Elma Ross Public Library's Blog

December 14, 2017

Library Corner 12 14 17

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 8:30 pm

A very happy and blessed Hanukkah to all who celebrate. Shalom.

We will have our final Toddler Time for 2017 on Monday, Dec. 18 at 11am. All toddlers and their caregivers are invited to come and listen to stories with us followed by coloring or a small craft. There is no Lunch & Leisure the month of December. Lunch & Leisure will begin again in January.
The Elma Ross Public Library will be closed on Saturday, December 23; Monday, December 25; and Tuesday, December 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday. The Library will also be closed on Monday, January 1, 2018 in observance of New Year’s Day.

Happy Reading!

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Library Corner 12 7 17

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 8:29 pm

What a fantastic time! We had so much fun at Gingerbread House Family Night last week. The stories were thrilling, and the gingerbread houses were truly astonishing. Brilliant. Stunning. There was laughter and fun all around. Thank you to everyone who attended Gingerbread House Family Night. We love offering this great family program each year.

Toddler Time will be offered on Monday, December 11th, at 11am. All are invited to attend for stories and crafts. Basic Skills Computer Class will be offered on Monday, December 11th, at 2pm. All are invited to learn computer basics. Class size is limited to 10. Toddler Time will be offered on Monday, December 18th at 11am. All are invited to attend for stories and crafts. Hard Candy Day will be celebrated on December 19th. There is no Lunch & Leisure for the month of December.

The Elma Ross Public Library will be closed the following days for Christmas: Saturday, December 23rd; Sunday, December 24th; Monday, December 25th; and Tuesday, December 26th.

Happy Reading!

December 1, 2017

Library Corner 11 30 17

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

It’s almost here! It’s almost here! It’s almost here! We are so excited that it’s almost here! Gingerbread House Family Night is almost here! Gingerbread House Family Night is Friday, December 1st at 7pm. We’ll have the stories of “The Gingerbread Baby” and “Gingerbread Friends”. After the stories are read then we get to have more fun by making gingerbread houses from milk cartons, frosting, graham crackers and candy. What a fantastic time! Reservations are required as our space is limited. Have you called the library to make your reservation? If not, please call us at 772-9534 to make your reservations today. The Elma Ross Public Library absolutely loves offering this fun, family program as a gift to the community. It’s Gingerbread Time!

The Elma Ross Public Library will be closed on Monday, December 4th due to an all-day, all staff In-Service Training which all staff will be attending in Jackson. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Other events on our calendar for December include the following: Toddler Time will be offered on Monday, December 11th at 11am. Basic Skills Computer Class will be offered on Monday, December 11th at 2pm. We’d like to wish a Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate. Toddler Time will be offered on Monday, December 18th at 11am. Peppermint Candy Day will be on Tuesday, December 19th. And the Elma Ross Public Library will be closed on Saturday, December 23rd; Monday, December 25th; and Tuesday, December 26th in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Happy Reading!

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!

October 13, 2017

Library Corner 10 12 17

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 6:45 pm

Writers block is just no fun. No fun at all. Why can’t I think of anything to write? This is ridiculous. Come on, lady, get your head together. This Library Corner article has to get completed and submitted to the newspaper pronto. Ok, calm down. No sense pacing the office and staring at a blank page on the work processing program. (“Blank sheet of paper sounds better”, but technology is what it is.) Sit down, take a deep breath, have a sip of water (MMMMM, that’s tasty.) and let’s list all the things that are happening at the library for the rest of the month. There is Toddler Time on Monday, October 16th at 11am. All toddlers and their caregivers are invited to come listen to stories and have a craft/color. There is also Lunch and Leisure on Wednesday, October 25th at 12 noon. Everyone is invited to bring a lunch and the library will provide drinks, dessert and coloring materials. (Sounds like great fun, don’t you think?) Oh yes, Halloween is also this month on Tuesday, October 31st. Stop by the library for a treat. Great, now I have a list of items to work with and I can write this article and send it in. One last thing, I always include a “Happy Reading” at the end.

Happy Reading!

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