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In this file photo from 2012, Ronnie Thompson of Fulton browses a selection of mystery novels from among the Itawamba County Pratt Memorial Library’s fiction collection. (File photo by Adam Armour)

Budget cuts hurt local library

Itawamba’s library will acquire fewer books, movies and other materials this year due to reduced funding from the state. The Itawamba County Pratt Memorial Library will lose more than $7,700 this year due to statewide cuts to library funding. The cuts trickle down from the Mississippi Legislature’s recent passing of House Bill 1645, which reduces […]

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Comics writer Cullen Bunn to speak at library Thursday

This Thursday, comic book fans will unite, albeit not in an Avengers/Justice League save-the-world-from-imminent-destruction kind of way. This is more of a social gathering. On March 24, Eisner Award-nominated graphic novelist Cullen Bunn, known for his work on some of the biggest titles in the comic industry, will speak with fans about his work and […]

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Youth charged in connection with library vandalism

Authorities have arrested a juvenile believed to be responsible for last weekend’s flooding of the Fulton library. Officials with the Fulton Police Department said a juvenile was arrested on March 8 and charged with malicious mischief in connection with the vandalism. The case has been turned over to the Itawamba County Youth Court. The suspect, whose […]

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Vandals flood Fulton library

Authorities are investigating weekend vandalism that’s caused damage to the Itawamba County Pratt Memorial Library. Survelliance footage taken inside the library’s back hallway, which connects to downtown Fulton’s Playgarden Park via a set of double doors, shows multiple suspects entering the bathroom at approximately 6 p.m. Sunday and exiting together a few minutes later. The […]

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Comic book writer Cullen Bunn to speak at Fulton library

Eisner Award-nominated writer Cullen Bunn, best known among comic fans for his long-running series “The Sixth Gun,” will speak at the Fulton library later this month. The Itawamba County Pratt Memorial Library will host Q&A, meet and greet and autograph signing sessions with Bunn on Thursday, March 24, from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Attending […]

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Summer reading program swings into action this Friday

* This year’s program carries a super hero theme. BAM! BIFF! ZONK! This year’s library summer reading program is going to KAPOW! its attendees with five weeks of superhero fun. Hosted, as always, by the Itawamba County Pratt Memorial Library, this year’s summer reading program kicks off this Friday, June 5, at 1 p.m. at […]

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Library System makes switch to digital magazines

Every year, the Lee-Itawamba Library System does a survey and gathers information on magazine usage at its facilities. And the findings aren’t surprising: Readership of print magazines is down. “People just aren’t coming in and looking at magazines like they used to,” said Jeff Tomlinson, director of the library system. “They don’t have time anymore.” […]

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Library summer reading programs start Friday

* This year, the library is offering programs aimed at kids, teens and adults. It seems the library’s popular summer reading program isn’t just for kids anymore. This year, the Itawamba County Pratt Memorial Library will host three summer reading programs: One for kids; one for teens; and one for adults. Each will encourage participants […]

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Library partnership program going well

* Itawamba County library patrons have utilized the statewide book borrowing program to access more than 1,534 items. By Robbie Ward and Adam Armour A year ago this month, patrons of the libraries in Tupelo and Fulton gained access to about 20 times as many books as the Lee-Itawamba Library System contained. That’s when the […]

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Local library targets teens

The local library isn’t commonly recognized as a popular teenage hangout, but Itawamba County Library head Jeffrey Martin sees no reason why that can’t change. The Lee-Itawamba Library System, which includes the libraries in both Tupelo and Fulton, recently received a $3,000 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the Mississippi Library Commission. The money was […]

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