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Eagles, owls and snakes amaze at Humboldt library

Eagles, owls and snakes amaze at Humboldt library | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Children lined up to see various birds, snakes and a massive bald eagle named Blythe during 'Birds of Prey' Monday morning at the Humboldt Public Library. Monday's program was led by Keith Paluso and Johnny Warren of Reelfoot State Park."

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Mother of Appalachian Studies speaks at library in Abingdon

Mother of Appalachian Studies speaks at library in Abingdon | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"The Washington County Public Library begins a series of programs in June to dispel these myths. Featuring a number of scholars, activists and authors, the series is called Appalachian Homecoming.

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Tennessee Library Association Leadership Conference

Tennessee Library Association Leadership Conference | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Last Friday and Saturday, the outgoing (2011-12) and incoming (2012-13) TLA Boards met at Montgomery Bell State Park  for a time of planning.  I am proud to report that this year’s board ...
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EDITORIAL Book marks: Libraries due praise for summer reading program initiatives - Our local public libraries are winding down their summer reading programs. Before they finish and the children s...

EDITORIAL Book marks: Libraries due praise for summer reading program initiatives  - Our local public libraries are winding down their summer reading programs. Before they finish and the children s... | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
EDITORIAL Book marks: Libraries due praise for summer reading program initiatives - Our local public libraries are winding down their summer reading programs. Before they finish and the children start thinking of the approaching school term let’...
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Tennessee Library Association Leadership Conference

Tennessee Library Association Leadership Conference | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Last Friday and Saturday, the outgoing (2011-12) and incoming (2012-13) TLA Boards met at Montgomery Bell State Park  for a time of planning.  I am proud to report that this year’s board ...
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There's more to Nashville than just country music

There's more to Nashville than just country music | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Grimsby Telegraph reporter Simon Faulkner is spending a month in the United States on a group study exchange organised by the Rotary Foundation...

 

The locals speak with pride about their public library and the Frist, an art gallery and exhibition space opened in 2001, in much the same way as the residents of Grimsby talk about their ice rink – as if they cannot quite believe that a city its size is fortunate enough to have them."

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Demand for Library Services Grows - Seymour branch of the Sevier County Public Library System

Demand for Library Services Grows -  Seymour branch of the Sevier County Public Library System | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"From humble beginnings, services offered by the Seymour branch of the Sevier County Public Library System have grown over the years to the point that more space is needed in the present building."

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Library summer program offers plenty of free fun on Brentwood Home Page

Library summer program offers plenty of free fun on Brentwood Home Page | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Magic and music, to movies and mysteries for readers of all ages

By CAROL STUART,  Brentwood Home Page

 

The Brentwood Library’s children’s reading program, complete with twice-weekly free entertainment again, dares to “Dream Big” this year with offerings..."

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Local briefs: Learn about birds of prey at Humboldt library

Local briefs:  Learn about birds of prey at Humboldt library | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Reelfoot State Park will bring its “birds of prey” program to the Humboldt Public Library at 11 a.m. today in the children’s room. See an owl, eagle and a hawk up close, make a fun owl craft and have refreshments. Children from birth through sixth grade are invited to attend."

 

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Briefly: Library to hold annual book sale

Briefly: Library to hold annual book sale | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

Library to hold annual book sale
"The Jackson-Madison County Library will hold its annual book sale Friday through Sunday at the downtown library.

All proceeds from the sale will go to the library to provide better books, materials, equipment and activities for the community.

Hours for the sale will be 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call the library at 425-8600."

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Lisa Alther speaks at library in Abingdon

Lisa Alther speaks at library in Abingdon | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Kingsport native Lisa Alther, the bestselling author of "Kinflicks" and "Kinfolks," will speak at the Washington County Public Library in Abingdon, Va., Sunday, June 10 at 3 p.m."

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Support the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and Tennessee Libraries

Support the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and Tennessee Libraries | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) is expected to mark-up (take a vote) on the FY 2013 LHHS budget on Tuesday, June 12. This budget is the source of federal funding for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as well as funding for school libraries.

 

Our senator, Lamar Alexander, serves on this subcommittee. Please call Sen. Alexander today at 202-224-4944 and ask him to support the following in the LHHS FY 2013 Appropriations bill:

1. Level funding of the LSTA at $184.7 million for FY 2013.

2. Level funding of the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program at $28.6 million for FY 2013.

 

The talking points in the photograph highlight how Tennessee libraries benefit from LSTA funding. Please share and encourage others to support our libraries!

