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Back-to-School tips for Tennessee Parents

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Can you believe that summer is almost over? The school year is right around the corner and that means new friends, new teachers and new classes for Tennessee children—and sometimes, a little anxiety for both students and parents. Help the families you serve get their kids ready to succeed. Here are tips for making the transition back to school as easy as possible for Tennessee families:

•Get involved – Taking an active role in a child's education makes a huge difference in their success. Tell parents to talk to their kids about their classes, meet their teachers and get to know other parents.

Switch back to your school schedule – Before the school year starts, parents should ease their children back into their school-year bedtime and start waking them up earlier.

•Prepare a study area – Encourage parents to set up a special, safe place at home for kids to study and complete homework.

•Read together – Parents can get children excited about learning again by reading with them for at least 20 minutes a day. Tell them to head to the Tennessee Electronic Library for inspiration!

We've got five more tips, plus bonus resources, at kidcentraltn.com. Check it out!


It's Time to Apply for Teen Advisory Board

Teens--don't forget to sign up for TAB (Teen Advisory Board)! The Collierville Burch TAB meets once a month to plan fun activities for teens, talk about books, and more! Applications are due August 1st. Print one here or pick one up at the library information desk. Click here for more information.

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FastTrak To Cake Decorating

Learn cake decorating in 3 easy lessons!Cake Decor opt This class will have you baking, making icing and decorating cakes like a pro in 3 weeks with Collierville's veteran cake designer and decorator, Harriet Cobb. The classes will take place on Tuesdays, August 12th, 19th & 26th in the Halle Room from 10:15 am to 12:15 pm. Fee for the class is $47.50. Supply kit is extra for $45.00. Pre-registration is required with Harriet Cobb by August 10th. Enrollment is limited. Call 901-854-1104 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Contact Instructor for additional supplies needed for the first night of class. Click here for flyer.

Henna Body Art Program

The Lucius E. and Elsie C. Burch, Jr. Library will host Karima Suleman, owner of Angel's Beauty Spa, as she presents a Henna Body Art Program. HennaThe program will be Saturday, August 16th, from 2 – 5:45pm in the Halle Room. Prices will start at $10.00 (CASH ONLY). Please call Karima at 901-340-4433 to book your appointment. Plan on arriving 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Walk ins may be taken if time permits. Click here for flyer.

Medicines in the Garden

The Lucius E. and Elsie C. Burch, Jr. Library will be hosting a gardening program on Tuesday, July 15th, from 11am – 12pm in our Halle Room.sunflower opt Master Gardener, John Peterson, will discuss "Medicines in the Garden." He will cover medicinal properties of plants commonly found in gardens, such as Echinacea, garlic, and yarrow. Click here for flyer.