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Dollar General Donates More Than $47K to Mid-South Nonprofits

Dollar General Donates More Than $47K to Mid-South Nonprofits | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards $47,500 to
Mid-South Organizations
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Congratulations to the Foundation for the Memphis Shelby County Public Library and the Tipton County Public Library in Covington, TN!

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 Dollar General Donates More Than $47K to Mid-South Nonprofits

Posted on: 7:08 pm, May 20, 2013, by Ardray Maxwell

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(Memphis, TN) Dollar General stores pledged their support for making area communities stronger with education.

The company’s Literacy Foundation awarded $47,500 to Memphis area schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations Monday.

Award recipients include, Advance Memphis,

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June: RBS library offering free computer classes

June: RBS library offering free computer classes | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

Macon County Public Library System’s Red Boiling Springs Branch Library is now taking registrations for free computer classes to be held at the library throughout June.

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Red Cross East Tennessee Names New Regional CEO - 05/28/2013 - Chattanoogan.com

Red Cross East Tennessee Names New Regional CEO - 05/28/2013 - Chattanoogan.com | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Ms. Hankes has been active in several community organizations including serving on the boards of the Blount County Chamber, Blount County Chamber Foundation, the Blount County Public Library..."

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E-books present new chapter for libraries, publishers to solve

E-books present new chapter for libraries, publishers to solve | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
The way people read is changing.
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Thank you to our Secretary of State for publicizing the ebooks and ereaders available at our libraries!

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Both sides of methadone clinic issue have say at public hearing

Both sides of methadone clinic issue have say at public hearing | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
A clear separation of support and opposition for the proposed location of a methadone clinic in Johnson City was felt throughout the Jones Meeting Center at the Johnson City Public Library Tuesday evening.
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IMLS Invites Civic-Minded Techies To Hack Agency Data

IMLS Invites Civic-Minded Techies To Hack Agency Data | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced on May 21 its plans to participate in the first National Day of Civic Hacking on June 1 and 2.
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Employee Morale Killers & How to Cure Them - TLA - Tennessee Libraries Vol 61, Number 2

Employee Morale Killers & How to Cure Them - TLA - Tennessee Libraries Vol 61, Number 2 | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"We have likely all had jobs where morale plummeted at times..."

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Memphis libraries seeking funding to add staff, materials

Memphis libraries seeking funding to add staff, materials | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - The public library system in Memphis is hoping to secure $2.9 million to add employees and increase its collection.
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Tennessee: Memphis Public Library and Information Center Seeking $2.9 Million in Funding | LJ INFOdocket

Tennessee: Memphis Public Library and Information Center Seeking $2.9 Million in Funding | LJ INFOdocket | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
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"... A study by the Friends of the Library and the Memphis Library Foundation found that during the past five years, the system’s budget has been cut 21 percent and hours were reduced 20 percent..."

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Legendary Football Coach's Records Available at the Tennessee State Library and Archives

Legendary Football Coach's Records Available at the Tennessee State Library and Archives | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"...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 Majors’ career."

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Anna Lane earns Tennessee Library Association award | UTC News Releases

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"Anna Lane, Assistant to the Dean at Lupton Library, received the Tennessee Library Association (TLA) Support Staff Award at the TLA annual conference, held in Chattanooga in April 2013..."

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Library programs offer a cool alternative in summer - The Bartow County Library System is kicking off its summer reading programs this month. For the younger patrons Thursday May 30 will feature a ...

Library programs offer a cool alternative in summer - The Bartow County Library System is kicking off its summer reading programs this month. For the younger patrons Thursday May 30 will feature a ... | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Library programs offer a cool alternative in summer - The Bartow County Library System is kicking off its summer reading programs this month. For the younger patrons Thursday May 30 will feature a magic show with Arthur Atsma of Atlanta during whi...
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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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Events > SUMMER READING PROGRAM > Milan, TN > Jackson Sun

"Dig Deep - READ for ages 1-11. Beneath the Surface for ages 12-17. Read library books and win prizes. Art, writing and photography contests. $50 prize."

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Library kicks off Summer Reading Program with Digging Party

Library kicks off Summer Reading Program with Digging Party | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
The Maury County Public Library kicked off its Summer Reading Program Tuesday, May 28, with a special Digging Party event at the Nature Trail in Maury County Park.Readers of all ages will explore...
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"The Stewart County Public Library is the recipient of a $15,000 grant that, combined with other local monies raised, will fund the construction of a 24-hour outdoor pavilion with electricity, lights and free Wi-Fi access for the public. The pavilion will be named for iconic Library Director Pam Ford...."

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New Gorham- MacBane Library director hired

New Gorham- MacBane Library director hired | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
A new director has been named to the Gorham-MacBane Library in Springfield.
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TLA: One of the Friends of Tennessee Libraries’ Good Friends

TLA: One of the Friends of Tennessee Libraries’ Good Friends | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
One of FOTL’s most valued friends is the Tennessee Library Association (TLA).
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Read it in their blog section.

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Elk Valley Times - Word from the Library … Summer reading progra

Elk Valley Times - Word from the Library … Summer reading progra | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"We are looking forward to a new and different Summer Reading Program this year. Beginning June 5, the library will host special events on Wednesdays to supplement this year’s theme, “Dig Into Reading...”

 
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Blog | Friends of Tennessee Libraries |Libraries and Their Friends Try to Prevent Summer Slide

Blog | Friends of Tennessee Libraries |Libraries and Their Friends Try to Prevent Summer Slide | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Friends of Tennessee Libraries' Blog
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Public library system much-needed -

Public library system much-needed - | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Public library system much-needed - Throughout history the importance of public libraries to our society has been recognized. They provide educational informational and recreational resources for everyone.
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Historian and lifelong Gallatin resident Walter Durham dies at 88

Historian and lifelong Gallatin resident Walter Durham dies at 88 | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Lifelong Gallatin resident Walter Thomas Durham, Tennessee's state historian for the past decade and author of 24 books on Tennessee history, who left a lasting mark especially in his hometown, died on Friday at the age of 88.
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Library & Archives News: The Tennessee State Library and Archives Blog: A day of remembrance

Library & Archives News: The Tennessee State Library and Archives Blog: A day of remembrance | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"...One way in which we honor and remember our fallen veterans is to preserve the records that they left behind..."

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Stay in the loop with people at local businesses

Stay in the loop with people at local businesses | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
One of the things people like about the Nashville area is that it's big enough to provide good opportunities for new or relocating businesses, but small enough that businesspeople can easily connect and collaborate.
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See the sidebar for Wilson County folks

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Viewpoint: Staff Development - The Volunteer Spirit in Tennessee Libraries Vol 63, Issue

Viewpoint: Staff Development - The Volunteer Spirit in Tennessee Libraries Vol 63, Issue | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"The Volunteer Spirit:  Lessons from a Lifelong Tennessean"

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