Monday, December 14, 2009

Library Lines

Consider becoming a member of the Friends of the Pontotoc County Library.  The Friends of the Library is a not-for-profit organization for people interested in books and libraries. The purpose is to stimulate public interest in the library, purchase library materials, and support other cultural and educational programs in Pontotoc County.

Membership includes people who wish to support reading in our communities. Some are active in the booksale, working during the year to sort the community donations, volunteering during the sale, or at various other programs. Many do not have the time or inclination, or are otherwise unable to participate physically. All are an important part of our mission.

If you are interested in joining the Friends of the Library, either as a silent supporter or an active participant in our varied activities applications are available at the library. Dues for an individual are only $5.00 a year.

Money is used to purchase books for the library, to replace worn out equipment, and to provide quality educational programs for Pontotoc County Residents of all ages.

The Friends of the Pontotoc County Library enjoyed the Christmas Parade by selling hotdogs, chips, brownies and water to raise money for books for the library for Christmas.  The community’s support was greatly appreciated.

Cynthia and Madison Hanley made a memorial donation in memory of Dot Biffle.

Sarah Naugher made a memorial donation in memory of Mrs. Frances Rutledge.

Cynthia and Madison Hanley made a memorial donation in memory of Mickey Stokes.

Sarah Naugher made a memorial donation in memory of Jack May.

Don’t forget that the Rozelle Calloway Wax Meeting room is available for use, even on days the library is closed.  To make a reservation, call 489-3960. 
The following donated items to the library:  Virginia Collier, Judi Gentry, and Anita Puckett.

The audio book collection has recently been overhauled.  Outdated and worn audios have been replaced by a collection donated by Anita Puckett. 

Wednesday, December 23rd @ 10, we will be showing a movie for storytime.  The movie will be The Year Without a Santa Claus. Mrs. Claus tells us about the time Santa had a bad cold and decided to take a vacation from Christmas.   The story is based on Phyllis McGinley’s book illustrated by Kurt Werth.  The Friends of the Library will serve refreshments.  Children are welcome to bring a quilt, pillow or sleeping bag so they will be comfortable for the movie.

Tuesday, December 29th @ 6 o’clock we will be showing the movie – Night at the Museum, Battle of the Smithsonian, which is rated PG. 

Wednesday, December 30th @ 10, we will be showing Knut and Friends,  You’ll fall in love with Knut, the world’s most famous polar bear, in this true-life story of the adorable cub who overcame overwhelming odds to survive.

Recommended reading for the Christmas Holidays:  No Less than Victory by Jeff Shaara, U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton, The Sound of Sleigh Bells by Cindy Woodsmall, Christmas List by Richard Paul Evans, or A Cousin’s Prayer by Wanda Brunstetter.  These are all new additions to our collection. 

The Library will be closed Tuesday – December 22, Thursday December 24 – December 26th, December 31 – January 2. 

The mission of the Dixie Regional Library System is to provide library resources and services to meet the evolving informational, recreational, and cultural needs of the citizens of Pontotoc, Calhoun, and Chickasaw Counties, thus enhancing individual and community life.

Merry Christmas!

Annette McGregor
Pontotoc County Library

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