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Local library aims to please everyone

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Thanks again to everyone who participated in any of our National Library Week activities last week. The winner of the Teen Trivia contest on Tuesday night was Kayla Throneberry. Thanks, too, to Marilyn Ewing for being our moderator. Special kudos to our Friends of the Library group and the library staff for the scrumptious goodies we had on Friday for Patron Appreciation Day!

Please come in and tell us what you "geek." In this case, the word "geek" is used as a verb to state what you like, what you are enthusiastic about, or what are knowledgeable about. Come in and fill out a sticker to tell us what you geek. We will be displaying the variety of our own community on the wall of the library. I think you are going to be very surprised.

We want to have something for everyone. That takes a lot of work. But more importantly, it takes your help. Libraries should be products of the community they serve. Do we have materials on the things you are interested in? Are we helping serve the recreational and informational needs that arise in your daily life?

We want to hear your ideas! Just yesterday, I received a telephone call from a gentleman who wondered if there was a poetry group in the area. I have not heard of one, but perhaps you have. Can you help me out? Or are you, too, interested in participating in such a group. Please give me a call at 684-7323 if you are.

The library staff will be attending the annual Tennessee Library Association conference in Murfreesboro at the end of this week. We will be sharing ideas and plans with other librarians and taking workshops to sharpen our skills to help make Argie Cooper Public Library the very best it can be.

Our semiannual used book sale ends on April 30. That day everything will be only 25 cents each. We have plenty of bags and boxes so come see us on Wednesday and stock up!

-- Rita Allen is director of the Argie Cooper Library.

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Rita Allen
Shelbyville-Bedford County Library
Rita Allen is director of Shelbyville-Bedford County Library.