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Friendly Notes
"Friends Make A Difference"


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

     Winter 2000                                                                              Volume 5         Issue 1

Year 2000 begins on Positive Note!

1999 PROVED TO BE ANOTHER VERY BUSY AND SUCCESSFUL YEAR FOR THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

    The Friends of the Terrell County Library began 1999 with a kick-off for their second Brick Sale.  These bricks were brought in honor or memory of someone and placed in the walkway in front of the library where they provide a pleasant welcome to the library patrons.

      Our customary "Love My Library Day" was sponsored by the Friends and celebrated on February 15.  In June the summer reading club began with a magician performing for children who registered to participate in the program.  The Friends helped by providing refreshments, reading incentives, and awards for achievement at the end of the summer.

    The Friends yearly membership meeting was also held in June and new board members and officers were elected.  The annual membership drive was top priority for the new year.  The book sale held on July 9th and 10th surpassed all expectations with a total sales income of $1,213.

    Thanks to the talent and hard work of former Friends President, Romaine Richardson, the Friends organization now has its very own website (http://tclfriends.tripod.com).

    Another project, just in time for the 1999 holidays, was the sale of brass bookmarks featuring the name and picture of the library.  For their December meeting, members of the Friends congregated at the library to decorate and celebrate the Holiday Season.

Projects are very important in raising funds for the local library.  The library's budget does not cover many necessary items.  In 1999 several thousand dollars was donated by the Friends and used for the purchase of books, audio cassettes, computer software, decorations, programming supplies, landscaping and many other important needs.  The Friends extend a special thanks to those who realize the need and are willing to give their time and talent to help provide these funds.

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Near and Far
GENEALOGY NEWS

    During the last few months visitors from all parts of the United States came to the Terrell County Public Library searching for genealogical information.  

    Arleda Fulford Williams came from Eustid, Florida, and Donna Lee Fulford came from Conyers, Georgia, researched the Fulford and Thompson families.

    From Ft. Collins, Colorada, Charles and Maxine Harpe Britton searched for information about the Harpes and Horseleys.  Roy and Anna Clark of Lake Landing, North Carolina, came looking for information about soldiers of the Civil War.

    From Lake City, Florida, Richard Land searched for Land family information, and little closer to Dawson, Bobby and Marie Janette Smith of Statesboro looked for information about the Jennings family.

    Nearer still, the library's genealogy room was used by the following people from Terrell and surrounding counties:  Freddy Page, Mary Worthington, T.A. and Al Bozeman, Clifford Simmons, Suzanne Bowen, Mary Wills and Jack Vann.

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FRIENDS SPONSOR FIRST COMPUTER CLASSES IT THE LIBRARY IN JANUARY

    The Terrell County Public Library began its first Computer Training Class, "Creating Easy Web Pages," on Monday, January 24 with Ms. Romaine Richardson from Darton College as the instructor.

    Four two hours sessions were held on Monday nights ending on February 14.  The following students signed up to attend the classes:  Lola Moses, Edwina Gill, Melba Hunter, Bea Mack, Karen Rusk, Vonda Belcher, Renee Gill, Elizabeth Johnson, and Janet Stowe.

    A second computer training class, "Introduction to Using  a Personal Computer" will be offered later this spring.  These classes are free to Terrell County Library Patrons. 

    The Friends are sponsoring this series of classes and provide all necessary materials.

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New Books by Black Authors and about Black History were made available for checkout to patrons in February

    Going to the Chapel Planner (planning traditional African-inspired weddings), Fine Beauty (beauty basics for African-American Women), Health and Healing for African-Americans, and Hurricane (the story of Rubin Carter) were some of the non-fiction titles available for checkout.

    For readers of fiction, the library has also had some new titles: Ain't Nobody's Business But Mine, Inner City Blues (a mystery featuring a black woman detective), Abide With Me (a romance), and Something's Wrong with Your Scale (a romantic comedy).

    Several children's books by black authors included Fly Eagle, Fly, The Secret of the Stones, and The Honest to Goodness Truth.

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

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The Brethren by John Grisham

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Saving Faith by David Baldacci

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The Attorney by Steve Martini

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Greatest Generation Speaks by Tom Brokaw

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Into the Garden by V.C. Andrews

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Monster by Jonathan Kellerman

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The Rock Says by The Rock

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False Memory by Dean Koontz

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Timeline by Michael Crichton

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Atlantis Found by Clive Cussler

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FRIENDS OF LIBRARY HAVE USED BOOKS FOR SALE ALL YEAR    

        The annual book sale was such a success that the Friends decided to continue it throughout the year.  Books for sale are located in the Friends Room at the library and can be purchased for .25 (paperbacks) and .50 (hardbacks).

    Selections include children's books and adult fiction as well as non-fiction.  The non-fiction books are arranged on book shelves in the Friends Room according to subject:  history, biography, cookbooks, reference, and other subject areas.  The fiction is divided into mysteries, westerns, and romances.

    Donations are accepted at any time.  Donated books may be placed in the Friends drop-box at the front of the library or left at the circulation desk. 

    Plans are now underway for the BIG annual book sale usually held on the Friday and Saturday of National Library Week in April.

 

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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