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McKenzie Memorial Library News

McKenzie Memorial Library News

BY JEAN ALEXANDER

Librarian

Hard to believe that Summer Reading was in June and we had the best attendance and participation from the community in over five years!

School has resumed and things are getting back to normal with new books on the shelves for your reading enjoyment. Technology is moving at such a fast pace that we have a calendar full of training dates through our Regional Office to keep us up to date for our patrons.

We were very fortunate in May to have an internationally-known library consultant willing to donate his time and expertise to give us some ideas about better arrangement of our current library facility. He also gave us a presentation of what a 21st Century library has become! We were all amazed at how much technology has changed the face of libraries!

What does a library with no bookshelves look like? The folks in Murfreesboro can tell you. On August 1, the new Technology Engagement Center opened to the public and features makerspaces, 3D printers, a recording studio and so much more! If you are in the Rutherford County area, stop by and see them.

We are in the planning stages of arranging story times for the little ones, and we have had inquiries about Legos and forming a teen advisory board. Any suggestions are welcome.

We have not received our computers to date for the computer classes, but I received confirmation that they should arrive any day and we will start our classes promptly.

We have an upstairs area full of “books to sell.”

Our “New Books” are listed on our Facebook page.

A Library Board Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 16 at 5 p.m. at the Library. Meetings are open to the public. If anyone has something to discuss, please contact the Library and have your name added to the agenda.

Come check us out!

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