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Portland Leader > Russell leaves new library, legacy upon retirement

Portland Leader > Russell leaves new library, legacy upon retirement | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

When Barbara Russell accepted the position as librarian of the Portland Public Library over 33 years ago, the library was located in a building that opened into the alley near the back of The Portland Leader office. When she retired last week, she left a legacy – the Portland Public Library is recognized as an elegant facility that offers a wide-range of services for its patrons.  ...

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There is "A Place For Everyone At The Table" at the Tennessee Library Association's 2015 Conference

There is "A Place For Everyone At The Table" at the Tennessee Library Association's 2015 Conference | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

Reserve your place at our table and register for our 2015 conference, "A Place for Everyone at the Table". Early bird registration is available until Monday, March 30.  The hotel rate will also increase after March 30, so save yourself some money and register today!

 

Registration for the Tennessee Library Association 2015 annual conference at: http://www.tnla.org/?page=2015Conference

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Everyone is a Leader

Presented by Ruth Kinnersley and Dolores Greenwald.

 

And don't miss the pre conference on Weds afternoon at the TLA annual conference!

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Kids celebrate Dr. Seuss' 111th birthday

Kids celebrate Dr. Seuss' 111th birthday | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Happy birthday to Dr. Seuss! His birthday, March 2, is also National Read Across America Day. Dr. Seuss would have been 111-years-old Monday. In celebration, schools and libraries across
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Urban libraries a haven for homeless in Chattanooga, state

Urban libraries a haven for homeless in Chattanooga, state | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Jeffery Bailey spends nearly every day at the main library in downtown Nashville.
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Playaway Unveils a Pre-Loaded, Controlled Tablet for Kids’ Circulation

Playaway Unveils a Pre-Loaded, Controlled Tablet for Kids’ Circulation | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"...Priced at $99 and free from wifi connectivity or cameras, Playaway Launchpads are already in place in a number of public library systems for young patrons to borrow, including Baltimore County Public Library, Cambridge Public Library, Chicago Public Library and Nashville Public Library."

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Shoot Dyer County photo contest winners announced

Shoot Dyer County photo contest winners announced | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Winners of the Seventh Annual Shoot Dyer County Photo Contest have been chosen and their images are currently on display at McIver's Grant Public Library for viewing through the end of March. The Dyersburg/Dyer County Photography Club invites you to come out and view these beautiful photographs all taken within the Dyer County limits...
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Homeless people need libraries, and libraries need them, too

Homeless people need libraries, and libraries need them, too | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Jeffery Bailey spends nearly every day at his public library.
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Author Ruta Sepetys learns forgotten trunk holds family history

Author Ruta Sepetys learns forgotten trunk holds family history | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Author Ruta Sepetys traveled to Lithuania to uncover the stories of Soviet deportation survivors about the most terrifying part of their history. The resulting novel, "Between Shades of Gray," is an international bestseller and this year's Nashville Reads selection.
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Creative Discovery Museum Launches Campaign For Local Kindergarten Readiness - Chattanoogan.com

Creative Discovery Museum Launches Campaign For Local Kindergarten Readiness - Chattanoogan.com | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"... Creative Discovery Museum is leading this effort in collaboration with many partners in the Chattanooga area including: the Hamilton County Department of Education, Head Start, Tennessee Child Care Resource and Referral Network, UTC, United Way, Chattanooga Public Library, Chattanooga Area Association for the Education of Young Children, Chattanooga State, First Things First, Imagination Library and Read 20..."

