Monday, December 29, 2014

Imagine yourself a thirteen-year-old hundreds of miles away from home, in a strange city, and your mom leaves you at a bus station parking lot and drives off into the night with her lover.
That’s the real life story of country music star Jimmy Wayne. It’s a miracle that Jimmy survived being hungry and homeless, bouncing in and out of the foster care system, and sleeping in the streets. But he didn’t just overcome great adversity in his life; he now uses his country music platform to help children everywhere, especially teenagers in foster care who are about to age out of the system.
Walk to Beautiful is the powerfully emotive account of Jimmy’s horrendous childhood and the love shown him by Russell and Bea Costner, the elderly couple who gave him a stable home and provided the chance to complete his education. Jimmy says of Bea, “She changed every cell in my body.”
It also chronicles Jimmy’s rise to fame in the music industry and his Meet Me Halfway campaign: his walk halfway across America, 1,700 miles from Nashville to Phoenix, to raise awareness for foster kids.
Join Jimmy on his walk to beautiful and see how one person really can make a difference.
“If your story could use a better chapter, take inspiration from Jimmy’s.” —Max Lucado, New York Times Best-Selling Author
“It reads like a movie to me, and if so, I’ll be the first one in a seat to see it.” —Dolly Parton
“Walk to Beautiful will open your eyes to the hurting people around you.” —Frank Harrison, Chairman and CEO, Coca-Cola Bottling 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Our annual Christmas meeting with
all Copiah Jefferson staff members.
(Yes, we ate and ate!)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

In New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards’s latest heart-pounding thriller, a woman must uncover a murderer—or risk being the next victim of a vicious killer.

When Riley Cowan finds her estranged husband Jeff dead in his palatial home, she’s sure it’s no coincidence. The police rule it a suicide, but Riley thinks someone’s out for blood—specifically someone Jeff’s father ripped off in one of the biggest financial fraud cases of all time. She suspects that someone is trying to send a message to Jeff’s father: Tell me where the money is, or everyone you care about will die.

Enter Finn Bradley, an FBI agent with a dangerous secret. He's after the money too, and Riley quickly becomes his chief suspect. But when someone tries to kill her, he has no choice but to protect her until he can uncover the truth. The question becomes, can they discover the killer’s identity in time, before he resurfaces—and strikes again?

Dubbed an “exceptional storyteller” by the Chicago Tribune and “one of the most popular voices in women’s fiction” by Newsweek, Karen Robards’s latest action-packed novel will keep you glued to the pages until the final, shocking conclusion.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Officially ready for Christmas!


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We are so blessed to have this lady, Mrs. Frances Kelly, working with us from the Senior Aide Program at Co-Lin!  She decorated this Christmas tree and is an expert bow maker!  Thank you, Frances!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014

What Every Parent Should Know about Bullying


Developed by the Center for Safe Schools as a resource for parents with children victimized and in crisis because of bullying, this 2-page pullout from the larger Pennsylvania Bullying Prevention Toolkit offers a brief and concise tool for parents.

Click HERE to access this valuable resource. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tuesday Trivia

This photo was obviously taken in front of the Crystal Springs High School.  
Can anyone tell us what the event could have been?

Friday, October 3, 2014

This picture comes from the Luther Hamilton collection at Mississippi Dept. of Archives and History.  Can anyone identify the team?

Chautauqua Garden Club Exhibits Beautiful Arrangements


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This beautiful plant  is exhibited by Angie Greer.  The container holds several different varieties of green plants!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The beloved patriarch of A&E’s® Duck Dynasty® series, Phil Robertson, shares his thoughtful—and opinionated—philosophy on life.

In Phil Robertson’s #1 New York Times bestseller, Happy, Happy, Happy, we learned about Phil’s colorful past and the wild road to becoming the beloved patriarch of A&E’s smash hit show, Duck Dynasty. Now, he returns to share his philosophy on life, which can be summed up in five short words. Love God, love your neighbor. 

In this inspirational and entertaining book, you will learn what makes Phil Robertson tick. Robertson shares his views on faith—and how it has totally changed his way of life and how he treats others; family—how he raised his kids and is raising grandkids while teaching them the life principles he lives by; ducks—and the business principles that started the Duck Commander empire; marriage—including what he’s learned from his own marriage; and of course, his opinions on controversial topics like gun control, taxes, prayer in school, and the government.

UnPHILtered is the ultimate guide to everything Phil Robertson believes in. Balancing his sometimes off-the-wall comments with his strong focus on home and family life, it is sure to spark discussion, laughs, and a sincere appreciation for Phil’s unique approach to life.

Now available for circulation!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

We would like to thank the following people for the book donations 
made to the library in the past several weeks:

Paul and Wendy Cartwright
Greta Cox 
Margaret Druettta
Tarry Biggs Henry
Carolyn Howell

We appreciate each and every one!!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Ben Carson, M.D., works medical miracles. Today, he's one of the most celebrated neurosurgeons in the world. In Gifted Hands, he tells of his inspiring odyssey from his childhood in inner-city Detroit to his position as director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital at age 33. Ben Carson is a role model for anyone who attempts the seemingly impossible as he takes you into the operating room where he has saved countless lives. Filled with fascinating case histories, this is the dramatic and intimate story of Ben Carson's struggle to beat the odds -- and of the faith and genius that make him one of the greatest life-givers of the century.

