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

     Winter 2001                                                                              Volume 6         Issue 1

Friends Place Drop Box at the Library for Donation of Items for Annual Book Sale

    Terrell County Library Friends recently repaired and decorated the book return that was used when the library was located in the old Carnegie building on Main Street.

    The box is painted green and has the words "Donations for Book Sales" on the side.  It is located between the new library and the county building.

    Area citizens are encouraged to place books in this return for the book sale in April as part of National Library Week observance.

    The two-day sale has been scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 27 & 28 from 10 AM to 5 PM.  

    Paperbacks will again be .$50, hardbacks, $1.00.  Call the library at 995-2902 or Arline Hufstetler at 995-5524 for more information.

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Library Announces Spring Story-Times

    Terrell County Library begins a six-week Spring Story-time session on March 22.  The programs for preschooler ages 3-5 will be held on Thursdays at 9 & 10.

    Area day care centers have registered to bring the children who attend their schools.  The public is invited to attend either of the Thursday story times.

    The programs are always book-related and include many fun activities.  Children who attend are always given coloring sheets, stickers, or some other favor to remind them to tell their parents about their visit to the library.

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Near and Far
GENEALOGY

    Over fifty people from near and far have used the library's genealogy room since the last quarterly newsletter.

    From Warner Robins, Georgia, Bill Burroughs searched for information on the Pullom, Jamison, Odum, Redding, and Patterson families.

    Jimmy & Bobby Bishop from Lake City, Florida used the genealogy room to research the Bishop, Brannen and Mitchel families.

    Jan Dean Elshout from Minder, Louisiana, also visited leaving the following note in our guest register, "Great genealogy information. Thanks."

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Carnegie Meeting Room Used for Education Workshops

    Terrell Middle High School teachers and administrators, RESA consultants, Pelham City School teachers, and Juvenile a Justice System representative attended a recent workshop held in the Library's Carnegie Meeting Room.

    Dr. Beverly Showers, a California Reading Consultant, who developed Second Chance Reading conducted the three day workshop.

    Another two-day RESA workshop conducted by a Reading Renaissance Consultant from Wisconsin was also held in the library's meeting room.

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

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A Painted House by John Grisham

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Edge of Danger by Jack Higgins

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Birds of Prey by J.A. Jance

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Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson

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A Day Late and a Dollar Short by Terry McMillan

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From the Corner of His Eye by Dean Koontz

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A Darkness More Than Night by Michael Connelly

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Perish Twice by Robert Parker

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McNally's Folly by Lawrence Sanders

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The Vendetta Defense by Lisa Scottoline

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Second Annual Poetry Writing Competition for Area High School Students and Awards Recital Scheduled

    The Friends of the Library organization is again sponsoring a poetry writing contest for area high school students in grades 9-12.

    The contest last year was one of the group's most successful projects ever.  Over 100 students and parents attended the recital to hear the winning poets read their poetry.

    English Teachers form Terrell County High School and Terrell Academy are again cooperating effort by having their students participate in a poetry writing unit at school.

    There will be five finalist chosen from each grade.

    These twenty students will be invited to attend the recital and read their poems to the audience.

    Certificates will be presented to all the winners and a cash prize will be awarded to the top poem in each grade.

    The Recital is scheduled for 6:30 in the Carnegie Meeting Room at the Library on April 26.  Area residents are invited to attend this special event.

    Refreshments will be provided by the Friends to all who attend.

    Booklets with last year's winning poems will be for sale at the recital.

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Friends Donate $1500 To Purchase Audio Tapes for the Library

    One of the most popular checkout items at the library is audio tapes.

    Because there is no budgeted money for the library's audio collection, all of the tapes must be purchased with gift money.

    Cargill Industries provided the seed money for the tape collection, and this is the second time the Friends group has added to it.

    This past month over 300 tapes have circulated.

 

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                Terrell County Public Library
                 Dawson, Georgia  31742
                 Claudia Copeland, Librarian
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                 Updated: July 19, 2002