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The Civil War and its legacy preserved at 2015 Sesquicentennial event

The Civil War and its legacy preserved at 2015 Sesquicentennial event | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
The multi-year initiative to preserve and commemorate Tennessee’s Civil War history will culminate during the 2015 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event “Reconstruction Tennessee” April 30-May 1 in Knoxville. The event is free and will feature keynote addresses, symposiums, educational seminars, tours of historic sites, and more. Knoxville’s Blue & Gray Reunion and Freedom Jubilee will take place April 30-May 3.
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Library looks to expand services, possibly north Clarksville branch

Library looks to expand services, possibly north Clarksville branch | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Study underway to determine future direction of Clarksville-Montgomery County Library
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Library calls for historical items for Memphis in May 40th anniversary project

Library calls for historical items for Memphis in May 40th anniversary project | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
The Memphis Public Library is asking the public to submit items and memorabilia to be used in a history project marking next year’s 40th anniversary of the Memphis in May International Festival.
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County library continues to offer seed exchange

County library continues to offer seed exchange | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Seeds continue to be donated by gardeners, organizations and businesses in Williamson County for the library's seed exchange program.
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Archivist Tom Kanon examines Tennessee's role in War of 1812 in ‘Tennesseans at War: 1812-1815'

Archivist Tom Kanon examines Tennessee's role in War of 1812 in ‘Tennesseans at War: 1812-1815' | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
The Volunteer State, as every Tennessee schoolchild is taught, is a nickname rooted in the overwhelming turnout of Tennesseans for the War of 1812.
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Education foundation hopes for more Freedom Schools

Education foundation hopes for more Freedom Schools | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Children's Defense Fund founder Marian Wright Edelman asks Nashville for more support of Freedom Schools.
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How do you spell s-u-c-c-e-s-s? It starts with reading proficiency

How do you spell s-u-c-c-e-s-s? It starts with reading proficiency | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Tennesseans should be encouraged by added emphasis on reading and literacy in the state.
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The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation awarded $2.3 million in Lowe’s Toolbox for Education® grants to schools nationwide

The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation awarded $2.3 million in Lowe’s Toolbox for Education® grants to schools nationwide | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"... “Our library has had the same furnishings since opening in the 1970′s,” said Ginger Corder, librarian at North Coffee Elementary in Manchester, Tennessee, recipient of a$14,000 grant for new furniture and flooring..."

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Library enjoys successful Seuss read-a-thon

Library enjoys successful Seuss read-a-thon | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
This year the McIver's Grant Public Library hosted an indoor read-a-thon in place of the traditional Read Around Town due to recent weather history for our area. On Monday evening from 5:30-7 p.m. grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, community officials and educators gathered together to celebrate the birthday of world-renown children's author Theodore Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss...
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‘Dream Forest’ exhibit arrives

‘Dream Forest’ exhibit arrives | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
After months of planning by the Columbia Arts Council, the LeQuire “Dream Forest” art exhibit was forced to delay its arrival to the Maury County Library last week due to inclement weather.
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Teens in library build virtual worlds during Teen Tech Week

Teens in library build virtual worlds during Teen Tech Week | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
This week, a handful of teenagers have gathered in an upstairs room of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library for a couple of hours each day and planted themselves behind computers.
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Frist Center Showcases Community Organizations in EXQUISITE NASHVILLE Exhibition, Now thru 7/5

Frist Center Showcases Community Organizations in EXQUISITE NASHVILLE Exhibition, Now thru 7/5 | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"... The Exquisite Nashville project brought together participants of all ages from the Center for Refugees and Immigrants of Tennessee, Conexión Américas, the Edmondson Pike Branch of the Nashville Public Library, and Room in the Inn..."

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Homeless people need libraries, which need them, too

Homeless people need libraries, which need them, too | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jeffery Bailey spends nearly every day at his public library.
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Columbia council votes in favor of new liquor ordinance

Columbia council votes in favor of new liquor ordinance | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"...Adam Southern, director of the Maury County Library, was also elected to the Columbia Historic Zoning Commission for a five-year term..."

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Westside Garden Club Installs Officers

Westside Garden Club Installs Officers | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"... Archbold informed the group that the Greeneville-Greene County Public Library would be hosting the Tennessee Advisory Committee on Libraries Oct. 29-30.
Since members of the Westside Garden Club created the flower beds in the front of the library and maintains them, it was decided that the club will makde a special effort to have them looking their best on those dates..."

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Acclaimed historians and authors at 2015 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event

Acclaimed historians and authors at 2015 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
The 2015 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Event will welcome acclaimed historians and authors to present “Reconstruction Tennessee” to audiences in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area is the co-sponsor of the speaker events.
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