Branches - South

Cornelia Crenshaw Branch Library

Cornelia Crenshaw Branch Library

Address: 531 Vance Avenue Memphis, TN 38126
Phone: (901)415-2765
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Fri & Sun CLOSED, Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Holiday Closings for all Memphis Public Library & Information Center libraries can be found here.
Storytime: - every other Thursday at 10:00 am (ages 3-5). Contact the branch for more information.

 

Cornelia Crenshaw Branch Library Map at MapQuest

Child Care Provider Workshops 2013

For a complete schedule, see below.

The Cornelia Crenshaw Branch Library is located on Vance Avenue next door to the King of Discount Food Mart which is at the intersection of Vance Avenue and Lauderdale Street.

This historical library has a variety of materials and services to offer to all ages and segments of the Vance Community.

Historical Overview:  The Vance Branch Library opened in 1939 and was the first Memphis Public Library African Americans were allowed to use. To learn more, view the Cornelia Crenshaw Branch Library History.

 

Computers @ YOUR LIBRARY

Computer

The library has 12 computers for browsing the Internet (including email), accessing information online, or for use with word processing etc. are available for public use. See the Internet Use Policy and the Computer Assistance Policy for more information.

 

Collections @ YOUR LIBRARY

Crenshaw Library has a collection consisting of fiction, non-fiction, popular best sellers, talking books, a parent-teacher section, books written by African-American authors, and reference books and magazines.

 

Job and Career Center

Job and Career Center @ YOUR LIBRARY

Crenshaw Library is one of the branches in the system with a Job and Career Center. This collection includes books on the following subjects:

 

  • Resumes
  • Cover Letters
  • Interviewing
  • Career Encyclopedias
  • College Guides
  • Scholarships
  • Occupations
  • Federal Aid
  • Grants
  • Test Preparation Booklets (GED, ACT, SAT, ASVAB, POSTAL available for checking out and for sale.)

Job listings the library receives from a number of local companies are posted on the Job & Career section of the spacious community information bulletin board located in the front area of the library.  For more Job and Career information visit the JobLINC Job and Career Center page.

 

Adult Services @ YOUR LIBRARY

There are programs conducted by community organizations. Periodically, speakers are provided for programs on subjects of interest for the Vance community. Please check the InfoDATES, News and Events at Your Memphis Public Libraries for all programming and events. Reservations may be required.

 

Young Adult Services @ YOUR LIBRARY

Exchange of Ideas is a teen mentoring program offered on every other Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

Please check the InfoDATES, News and Events at Your Memphis Public Libraries for all programming and events. Reservations may be required.

 

Meeting Room @ YOUR LIBRARY

A meeting room with a seating capacity of up to 60 people is available for use. Call for reservations.

 

Items for Sale at Check-Out Desk @ YOUR LIBRARY

The Check-Out Desk at each library has a handy "store" of useful items for sale

 

Other Services

Library tours are offered for all ages. (Call for reservations.) A spacious community information bulletin board is available for posting events.

Child Care Workshops 2012-2013 Series

East Shelby

Stewards of Children: Child Abuse Prevention
Sept. 14, 2013 10:-1 (3 hours)
Keita Cooley, Educational Specialist, Child Advocacy Center
Teaching Cooperative Learning using Music
Oct. 12, 2013 10:-12
Inger Upchurch & Karol Hogan, Memphis Public Library
Age Appropriate Books for Children
Dec. 7, 2013 10:-12
Jeanine Jones, Librarian, Unified School District
Multicultural Literature
Feb. 8, 2014 10:-12
Jeanine Jones, Librarian, Unified School District
Introduction to Botany
May3, 2014 10:-12
Dr. Chris Cooper, UT Extension Program

