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Town of Collierville Request Regarding Burch Library Expansion

On behalf of the Town of Collierville Mayor and Board of Aldermen, Town Administrator James Lewellen, Assistant Town Adminstrator Josh Suddath, and Burch Library Director, Deanna Britton, we ask you to consider the following notice.

Dear Library Patron and Supporter,

We need your help. The Lucius E. and Elsie C. Burch, Jr. Library is focused on our vision to be relevant and accessible to our community. Over the last several years, Collierville has experienced and continues to experience dramatic growth. We are exploring options for more programming space, more seating space, more study rooms, large multipurpose meeting rooms, room for more materials, and both a defined children's space and a young adult space.

In 2001, when the Poplar View Parkway facility opened, the library was designed for 62,420 items and today we have close to 130,000 items. The first year of opening, 201,818 items circulated versus the 348,300 items loaned this past fiscal year. Program attendance has grown from 4,045 annually to 13,497. The number of library card holders has climbed to over 34,000. Our study rooms were used by 3,293 patrons last year. The Friends of the Collierville Burch Library operate a book store with the proceeds going to the library.

We are planning for the library's future now. The Town of Collierville and the Library invite you to help plan the future by sharing your ideas, insights and dreams for the library's services and facilities at one of our public sessions:

Wednesday, August 20, 6:30 pm, Library, Halle Room

Friday, August 22, 11:00 am, Library, Halle Room

Haizlip Studio will be present to lead these focus sessions for community input at the request of the Town of Collierville.

Click here for flyer.

New Teen Anime Club!

anime image 8 optDo you enjoy reading Japanese manga, watching anime series, or even just eating sushi? Join the Collierville Burch Library's Teen Anime Club! Club meetings will include discussing your favorite manga series, watching anime shows, discussing Japanese and other cultures, and enjoying snacks. The first meeting will be on September 24th from 4:30-5:30 PM in the Storytelling Room. For ages 12-18. Click here for flyer.


Teen Resume Writing Workshop

Get ready to make the first step toward securing an internship, job, or college acceptance—learn how to write a professional resume! Eddy Hatcher of Management Recruiters of Cordova, Inc., will be teaching a teen resume workshop. Give your college applications that extra polish by coming on September 23, 2014, from 4:00-5:00 PM in the Halle Meeting Room. resume pic 8 optRegister for the class on the library's event calendar. This workshop is for ages 12-18. Click here for flyer.

Come Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Tennessee's Imagination Library!

The "Books from Birth 10th Anniversary Tour" will be stopping at the Collierville Burch Library on September 15th from 12:30-1:30 pm. There will be food, fun, train rides and giveaways! The Governor's Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF) launched its "Books from Birth 10th Anniversary Tour" in August with plans to visit some 50 counties across the state in a forty-five foot decorated touring coach. 

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Get a my Social Security Account

Representatives from the Social Security Administration will be at the Collierville Burch Library on Tuesday, August 19, from 10:30 to 2:30 to help interested patrons sign up for a my Social Security account. This online account allows individuals to keep track of earnings and verify them every year, get an estimate of future benefits, get a letter of proof of benefits (for those currently receiving), and much more! The account is free and available to anyone 18 years of age or older with a valid email address, Social Security number, and U.S. mailing address. 

For more information, click here.