Thursday, April 22

All CMRLS Libraries will be CLOSED Monday, April 26, for the State holiday -- Confederate Memorial Day.

There are books on your libraries' shelves that tell of life during the time of the American Civil War or about Mississippi and the South during that time if you would like to delve into some history.

CMRLS Libraries will open Tuesday, April 27 with regular hours.

Monday, April 19

Brown Bag Lunch @ Pearl

Join us on Friday, April 23, 12 Noon-1:00

Jerry Mitchell, award winning investigative reporter,
with The Clarion Ledger, will be the featured guest.
Bring a sack lunch.
Drinks and dessert are provided by the
Friends of the Pearl Library.

Thursday, April 15

Great Quotes for National Library Week!

Libraries will get you through times of NO money better than money will get you through times of NO Libraries. ~Anne Herbert, The Whole Earth Catalog

CUTS to Libraries during a recession are just like CUTS to hospitals during a plague! ~Eleanor Crumblehulme via Twitter

Whatever the cost of our Libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation. ~Walter Cronkite

The three most important documents a free society gives are a birth certificate, a passport, and a Library card. ~E. L. Doctorow, New York Times, March 27, 1994

A Library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert. ~Andrew Carnegie

The public Library is the only public agency which serves the minds of ALL of the population, one individual at a time. ~Unknown

We are the only planet, so far as we know, to have invented a communal memory stored neither in our genes or our brains. The warehouse of that memory is called a Library. ~Carl Sagan

More than a building that houses books and data, the Library has always been a window to a larger world–a place where we’ve always come to discover big ideas and profound concepts that help move the American story forward. . . . . Libraries remind us that truth isn’t about who yells the loudest, but who has the right information. Because even as we’re the most religious of people, America’s innovative genius has always been preserved because we also have a deep faith in facts. And so the moment we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold into a Library, we’ve changed their lives forever, and for the better. This is an enormous force for good. ~President-elect Barack Obama in a speech at the American Library Association annual conference in June 2005

Celebrate Libraries!
Communities Thrive @ your Library!

Friday, April 2

Communities Thrive @ your Library!

All CMRLS branches are getting ready for National Library Week, April 12-18, 2010. Check out the online calendar for great programs and even a couple of open houses and receptions. There will be cookies and punch at many of the Libraries during the week! You will want to join the Library staff and Friends of the Library in celebrating the importance of Libraries in our communities.

Friends of the Libraries support CMRLS Libraries all year and take this time each year to remind everyone the importance of Libraries and the importance of supporting them. A big "Thank you" goes out to each of the Boards of Supervisors, Mayors, and Alderman of Rankin, Scott, Simpson, and Smith Counties for the support they show CMRLS Libraries in meeting the needs of our customers. Everyone is aware of shortfalls and financial difficulties this year and yet these elected officials understand the importance of Libraries to their communities. Again, Thank You!

Central Mississippi Regional Library System, Staff, and Friends of the Library know OUR Communities Thrive @ your Library! Celebrate National Library Week with us!