Whitehaven

Introduction to Botany
Oct. 19, 2013 10:-12
Dr. Chris Cooper, UT Extension Program
Transportation
Nov. 23, 2013 10:-12
Karen James, Department of Human Services
Creative Teaching Methods
Jan. 18, 2014 10:-12
Dr. Robert Walker, SouthWest Community College
Every Child Ready to Read
Feb. 1, 2014 10:-12
Jason Sharp, Memphis Public Library
Nutrition
April. 12,2014 10:-12
Cathy Faust, Director UT Shelby Co. Extension Program

Gaston Park

Infant Development: The First Year
Sept. 7, 2013 10:-12
Inger Upchurch, Memphis Public Library
Stewards of Children: Child Abuse Prevention
Oct. 12, 2013 10:-1 (3 hours)
Keita Cooley, Educational Specialist, Child Advocacy Center
Multicultural Literature
Nov. 19, 2013 10:-12
Shelby Jenkins-Richards, Librarian, Unified School District
Every Child Ready to Read
Mar. 15, 2014 10:-12
Keva Pounder, Memphis Public Library

Frayser

Every Child Ready to Read
Sept. 21, 2013 10:-12
Lavada Wheatley, Memphis Public Library
Transportation
Oct. 26, 2013 10:-12
Ann Matthews, Dept. Human Services
Nutrition
Nov. 16, 2013 10:-12
Cathy Faust, Director, UT Shelby County Extension Program
Stewards of Children:Child Abuse Prevention
Jan. 25, 2014 10:-1 (3 hours)
Keita Cooley, Educational Specialist, Child Advocacy Center
Virtual Story Time: Using Ipads
April. 12, 2014 10:-12
Jason Sharp, Memphis Public Library

South

Every Child Ready to Read
Sept. 14, 2013 10:-12
Linda Woodbury, Memphis Public Library
Child Care Professional Development
Oct. 19, 2013 10:-12
Linda Woodbury & Staff, JobLINC Memphis Public Library
Virtual Story Time using Ipads
Feb.22, 2014 10:-12
Keva Pounder, Memphis Public Library
Teaching Cooperative Learning using Music
May. 3, 2014 10:-12
Inger Upchurch & Karol Hogan, Memphis Public Library
Nutrition
Mar. 15, 2014 10:-12
Cathy Faust, Director, UT Shelby County Extension Program

North

Every Child Ready to Read
Oct. 5, 2013 10:-12
Keva Pounder, Memphis Public Library
Creative Teaching Methods
Nov. 9, 2013 10:-12
Dr. Robert Walker, SouthWest Community College
Creative Activities for the Afterschool Crowd
Jan. 25, 2014 10:-12
Jennifer Poindexter, Memphis Public Library
Child Care Professional Development
Feb. 1, 2014 10:-12
Karol Hogan & JobLINC, Memphis Public Library
Building Positive Self Esteem
Mar. 1, 2014 10:-12
Joni Elrod, Children Therapist

Raleigh

Child Care Professional Development
Sept. 28, 2013 10:-12
Karol, Lavada & JobLINC, Memphis Public Library
Virtual Story Time using Ipads
Nov. 16, 2013 10:-12
Jason Sharp, Memphis Public Library
3D Art
Jan. 25, 2014 10:-12
Lavada Wheatley, Memphis Public Library
Transportation
Mar. 15, 2014 10:-12
Cynthia Burks, Dept. of Human Services
Stewards of Children:Child Abuse Prevention
April. 26, 2014 10:-1
Keita Cooley, Educational Specialist, Child Advocacy Center

Crenshaw

Tai Chi fitness for Body and Mind
Sept. 21, 2013 10:-12
Richard Link, Certified Tai Chi Instructor
Teaching Toward Children Learning Styles
Nov. 9, 2013 10:-12
Inger Upchurch,Memphis Public Library
Multicultural Literature
Feb. 8, 2014 10:-12
Shelby Jenkins-Richards, Librarian, Unified School District
Every Child Ready to Read
April. 5, 2014 10:-12
Keva Pounder, Memphis Public Library
Stewards of Children:Child Abuse Prevention
May. 17, 2014 10:-1
Keita Cooley, Educational Specialist, Child Advocacy Center