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Hundreds of books distributed for Read To Succeed 'Book Crossing'

Hundreds of books distributed for Read To Succeed 'Book Crossing' | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
MURFREESBORO — If you see a copy of 'The Hunger Games' lying on the table at Starbucks or notice the best-selling book nestled in a chair at the DMV, don't just pass it by. Pick it up, read it and, then, pass it on.

 

One Book is a collaboration of Read To Succeed, Ingram Books, Linebaugh Library, Barnes & Noble, Greenhouse Ministries, United Way and Middle Tennessee State University to promote reading and literacy in Rutherford County.

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Johnson City Public Library » Teen Summer Reading Finale

Johnson City Public Library » Teen Summer Reading Finale | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"... We’ll be handing out rewards and certificates to those who have reached their summer reading goals, eating snacks, giving away scards of great prizes...

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Tennessee has more than 1,500 family Bibles online

Tennessee has more than 1,500 family Bibles online | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Family Bibles were far more than Christian stories on the windswept American frontier or a lucky charm clutched against an immigrant’s heart as he sailed toward the New World on a ship.
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WCPLTN Summer Mystery Book Recommendations Williamson Source

WCPLTN Summer Mystery Book Recommendations Williamson Source | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Summer reading just isn’t complete without a little mystery. Check out these mystery recommendations byWilliamson County Librarian Lindsay Roseberry..."

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Tennessee Bar honors Murfreesboro attorney

Tennessee Bar honors Murfreesboro attorney | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
The Tennessee Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division recently awarded Legal Aid Society attorney Aimee Luna with the 2014 President’s Award.
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Putnam County Library Summer Reading Program

Putnam County Library Summer Reading Program | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Everyone is invited and encouraged to be a part of the Putnam County Library’s annual Summer Reading...
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Blount Co. book sale benefits library

Blount Co. book sale benefits library | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Blount County's Friends of the Library hosted a book sale Saturday to purchase new books, technology, and bring in cultural opportunities.
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Summer Reading Program continues at E.G. Fisher Public Library in Athens

Summer Reading Program continues   at E.G. Fisher Public Library in Athens | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"The Summer Reading Program at E. G. Fisher Public Library continues through Thursday, July 24..."

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Former Spring Hill Resident Returns With New Book | Spring Hill Fresh-A Fresh, New Voice in Spring Hill, TN

Former Spring Hill Resident Returns With New Book | Spring Hill Fresh-A Fresh, New Voice in Spring Hill, TN | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Mary Ann Weakley, a published author, returns to her Tennessee roots on July 24, to launch her recently published memoir, Monastery to Matrimony, A Woman’s Journey. She will appear at the Spring Hill Public Library at 144 Kedron Parkway, Spring Hill, TN where she will be signing copies..."


See more at: http://springhillfresh.com/blog/2014/07/02/former-spring-hill-resident-returns-with-new-book/#sthash.uTu4SKi5.dpuf

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Library Corner, July 6, 2014 | Cleveland Bradley County Public Library

Library Corner, July 6, 2014 | Cleveland Bradley County Public Library | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"The Friends of the Library Association, FOLA, has announced that New York Time’s Best Selling Author, Karen White, will be their guest speaker at their Annual Fall Luncheon on September 25th..."

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Library names Azbell MGL library branch supervisor on The Murfreesboro Post

Library names Azbell MGL library branch supervisor on The Murfreesboro Post | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Linebaugh Public Library System announced the appointment last week of Jerome Azbell as the Branch Supervisor for the Myrtle Glanton Lord Library at Patterson Park Community Center.
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19th Amendment Becomes Law - Vote in Tennessee

19th Amendment Becomes Law - Vote in Tennessee | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"This photo depicts the historic moment when Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment, thereby making it law.  The Tennessee"

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Friends of Blount County Public Library to host used book sale at library

Friends of Blount County Public Library to host used book sale at library | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
The Friends of the Blount County Public Library will host its used book sale July 17-19 in the lower level of the library.
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WCPLTN Summer Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Recommendations Williamson Source

WCPLTN Summer Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Recommendations Williamson Source | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Explore the impossible with these science fiction/fantasy novels. List compiled by  Williamson County Librarian Lindsay Roseberry..."

 
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Tennessee. Coding | Justin The Librarian

Tennessee. Coding | Justin The Librarian | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Posts about Tennessee. Coding written by justinthelibrarian
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Summer Reading Program continues at E.G. Fisher Public Library in Athens

Summer Reading Program continues   at E.G. Fisher Public Library in Athens | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
The Summer Reading Program at E. G. Fisher Public Library continues through Thursday, July 24. Activities include: * Tuesday, July 8 - Teen Movie Marathon of newly-released teen movies starting at 10 a.m.
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Historic concert to feature music of the Cumberland Mountains

Historic concert to feature music of the Cumberland Mountains | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
An Everlasting Music concert in Crossville will feature historic music and performances from artists who are dedicated to preserving the heritage of
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Popable art

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"Balloon artist Scott Tripp shows Jacob Pillsbury, 11, where to twist his balloon to create his balloon sculpture Wednesday at the Maury County Library..."

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Support for mood disorders: Allen Doederlien shares information Thursday

Support for mood disorders: Allen Doederlien shares information Thursday | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Allen Doederlein, president of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), speaks on bipolar disorder and depression at a Thursday presentation at the Blount County Public Library.
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Jean Closz is closing the book after 39 years at the Blount County Public Library

Jean Closz is closing the book after 39 years at the Blount County Public Library | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

Jean served "...29 as Head of the Children’s Library.  During that time, she has gained respect from children’s librarians all across the state for her creative projects! 

