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Libraries and Their Friends Try to Prevent Summer Slide

As school closes for vacation this month, Tennessee public libraries and their Friends are trying to keep kids off the summer slide.
What is this affliction of childhood?
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Nonprofit Partner Spotlight: Nashville International Puppet Festival & Nashville Public Library

Nonprofit Partner Spotlight: Nashville International Puppet Festival & Nashville Public Library | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
For three days in June, the Nashville Downtown Library and Church Street Park will be transformed into a magical and mesmerizing land of storytelling and puppetry as the Nashville International Pup...
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The Paris Post-Intelligencer > Henry County Archives gets state grant

The Paris Post-Intelligencer >  Henry County Archives gets state grant | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"The Henry County Archives has been awarded a state grant to help improve storage and access to local government records..."

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VC site of statewide event

VC site of statewide event | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
On a rainy Saturday in early May, the Stewart County Visitors Center was the venue for the annual, state-wide Friends of Tennessee Libraries (FOTL) meeting.
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Metro rethinks land swap that would demolish old Ben West Library

Metro rethinks land swap that would demolish old Ben West Library | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Mayor Karl Dean's administration is rethinking its proposed land swap with the state as it explores a 'better solution' than one that would lead to the controversial demolition of the city's old Ben West Library building.
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UT Libraries Digitizes Maryville Physician’s Panoramic Photos of the Smokies | Tennessee Today

UT Libraries Digitizes Maryville Physician’s Panoramic Photos of the Smokies | Tennessee Today | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
During the 1960s and 1970s, Maryville physician Elgin P. Kintner often hiked into the Great Smoky Mountains and captured the breathtaking views with his camera. The public can now enjoy those photos too, courtesy of the UT Libraries.
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Triune: Renaissance Festival brings a different flavor to town, College Grove Library...

Triune: Renaissance Festival brings a different flavor to town, College Grove Library... | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"... I have learned of the following activites at the College Grove Library for the remainder of May..."

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Guest column: Baughn lists budget-cutting proposals to reduce tax rate

Guest column: Baughn lists budget-cutting proposals to reduce tax rate | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"5. Reduce library funding. I love our library and am likely one of its most frequent patrons. However, our per capita spending is $48 compared to the $16 per person spent by the Blount County Library. Theirs is the only library servicing Maryville and Alcoa and is funded by all three municipalities. I propose we reduce our spending to that same level. Savings to taxpayer: $952,000 or 10.5 cents off the property tax rate.


6. Reduce the Recreation and Parks $3 million budget by 10 percent.  In Fiscal Year 2013, the city of Maryville budgeted $1.4 million for both their library and parks departments. We’ve been spending that much on just our library. If my proposal is accepted, we’d still retain phenomenal services and assets while saving our taxpayers money. Savings to taxpayer: $300,000 or 3.33 cents off the property tax rate.

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County forms committee for library

County forms committee for library | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
The Sumner County Legislative Committee voted unanimously Monday to form a special committee of five county officeholders to try to resolve the issue of which government body owns the Hendersonville Library.
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Nashville library hosts national traveling exhibit marking 150th anniversary of Civil War

Nashville library hosts national traveling exhibit marking 150th anniversary of  Civil War | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A national traveling exhibit on the Civil War will be on display at Nashville's Green Hills Library beginning on Monday.
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Johnny Majors' Records Available At The Tennessee State Library And Archives - Chattanoogan.com

Johnny Majors' Records Available At The Tennessee State Library And Archives - Chattanoogan.com | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"... Mr. Majors celebrates his 78th birthday on Tuesday – and the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) wants to mark the occasion by making Tennesseans aware of the vast collection of materials the library has available for public inspection that document his career..."

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The Daily Post-Athenian | dailypostathenian.com

The Daily Post-Athenian | dailypostathenian.com | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"...or proof, view her Community Artists League exhibit now on display in the E.G. Fisher Public Library's Mayfield Gallery..."

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Brentwood votes to appeal polling case

Brentwood votes to appeal polling case | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Brentwood leaders are so frustrated with the Williamson County Election Commission over the use of the city-owned library for early voting that they are taking the matter to the Tennessee Supreme Court.
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Green Hills Library to feature Civil War exhibit

Green Hills Library to feature Civil War exhibit | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Green Hills Library will host the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History's Civil War 150 traveling exhibit through June 10.
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AROUND THE TOWN: Welcome summer with a few good books

AROUND THE TOWN: Welcome summer with a few good books | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Graduations. Check. Schools released for summer. Check. A long holiday weekend just hours away. Check. The unofficial start to summer begins this wee
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About | Friends of Tennessee Libraries

About | Friends of Tennessee Libraries | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Advocating Tennessee Library Friends Groups Since 1992.
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UT School Named to International Organization | Tennessee Today

UT School Named to International Organization | Tennessee Today | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
UT's School of Information Sciences has been a named as a member of the iSchools organization, an international group of colleges and universities dedicated to advancing the understanding of the relationships between information, people, and...
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Historically Speaking: ‘Corn from a Jar’ makers tried to stay solvent

Historically Speaking: ‘Corn from a Jar’ makers tried to stay solvent | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Carolyn Krause brings us an excellent report on a recent presentation she attended. She shares the views of a historian on illegal moonshine in East Tennessee and North Carolina. Sometimes the facts are more unusual than the legends.
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Letter: Literary Thanks

Letter: Literary Thanks | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Doyle: Thanks to all—Ms. Piper, Mr. Turczyn, and audience members—for deepening my experience of community. Thanks to each of you for helping Literary Rounds grow.
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Making Room for Innovation

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"Two library service prototyping spaces, in two very different places, have a remarkable amount in common. Nate Hill runs and operates the 4th Floor in Chattanooga, a large public library loft space operating as a flexible community makerspace and event space...."

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Jackson Library North is moving

Jackson Library North is moving | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Jackson Library North will be moving to Stonebridge Boulevard before July.
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SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Tennessee Residents Affected by Severe Storms and Flooding

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Tennessee Residents Affected by Severe Storms and Flooding | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

Stewart County Public Library hosted a SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center to answer questions about the disaster loan program, explain the process, issue and help individuals complete their applications this month.

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Tennessee Tourism Announces the 2013 Nashville International Puppet Festival

Tennessee Tourism Announces the 2013 Nashville International Puppet Festival | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Tennessee Tourism gives an overview of the Nashville Public Library's presentation of the 2013 Nashville International Puppet Festival June 21-23.
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"The Nashville Way: Racial Etiquette And The Struggle For Social Justice In A Southern City" Wins the Tennessee History Book Award - 05/17/2013 - Chattanoogan.com

"The Nashville Way: Racial Etiquette And The Struggle For Social Justice In A Southern City" Wins the Tennessee History Book Award - 05/17/2013 - Chattanoogan.com | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"...Published by the University of Georgia Press, the well-written history gives a new perspective on race relations in Nashville during the civil rights movement, a city in which a screen of etiquette denied the reality of life under Jim Crow...."

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