News & Events
Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale September 27-30
Friends of the Collierville Burch Library Book Sale will be held September 27th - 30th at the library.
Preview night for Friends members is Wednesday, September 27th from 4 -7 pm (one hour earlier this year).
The Public Sale will take place Thursday and Friday, September 28th - 29th from 10 am - 6 pm and Sat, September 30th from 10 am - 3 pm.
VEX IQ Robotics
Week 1: October 12, 5-7pm & October 14, 2-4:30pm
Week 2: October 23, 5-7pm & October 28, 2-4:30pm
Week 3: November 9, 5-7pm & November 11, 2-4:30pm
Week 4: November 20, 5-7pm & November 25, 2-4:30pm
Orientation for all participants and parents will be held on September 25 at 4:30pm at Town Hall in the Board Chambers. For 3rd-5th graders. Only one registration per child please. Register online at colliervillelibrary.org starting on September 11.
Meet Libby - Overdrive's New App for eBooks & eAudiobooks
Meet Libby, a new app built by Overdrive for readers to discover and enjoy eBooks and audiobooks from your library. Inspired by user and library feedback, Libby was designed to get people reading as quickly and seamlessly as possible.
Libby is available for reading eBooks and eAudiobooks from Tennessee READS.
Why you’ll love Libby
Libby was engineered from the ground up with many new features and enhancements requested by readers and staff:
- Quick and easy for first time users
- Integrated reading and listening experience with OverDrive Read and OverDrive Listen
- No Adobe ID or account registration required
- Faster performance and powerful search
- Same experience on all devices
- Customizable browsing options to find the books you want faster
- Simplified download settings
- Support for eBook highlights and annotations
- Custom lists for tagging books you love, want to read and more
What's In Your Wallet?
This September, the Collierville Burch Library is joining with the American Library Association and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-up Month, an initiative to make sure that every student has the most important school supply of all - a free library card.
Libraries build a foundation for children’s future success starting from the earliest stages of development. Librarians play a key role in helping children develop the basic tools for school readiness by teaching families the components of early literacy. Library programs can help make stories come alive through storytelling, puppet shows, plays and music.
Did you know that reading is brain food? Research shows reading aids brain development, especially in a child’s first five years. Reading provides the foundation for language and literacy skills. And most important, when you take the time to read to your children, you are telling them “you are special to me.” Spending time with your child in the library is the perfect place to expose your young child to the great big world of reading.
Older students can also find tools for success at the local library. They can access high-speed internet and digital tools, as well as work with trained professionals on how to best use these resources. While the library still offers quiet places for study, it also offers a multitude of programs designed to broaden your child’s taste in literature, expanding their minds and vocabulary. And materials aren’t just limited to physical books – online resources, such as e-Books and e-Audiobooks, and STEM kits for all ages are available to meet the needs and interests of our young patrons.