Artist of the month announced at Jackson Parish Library

Morgan McCullin of Clay, LA is the Jackson Parish Library Artist of the Month for the month of March. Her artwork as well as all others who participated in the contest is on display at the Jonesboro Branch. McCullin graduated from Quitman High School and has a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Art from Louisiana Tech University where she is working to earning her Master’s. Utilizing primarily oils and gouache McCullin focuses her art on female portraiture. She was recently published in Creative Quarterly 59 and was included in the Femme Fest at the Jazz and Heritage Gallery in New Orleans.

Schedule of activities for Monday – Wednesday

GRAB-N-GO! The JPL is pleased to announce two Easter holiday themed, grab-n-go offers for adults. There is a wine glass shaped, candle holders painted like bunnies  while both children and adults alike can pick up a “How to paint Easter eggs” package. You must call ahead to secure a grab-n-go package as supplies are limited. 

CHECKOUT FITNESS! Each Wednesday from 9:00 – 10:00 am. Mail-out routines are also available.  For more information please call 318-259-5697.

SNAP and Unemployment Assistance! Ms. Tyanne Williams, Client Services Manager for the Pine Belt Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency will be available for consultation by appointment only from 10:00am – 2:00pm on Wednesday, April 6th. Topics include SNAP and social security benefits, unemployment assistance, Medicare/Medicaid enrollment, social security card applications, commodities and senior food boxes

CHILDREN PROGRAMS FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL

 ART CLASSES once again be held at both branches over the next two weeks beginning on Monday, April 5th and running through Thursday, April 15th. Classes will run from 4:00-5:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday at the Jonesboro Branch on Monday’s from 4:00-5:00pm at the Chatham Branch. For questions or to sign up, please contact Ms. Terrye Shackleford at 318-259-5697.

SIGN UP FOR STEAM: Registration has begun for children (Pre-K – 3rd grade) art classes for the month of May that will be centered around the exciting and educational STEAM program. This wonderfully, unique program features fun projects in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Pick-up packages will be available during Art Class hours that are shown above for each branch. steamlibrary

READING EGGS AND MATH SEEDS: Due to the popularity and response received in March this “in-home” program for Pre-K – 7th grade children is continuing through the month of April. If interested in having your child participate please call Ms. Terrye Shackleford at (318) 259-5697.

OUTREACH SERVICES

Monthly personalized delivery of books, audiobooks, magazines and more are available to residents of Jackson Parish, including Nursing Home residents and in-home daycares.

RESOURCES AVAILABLE

Binge Box – Checkout multiple movies for one week that counts as only one checkout. 
 
Vox Books  (Books that talk) – The first audio books that live in print books. The attached VOX Reader transforms an ordinary print book into an all-in-one read along. No need for computers, tablets or CD’s. Simply push a button to listen and read. 
 
Flipster – An easy to use resource for viewing best selling digital magazines. 
 
Freegal Music – Service that provides access to virtually every song ever recorded in over 100 countries. Includes catalog of legendary artists and over 40,000 music videos. 
 
Chilton Automotive Guide – A must for those do-it-yourself auto repair projects. Provides detailed sketches and instructions on virtually every repair job and new parts installation for all makes and models of automobiles. 
 
rinterOn – Printing can be done from your Smartphone or Tablets through this free app by sending an email along with attachments to: jpl-jonesboro@printspots.com or jpl-chatham@printspots.com
 
Fax and copy services: Available at both branches. Pricing dependent on size. 
 

JONESBORO BRANCH INFORMATION

Address: 614 South Polk Avenue
Phone: 318-259-5697
Fax: 318-259-3374
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday (8:00am – 5:30pm), Saturday (8:00am – 12:00pm)

CHATHAM BRANCH INFORMATION

Address: 1500 Pine Street
Phone: 318-249-2980
Fax: 318-249-2981
Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday (8:30am – 6:00pm), Friday and Saturday (8:30am – 12:30pm)

 

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