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

     Summer 2000                                                                             Volume 5         Issue 3

FRIENDS OF THE TERRELL COUNTY LIBRARY BEGIN SIXTH YEAR, JULY 1, 2000

    The Friends of the Terrell County Library started a sixth year under new leadership this past July.

    Patricia Hightower was elected to serve as President for the 2000-2001 year.  Ms. Hightower has been a Friends Executive Board Member for several years.  She spearheaded the very successful Poetry Competition the Friends sponsored in cooperation with the schools this past spring.  She works in the Accounting Department at Cargill Peanut Products and lives with her husband Larry here in Dawson.

    The Board re-elected Willie Bruenner as Vice-president for this year.  He is retired from the military and teaches part-time at Andrew College in Cuthbert.  He lives with his wife Margaret in Parrott.  

    Beverly Everritt, who has served on the Board since last year, was elected Secretary.  She is an auditor with the Bank of Dawson.  She and her husband Ray have two children and live in Shellman.

Arline Hufstetler has served on the Friends Executive Board of Directors for several years; she was re-elected Treasurer in July.  She is retired from Pacific Bell Telephone Company and is a regular volunteer for the Terrell County Public Library.  She and her husband Jack live in Dawson.

    Four news Board Members were elected at the Annual membership meeting this past June.  They are Lynn Bolton, Clifford Browner, Pearline Anderson, and Johnny Goodson.

    Other Board Members are Phyllis Bennett, Lee Geer, Kathryn Gordon, Bob Kenney, Paula Parker, and Laurel Smith.

    The Friends Board of Directors meets at 6:30 in the library on the second Monday of every month.

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GALILEO Celebrates Fifth Birthday, September 21, 2000

    Five years ago on September 21, GeorgiA Library Learning Online better known as GALILEO, became a reality.

    This project, sponsored by the University System of Georgia, offers home access to GALILEO.  Its resources include over 100 databases indexing thousands of magazines, directories, dictionaries, and encyclopedias.

    For citizens who do not have internet access at their homes, GALILEO is available on the computers at the library.  The GALILEO website address is http://www.galileo.peachnet.edu

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Near and Far
GENEALOGY NEWS

    A number of researchers from  neighboring states visited the library's genealogy room during the past several months.

    Chris Chancellor from Webb, Alabama, searched for information on the Mitchell family while Jeffrey Corbin from Dothan, Alabama, found "a gold mine for my research."

    Two other very pleased visitors from Brandon, Florida, Sarah and Charles Botsford, researched the Botsfords from the f1870's and said they found a "real treasure chest of information."

    Other recent visitors include Stephen Whisenant from Charleston, SC, Frances Dreaman from Panama City, Florida, Richard Price from Clayton, Ga., and Sara Young Causey from Arlington, Ga.

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TERRELL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER READING CLUB REPORT

    Terrell County Library concluded its Summer Reading Club activities on July 20.  During June and July twenty-five reading programs for children ages 3-5 and 6-12 were held at the library and 2,510 children's book were read.

    The Friends organization again sponsored the program by providing funds for materials, prizes and refreshments.  Two Dawson restaurants, McDonalds and Subway provided food certificates as reading incentives.

    The library staff thanks the volunteers Lori Love Rogers, Barbara Sherman, and Bonnie Davis for helping with the Summer programs.

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NEW COMPUTERS, SOFTWARE PURCHASED WITH BILL AND MELINDA  GATES FOUNDATION MONEY NOW AVAILABLE FOR USE AT THE LIBRARY

    Four new computers loaded with 2000 edition software were installed at the Terrell County Library in  July and are now available for use.  This equipment was purchased with grant money provided by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  A trainer provided by the Foundation spent several days at the library setting up the machines and conducting workshops for library staff and patrons.

    The new reference software includes a World English Dictionary, Encarta Encyclopedia, Encarta Africana, Encarta World Atlas, and Microsoft Streets and Trips 2000 Travel Guide.

    Also loaded on the computers is the entire 2000 Microsoft Office Program which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher, all 2000 versions.

    Two of the new computers have been put in the Children's area of the library and are dedicated for use by patrons under twelve years of age.  In addition to reference resources, the software on these machines include dozens of educational games which feature brilliant color, sound and animation.

    All of the software prog4rams on one of the computers is in Spanish.  The use of these computers is free as is the use of all library resources and materials to anyone with a current PINES library card.

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

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The Wedding by Danille Steel

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Carolina Moon by Nora Roberts

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Greatest Generation Speaks by Tom Brokaw

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The Measure of a Man by Sidney Poitier

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The Indwelling by Tim LaHaye

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Not a Day Goes By by E. Lynn Harris

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The Run by Stuart Woods

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Standoff by Sandra Brown

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Eating Well for Optimum Health by Andrew Weil

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   NEW BOOKS

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College Degrees by Mail and the Internet by John Bear

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Tarot for Beginners by Hallander Scott

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Be A Zillionaire (Kid's guide to money and banking)

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Flea Market Decorating by Better Homes and Gardens

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It Happened in Georgia (little-known episodes) by James Crutchfield

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Worship is a Verb by Webber

 

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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