Friday, July 31, 2009

Library Lines

Be Creative Summer Library Program is officially over. 11,312 children’s books were checked out during the 10 week period. Children and adults enjoyed a wide variety of creative programs. Participants not only read and attended programs – several creative contests were held over the summer. The kids made puppets out of tissue boxes, completed a squiggle line drawing into all sorts of animals and things, made musical instruments and wrote stories and poems. Everyone was awarded ribbons for participation.

Garrett Moorman, 7 years old was the overall winner of the Be Creative writing contest –

Title: Big John

Big John is my buddy. It can go very fast. It can cut hay. It can bail hay. It can haul hay.

Big John is named after my Granpa Miller. Grandpa work hard just like my tractor, Big John. Big John is my favorite tractor.

Katelyn Carlin, 10 years old was the overall winner of the poetry division -

Title: My Library

I love to read books.

Whether it’s a mystery, drama

Or calling all cooks

Reading is exploring one’s mind

To being social and kind

Check out your library

You never know what you’ll find.

The End

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Young made a donation in memory of Mr. E.J. Dodson.

George and Judy West made a generous donation honoring Herbert and Ernestine Reeves.

Come by the library to look through the Environmental Assessment Proposed Improvements to SR 15 From Old HWY 15 (North of Houston) to US 278 (Pontotoc). This book is available at the checkout desk for use in the library.

Jane McCoy and Joe and Glenna Fennell made a memorial donation to the library in memory of Mr. William Tracy Onsby.

The Pontotoc Woman’s Club and the Friends of the Pontotoc County Library invite you to attend Lunching with Books - Tuesday, August 11th at Noon. Lunch will be provided. Patricia Neely-Dorsey will be reading from her book “Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia – A Life in Poems. Patricia is a 1982 graduate of Tupelo High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Boston University. After living for almost 20 years in Memphis, Tennessee, working in the mental health field, she returned to her hometown in August 2007. She currently lives in Tupelo with her husband James, son Henry, and Miniature Schnauzer, Happy. She is a proud, active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., an avid reader and passionate writer.

Mrs. Neely-Dorsey is a southern girl through and through. She wrote her very first poem Febraury 14th 2007 at the age of 43. Her book was published one year later in February 2008.

Her book is a true celebration of the south and things southern. The author states, "There are so many negative connotations associated with Mississippi and the south in general. In my book, using childhood memories, personal thoughts and dreams, I attempt to give a positive glimpse into the southern way of life." The book has been called, among other things, a poetic love letter to the south and a poetic autobiography. The author invites readers to Meet Mississippi Through Poetry Prose and The Written Word.

Mr. and Mrs. James Polk made a donation in memory of Mr. E.J. Dodson.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Young made a donation in memory of Mr. J.W. Caldwell.

The following made donations to the library: Mr. Donald Dillard, Mr. Tommy Patterson, Mr. Charles Reeves, Teresa Robbins, Terry Blissard, Patsy Hounschell, Jennifer Coleman, Mrs. Paul Dillard, Patsy Patterson and other anonymous donations.

We’d like to wish the following staff members belated happy birthday wishes: Lin Joiner – July 27th and Alex Davey – July 28th. Suzanne Lindsay will be celebrating her birthday – August 6th.

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