Branches - South
East Shelby Branch Library

Address: 7200 East Shelby Dr. (East Shelby Dr. & Old Germantown Rd.) Memphis, TN. 38125
Phone: (901)415-2767
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday & Sunday CLOSED, Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Holiday Closings for all Memphis Public Library & Information Center libraries can be found here.
Storytimes: Wednesdays 11:15 a.m.  - 11:45 a.m.

 

East Shelby Branch Library Map at Mapquest

Child Care Provider Workshops 2013

For a complete schedule, see below.

History

East Shelby Branch Library is a recent addition to the Memphis/Public Library & Information Center. It is located in the Hickory Hill area. In December 1989, the City Council voted to annex 15.6 square miles of the Hickory Hill area for development. The result was a legal battle that lasted over 11 years and finally ended in July 1998. This battle also became a stumbling block to a new library being built in the area, because of the uncertainty of the final results of the lawsuit, although a library was certainly needed and actively sought. The annexed area of Hickory Hill officially became part of the city of Memphis on January 1, 1999, however, the East Shelby branch library is on the edge of the city and county boundary line and is considered to be a county branch. It opened on Feb. 15, 1999 with an official grand opening on March 16, 1999.

The branch serves 2 high schools, 3 middle schools and 7 elementary schools.

East Shelby is one of the larger branches in the library system with 30,000 square feet. The Shelby County Government funded the construction costs. The Branch is one of only a few in the system featuring a self-checkout machine.

 

Computers @ YOUR LIBRARY

Computers

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.

There are 36 public PCs with Internet access, Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, Access and the Library Catalog computer. All are served by network printers.

 

Collection @ YOUR LIBRARY

Collection

There are approximately 80,000 items with more still coming in each day.

 

These items include :

  • A wide selection of musical CDs (gospel, rap, blues, soundtracks, R&B, etc.)
  • Medical books on a wide variety of subjects (health, pregnancy, mental illness, etc)
  • Interior design and exterior home improvement
  • Poetry
  • Art techniques and artists
  • Price guides for dolls, antiques, coins, and other collectibles
  • Religious topics
  • Philosophy
  • Self-improvement ( body and mind)
  • Classics and Cliff Notes
  • Personal finance
  • Languages (including Japanese and Chinese)
  • Books written in Spanish
  • Books on tape
  • A huge selection of videos
  • Performing Artists
  • Wide collection on Travel Books

Meeting Rooms @ YOUR LIBRARY

Meeting Rooms

Two public meeting rooms with a seating capacity of 40 people in each room, which can combine into one large meeting room to accommodate 80 people. There is also a public conference room with a capacity of 12 people, two group study rooms, two tutoring rooms and kitchen facilities available.

 

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 Branch Features

  • Storytime room
  • Exhibit gallery

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