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Our Mission:  To enrich lives and build community by providing a  welcoming place to read, know, learn and grow.

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Summer Reading 2015 - Every Hero Has a Story

Summer Reading 2015Sign up for Summer Reading @ the Library & Read 20 Minutes Every Day this Summer.
It's Easy to Participate! Here's how:
* Visit the library to sign up the whole family (children, tweens, teens, adults), beginning Tuesday, May 26 (last date to sign up is Friday, July 17). Pick up a calendar of special programs scheduled during the summer.
* Read 20 minutes each day and keep track on your reading log. For very young or struggling readers, spread literacy activities throughout the day. Make reading fun! After each 15 days of reading 20 minutes, return your log to the library to earn rewards & win prizes.

Why Summer Reading?
Summer reading programs are an effective, fun way to combine reading and related activities into summer family time. They also have these reading benefits for kids:
Reading gets better when you practice it.
Reading helps improve writing style.
Children read more when they listen to and discuss stories, so get the entire family involved.

Summer Reading Highlights
Newbery Award winning author Kate DiCamillo will be the National Summer Reading Champion! Share the love of reading and spread the word by sharing Kate’s PSA for summer reading. Learn more at http://www.cslpreads.org/nationalsummerreadingchampion/.

The Collaborative Summer Library Program has released a new PSA to promote the 2015 summer reading theme, "Every Hero Has A Story." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dENeRvVgkyU.

Local Homeschool Student Named Tennessee National Geographic State Bee Semifinalist

Christopher Allen, a 5th grade homeschool student and son of Andy and Sarah Allen, will compete in the State Geo Bee in Nashville on March 27.  Christopher won the 2015 Hamilton County Homeschool Geo Bee sponsored by Collegedale Public Library in January. The event, at which 4th-8th grade students answered oral questions on geography, was the first round in the 27th annual National Geographic Bee. The local winners then took a qualifying test which was submitted to the National Geographic Society. Students with the top 100 scores in each of the 50 states go on to compete at the state level.  Christopher won the homeschool bee last year and went to the State competition where he was one of only two fourth graders who participated.  He correctly answered 6 of his 8 questions in the preliminary round. Librarian Judy Luster went to Nashville to see Christopher compete in 2014. We wish him good luck in 2015!

DMV Practice Tests Now AvailableGeek my library

We have partnered with Driving-Tests.org to offer free DMV practice tests. Check them out at collegedale.driving-tests.org.

Geek my libraryWhat is Geek the Library?

Geek the Library is a community awareness campaign designed to highlight the vital role of public libraries and educate the public about the critical funding issues many libraries face. The winner of the wegeekjellybeans contest was Mindy Herman whose guess was closes to the exact number of jellybeans in the jar. The exact number was 1,680! Congratulations, Mindy!

Now available--downloadable audiobooks

Kelly Martin


Tennessee READS

Access to e-books through OverDrive. Visit the site to search available titles. A library card number and password are needed to download.


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Collegedale, TN 37363
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