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Junior Jamboree Kicks off Library’s New Schedule

jjam.jpg ~ The following was published in The Floyd Press on September 11, 2008.

The Jessie Peterman Memorial Library celebrated its new Sunday hours with cookies and punch and an afternoon of entertainment in the library’s new Community Room. A Junior Jamboree was performed by students of the Floyd Music School.

Floyd Music School founder and director Mike Mitchell introduced the roster of students whose performances featured piano, violin, fiddle, mandolin, banjo and guitar playing.

Housed upstairs at the Floyd Country Store, The Floyd Music School offers private music lessons and hosts student recitals. In less than two years, the school has grown to accommodate seventy students and has recently added two new music teachers, Mitchell said.

The Sunday Junior Jamboree marked the joining of Floyd with other area library branches in being open on Sundays from Labor Day till Memorial Day each year. mikelydia.jpg

Library Branch Supervisor Cathy Whitten said that more family entertainment is being planned for Sundays at the library and will include more Junior Jamborees, along with family movies to be shown on the library’s flat screen TV or their large pull down movie screen, and other entertainment. ~ Colleen Redman

Post Notes: Floyd Music School students will be performing Saturday September 20th at the Floyd Harvest Festival from 11 a.m. to 12 and again from 1 to 2 p.m. The festival is held at the Floyd Recreational Park.

Photos: 1. Three brothers play Amazing Grace on guitar, mandolin, and banjo. The mandolin was made by the boy's grandfather. 2. Six year old student, shown playing the fiddle, is not the Floyd Music School’s youngest student. Mitchell said the school has students as young as five years old.


Pretty neat stuff!

This, besides the books, is why I love libraries. They offer neat stuff and a reason to get off the couch and out in the public for a while. And it's usually all for free. Aren't they just the coolest places ever?

I think of libraries like embassies. No matter where you are you can go into one and get help and information.

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