Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Job Opportunity-Richland

CMRLS is seeking a part time shelver to fill a year round position at the Richland Public Library. Duties include shelving library materials and assisting with customer service. Applicants must be able to work some evenings and Saturdays. This position is 14 hours per week. Salary will be minimum wage.
Qualifications: Must be 16 years of age or older and must make a passing score on the Library Skills Test.
Applications are available at any CMRLS library located in Rankin, Scott, Simpson, and Smith counties.
For further information contact Dewayne Hellums, Branch Manager by email or call Richland Public Library at 601-932-1846.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Wii and other GAMES @ your library!

There are LOTS of opportunities to play Wii games @ your library! Check these out:

Brandon Library - Jan. 2, 11:00 a.m. for ages 13-18, registration required.
Richland Library - Jan. 8, 6:00 p.m.
Pearl Library - Jan. 12, 6:00 p.m., for grades 5-8. Pizza & FUN!
Magee Library - Jan. 20, 4:00 p.m.
Morton Library - Jan. 22, 6:30 p.m., for grades 7-12. Call for details (601-732-6288).

Other games @ your library:

Flowood Library - Live CLUE Game - Jan. 14, 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Rock in the New Year

Need some time out of the house this holiday break. Come see how you rank with the other teens on Guitar Hero-Legends of Rock.

Brandon Public Library is holding a Guitar Hero Tournament Mon. Dec. 29th starting at 11a.m. You will need to come by and registar to play or call us at 601-825-2672. We will then hold a play off day for those who advance on Dec. 30th, and a prize will be awarded to the champion.
Rock on!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Join Us for a Night of Jeopardy

Morton Public Library will host a Twilight Jeopardy event this Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. Join us for a fun-filled evening of games and snacks. A drawing will be held for a ticket to the movie. Come and talk with others about one of the hottest YA novels in recent history!!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008


Our first ever Guitar Hero III tournament at Morton Public Library was a success! Participants battled each other for over an hour -- marking their score each time. After all gamers had three opportunities to battle, the teens with top scores battled off for first and second place.
Top honors went to Levi Crotwell (pictured in black t-shirt). This tournament was for 5th through 8th grade. We invited Levi to come back to compete this week when we hold a Guitar Hero III tournament for 9th grade through adult participants. Join us this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Call 601.732.6288 for details.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Just waiting...

A few months ago, I ordered Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer from Barnes and Noble and it's finally on its way. I think it's somewhere in Texas. Breaking Dawn is the fourth installment of the Twilight series. At first I did not think I would enjoy a vampire romance book for teens but I was wrong. After a few teens had requested for the library to buy it, I decided to buy a personal copy of Twilight. Soon, I found myself buying New Moon and Eclipse. I hope to read it before my grad. classes begin again on August 20. :)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

So I've been a little behind...

on blog posts....

Overall I think the teen summer reading program went well. The Pearl Library had a series of 5 programs and it seemed like everyone who attended had fun! After our etiquette presentation, teens learned about volunteerism with Jennifer Clark from the MS Commission for Volunteer Service. She talked about briefly about her experience in Japan as a teacher. The teens expressed their interest about learning more about the Japanese culture.

The next week we had our finale. We were entertained by Watts Up Jams. After a few minutes, the teens warmed up and became somewhat competitive in the party games. One very lucky teen won a $100 gift card from Target and the library also gave away other prizes such as a movie package from Hollywood Video and a Scene It game. Much fun was had at the finale and I can't wait until next summer...

Thursday, June 26, 2008

On the Waiting List for a Stephenie Meyer book?? Me, too!

Believe it or not, the staff has to wait just like our patrons to read the hottest books. I have finished Twilight and, as of this morning, I am #4 on the request list for New Moon. If you're like me and anxiously awaiting the next installment of this series but not wanting to dish out $20.00 to buy the book, try one of the other vampiric selections we have on the shelf.

by Scott Westerfeld
Eternal Lover
(a collection of 4 novels)
Blood & Chocolate
by Annette Curtis Klause
(werewolves -- not vampires)
Silver Kiss
by Annette Curtis Klause
The Stupidest Angel
by Christopher Moore
Vampire Kisses series
by Ellen Schreiber
by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Cirque du Freak series
by Darren Shan

So check out one of these books while you're waiting --- they're on the shelf!!

Monday, June 23, 2008

How do you eat pizza?

"With your hands" says Angela McInnis.

We began the evening by playing Etiquette Jeopardy. We divided the teens into groups. I gave a few of the answers away because my fingers clicked a little too fast but I do not think the teens cared. We were surprised by some of the questions for the answers given.

After the introductory game, Ms. McInnis shared her knowledge of etiquette with us. Regardless if one is female or male, etiquette is important. From correctly asking a person on a date to using the correct piece of silverware at a formal dinner, there seems to be many rules to abide by but
Angela McInnis recommends books like Emily Post's Etiquette for any questions regarding manners. It seemed like the teens had an enjoyable time learning how important etiquette is.

Refreshments were provided by Kroger, County Market, and Dominos Pizza.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Just draw it...

because practice makes perfect...
John Read, editor of Stay Tooned Magazine, spoke with teens about cartooning and touched briefly on illustrating. He emphasized the need to keep drawing if one wants to make a profession of cartooning. He also shared that cartooning is a solitary job whereas other types of media such as graphic novels or comic books have different people who do the drawing, the inking, etc etc. The teens who attended seemed to have enjoyed their time and shared their artistic talents on paper. They even allowed me to photograph their works. Check out this link: http://www.flickr.com/groups/pearlpubliclibrary/

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Meditation and Yoga


The Pearl Public Library kicked off the teen summer reading program with a Meditation and Yoga workshop led by Amanda Rogers. Ms. Rogers is part of the youth services team at the Pearl Public Library. Ms. Rogers offered a very basic introduction into meditation and yoga. She also offered book and DVD suggestions for those who are interested in relaxing one's mind and body. Afterwards teens enjoyed a variety of hot teas provided by Starbucks Coffee, vegetables, fruit, pita bread, and hummus which were provided by Kroger.
Next week on June 16 join us at 6:00. We will have guest speaker John Read, publisher and editor of Stay Tooned magazine, a quarterly publication "devoted to the art and business of cartooning."

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

WeLCoMe To TeeN SCeNe!

You will find weblinks for homework help and links just for fun here. You may even send any book reviews, comments on library programs, or questions that you wish to share to custsvc@cmrls.lib.ms.us or use this email form. Do you write poetry, short stories, take pictures, draw, or enjoy some other hobby that could be shared here, with other library teens? Send those also, we will look it over and post all appropriate items.