Elma Ross Public Library's Blog

November 21, 2017

Library Corner 11 23 17

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 8:10 pm

A Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to you all from the staff of the Elma Ross Public Library! A special thank you to all who work on this day. What is your favorite part of the day? For me it is the gathering of family and friends, then enjoying a fantastic meal followed by a nap then reading a great book, of course.

The Elma Ross Public library will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 23 and on Friday, November 24 in Observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be open our regularly scheduled hours (10a – 5p) on Saturday, November 25.

Now is the time to make your reservations for the Gingerbread House Family Night set for Friday, December 1 at 7pm. Please make your reservation to the library by calling us at 772-9534. We have a wonderful time at this fun family event. We read the story of the Gingerbread Baby and Gingerbread Friends then make gingerbread houses from milk cartons, frosting, graham crackers and candy. Make your reservations today and join us for Gingerbread House Family Night!

Happy Reading!


Library Corner 11 16 17

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 8:09 pm

A letter on behalf of Haywood County Reading Railroad.

We would like to ask for your help in making possible a brighter future for all children of Haywood County. The goal of Haywood County Reading Railroad is to stimulate early childhood reading with the hope that it will foster greater academic achievement when children enter school. Since 2004, Haywood County Reading Railroad has been providing free, monthly, age-appropriate books to all children under the age of five who reside in Haywood County. In this 13-year period, we have delivered over 124,000 books to 4,541 pre-school children. This accomplishment has come with the continuing support of Brownsville Rotary Club, Brownsville Review Clubs, Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation, United Way, and numerous individual community members, such as yourself. Loss of funding from the city and county, due to budget constraints, has had a dramatic impact on all non-profit entities in the county – Haywood County Reading Railroad is one of those entities. Our hope is that, with your help, we can overcome this loss and continue our efforts to provide children with quality books far into the future.

Please consider an amount of your choosing or
$75.00 one monthly books, one child for five years
$60.00 one monthly book, one child for four years
$45.00 one monthly book, one child for three years
$30.00 one monthly books, one child for two years
$15.00 one monthly book, one child for one year

Haywood County Reading Railroad is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization affiliated with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Foundation. All donations are tax deductible.

Please send your donation to Haywood County Reading Railroad, P. O. Box 25, Brownsville, TN 38012 or you may bring it to the Elma Ross Public Library.

Library COrner 11 9 17

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 8:09 pm

Is it really November already? This year is surely going by quickly. What does the library have in store for November? Well, we have Toddler Time on the first and third Mondays at 11am. All toddlers and their caregivers are invited to listen to stories and have a small craft. Basic Skills Computer Class is offered on the first Monday at 2pm. There is no Lunch & Leisure for the months of November or December. The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Which leads us to . . . Gingerbread House Family Night. Gingerbread House Family Night will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7pm. We read the stories of “Gingerbread Baby” and “Gingerbread Friends”, then we make gingerbread houses from milk cartons, frosting, graham crackers and candy. This event is exceedingly fun and we have such a fantastic time offering it. There is limited space so reservations are required to attend. We will begin taking reservations on Nov. 20th.

Happy Reading!

Library Corner 11 2 17

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 8:08 pm

Our apologies, there is no Library Corner article this week.

Library Corner 10 26 17

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 8:07 pm

The Elma Ross Public Library has a Meeting Room that is used by community groups and individuals. Each person/group signs a Meeting Room Policy Agreement, but I thought that placing the information in this format would also be appropriate. The Meeting Room is available to the community on a fee basis and to non-profit groups at no charge. The Fee for the room is $50.00. There is an additional Key/Damage Deposit of $100.00. The Key/Damage Deposit is returned when the keys are returned and the room is found to be as clean/neat as prior to the event. The Meeting Room Keys, in the bag provided, may be picked up on the last working day (M-F) before the scheduled event. The keys, in the bag provided, are to be returned into the library the first working day (M-F) after the event. Should the keys not be returned within 48 hours, or become lost, the Key/Damage Deposit is forfeited. Only the Library Director and Assistant Library Director may handle Meeting Room reservations/transactions.

The following rules are established for the use of the library Meeting Room. 1) Failure to notify of cancellation of meeting date at least 24-hours in advance will result in forfeit of rental fee. 2) Alcoholic beverages are not permitted. 3) Red or purple punch is not allowed. 4) Children must be supervised at all times. 5) No materials may be affixed in any manner to the walls, ceiling, doors/doorframe, windows/window-frame, or outside posts. 7) Smoking is not permitted. 8) Licensee is responsible for set-up and cleaning of room – a vacuum cleaner and broom are located in the closet. 9) No supplies will be provided by the library. 10) The library is not responsible for any items left in the meeting room and these items will become property of the library. 11) Licensee is responsible for any damages incurred while Meeting Room is in use.

Happy Reading!

Library Corner 10 19 17

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

Are you familiar with Haywood County Reading Railroad? If not, you should be. Haywood County Reading Railroad, our locally named affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, was started in Haywood County in 2004. 13 years. Reading Railroad has been active in Haywood County for 13 years. And we dearly hope for a great many more years to come.

Haywood County Reading Railroad provides children from birth to age five in Haywood County with a free book a month sent via the USPS. A free book to your child every month – how awesome is this! Children love to receive mail. What better piece of mail than a book which you can read to your child. Reading to your child every day helps to develop reading/learning skills in later life, so please keep reading. Just a few minutes each day. You don’t have to finish the book each time, just talking about the pictures and asking your child questions helps tremendously.

Signing up for this program is easy. Application forms are available at the Health Department, several of the doctors’ offices around town, and the Elma Ross Public Library. Please let us know if you move as we want the books to move with you. There is no charge to participate in this program.

Haywood County Reading Railroad, while free to all participants, does require funding to operate. Our governing board is made up of community volunteers and we operate under a 501(c)3 designation meaning that all donations are tax-exempt. Please consider giving the gift of reading by making a donation to Haywood County Reading Railroad and continuing this program for future generations.

Haywood County Reading Railroad will have a booth set up at the Hatchie Fall Fest on October 21 and we’ll be happy to sign your child up that day.

Happy Reading!

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