Tuesday, May 15

Central Perks for CMRLS Friends

Join the FRIENDS of Your CMRLS Library and receive perks to be used throughout the membership year!

Our FRIENDS make materials, equipment, and activities possible during the year with membership dues, donations, and book sales. All dues and proceeds from book sales go into your library for these much-needed items. The FRIENDS also sponsor, coordinate, and conduct programs for adults, teens, and children during the year, the largest of these are National Library Week and Summer Library Program. You may be as active as you wish with the FRIENDS of Your Library or you may choose to simply be an advocate for Your Library in your community. Library advocacy is an often overlooked task, but one with great impact on the library and community. For instance, how many of your community leaders know that nearly 80% of the citizens of Rankin, Scott, Simpson, and Smith Counties hold a CMRLS library card? That is important information your community and its leaders need to know!

FRIENDS’ memberships vary between libraries but most begin as low as $2.00 for students. Central Perks is worth a total of $12.00 in FREE fines and copies. Everyone can use perks like that! 

Ask about perks at your library and enjoy the PERKS of being a FRIEND of a CMRLS Library.

Monday, May 7

It's The Super Bowl of All Library Programming Seasons, And The Pearl Library Will Be A'rockin'!

You read that right! Summer is almost upon us and the Pearl Public Library is gearing up for the annual six week, Summer Library Program that runs from June 4 through July 14. The 2018 Summer Library Program is themed Libraries Rock!


The six-week program, formerly for years a children's season, has morphed into a celebration that embraces all ages... children, teens and adults! Libraries Rock connotes a musical theme, but in addition to that it simply means, libraries are AWESOME!!!!

The Pearl Library's program lineup shows that too. There's some music involved and then there's some other really cool programs!

Don't miss out on Dancin' Dan the Banjo Man who headlines adult programming the whole family can enjoy! That's Thursday, June 7 at 3 p.m. 

There's loads of program you and your family do not want to miss. There's something for everyone. Pearl Puppets, The Snakeman, Animal Tales, Dorian the Magician and Inky the Clown are on tap for children. 

Black Light Painting, African Instrument Making, "I Pick You": Guitar Pick Bracelets, Rock 'n' Roll Trivia Madness and Pre 4th of July Cookout and Games for Teens. 

For adults there's Karaoke Night. Watch a musical on the big screen and enjoy popcorn and drinks. There's story time for adults where you can enjoy short stories and music. Read a biography about any famous musician and come talk about it at the Chapter 1 Book Club meeting!

See! There's something for everyone. Check out the EVENTS Calendar on the Central Mississippi Regional Library website at www.cmrls.lib.ms.us to find more information on Summer Library Program dates and times for not only the Pearl Library, but all 20 CMRLS libraries.  

We'll see you there!