Thursday, September 15, 2011
County library offers fine-free days
The Marshall County Library System is offering fine-free book and audiobook returns, librarian Amanda McDonald said.
The fine-free days are Thursdays from September 15 to October 13.
McDonald said the library has over $33,000 in over-due fines or other fines and that the books and tapes are more valuable than the fines. The library hopes to clear the fines off the books, she said, and get some of the resource materials back.
The overdue items may simply be dropped in the outside drop slot on any of these Thursdays. Or the person can bring the book in and put it on the return cart or ask a librarian to print them a receipt showing they have returned the book or tape.
New library hours have been set for the Ruth B. French Library in Byhalia beginning October 1. They are: Monday (1 p.m.- 7 p.m.); Tuesday (1 p.m.-5 p.m.); Thursday (3 p.m. - 7 p.m.); Friday (1 p.m.- 5 p.m.); and Saturday (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.).
Library cards will be requested before a patron can check out a book, McDonald said. Bring your library card with you.
Anyone who lacks a library card may request one by bringing in a photo I.D. and current address, she said.
Remembrance ride to pass through Sunday
On September 18, the 11th annual Trail of Tears Motorcycle Ride from Tennessee to Oklahoma will be passing through Holly Springs at approximately 10:20 a.m.
There will be around 175 to 250 motorcycles on this leg of the Trail of Tears Remembrance Motorcycle Ride coming down Highway 7 on the way to Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The ride will depart on Highway 4.
This ride is in remembrance of Native American tribes displaced due to the Indian Removal Act of the 1830s. The goal is to educate the public to this monumental and dark historical event and to honor the Native Americans.
In addition to raising awareness, the ride also raises funds for scholarships for Native American students.
The public is invited to come out along the route and show support to the riders as they pass through the Holly Springs community. The riders come from all over the United States and include Native American riders who represent several tribal nations.
For more information about the motorcycle ride, log on to www.trailoftears-remembrance.org.
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