"Friends Make A Difference"
Published Quarterly by the "Friends of the Terrell County Library"
Volume 5 Issue 2
POETRY WRITING CONTEST SPONSORED BY FRIENDS OF THE TERRELL COUNTY LIBRARY
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
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
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
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
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TERRELL'S TOP TEN
Books checked out the most by Terrell Patrons