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Word from the Library … Library on state exhibit list

Posted on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 9:01 pm


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After a busy week, the community has commenced our Camp Blount celebrations and the library is so pleased to have had the opportunity to take part. The 1812 traveling exhibit will be on site until Oct. 16 so if you have not come by to see it, you only have a few days left!

Jill Rael

Jillian Rael

Because this exhibit has been so incredibly successful, we are excited to announce that we have been put on the State Museum’s schedule for the next two years. Next fall we will host the Hoof Beats in the Heartland exhibit showcasing warhorses. The following fall we will be the last location to host the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in Tennessee traveling exhibit, and we are elated at the prospects for surrounding events.

We are busy, busy here at the Library as we wrap up application acceptance for our Teen Advisory Board and make final arrangements for the group’s outreach programs at Bailey Manor. We look forward to meeting our new student volunteers! This month we are also beginning a new tutoring program with students from Motlow College. If you are interested in these services, please call Jena Gray at 433-3286 to find out more.

Jena and I also met with the county school librarians as we forge new friendships and partnerships. We have several things in the works to aid the librarians and teachers with Common Core Standards. They are also providing us with incredible insights and ideas as to how we can grow and arrange our collection to better suit the need of both parents and students.

On Oct. 22 we are hosting a Homeschool Meet and Greet beginning at 5 p.m. We welcome all homeschool families to come out and not only meet with one another but also listen to Jena speak about all the great resources, both in house and electronic, that the Library offers. There are many free services available, including our knowledgeable librarians, that can help students of any type in all kinds of areas. There is no registration required and light snacks will be provided.

Our first Computer Class to be held on Oct. 29 is full, but the following Nov. 5 class on Microsoft Excel still has room available. Next year we will be offering classes all year long covering a wide variety of topics, including several sessions on basic computer skills. So, stay tuned for info about a topic that tickles your fancy!

The Library is hosting a pumpkin decorating contest! Bring in your carved, painted or bedazzled pumpkin by Oct. 26, and we will add it to our fall decorations. Winners from the kids and adults categories will be announced on Halloween and awesome prizes awarded. So, help us welcome autumn and make the library festive by invoking your creativity!