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Published Quarterly by the "Friends of the Terrell County Library"

     Spring 2000                                                                              Volume 5         Issue 2

POETRY WRITING CONTEST SPONSORED BY FRIENDS OF THE TERRELL COUNTY LIBRARY VERY SUCCESSFUL

    The Poetry Writing Contest sponsored by the Library Friends culminated in a very successful Poetry Reading Recital held on May 1, in the Library's Carnegie Meeting Room.  About  a hundred people attended to hear the contest finalist read their poems.  The Friends sponsored this event in a cooperative effort with the schools to encourage library use by high school students.

    The following students were selected as finalist:  Erin Anderson, Elijah Brandful, Jameka Buchanan, Jerome Calloway, Broland Johnson, Michael Garrett, Owen Harris, Lee Marshall, Lindsey Mayo, Carmen Watson, Shannon White, Tameda Ferguson, LaTasha Flournoy, Macrina Hodges, Shakira Whiting, Martera Shannon, ShaAuga Asberry, Wonterrias Clark, Bryan Hayes, Kimberly Howard, and Karthryn O'Stean.

    The Friends provided a cash award for each of the four grand prize winners.  Three outside judges chose the following winners.  The ninth grade winner was Erin Anderson; his poem "Soaring Love;" tenth grade winner was Lee Marshall; his poem was titled "Will Never Break;' the eleventh grade winner was Tameda Ferguson; her poem was "Love Is;" and the twelfth grade winner was Kimberly Howard; her poem was "No Mother for Me to Love."  

Refreshments furnished by the Friends were served to all those who attended.

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MAGIC SHOW AT THE LIBRARY KICKS OFF SUMMER READING CLUB

    A Magic Show at the library on June 1, at 3:30 was the kick-off  program for the Summer Reading Club this year.

    Over a hundred children attended the performance.  The show featured professional magician King Chapman, who entertained the audience with magic tricks, live rabbits, jokes, and stories.

    On June 8, the Summer Readers enjoyed a puppet show entitled, "The Frog Prince" performed by Martin Willitts, the librarian from Clay County Library and his son.

    Summer Reading Club Programs sponsored by the Friends group are held on Thursdays throughout the Summer months.  McDonalds, Subway and Pizza Hut are again providing food certificates as reading incentives.

    Reading folders and bookmarks are available at the library.  The state-wide Summer Reading Club programs funded by the Governor's office, the General Assembly, & the Library Services and Technology Act for citizens of Georgia


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Near and Far
Genealogy News

    This column usually deals with people using the genealogy room to search for their roots.  But the staff does have requests for other information that can be found in this collection.

    The Friends Group now has a website that lists items for sale by the Friends and fee information available on request at the library.  One of these is the Terrell County Driving Tour.  In recent weeks Ronald Hine from Wheatfield, Indiana, Catherine Campbell from Signal Mountain, Tennessee, and Norwell Public Library in Norwell Maine, requested and were sent copies of this free brochure.  

    From Lake Havasu City, Arizona, Barbara Helwick wrote asking for information on Indian Herod Town.

    Tennessee State Senator Roy Herron, requested pictures of the Terrell County Courthouse for a book he is writing.

    The library continues to get requests from people wanting to purchase a copy of the Terrell County History.  Unfortunately this is a request the staff can not fill as this book is now out of print. 

    In addition to visiting the library, calling and writing for genealogy information, patrons can now request information over the internet.  The Friends website address is http://tclfriends.tripod.com.

    Martha Spurlock, a library volunteer answers these requests.

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TERRELL'S TOP TEN
Books checked out the most by Terrell Patrons

bulletBefore I Say Goodbye by Mary Higgins Clark
bulletThe Brethren by John Grisham
bulletThe Wedding by Danielle Steel
bulletStandoff by Sandra Brown
bulletHugger Mugger by Robert Parker
bulletGreatest Generation Speaks by Tom Brokaw
bulletThe Bluest Eyes by Toni Morrison
bulletHalf Moon Street by Anne Perry
bulletThe Run by Stuart Woods
bulletThe Indwelling by Tim LaHaye

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LIBRARY ACTIVITIES

  1. Friends Book Sale held at Library during National Library Week in April
  2. Adult Computer Classes held at the library
  3. Library booth set up at Terrell Middle High School for Career Day
  4. Dr. Seuss "Read Across America" Programs held at Library for children
  5. Sale of used surplus library equipment to the public in May
  6. Friends sponsored Poetry Contest & Recital in co-operation with area schools in May
  7. Magic Show and Puppet Show planned for Summer Reading programs in June

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Quarterly Report of the Terrell County Library

  1. Materials circulated:                       7,775
  2. Pines Cards issued:                         1,049
  3. Reference questions answered:        581
  4. Computers used:                             1,337
  5. Hours Volunteered:                           186
  6. 515 Children attended tours, programs, and classes
  7. 84 adults attended library programs and classes
  8. Other Services
         a.  FAX Machine
         b.  Meeting Room
         c.  Typewriter/Word processors
         d.  Internet Access Computers
         e.  Large Print Collection
          f.  Low Vision Reader Machine
          i.  Study Room
          j.  Laminating Machine
          k.  Voter Registration
          l.   Tax Forms

        

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2002     Friends of the Library
                Terrell County Public Library
                 Dawson, Georgia  31742
                 Claudia Copeland, Librarian
                 Romaine Richardson, Web Creator and Manager
                 Updated: July 19, 2002