Rossville Library Moving Sale

The Rossville Public Library will have a Moving Sale on Saturday, September 24th starting at 9am at their permanent location on McFarland Avenue.

We will post a preview of items for sale on or before Monday September 19th.

Tables, chairs, and other library paraphernalia will be sold!

Check out our preview video and pics:

Dade County Library now open five days a week

Due to an increase in local funding, the Dade County Public Library will increase hours open from 30 hours a week to 34 hours a week. The change is effective Thursday, September 1st.

The library will now be open on Wednesdays, from 10am to 5pm. Hours have changed on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays to accommodate the new five-day schedule; the library will open at 10am, Tuesday—Saturday.

Dade County Library Hours
Tuesday: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Rossville Moves to Temporary Location

Rossville Public Library will be closed from September 9th-19th to move to their temporary location at the Rossville Athletic Center located at 301 Williams Street in Rossville.

Tuesday, September 20th the Rossville Public Library will be open to the public at the Rossville Athletic Center. Rossville Public Library hours will remain the same.

The Rossville Public Library will remain at the Rossville Athletic Center for the next 4-6 months as the McFarland Permanent Location receives a complete renovation. The newly-renovated library will boast all new LED lighting, a dedicated Teen area, study rooms and state-of-the-art Technology.

Make sure to like the Rossville Public Library’s Facebook page to get updates about the renovation, and ongoing events at the library.

Summer Staff Picks

It’s been a busy summer at our libraries, but we are still making time to relax and read a book! Here are some of our staff favs:

Karen’s Pick

The JewelThe Jewel by Amy Ewing

I had to read “The Jewel” by Amy Ewing because someone had mentioned that it was reminiscent of Atwood’s “The Handmaidens Tale”. I’d place this with a high school audience as it does in fact deal with pregnancy and surrogacy, but it is not on the same level as “The Handmaidens Tale” by any stretch of the imagination. Still, a great dystopian that does deal with similar topics in that a woman’s body is not her own in this fast paced, suspense filled novel.  My teen loved it, and burned through it in a few hours.

Debbie’s Picks

little-house-livingLittle House Living by Merissa A. Alink

Simple. Self-sufficient. Healthy.

A modern look at how to live like the days of long ago.  For everyone who would like to simplify your life and to make wholesome food, cleaning supplies and toiletries, this is the book for you. Filled with natural healthy living recipes and ideas. Very interesting to read and fun to try!

Pious DeceptionPious Deception: A Megan O’Connell Mystery  by local author Joan Hetzler

This  cozy mystery will pull you in on page one.   You will find yourself drawn into  the book by the  strong characters and seemingly unsolvable  mystery.  Each character is so cleverly introduced to the plot you will  have accused everyone by the time the mystery is solved.  It is obvious Ms Hetzler has a gifted command of the English language.  I highly recommend this entertaining book!

Chelsea’s Picks

Rebel of the SandsRebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

Western/Arabian Nights/Fantasy Romance–this book follows gunslinger Amani as she escapes an arranged marriage to her Uncle. Politically, the world is unstable, and djinni are rumored to still exist. Amani gets caught up in a rebellion against the throne. It’s a fluff book, but just the perfect thing to pick up during summer vacation.

Revenge of the WildRevenge of the Wild by Michelle Modesto

This was a fun Western meets YA steampunk. Westie is a foul-mouthed, one-armed girl with an attitude–bound and determined to bring the cannibals who killed her family to justice. This book almost has TOO many genres going on at once (there is even an allusion to some zombies) but overall it is a fun summer read. If you are a fan of the Steampunk genre, give this book a read!

 

Introducing TumbleBooks–eBooks for eKids!

Our Library has a subscription to TumbleBookLibrary, and your family can access it from home! It’s unlimited, and it’s FREE for you to use!

TumbleBook Library, provided by GALILEO and Georgia Public Library Service, is a collection of animated, talking picture books suited for elementary school children. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books, adding sound, animation, music, and narration to create an electronic picture book.

In addition to electronic books, this resource also features games, read-along and non-fiction books (no animation), videos, and some books in French and Spanish. The web site is easy for children to navigate and allows children to hear stories read fluently. Each story comes with puzzles and games geared to ensure reading comprehension.  TumbleBooks use Flash, but they are viewable on the iPad with the exception of some of the games.

Accessing TumbleBooks is easy! If you are at home, you will need the library’s current GALILEO password. If you don’t know the password, call any of our open libraries, just make sure you have your library card number handy so we can verify that you are our patron! The password expires every four months.

If you are in the library, or using our WiFi, you won’t need the password. Either way, to get started just click the link below!

clickHere_banner Tumble Book Library