Thursday, October 20, 2016

Thank you!

Maggie Sullivan, a member of the Chatauqua Garden Club, provided the arrangement this week.  Happy Fall Ya'll! 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Fall Reading!

Perfect for the weekend!! Coffee, cool weather and a favorite book from the library.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Floral Arrangements

Thank you to Ann Shannon, a member of the Chautauqua Garden Club,  for her beautiful sunflower arrangement this week!  Patrons and staff have really enjoyed them.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Floral Arrangement

Thank you to Jeanette McCoy for this creative arrangement.  It is made with grapevines and dried okra.  The Chatauqua Floral Club is faithful to provide us with arrangements.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Friends of Crystal Springs Library Post

Post from Friends of J.T. Biggs, Jr. Memorial Library:

The Friends group is asking for donations to help purchase two laptop computers for the library. Their computers are several years old, two have completely stopped functioning. 

Having computers for public use is vital! Patrons conduct job searches, research, and type papers for school or college. Many people are sent to libraries by their employers to download and print check stubs and tax information. Children come into the library to find school projects online or sometimes just simply want to play games. 
The computers that we would like to purchase for the library are HP Laptops, 15.6 HD display, 4GB Memory, and 500GB Hard Drive with Windows 10. The cost per computer is approximately $288. 

Donations may be made to: Friends of J.T. Biggs, Jr. Memorial Library, 200 S. Jackson St., Crystal Springs, MS 39059

Thank you for your continued support of one of our town's greatest assets!

New DVDs Available!

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We have many new and exciting movies here at the library!  All a patron needs to check them out is a full access library card!  See more titles below:

New Movies

Angry Birds Movie

Batman V Superman

Batman: the Killing Joke


God’s Not Dead 2

Gods of Eqypt

Hardcore Henry

Huntsman: Winter’s War

Me Before You

Miracles from Heaven

Mother’s Day

Outlander (Season 1 & 2)



PBS Movies:

Land Girls (Season 1, 2, & 3)

Call the Midwife ( Season 5)

Poldark (Season 1)



Gospel Music DVDs

(Gaithers, Booth Brothers, Goodmans, etc.)

Friday, August 26, 2016

Floral Arrangement

Thank you to Beth Ann Johnson, Chautauqua Garden Club member,  for the floral arrangement this week!

Monday, August 15, 2016

It's Pizza Time!!!

It's pizza time again for all you kiddos!  Check out books and enter your name.  There is one Pizza Hut gift card winner each month!  (A winner will be drawn on the last day of the month.)

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Floral Arrangement

Mrs. Louise Hughes, a longtime member of Chatauqua Garden Club, provided the floral arrangement this week for the library.  We have enjoyed this unique dried arrangement!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Castillo, Linda / Among the Wicked
Clancy, Tom / Duty & Honor
Connolly, John / A Time of Torment
Coonts, Stephen / Liberty's Last Stand
Cussler, Clive / Emperor's Revenge
Fairstein, Linda / Killer Look
Hilderbrand, Elin / Here's to Us
Johansen, Iris / Night and Day
Kenyon, Sherrilyn / Born of Legend
King, Stephen / End of Watch
Klosterman, Chuck / But What If We Were Wrong
Linsdey, Jophanna / Make me Love You
Mallery, susan / Daughters of the Bride
Mosley, Walter / Charcoal Joe
Palahniuk, Chuck / Fight Club 2
Patterson, James / 15th Affair
Roby, Kimberla Lawson / A Sinful Calling
Silva, Daniel / Black Widow
Steel, Danielle / Magic
Thor, Brad / Foreign Agent
Ward, J.R. / Angels' Share
Ware, Ruth / Woman in Cabin 10
Wittlinger, Ellen / Local Woman Swept Away

Summer Reading Continues

Saturday, July 2, 2016

War Service Library

How did librarians fit in to national security in the 20th century? In an array of ways, says Cara Bertram, an archivist for the American Library Association. Libraries were established at hospitals and military bases.

