Elma Ross Public Library's Blog

September 28, 2017

Library Corner 9 28 17

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 7:53 pm

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

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Library Corner 9 21 17

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 7:52 pm

Is there someone in your life that is hard to shop for? Do you often wonder what gift to give the person that has everything? The library may be able to help. The library is proud and grateful to receive gifts in memory or in honor of your loved ones. When you come in to make your gift donation the following information is needed. The library needs the name of the person that the gift is in memory of or in honor of. The library needs the name and address of the person that the memorial/honorarium acknowledgement card may be sent to. The library also needs the information about the book/material (title/author/format) that is requested to be purchased with the funds given. Simple and easy.

We have a little bit of a problem occurring here at the library. We largely notice this problem on game days held at the football stadium. We are trying to give people the benefit of the doubt and are hoping that what happens isn’t done maliciously. We are having people use the Book Return Box as a trash can. It is a simple square white metal box with the words “Book Return” written on it and signs stating “Books ONLY” and “No Trash” on it as well. Please do NOT put trash in the Book Return Box as it damages any materials that may be inside. With this being the case (again), the library is making the decision to lock the Book Return Box on game nights. It will be locked at 5pm on game nights and will be unlocked the next morning.

The Elma Ross Public Library will be closed on Friday, September 29 due to the HHS Homecoming Football game and pre-game tailgate party. Go Tomcats!

Happy Reading!

Library Corner 9 14 17

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

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Library Corner 9 7 17

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

Did everyone have a good Labor Day? Have you ever wondered how that particular holiday started? Here is a little information about the Labor Day holiday.

From: https://www.dol.gov/general/laborday/history
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.

Wednesday, September 13 will be National Peanut Day so come celebrate with us as we give out peanuts.

Happy Reading!

September 1, 2017

Library Corner 8 31 17

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

Did you enjoy yourself watching the eclipse last week? We sure did! We used our pinhole viewer made of plain cardstock and aluminum foil. It was really something when it got dim and the crickets started chirping. Nature sure is amazing.

The library has some amazing things happening for the month of September. For starters, we will have Curious George Family Night on Friday, September 1st at 7pm. Join us as we celebrate all things Curious George. We will have Curious George stories and a Curious George craft. The library will be closed on Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day. We hope that everyone has a blessed day. The library will celebrate National Peanut Day on September 13th. Toddler Time will be offered on Monday, September 18th at 11am. All toddlers and their caregivers are invited to come listen to stories and have a small craft/color. Lunch & Leisure will be offered on Wednesday, September 27th at 12 noon. Bring your lunch and the library will provide drinks, dessert, and coloring materials.

Happy Reading!

Library Corner 8 24 17

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 6:39 pm

Since the Elma Ross Public Library is largely a popular materials library, we have a limited number of materials related to medical and legal issues. However, there are two fantastic websites that can assist you with your research needs in these areas. What are these two websites, you ask? They are medlineplus.gov and help4tn.org.

Medlineplus.gov (https://medlineplus.gov/ ) is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

Help4tn.org (http://www.help4tn.org/) is a web portal designed to provide Tennesseans with a broad range of legal and social services resources in a one-stop venue. The site was conceived and created by the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (TALS) in partnership with West Tennessee Legal Services through a Technology Initiative Grant from Legal Services Corporation. TALS partners with legal service providers to compile legal information on key issues, and TALS partners with The National Association of Social Workers, TN chapter, on content to strengthen the social services referral network to families and children statewide.By combining legal and social services resources in an easy to use format, the HELP4TN site allows Tennesseans to address these two critical and often connected needs.

These two websites are excellent resources that are free to use anytime, anywhere. So if you have any medical or legal issue questions, please ask us about medlineplus and help4tn. They can be accessed at any of our library computers or by your own home computer.

Happy Reading!

Library Corner 8 17 17

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 6:38 pm

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Library Corner 8 10 17

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 6:37 pm

We love books and reading here at the Elma Ross Public Library. We really do. We have loved books and reading for over 100 years. We love helping people find just the book that they are looking for. We love the looks on children’s faces as they receive their library card. Reading is an adventure. Do you know when that adventure begins? It begins at birth. It truly does. Parents reading to their child helps the child develop a lifelong love of reading. There is an excellent program here in Haywood County that provides free books to all children under the age of five. This program is the Haywood County Reading Railroad, our locally named affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

Haywood County Reading Railroad was established here in 2004. The board of Haywood County Imagination Library has worked tirelessly in registering eligible children for this wonderful, free program. Sign-up is easy. Applications are available at the Elma Ross Public Library, Haywood County Health Department, and most of our local doctor’s offices and schools. Once fully registered, your child will receive one book per month in the mail until your child reaches age 5. So if you register your child at birth, they will receive 60 books by the time they turn 5 years old. They will have their very own library of great children’s books! So please read to your child. Start a love of reading today. If you know of any child under the age of 5 living here in Haywood County, please tell them about Haywood County Reading Railroad.

Happy Reading!

Library Corner 8 3 17

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 6:36 pm

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Library Corner 7 27 17

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 6:35 pm

There are still a few days left for teens and adults to enter the Teen and Adult Summer Reading Contests for the month of July. Entries will be accepted until Monday, July 31 at 8pm. Keep reading and keep entering. Prizes will be awarded soon!

In just a few days the month of August will be here. We all know what that means – school is getting ready to start back up. We want all of the children in Haywood County to succeed in school wherever they attend – Haywood County Schools, private school, homeschool. The Elma Ross Public Library, along with your teachers and school library/resource center, is here to provide you with the information that you need. Whether it be books or electronic resources. We want to remind all students, parents, and teachers about TEL and READS – free services provided by your local library.

TEL is the Tennessee Electronic Library. 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! 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. The URL for TEL is http://tntel.tnsos.org

READS is the Regional eBook & Audio Download System. READS is a free service that allows patrons to download ebooks and audiobooks from a virtual library on the Internet. All you will need is an Internet connection and your library card. The program works on your laptop or any of the popular eBook readers such as the Nook, Kindle, and iPad 2 devices and many more. The URL for READS is http://reads.overdrive.com

Happy Reading!

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