Once upon a time: stories in Spanish (Había una vez : historias en español)

Hollie Ivey, Staff Writer On Tuesday, the Children’s Corner at the Houston Cole Library offered “Había una vez – Stories in Spanish,” which featured special videos and books read in both Spanish and English. “This is a place where the kids can celebrate knowing two languages and can read books in Spanish,” said librarian Laurie Heathcock, who organized the event. “This is our first time … Continue reading Once upon a time: stories in Spanish (Había una vez : historias en español)

Había una vez : historias en español (Once upon a time: stories in Spanish)

Hollie Ivey, Escritora del Personal El martes, el Children’s Corner en la Biblioteca Houston Cole ofreció “Había una vez – Historias en español”, que presentaba videos especiales y libros leídos tanto en español como en inglés. “Este es un lugar donde los niños pueden celebrar sabiendo dos idiomas y pueden leer libros en español”, dijo la bibliotecaria Laurie Heathcock, que organizó el evento. “Esta es la … Continue reading Había una vez : historias en español (Once upon a time: stories in Spanish)

Children’s books for Black History Month

Rebekah Hawkins, Special to the Chanticleer   Five books sat posed on the stage that sits in the Children’s Corner of Houston Cole Library. Every Tuesday is storytime in the Corner and librarian Laurie Heathcock says that although it’s a new thing, she hopes it will take off soon. “We just finished the Children’s Corner not too long ago,” Heathcock said. “It’s a great chance … Continue reading Children’s books for Black History Month

In the books … an interview with librarian Charlcie Pettway Vann

  Brittany Robertson, Staff Writer   Charlcie Pettway Vann works on the 2nd floor of the Houston Cole Library. The 2nd floor houses subjects on Psychology and Philosophy, General Studies, Library Science and Religion. Vann has been a Houston Cole Librarian for 12 years.   BR: What were you before you became a librarian?  VANN: “I am originally from New Jersey, but I had family here … Continue reading In the books … an interview with librarian Charlcie Pettway Vann

Storytime success at Children’s Corner

  Brannon Cahela, Staff Writer   Tuesday, January 23 marked the first ever Children’s Corner story time on the fifth floor of the Houston Cole Library. A group of children and parents listened, laughed and clapped along as JSU’s cheerleaders read them titles selected by fifth floor librarian Mrs. Laurie Heathcock. Houston Cole’s Children’s Corner was opened in October 2017. Formerly inhabited by old reference … Continue reading Storytime success at Children’s Corner

In the Books: Meet librarian Kim Westbrooks

Brittany Robertson, Staff Writer It is the first building seen by anyone traveling through town. The tallest and occasionally the brightest in the city of Jacksonville: the Houston Cole Library. At thirteen stories high and divided into eight “micro-libraries,” the Houston Cole Library is the tallest building at Jacksonville State University and in the tallest academic building in the state of Alabama. And, of course, with … Continue reading In the Books: Meet librarian Kim Westbrooks

Library opens children’s corner for JSU’s littlest Gamecocks

  Brittany Robertson, Staff Writer On October 25, Jacksonville State University’s Houston Cole Library hosted the grand opening of a new, colorful addition to its 5th floor. The Children’s Corner Reading Room is an energizing, colorful area designed to foster a love of literature and reading, and to promote literacy for children. Dean of the Library John-Bauer Graham hopes that the new space will open … Continue reading Library opens children’s corner for JSU’s littlest Gamecocks

Library tailgate encourages students to explore Houston Cole

Cassidy Smith, Staff Writer   Music, food and balloons filled the scene of the Library Tailgate at the Houston Cole Library on Thursday, October 26. The event’s purpose was to engage students with the priceless resource of librarians and the information that they can help students find. Each floor had a table set up with information regarding what exactly could be found there. Students were … Continue reading Library tailgate encourages students to explore Houston Cole

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Police and Citizens Relations Forum gives insight into current issues

The Justice and Civil Rights Initiative held a Police and Citizens Relations Forum at the Houston Cole Library on Monday at 6:15 p.m. to discuss current issues dealing with police officers in relation to the public. Ed Moore III, who is the president and founder of the Initiative, stated that he hoped the audience would gain understanding during the event that certain ethical issues like … Continue reading Police and Citizens Relations Forum gives insight into current issues