Thursday, April 20, 2017

2017 Edible Book Festival Winners

KLIC's 4th Edible Book Festival was held during National Library Week and we had 13 amazing entries. We partnered with Writers@Work this year and were lucky enough to have Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow, as one of our guest judges. She joined Dr. Dana Nichols (VP of Academic Affairs) and Sandra Williford (librarian) to decide winners in our Best Overall and Most Creative categories.


Best overall winner was Brittany Richardson with her entry, Silver Sparrows and Pink Foxes.

Tayari presents Brittany with her Best Overall certificate.


Inspired by Silver Sparrow


Most Creative went to Lana Balan for her amazing Up inspired gingerbread house.

Lana's entry, Up.





Jacey and Heather won People's Choice by a landslide with their cake, Tortoise and the Hare.

Tortoise and the Hare cake.




Want to see the other entries? Visit the library's Facebook page for photos of the entries, judges, and winners.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Susan Jennings presented with 2017 TLA Honor Award


Susan Jennings, Dean of Library Services for Chattanooga State, was awarded the TLA Honor Award during the 2017 Tennessee Library Association conference held in Knoxville. This award is considered as the "highest award" given by the Tennessee Library Association.

The TLA Honor Award was established in 1976 to recognize any person or group who has made a significant contribution to the furtherance of librarianship on a statewide or national level.

Susan was nominated for the award based on her "twelve years of enthusiastic service to the Tennessee Library Association during which she went above and beyond by serving two consecutive terms as President to cover an additional year in which the position was left vacant due to the resignation of her first Vice President Elect."


The nomination letter continues, "Susan has been an avid supporter of libraries and crossed state lines to support the TLA and libraries in Tennessee. She has consistently lobbied for the importance of the recognition of the members of our organization plus the need to get and act upon their input. She has sought to find a place in our organization for a wide variety of people and their libraries so that we can all benefit from the diversity of each other’s knowledge and shared experiences. She served for two years on the membership committee during which TLA benefited from her creativity in encouraging the renewal and joining of our organization. Her leadership as a TLA President has led the organization from information gathering to action, streamlined board meetings, and she has constantly striven to engage and improve the organization."

Congratulations Susan! We are proud of you!

Susan giving acceptance speech.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

National Poetry Month 2017

National Poetry Month is the largest literary celebration in the world marking poetry’s important place in our culture and our lives. The American Library Association is one of the sponsoring organizations of National Poetry Month.

National Poetry Month aims to:
  •     highlight the extraordinary legacy and ongoing achievement of American poets,
  •     encourage the reading of poems,
  •     assist teachers in bringing poetry into their classrooms,
  •     increase the attention paid to poetry by national and local media,
  •     encourage increased publication and distribution of poetry books, and
  •     encourage support for poets and poetry.
April 27th is Poem in Your Pocket Day. Every April, on Poem in Your Pocket Day, people celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with them, and sharing it with others. The Twitter hashtag will be #pocketpoem.

On the PDF version of this year’s poster, each image is clickable and links to a poem. Check it out below - click an image; read a poem!


Monday, March 27, 2017

2017 Edible Book Festival

Join us Wednesday April 12th for KLIC’s 4th Annual Edible Book Festival from 3:00PM-5:00PM in the Riverside CafĂ©. Celebrate by baking, cooking, or creating something edible and inspired by literature!

Prizes will be awarded for three categories: Best Overall, Most Creative, and People’s Choice. Visit the Edible Book Festival guide for a little inspiration and to register your entry by April 7th

Don’t feel like baking? Join us on April 12th at 3:00PM to cast your vote for the best entry and to eat the treats after the winners are announced.