Reflecting on the Year: A Conversation with Juniper S.

Posted by - April 9, 2021

Last March your Library closed to the public. We’ve been reflecting on what this meant for us, both as individuals and as an institution. As we look forward to reopening on Monday, April 19, we also wanted to reflect on where we’ve come from. We’re capturing individual reflections on working at the Library during this

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Book Scouts: Volunteer State Book Award Nominees (Grades 3-8)

Posted by - April 8, 2021

This month for Book Scouts we’re highlighting books for grades 3-8 that have been nominated for the Volunteer State Book Awards (VSBA). Tennessee librarians and educators choose the initial VSBA nominations and divide them into four age categories. From those nominations, kids get to vote on their top choice in their age group! Kids can

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Books to Celebrate National Library Month

Posted by - April 1, 2021

April is National Library Month, so we’ve compiled a book list featuring libraries for all you library fans out there! You can find more by searching “library” in our catalog. Below the library-themed books, you’ll find the nominees and winners of the Andrew Carnegie Medals of Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. These are titles that

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Reflecting on the Year: A Conversation with Kip P.

Posted by - March 26, 2021

As your Library looks forward to reopening on Monday, April 19, we’ve been reflecting on what this past year of being closed has meant for us. Every person has had a different experience and perspective this year, so we wanted to capture individual reflections on working at the Library during this unprecedented moment in time.

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Reflecting on the Year: A Conversation with Elijah H.

Posted by - March 22, 2021

A year ago your Library closed to the public. We’ve been reflecting on what this meant for us, both as individuals and as an institution. As we look ahead to reopening in mid-April, we also want to reflect on where we’ve come from. Every person has had a different experience and perspective this year, so

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Book Scouts: Volunteer State Book Award Nominees (K-Grade 2)

Posted by - March 11, 2021

This month for Book Scouts we’re highlighting kindergarten-grade 2 books that have been nominated for the Volunteer State Book Awards (VSBA). Tennessee librarians and educators choose the initial VSBA nominations and divide them into four age categories. From those nominations, kids get to vote on their top choice in their age group! Kids can cast

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Celebrate Women’s History Month with Books and Movies

Posted by - March 1, 2021

March is Women’s History Month, so we’re celebrating inspiring, world-changing women in this month’s online book display. If you’re wondering where to start with important art by women, we’ve got you covered! Our librarians have put together a list below of books and movies by inspiring female authors and directors. Obviously there are many, many

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How to hoopla!

Posted by - February 23, 2021

Your Library is excited to provide you with hoopla digital! With your library card, you have free access to hoopla’s collection of over 850,000 digital books, comics, music, movies, and TV shows. hoopla is unique in that everything you see in its catalog is immediately available; you’ll never have to place a hold or wait

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Help Choose the Next Volunteer State Book Awards

Posted by - February 23, 2021

Do your kids have favorite books? Would they like to vote for their favorite to win an award? Tennessee gives kids and teens the chance to choose their favorite books every year with the Volunteer State Book Awards! Jennifer Johnson, your Library’s school age program coordinator, says, “The really great thing about these awards is

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