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Summer reading program swings into action this Friday

* This year’s program carries a super hero theme. BAM! BIFF! ZONK! This year’s library summer reading program is going to KAPOW! its attendees with five weeks of superhero fun. Hosted, as always, by the Itawamba County Pratt Memorial Library, this year’s summer reading program kicks off this Friday, June 5, at 1 p.m. at […]

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Library System makes switch to digital magazines

Every year, the Lee-Itawamba Library System does a survey and gathers information on magazine usage at its facilities. And the findings aren’t surprising: Readership of print magazines is down. “People just aren’t coming in and looking at magazines like they used to,” said Jeff Tomlinson, director of the library system. “They don’t have time anymore.” […]

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Library summer reading programs start Friday

* This year, the library is offering programs aimed at kids, teens and adults. It seems the library’s popular summer reading program isn’t just for kids anymore. This year, the Itawamba County Pratt Memorial Library will host three summer reading programs: One for kids; one for teens; and one for adults. Each will encourage participants […]

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Library partnership program going well

* Itawamba County library patrons have utilized the statewide book borrowing program to access more than 1,534 items. By Robbie Ward and Adam Armour A year ago this month, patrons of the libraries in Tupelo and Fulton gained access to about 20 times as many books as the Lee-Itawamba Library System contained. That’s when the […]

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Local library targets teens

The local library isn’t commonly recognized as a popular teenage hangout, but Itawamba County Library head Jeffrey Martin sees no reason why that can’t change. The Lee-Itawamba Library System, which includes the libraries in both Tupelo and Fulton, recently received a $3,000 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the Mississippi Library Commission. The money was […]

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