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Parents, get your kids excited about reading this summer with First Lady Crissy Haslam’s Read to be Ready Summer Reading Competition, a challenge to read the most number of minutes over the summer break!

All Tennessee children, from rising Kindergarteners to rising 4th Grade students, are eligible to track their number of minutes read from June 1 – July 27 to compete for Tennessee’s Top 100 Summer Readers. Students will qualify to win a Top 100 Reader spot based on a lottery system. Students must read a minimum of 2,000 minutes to be eligible for an entry into the lottery, and will gain one additional entry for each 1,000 extra minutes read past 2,000 minutes. There's lots of information available at the First Lady's website,, including reading log forms, guidelines, and FAQs.

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Capt. Barry, the Recycling PirateHosted by the Linden Library, Captain Barry, the Recycling Pirate entertained and educated the kindergarten students from Linden Elementary School on April 11 at the Linden Library. Captain Barry and Sammy the Litter Turtle told the children about what happens with trash at the landfill and what happens with recycled items. The children, their teachers and library patrons were educated and entertained by this dynamic duo.

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Looking for that unique Christmas gift this year?  The Perry County Cultural Arts Commission has created a 2018 calendar showing the beauty of our county on each page. The calendars are available for just $5 and can be purchased at the Library in Linden or the Buffalo River Artisans Cooperative (BRAC) at 110 Main Street in Linden.

pccac calendar 300Don't miss your opportunity to purchase this limited edition calendar showing photos taken by other Perry Countians. This calendar sale is an important fund-raiser supporting the local cultural arts.

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Linden Elementary Kindergartners went on a field trip to the library in Linden, where Librarian Nan Garrett read Thanksgiving books and told stories. If this photo had a sound track, you would hear the children shouting, "Happy Thanksgiving" as they waved to the camera. If you want to schedule a field trip for your class to the library, just call Nan at 589-5011 to make arrangements.

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Linden, TN 37096

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Lobelville, TN 37097

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