One of the most inspiring books of our time.
Come and join us for a free cup of coffee 
Tuesdays through Fridays
from 9:00 until 11:00!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Thursday, Sept. 4, come and join us for our
Garden to Table event!

Bring one of your favorite garden dishes along with the recipe!
Be ready to share your dish with others!
Come on's going to be fun!

Time:  11:00-12:30

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Learning Express Library has numerous practice tests from 
ACT to SAT to Civil Service Exams.
All you need to sign up is an email account and password!

Go to:

Young adults...we have added many new titles to your section of the library!
Who may meet the love of your life in the library!
Our library system carries many christian fiction titles.
Come and check us out!

Friday, August 15, 2014

All libraries in the Copiah-Jefferson Library system 
will be closed, Tuesday, August 19, for system upgrades.

:-) :-) :-)

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Last Original Wife is an intoxicating tale of family, friendship, self-discovery, and love that is as salty as a Lowcountry breeze and as invigorating as a dip in Carolina waters on a sizzling summer day.

This book was published in 2013, but new to the Biggs Library!  
Fans of Dorothea Benton Frank will love this one!

Back in the day...

Another forgotten 'jewel' in our town!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Our Young Adult section is growing, with many new titles being Accelerated Readers.
   Come in and check out the latest additions!

Food, Girls and Other Things I Can't Have / Allen Zadoff
I Am the Weapon / Allen Zadoff
This Side of Salvation / Jeri Smith-Ready
Since You've Been Gone / Morgan Matson
Say What You Will / Connie McGovern
Open Road Summer / Emery Lord
Pandemic / Yvonne Ventresca
Brotherband:  Slaves of Socorro / John Flanagan

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

New Books!

One single mom. One chaotic family. One quirky stranger. One irresistible love story from the New York Timesbestselling author of Me Before You

American audiences have fallen in love with Jojo Moyes. Ever since she debuted Stateside she has captivated readers and reviewers alike, and hit the New York Times bestseller list with the word-of-mouth sensation Me Before You. Now, with One Plus One, she’s written another contemporary opposites-attract love story.

Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied, and your math whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can’t afford to pay for. That’s Jess’s life in a nutshell—until an unexpected knight in shining armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess’s knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. But Ed has big problems of his own, and driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages . . . maybe ever.

One Plus One is Jojo Moyes at her astounding best. You’ll laugh, you’ll weep, and when you flip the last page, you’ll want to start all over again.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

"When Vivien Walker left her home in the Mississippi Delta, she swore never to go back, as generations of the women in her family had. But in the spring, nine years to the day since she’d left, that’s exactly what happens—Vivien returns, fleeing from a broken marriage and her lost dreams for children.

What she hopes to find is solace with “Bootsie,” her dear grandmother who raised her, a Walker woman with a knack for making everything all right. But instead she finds that her grandmother has died and that her estranged mother is drifting further away from her memories. Now Vivien is forced into the unexpected role of caretaker, challenging her personal quest to find the girl she herself once was.

But for Vivien things change in ways she cannot imagine when a violent storm reveals the remains of a long-dead woman buried near the Walker home, not far from the cypress swamp that is soon to give up its ghosts. Vivien knows there is now only one way to rediscover herself—by uncovering the secrets of her family and breaking the cycle of loss that has haunted them for generations. "

Click HERE to see a Studio10 interview with author Karen White ->

Available at all Copiah-Jefferson Regional Library Branches:

Fayette, Georgetown, Hazlehurst, Wesson, Crystal Springs

Thursday, July 17, 2014

It's a party, it's a party!
Put this event on your calendar and come out for water fun!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

New Biographies!


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Come in and check out our biography section. 

Many new titles have been added in the past several months!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014

Yes, yes...great BEACH reads!!!
Conner, Amy/ Right Thing
Evanovich, Janet / Top Secret Twenty One
Fairstein, Linda / Terminal City
Grimes, Martha / Vertigo 42
Hamilton, Laurell / A Shiver of Light
Johnson, Craig / As the Crow Flies (Longmire Series)
Lindsey, Johanna / Stormy Persuasion
Monroe, Mary Alice / Summer Wind
Preston, Douglas / Kraken Project
Shaara, Jeff / A Chain of Thunder / Smoke at Dawn
Slaughter, Karein / Cop Town
Stepp, Lin / Down by the River
Weiner, Jennifer / All Fall Down
Wiggs, Syusan / Beekeeper's Ball

(Click on the New Books and Coming Soon tabs at the top of the blog for more titles.)

As I was walking one morning, it dawned on me 
how cute and quaint (pleasingly different) our little town has 
become in the past few years.  Thanks to our local citizens
and business owners for helping to revive this small town America.

Summer Reading 2018!!

2018 Summer Reading registration is underway!! Our library rocks!