MPL Highlights

MPL Highlights

Read about the latest happenings in the Memphis Public Library!

Help is on the Way at North Library

The Library Customers at North Public Library were appreciative of getting assistance for their utility bills through   Help Is On The Way  with  the Community Service  Agency at the North Public  Library on November 17th. There are two more sessions scheduled for December. Click here

Basket Give-a-way at North Library

North Branch gave back to the community by giving away16 baskets to our customers. Everyone who walked into the library were able to put their name in a drawing for a Thanksgiving basket.  We received donations from Whole Child Strategy, MATA, Dr. Redwing and of course North’s Friends of the Library. 

Creative Writing at North Library

On November 12th, young writers  were given an opportunity to learn new writing skills and be creative through Expressing Myself Through Creative Writing at the North Public Library. Lead by Author Dr. Sybil Mitchell , the young writers wrote about  their lives and community. They were , also, given an opportunity to win special prizes. 

Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway at Hollywood Library!

From November 1st – 19th  customers who checked out a book were able to get a ticket to be entered into Hollywood’s Thanksgiving basket giveaway. Each basket was filled with a turkey and other items for a entire Thanksgiving dinner. We had 20 customers to enter who collectively checked out a total of 71 books. Thanks to Hollywood Friends for the purchase of all items needed to feed 4 families for Thanksgiving! 

Whitehaven Library Harvest Festival

The 2nd Annual Whitehaven Harvest Festival🍁🍁🍂🎃 took place on Saturday, October 27, 2022, from 11:30 am until 1:30pm, where the entire community was invited to gather in a safe space and enjoy the many stations.  Harvest Stations included the following: Boo Bags station: students were given bags filled with books & candy, Refreshment station: packaged nacho cheese snacks & juice for students, Face Painting Station, Pumpkin Decoration Station, Toddler Game Station, Arts N Crafts Station, Fresh Popcorn Station, Beginners Sewing Class Station for parents to help make DIY costumes in conference room, Electronic Basketball goal competition in lobby, 40-foot Obstacle Course Bounce House in large meeting room, Balloon Artist making balloon designs for students/parents, Whitehaven’s Own DJ Ace playing fun tunes for children/parents to dance and sing along. We had over 80 attendees and many volunteers and I have to say thank you is in order to the entire Whitehaven Reference and Circulation team for your major contributions. Thank you, team, for donating two bags of candy each, donated their time and pulled these activities together!! Also…A Big Thank you goes to the Ernest C. Withers Foundation for sending volunteers; Literacy Mid-South for the Boo Bags; Mid-South Food Bank; Leadership Memphis; Our very own LINC 211 & The Whitehaven Friends of the Library for donations to this AMAZING community event!

Our Motto at the Whitehaven Branch…It Takes More Than Just A Village To Make A Difference…IT TAKES ALL OF US!!