Update from the Sunflower County Library System


Join us for Virtual Story Time with I’m Not Santa by Jonathan Allen and Little Blue Trucks Christmas Alice Shertle on the Sunflower County Library YouTube channel, Thursday, December 16, 2021.

Here’s your chance to do something with this Christmas sweater stowed in the closet. Participate in an Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. at the Henry M. Seymour Library, Indianola. Let’s see who has the ugliest Christmas sweater in the community.

The holiday season can be fun, yet stressful. Visit us on Friday, December 17, 2021 for a virtual stress management experience on the Sunflower County Library YouTube channel. Learn tips on how to relax so you can enjoy the holidays.

Join us at Craft Time to make Wood Disk Portrait Ornaments on the Sunflower County Library YouTube channel on Monday, December 20, 2021. This is a great opportunity to create a gift from the heart. Materials for this crafting lesson are available from the Drew Public Library and the Horace Stansel Memorial Library in Ruleville.

Join us for Build Your Own Snowman Story and Craft Time with Froggy Builds a Snowman by Jonathan London on Monday, December 20, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. at the Kathy June Sheriff Public Library, Moorhead, MS and on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 December 2021 at 3:30 pm in the Inverness Public Library, Inverness, MS.

Join us for Kwanzaa Wreath Craft Time and discover the seven principles of Kwanzaa on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 on the Sunflower County Library’s YouTube channel. Materials for this crafting lesson are available from the Horace Stansel Memorial Library in Ruleville.

The Henry M. Seymour Library telephone system is currently operational! New communication equipment has been installed and the library has a new communication provider, which has resulted in some changes to the phone and fax numbers. To contact the Sunflower County Library System administrative offices, you can call the general telephone number 662-887-2153. In order to reach individual departments of the branch offices, please contact the following numbers:

Mary Ann Griffin – Directed by 662-445-1620

Kay Slater – Assistant Director 662-445-1621

Mattie Warren – Cataloging Coordinator 662-445-1622

Gail Brinston – Public Services Coordinator 662-445-1619

Vickie Lewis Interlibrary Loan 662-445-1623

Open Position – Public History Coordinator 662-445-1624

The Sunflower County Library administrative fax number is 662-887-1618. To call the various libraries, please contact the following numbers:

Drew Public Library, Drew: Phone: 662-745-2237 Fax: 662-745-3778

Henry M. Seymour Library, Indianola: Phone: 662-887-1672 Fax: 662-445-1625

Horace Stansel Memorial Library, Ruleville: Phone: 662-618-5001 Fax: 662-618-5003

Inverness Public Library, Inverness: Phone: 662-265-5179 Fax: 662-265-5502

Kathy June Sheriff Public Library, Moorhead, Phone: 662-246-870 Fax: 662-762-0898

Change is difficult, but necessary for improvement. The library thanks the community for their patience during this process.

Experience updated online programs where you can experiment or tinker at home, continue learning new skills, and take part in Storytime. Subscribe to the Sunflower County Library YouTube channel and / or the Fans of the Sunflower County Library System Facebook group to take part in our virtual experience. Don’t forget to subscribe and click the “Like” button.

Like and follow us on our updated Facebook page: Sunflower County Library System. (https://www.facebook.com/sunflowercountylibrarysystem/) Join the Fans of the Sunflower County Library System Facebook group page on Tuesdays and Thursdays to receive your virtual puzzle. Grab and Go craft and activity bags are available for collection from any branch of the Sunflower County Library System. Please call the nearest branch to find out about availability. All programs are free and open to the public. Social distancing measures apply in all branches of the library.

The Sunflower County Library provides virtual resources on the library website at (http://www.sunflower.lib.ms.us/sunflower/about.asp). These resources include the World Book Encyclopedia Online with access to informational articles, videos, activities, and eBooks. The MAGNOLIA database provides access to magazine articles, newspaper articles, videos and eBooks. Learning Express is available to help with career preparation, high school equivalence preparation, college admission test preparation (ACT, SAT, AP) and K-12 class knowledge and homework help. Digital Learn is available to provide tutorials on computer usage. Newspaper articles are also available through our online catalog news feed. Our web link pages provide access to information websites. The library offers access to eBooks via our Hoopla Digital platform at (https://www.hoopladigital.com/). Make use of these verified information resources, especially as you prepare to return to school.

For additional information or assistance with library services or resources, please contact Gail Brinston, Public Services Coordinator at 662-887-1672 or [email protected]

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