"In both wars, librarians back at home or on the front were key in collecting and distributing books to soldiers," Bertram says. "During World War I, librarians maintained camp and hospital libraries," and in both world wars, "librarians promoted books drives and encouraged donations."
Librarians were especially active during World War I. The ALA reports that between 1917 and 1920, its Library War Service established three dozen camp libraries with the support of the Carnegie Corporation and raised $5 million in public contributions. Special uniforms were created for librarians in World War I. The American Library in Paris— established in 1920 by the ALA and American expatriates, and seeded with books from the LWS — continues to this day. Source: American Library Association

Monday, June 27, 2016


Laurie Gwaltney provided the beautiful floral arrangement this week.  The Chautauqua Garden Club members are dedicated to the community and to the library  

Friday, June 24, 2016

Closed Saturday, June 25

The library will be CLOSED on Saturday, June 25 for the Crystal Springs Tomato Festival. Come join the fun and excitement.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Floral Arrangement

Thank you to Janet Shriver, a member of the Chatauqua Garden Club for the beautiful and bright sunflowers this week!!

Monday, June 20, 2016

This Week!!

Tuesday, June 21 @ 10:30 p.m.
Toddlers, Ages 3-4
It's a Funny, Sunny Day!

Wednesday, June 22 @ 2:00 p.m.
Children, Ages 5-15
Awards Day and Water Party
for participants in summer reading.
**Children need to wear water shoes**

Friday, June 17, 2016

Water and Awards Party

The annual water and awards party for the children who participated in the summer library program will be held Wednesday, June 22, beginning at 2:00.

  • Library will close to the public at 1:45 - Wednesday, June 22.
  • No cars will be allowed into the parking lot after 1:45.
  • Children should wear protective shoes.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Heathy Snacks Reading Program

Children and adults enjoyed the Healthy Snacks program with Gladys Brown today.  Ms. Gladys is employed with the  State of Mississippi Home Extension.  She enjoys educating children and adults about strong bodies and minds by choosing the right foods. All the children enjoyed and adults enjoyed a sample of the healthy smoothie she prepared.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Yoga at the beach!

Toddlers enjoyed yoga at the beach today!  They enjoyed story time and learned about sea creatures, colors of the ocean, and enjoyed a yoga session.   Parents and grandparents enjoyed craft time with the children.  During craft time, each made a bookmark, and got their own yoga bandana. 

Friday, June 10, 2016

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Mississippi Braves!!!

Remember, the program starts at 12:30 today!!! Unfortunately, we received an email stating that only two players will be coming because of their tight schedule. But, hey...two is better than none!!! Come out and meet two of our Mississippi Braves!

Chatauqua Floral Club

This week's floral arrangement is provided by Mary Ellen Albritton of the Chautauqua Floral Club.  Summer is for books, bulbs and bonnets.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Summer Reading

The library is having a "boat load" of fun in June with summer reading! 

Walk, run..however!! Just come and join us.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Petunias In May

Ina Lamar provided the floral arrangement for the Chautauqua Floral Club this week.

Petunias are pretty in pink! 

Friday, May 20, 2016

Summer Reading Registration

Don't forget registration for summer reading is underway.  The first day of summer reading is Wednesday, June 1 for children ages 5-15.  Magic is on the agenda with Dorian LaChance!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Floral Arrangement

Thank you to Ms. Maggie Sullivan for this week's floral arrangement to the library.  The Chatauqua Garden Club members are very talented and faithful!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed for the upcoming Summer Reading Program.  A complete list is available at the library.

Please come by and sign up to serve your community library. 

This Week's Floral Arrangement

Thank you to Betty Barrentine, a member of the Chautauqua Garden Club, for the beautiful floral arrangement this week.  The patrons are always complimentary of the weekly donation.

Summer Reading

Summer Reading Sign-Up Begins Monday, May 8 ! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Get your library card now!