to conduct interlibrary loan is also federally funded.

More information, including contact information for Congress searchable by zip codes, can be found on the ALA website here. ( http://cqrcengage.com/ala/app/lookup?0&m=101044 )

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