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September 1, 2017

Library Corner 8 3 17

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

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

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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!

Library Corner 7 20 17

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 6:34 pm

We forgot to announce the winners of the June Reading Contests for Teens and Adults for the month of June. Our Adult Reading Contest winner was Aurora Matthews. She has already come to pick up her prize from our prize box. The Teen Reading Contest winner was AJ Bond. Congratulations to you both! Yea!

Speaking of winners, we have a winner for the Build a Better World Summer Reading program. The winner is Malena Washington! Congratulations. Everyone who participated in our summer reading programs are awesome. We love that you all love to read anytime of the year. Keep it up. There are still a couple of weeks left for the Teens and Adults to enter the Reading Contest for July, so keep reading and keep entering.

July 20 is Lollipop Day so please come by the library and get a lollipop from us.

Wednesday, July 26 is Lunch & Leisure at 12 noon here at the library. Bring your lunch, the library will provide drinks, dessert, and an array of coloring materials for you to enjoy. Come and Lunch 7 Leisure with us.

Happy Reading!

July 14, 2017

Library Corner 7 13 17

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 9:15 pm

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

Library Corner 7 6 17

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 9:13 pm

And the winners are . . . . . actually we cannot say who the winners are for the Teen and Adult Reading Contests for the month of June because this article is being submitted before the workday ends on June 30. Winners will be announced shortly. Since the month of July has started our Teens and Adults have a Reading Contest for this month as well. So please continue reading and submitting entries. Our Build a Better World participants have until July 8 at 5pm to get your reading logs completed. Prizes will be awarded on Thursday, July 13 at 2pm when we have our Elma Ross Players Puppet Show finale.

We hope that everyone had a fun and exciting Independence Day.

Happy Reading!

June 30, 2017

Library Corner 6 29 17

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 7:58 pm

The State Librarian and Archivist just made us local libraries aware of another great summer reading program called Tristar Reads. Tristar Reads is an annual contest designed to encourage children across the Volunteer State to read for at least 20 minutes a day during summer break. The program runs from May 1, 2017 (Yes, we are aware that the date has already passed. Like we stated earlier, we just got this information ourselves and are passing it along to you.) through September 1, 2017 and is open to all Tennessee students in kindergarten through 12th grade. To participate in Tristar Reads, students must register at http://www.tristarreads.com and log their reading hours. Three $1,000.00 scholarships will be awarded to the students who read and log the most hours over the course of the summer. Tristar Reads will award a scholarship to one elementary school student (K-5th grade), one middle school student (6th – 8th grade). And one high school student (9th – 12th grade). Participating students must be between the ages of 5 and 18. Public, private and homeschool students are eligible to participate in Tristar Reads. All students must register to participate on the Tristar Reads website. Students under the age of 13 must have a parent or legal guardian’s permission to participate in the program and agree to terms and conditions of the program. Participants must keep track of the hours they spend reading and a list of the books they read. That information must be submitted to Tristar Reads to determine the scholarship winner. There are multiple ways students can log their books and reading hours. Students can log their hours through the Tristar Reads website (www.tristarreads.com) or submit printed and scanned log sheets by e-mail at info@tristarreads.com, or by mail o P. O. Box 198183, Nashville, TN 37219.

Happy Reading!

June 23, 2017

Library Corner 6 22 17

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 7:09 pm

There are just a few days left for the Teen and Adult Reading Contests for the month of June. Teens and Adults have until June 30 at 5pm to get all their “How I Liked This Book” slips entered. The drawing for the June contest will take place on Monday, July 3. The Teen Reading and Adult Reading Contest for July will begin on July 1 and will run until the end of the month. Keep reading and entering.

We are having a lot of fun learning about how we can Build a Better World at our Thursday programs. Storyhour programs are offered each Thursday at 2pm for K-6 graders. Come and have fun with us. Also be sure to keep your book logs updated. Prizes for the Build a Better World Program will be given at the end of the program on July 13.

We know that it is fun to get outdoors and play during the summers. It is fun to go on family vacations. But it is also vitally important to keep your mind active and engaged by reading during the summer months as well. Students who keep reading during the summer months will do better when school starts back. So our advice to you is to play a little, rest a little, and read a little each and every day.

Happy Reading.

Library Corner 6 15 17

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 7:08 pm

Summer Reading is in full swing. There are several options for your summer reading pleasure. We have the K – 6th graders Build a Better World programs on Thursdays at 2pm. Registration is easy, just fill out a registration form found at the circulation desk. Please keep up with your reading logs. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the program. We are having fun as we learn how to take care of ourselves, our communities and our world as we Build a Better World. If you are a teen or adult, you may participate in our monthly reading contests. No registration required. As you return your books to the library, fill out a “How I Liked This Book” form found at the circulation desk and put it in the appropriate drawing box. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the months of June and July. There is also the First Lady’s Statewide Summer Reading Competition. Log your reading minutes from June 1 – July 28 and you may qualify as one of Tennessee’s Top 100 Readers. The reading packets must be returned to your local library (that’s us) on July 28th. For more information and to download the reading packet visit http://www.tn.gov/firstlady

We want to remind everyone about two fabulous free services available at your fingertips. They are TEL, 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!), and READS, the Regional E-book and Audio-book Download System (free downloadable books in a variety of formats). All you need for TEL is a computer, internet connection, and this website: http://www.tntel.tnsos.org All you need for READS is a computer, internet connection, your library card, an e-reader of your choice, and this website: http://reads.lib.overdrive.com/ Did we mention that these are FREE services available to every citizen in Brownsville?

Happy Reading!

June 9, 2017

Library Corner 6 9 17

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 7:18 pm

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

Library Corner 6 1 17

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 7:18 pm

Hip hip hooray! Hip hip hooray! Hip hip hooray! Summer reading 2017 is HERE! Once again it is time for Summer Reading here at the Elma Ross Public Library. This year’s theme is Build a Better World! Storyhour programs will begin today, Thursday, June 1st at 1pm for Kindergarten through 6th grade and will run through July 13th. Please remember to fill out a registration form and get a book-log. Please keep up with your reading. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the program. How do we build a better world? Let’s think about it for just a second or two. How can we make our world better? What about if we take better care of ourselves? Our health? Our environment? Our home? Our pets? Our storyhour programs will be looking at how we can build a better world with our families, friends, and neighbors. Join us Thursdays at 2pm.

Teens and Adult Reading Contests have also begun as well. We know that everyone wants to read during the summer. No registration forms are needed for these two programs. There will be a reading contest for the months of June and July. Just fill out a “How I Liked This Book” form which may be found at the circulation desk. Let’s Read!

Happy Reading!

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