Jellico Library News
Library Director Mark J. Tidwell
It has been a very busy time here at Jellico Public Library. The nursing team from Vanderbilt and Lipscomb Universities was with us on Monday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 9. This fine bunch of girls really made the place come alive. On one side of the Tramell Building, Zumba classes were in full swing. Lots of ladies were exercising and getting fit as the music played.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the building, while their mothers exercised, kids were treated to wonderful puppet shows, story times, and then exciting craft projects. One session the kids made cool looking turtles. My favorite was the wide-mouthed frogs Melanie Crotty had them make on Wednesdays. It made me laugh just seeing the outlandish wide-mouthed frog, let alone hearing the story of the critter read to all the laughing kids.
We really appreciate Jennifer Hicks bringing the team up to Jellico. Last year, they put on a mini-health fair for area school kids in grades K-6. That was a really popular and well attended three day event. This year, they took the town by storm with those exciting Zumba classes and the story and craft time. The reception has been so good that folks are asking for the organization of continuing Zumba classes. Just like their flyer stated, it is healthy and fun music oriented fitness.
The library expansion project is coming along very nicely. We halted the project the week of March 7-11 to accommodate all the activities we had going on at the library. We are scheduled to resume work on March 14. We could possibly be closed to the public for a couple of days at some point during the project. Check out our website at jellico.tn.us or our facebook page for the latest information.
We appreciate all our patrons bearing with us during this transition period. Things are really going to be different at your hometown library when the project is fully completed. Patrons are going to experience a roomier facility, with more color and a brighter atmosphere, and more assets to meet the needs of Jellico and the surrounding communities. Stop by soon at 104 North Main Street and check out Jellico’s Information Center.