 

Background on LSTA
LSTA is the primary source of annual funding for libraries in the federal budget. It is a population-based grant funded to each state through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), an independent federal government agency. Each state determines how they will allocate their LSTA funds. This money is often used to provide job searching databases, resume workshops, summer reading projects, and so much more. In addition, LSTA also supports:
Native American and Native Hawaiian Library Services to support improved access to library services for Native Americans, Alaska Native Villages, and Native Hawaiians; National Leadership Grants to support activities of national significance that enhances the quality of library services nationwide and provide coordination between libraries and museums; and, Laura Bush 21st Century Librarians which is used to help develop and promote the next generation of librarians.

 

Background on IAL
From 2002 to 2010, the Improving Literacy through School Libraries program had been the primary source for federal funding of school libraries. However, in recent years the President and U.S. Congress have consolidated or zero-funded this program. A special thanks to Sens. Jack Reed (D-RI) and Thad Cochran (R-MS) who recognized that school libraries need a direct funding source in the federal budget – and had the money redirected in the U.S. Department of Education for the IAL program.

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County library summer reading program to begin - “Dream Big – Read!” is the theme for the Sevier County Public Library System’s seven-week Summer Reading Program which runs from June 6 through Jul...

County library summer reading program to begin  - “Dream Big – Read!” is the theme for the Sevier County Public Library System’s seven-week Summer Reading Program which runs from June 6 through Jul... | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
County library summer reading program to begin - “Dream Big – Read!” is the theme for the Sevier County Public Library System’s seven-week Summer Reading Program which runs from June 6 through July 18.
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United Ways of Tennessee > Raise Your Hand TN > Day of Action June 21 > Lenoir City

United Ways of Tennessee > Raise Your Hand TN > Day of Action June 21 > Lenoir City | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

Location: Lenoir City Public Library

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Clay mania: Guild unites polymer crafters

Clay mania: Guild unites polymer crafters | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Using a motorized pasta maker, Linda Livaudais blends two colors of polymer clay into a gradient cane. Livaudais leads the Polymer Clay Guild, which meets on the last Saturday of the month at the M.R. Davis Public Library in Southaven."

Photo by Stan Carroll

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Richard Garvin to Serve As Vice Chair of Linebaugh Library Board

Richard Garvin to Serve As Vice Chair of Linebaugh Library Board | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Tennessee House of Representatives Candidate, Richard Garvin, was appointed to serve as Vice Chairman of the Linebaugh Library Board. Garvin was re-appointed to the board by the Rutherford County Commission Wednesday evening."

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GED Classes in Jacksboro TN - GED Programs in Jacksboro Tennessee

Classes offered at Jacksboro Public Library

 

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City of Brentwood, TN : City News & Updates : City Prevails in Election Commission Lawsuit

City of Brentwood, TN : City News & Updates : City Prevails in Election Commission Lawsuit | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"On May 30, 2012, Judge Timothy L. Easter issued a decision in favor of the City of Brentwood in a lawsuit filed against the City by the Williamson County Election Commission. The lawsuit arose from a disagreement between the Election Commission and the City over the use of the Brentwood Library for early voting in state and national elections."

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Crissy Haslam, First Lady of Tennessee :: Read 20 Book Club

Crissy Haslam, First Lady of Tennessee :: Read 20 Book Club | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

Tennessee's First Lady has launched the Read20 Book Club to encourage Tennessee families to read together every day for 20 minutes.

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Summer Reading Programs begin soon at the Bristol Public Library - Historic Downtown Bristol Blog -

Summer Reading Programs begin soon at the Bristol Public Library - Historic Downtown Bristol Blog - | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
The Children and Teen 2012 Summer Reading Programs are six-week programs and will begin June 11th. Registration for the Children’s program begins, Friday, June 1st. Teens will register on Sunday, June 3rd from 3-5p.m.
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Why It Takes Guts to Show The Weight of the Nation in Tennessee

Why It Takes Guts to Show The Weight of the Nation in Tennessee | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
The Tennessee Obesity Taskforce (TOT to its friends) is having a screening of the HBO documentary The Weight of the Nation starting June 12 at the downtown Nashville Public Library. If you have HBO, you can watch it in the privacy of your own home.
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