Friday, April 30, 2010

Share the Memories and Save our History

Your memories ARE part of our history. The stories you've heard family tell, maybe about an old one-room or two-room schoolhouse that they attended? Please share those stories with the Russell County Public Library. This year the library is collecting history as part of the celebration of the Library’s 50th anniversary. (Your photographs are also welcome.) Later this year a library program will share the collected stories, history and photographs.

Church minutes, lists of school principals or preachers, sad or just plain funny stories are all welcome and may be added to the local history collection. Photos related to stories or photos of people and places in Russell County may also be added to the collection. Your stories and photos are wanted by the library because these stories make up our history--black history, women’s history, everyone’s history of Russell County. It’s been nearly half a century since a comprehensive book was written on Russell County and more than 20 years since the last Heritage book was published.

So if you still remember that story you heard in childhood that was told and retold around the counter of the country store, write it down and send it in. Set loose the Russell County history that’s trapped in your memory!

Send your stories and photos, memories and history to the attention of Jennifer Bundy at the Russell County Public Library (

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Upcoming Events at the Lebanon Library

Thursday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m - Bed Time Stories
Don't forget to wear your pajamas and join us for stories, music, crafts and FUN!

Sunday, April 25 at 2:30 p.m. - Fancy Nancy Party
Dress in your fanciest outfit and we will hear fancy stories, have a fancy tea party, learn some fancy words and be our fanciest!

Tuesday, April 27 from 2-5 p.m. (drop-in) - Make and Takes
Teachers and parents of preschoolers are invited to drop by the library on the last Tuesday of each month between the hours of 2 and 5 for make and takes. Each month we will complete 2 educational projects that will be ready to use with your students/children.

Friday, April 30 from 6-8 p.m. - Back to the 80s Party
Come relive the 80s as we continue celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Russell County Public Library.