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2015 Summer Reading Reaches Successful Conclusion

Summer readingThe Library concluded its 2015 Summer Reading Program with the most participants and completers yet! With 1,442 total participants and 880 completers (an over 60% completion rate!), the community yet again broke records set last year. We anticipate even more participants next year.

Bricks4Kids hosted a Summer Reading finale celebration at the end of July, allowing children to create, explore, and learn with various LEGOs. Bob Tarter also stopped by to showcase his various animals. The Library appreciates everyone who participated in and supported our Summer Reading 2015 initiative,

Thanks to all the sponsors who donated products or coupons that were used for prizes or refreshments for the Summer Reading Program.

  • Epikos Comics Cards Games
  • The Bistro at Garden Plaza
  • Pizza Hut
  • Mayfield Dairy Farms
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Creative Discovery Museum
  • McKee Foods Corporation
  • Ooltewah Nursery
  • Lake Winnepesaukah
  • Western Sizzlin
  • Ooltewah Bi-Lo
  • Lupi’s Pizza
  • Chattanooga Zoo
  • Rock City
  • Bricks4Kidz
  • Samaritan Center
  • Papa John’s Pizza

Sunday, September 20, 3:00

Ellen Phillips, consumer advocate and international consultant for both consumers and companies, is the founder and President of Ellen Phillips, Inc. Mrs. Phillips has been featured in newspapers across the country, such as the New York Times, the Dallas Morning News, and the Washington Post, and the subject of numerous national print and television media, including People, SmartMoney, Woman's Day and Good Morning America, the Today Show, and Oprah. To empower consumers and help them fight for their rights, she authored Shocked, Appalled, and Dismayed! How to Write Letters of Complaint That Get Results and, also, Fight Back and Win! How to Work With Business and Get What You Want.

Mrs. Phillips is a retired English and speech arts teacher and she writes the “Consumer Watch” column for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Also, as a professional storyteller, Phillips credits her 'tale-telling,' as well as her natural theatrical flair, for the creative and humorous touches found within her books. She attributes her consumer zeal, assertiveness, and tenacity to her early battles to overcome crippling polio and nephritis. However, Phillips maintains that she owes her tenderness, compassion, and concern for the underdog to her family and, most especially, to her grandchildren.

The Local Author Series is hosted by Friends of Collegedale Public Library

Geek my libraryDMV Practice Tests Now Available

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


Tennessee READS (Regional eBook & Audiobook Download System)

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

Check Out" these Downloadable Audiobooks for Children and Youth at OneClickdigital from Recorded Books

Kelly Martin


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