Library to feature noted authors, events

From staff and press reports

The Winston County Library will celebrate National Library Week,
April 14 through 20, with a variety of events and with two
Mississippi Authors.

The April 16 event will feature D.K. White. White will be signing and
talking about is “501 Little-Known Facts, Obscure Trivia, World
Records & Historical Minutia from the State of Mississippi”. His
program will be from 3 to 5 p.m.

White is a fifth-generation Mississippian. He was raised in
Gulfport, but has also lived in Natchez and Hattiesburg and now
resides outside of Jackson. He enjoys reading, especially Civil
War, Native American and 19th century histories about the South.

The next author event will be April 19 and will feature Diane Page.
Page, a Tupelo, MS author, will present her two children’s book Bobbs
and the Little Boy and Roy and Roo take a Trip to the Zoo. Page
started her career as an educator in the 1960s. Her program will from
2 to 5 p.m.

The library will also be offering a way for any electronic reading
patrons to learn how to read on their mobile device and borrow books
from the library on an e-reader. The mobile device training program
will be held April 17 from 9 a.m. until noon. Most mobile devices and
Tablets can use the e-reading services. Download books to your e-
device free of charge with a Winston County Library Card.

Library is important for all
Also during National library week, patrons of the Winston County
Library have taken this opportunity to express their opinion on the
importance of the library in the community.

Betty Bond says libraries have a special place in her heart.

“I have always loved to read. As a small child we had books in our
home, and we were always encouraged to read. My parents also took us
to the public library. We are so blessed to have such a wonderful
library, librarian and library staff at the Winston County Library.
No matter what information or book that you are looking for, this
fantastic staff will find it for you. And the programs for adults and
children….Wow! I continue to use the library; but now I have the
privilege of bringing my grandchildren to this special place.”
Celebrate National Library Week April 14-20, 2013.

Elmetra Patterson stated the Winston Library is important to her:
“This patron has been to many libraries across the country and even
at several military bases in Germany, but has yet to find one as
friendly, helpful and well stocked as the Winston County Library. I
am a wide reader and researcher of African American History and I am
impressed at the volume of books that are in the Winston County
Library on that subject. By request, Beth has orders many books by
and about African American since I have moved here. As librarian,
she is a warm genuine person who will greet you at the door with a
hug yet is very firm in how patrons treat the library. She insists
on respect for the materials there, for her staff and for other
patrons. She has often goes beyond her duties to accommodate groups
that want to use the library for a meeting place. I love the Winston
County Library and its staff.”

Chloe, Natalie and Shawn Hickman noted:
“We love visiting the library. While Mommy is doing research, the
kids love playing the educational games on the kids computers.”

Jace Hudspeth, a 4th grader at Winston County added: “I love the
library because they always help find what I want. They have the
best books!”