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RB Digital App replaces OneClick Digital & Zinio

LY5524 RBdigital Audiobook Mag web banner optThe new RBdigital app and refreshed website launched on June 26. The new RBdigital app combines our OneClickdigital audiobook app with the Zinio for Libraries magazine app. Patrons are now able to access audiobooks & magazines—all in one app. The new app offers a significantly improved user experience—with faster, easier search. 

Schedule for App Notification:

  • Existing OneClickdigital app users have been notified through their OneClickdigital app to upgrade to the new RBdigital app.
  • Existing Zinio for Libraries app users will be notified beginning in August.
  • Both the OneClickdigital app and the Zinio for Libraries app will be available through mid-September to help with the transition to the new app.

Please note that if you access RB Digital magazines or RB Digital audiobooks through our library website, the audiobook and magazine websites remain separate and will be combined at a later date. 

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Library Board Member Shares Her Love for the Library

IMG 1903 300optLiz Rozanski has been hanging around libraries for a long time. While growing up she made weekly visits to the library. Since moving to Collierville she and her family have continued that tradition. She even worked at the library for 2 years and now serves on the Collierville Burch Library Board. Director Deanna Britton recently asked her why she loves the library and why she spends her valuable time supporting the work of the library. 

1.) Why do you love the Library?
Some of my most vivid childhood memories revolve around libraries. My parents were both avid readers, and we took weekly trips to the library. I was always encouraged to read as much as I could and to explore a variety of authors and genres. That love of reading passed from them to me and on to my children. When we moved to Collierville 15 years ago, one of our first stops was the Burch Library because we needed library cards. I was impressed with the beautiful facility, but I was even more impressed with the book collection and the programming available for my family. Libraries serve as the front porch of a community, dedicated to welcoming all citizens. The Burch Library and its staff continue to represent what is best about Collierville: our hospitality, our commitment to education, and our belief in public services accessible to all.

2.) Why do you spend your valuable time to support our work?
Supporting the library's work is easy. I believe in their mission and in the importance of a high-quality, vibrant, public information and cultural hub. Serving on the Burch Library Board is just one way to support their ongoing work to enhance life in Collierville.

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STEM Backpacks Are Here!

STEM BACKPACKS FLYER 7 optThe Collierville Burch Library is happy to announce a new educational collection for kids and their families. We have 25 STEM backpacks for all ages available for checkout. Each of our STEM kits contains a fun science, technology, engineering or math activity for families to try at home. We even have a few STEAM kits for the artists too. With these kits your family can play fun coding games, experiment with a Makey Makey, build with Squigz, use a fairy tale to build problem-solving skills, code, play, create and connect the physical and digital worlds with Ozobots, and much, much more! Come to the library and ask about our STEM/STEAM backpacks today!

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Meet the August Artist: Nancy Patterson Adair

AUGUST ARTIST Adair flyer optThe Collierville Burch Library is pleased to welcome local artist Nancy Patterson Adair as our artist for the month of August.  Nancy has had a background as varied and colorful as her work. Not only has she had formal training (art classes at then-Memphis State University), but also she has actively pursued to refine and enhance artistic techniques by attending workshops and classes in oil and watercolor painting from some of the area’s finest artists.

Ms. Adair refuses to limit herself to any one medium. A visit to Murano, Italy, peaked her desire to work with glass. She studied fused glass techniques under Jan Singer and Teresa White. Curious by nature, she soon discovered the ancient art of encaustic painting (pigmented hot wax “painted” with a heat gun); as an artist, she enjoyed the freedom of moving color with heat in order to get unexpected results.

Whether depicting large floral oil paintings or waterscapes, creating collages, or embracing exciting new opportunities in tech art, Ms. Adair has merged experience with self-discovery and allowed her talent to venture beyond normal boundaries.

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Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse Flyer Board ChambersChildren optDid you know that something special is happening to the sun this summer? On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere - the corona - can be seen, will stretch from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. This will be the first total solar eclipse to touch the United States since the 1990s (when one occurred on Hawaii), and the first to cover it coast-to-coast since 1918!

Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun's disk. Here in Collierville we will be seeing a partial eclipse rather than a total eclipse - still an amazing astronomical event to observe.

Join us for two library events in the week prior to the eclipse on Thursday, August 10th:

  • At 5 pm children of all ages are invited to drop by in the Storytelling Room at the Library for some make and take projects before the 6 pm presentation.

  • At 6 pm Jeremy Veldman from the Memphis Astronomical Society will speak to the Collierville community in the Board Chambers at Collierville Town Hall about the Solar Eclipse. We will learn how this fascinating event happens, what it means, and how to safely watch it all! Eclipse glasses will be provided for you to use on the day of the eclipse.

 To see maps, resources, community activities, live coverage and more, go to http://eclipse2017.nasa.gov

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