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Collierville Burch Library Does Brisk Business with STEM Kit Backpacks

stem backbacks optIf you haven’t heard of STEM, you probably don’t know what a STEM kit is. But there are plenty of people who do, and some of their names are on a waiting list at the Collierville Burch Library.

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. While these aren’t new subjects in schools or libraries, the STEM approach to teaching them allows students to apply the skills they’re learning to hands on projects and real life situations.

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Collierville Library’s Teen Advisory Board Provides Opportunity for Teen Readers to Increase their Skill Sets

hannah jones optHannah Jones is retiring. She’s starting college at University of Tennessee Martin in the fall, but she’s also retiring from a role she has thoroughly enjoyed for the last few years – Team Leader of the editorial team for T.A.B Magazine.

T.A.B. Magazine is the publication of the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) at the Collierville Burch Library. Jones (pictured) has been a member of TAB since the eighth grade, and now she is a rising college freshman.

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Town Building and Codes Crew Keeps Eye on High School Construction

hsinspect1 optThree monster-sized books of construction plans sit upon desks in the back offices of the Town of Collierville’s Codes Department. They hold all the details of what will be the 450,000-square-foot new Collierville High School.

Four hundred and fifty thousand square feet equals 10.3 acres. That’s a lot of school and a lot of details to be handled during the construction process.

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Master Local Historian Program Grabs Collierville’s Morton Museum and Director Brooke Mundy for Pilot Development

brook optThe American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) has taken notice of the work being done at The Morton Museum. So much so that they’ve asked Morton Director Brooke Mundy (pictured) to serve as an advisor in a new program that teaches those of us who don’t work in a museum how to collect and curate the history that’s all around us.

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Eager Young Reader Makes Impression on Collierville Library Staff

Barron2 optFive-year-old Barron Russell got his first library card at the Collierville Burch Library over the Christmas holidays, and he was very excited.

When asked what kind of books he likes best, Barron said he liked alphabet and phonics books, and the Arthur and D.W. series by Marc Brown. It was a book called D.W.’s Library Card that gave Barron the idea to get a card for himself. Barron’s mother, Emily Russell said he told her he only needed to know how to write his name to get a library card.

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