 

All friends and acquaintances are invited to a reception in Jean’s honor on Tuesday, July 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Blount County Public Library."

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MARYVILLE, TN  (July 15, 2014)    After 39 years of reading stories to children and working in a room full of children’s storybooks, Jean Closz is closing a chapter of her life as she retires. 

            The public—children, former children and parents of children—is invited  to a retirement reception in Closz’s honor at the Blount County Public Library, in the Children’s Library, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29.

With 39 years of service, Closz has spent 29 as Head of the Children’s Library, so she has influenced the lives of many of Blount County’s young citizens.

Through all of those years, she has been a part of a lot of different initiatives for children.  She says that small groups, like Head Start and day cares, used to come to the library and bring all their children for story hours.  Then, at the McGhee Street library, regular public story hours started so that parents or grandparents could bring their children to the library for story time.  

Around 1990, the state started sponsoring summer reading programs with themes and materials and ideas for activities and crafts.  Prior to that time, from sometime in the 1980s, library staff had to come up with themes and ideas for summer reading programs.

                In 2002, the Children’s area expanded immensely when the new library was completed and moved into the spacious, beautiful room designed with stylistic elements of nature—clouds, sunshine, mountains, caves, trees and more. 

            In 2005, the Maryville Kiwanis partnered with the Imagination Library Foundation to bring the Imagination Library books to children, birth to 5 years old, so that they receive their own library of books, one each month, in the mail. The Kick-off for Imagination Library was held at the library, hosted by the Kiwanis, and Jean Closz created a wearable cardboard “little engine that could” which was worn that day by staff member, Ric Vogt.  The library continues to have a staff member in charge of the registrations for children in Blount County.

            During her time in library employ, Jean Closz has worked at three different library buildings in Maryville.  She started her library careers at the A. K. Harper Memorial Library, now Dandy Lions gift shop, on Church Street, working part-time, when Mrs. Evelyn McDaniel was Library Director.

            Closz has vivid memories of the process—and hard work—of moving from one building to the next new building.  Closz says, “As the move occurred to each different library, the configuration changed for where things were and how they were shelved or stored.” 

Closz says she started working at the A.K. Harper Library in processing with Mrs. Evelyn Merriman, in one little tiny room with a closet, and her chair was in front of the closet.  All processing of materials was done on a table with a chair on each side.  All library cards were typed by typewriter, first manual and then various stages of electric.  After the card catalog using paper index cards was no longer used, there have been multiple electronic catalog systems.  Now, there is such a large volume of materials that it’s no longer possible for one person to type cards.  All look-up for check out was done by hand but is now automated.

As Head of the Children’s Library, Closz has seen a lot of changes over the years.  At the A. K. Harper Library, the Children’s section was in the basement, and that area was pretty dark at times.   Ruth Jobe and Ebba Jones were in charge of the Children’s area until 1985 when Closz took over as Head of the Children’s Library and continues in that position.

            A member of the Tennessee Library Association, Closz has served as chair of the children’s roundtable and has presented at many TLA conferences and workshops for children’s and young adult librarians.

Now that she’s ready to close the last page of the story of her library career, Closz looks forward to creating more stories with her family. She has been married to Charlie Closz for 38 years.  Her family also includes two sons and their families:  Patrick and wife, Rachel, grandchildren, Ethan, 11, and Nathan, 1, who live in Maryville;  Aaron and fiancee, Carolyn Bomar, who live in Memphis.

            The reception is open to the public, so please drop by the reception or any time before then to wish Jean well as she once more turns the pages of her own life story.

            Free and open to the public, the program is sponsored by the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville.

           For further information about library programs or services, call the library at 982-0981 or visit the Web site at www.blountlibrary.org . To sign up to receive a monthly calendar by email, go to the library’s Home Page, click on the “News and Events” tab, and then “Calendar of Events Signup” and type in your email address. Also check out Facebook at “Blount County Public Library” and Twitter at “Blount_Library”.

 

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Blount County does not discriminate based on race, color or national origin in federal or state sponsored programs, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d).

 

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July’s Brentwood Library artist specializes in nature

July’s Brentwood Library artist specializes in nature | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Kathy Chester displays work as Brentwood Library artist of the month
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Four authors awarded Janice Keck Literary Award from public library

Four authors awarded Janice Keck Literary Award from public library | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Four local authors will send their manuscripts to the publishing house after winning the Janice Keck Literary Awards presented by the Williamson County Public Library as part of a recent writing contest.
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Mayor Candidate Yokley Responds To Questions

Mayor Candidate Yokley Responds To Questions | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Yokley Responds To Questions Eddie Yokley is the Democratic candidate for Greene County Mayor...."

 

Includes a Q&A about the  Greeneville-Greene County Public Library

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Library is the place for summer fun

Library is the place for summer fun | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Fizz, Boom, Read. That's the sound of summer for many Bedford County children. Most kids look forward to not having any homework during their summer vacation. However, Bedford County's children are different when it comes to what they want to do with their sweet summertime. They want to read -- for fun!...
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TSLA Education Outreach - Upcoming Events

TSLA Education Outreach - Upcoming Events | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"The Tennessee State Library and Archives offers regular content-based, primary source workshops for educators. If you would like to have TSLA provide professional development for educators in your community, please contact Kelly Wilkerson at 615-253-3469 or by email at Kelly.Wilkerson@tn.gov."

 
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TN State Library & Archives Puts Family Bible Records Online

TN State Library & Archives Puts Family Bible Records Online | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Visitors to the website of the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) can now access family Bible records previously available only to patrons visiting TSLA's building..."

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