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Make a Splash This Summer with Pool Access Cards

By: Marcey Wright

To make a "splash" this summer, get your pool access card at any Memphis Public Library location!When the summer heat sets in, it’s time to cool off at a City of Memphis public pool! But first, swimmers must stop by any Memphis Public Library location to receive a City Access Card for pool season – Saturday, June 7 to Friday, July 25, 2014 from 1 pm to 6 pm. (All pools will be closed Sundays and Mondays.)

Access Cards are required for residents to use any City of Memphis Aquatics Facility. Current pool cardholders do not have to re-register, unless the card has been misplaced, if the swimmer has turned 13 years old since the card was issued, if the swimmer has turned 18 years of age since receiving the pool card, or unless the swimmer’s emergency contact information has changed.

Swimmers can register for a City Access Card at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Avenue) Mondays – Thursdays, 10 am – 7 pm; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 am – 4 pm; and Sundays, 1 pm – 4pm. Registration at Memphis Public Library branches is available 11 am to 3 pm on days of operation. Click here to see a map of all Memphis Public Library locations and their days of operation. (City Access Cards are not available at East Shelby Branch Library or Bartlett Library.)

 

A Place Where Adults Can Be 'Kids at Heart' - FRAYSER FUNFEST!

The fun happens June 7 at Frayser Library!

By: Marcey Wright

Frayser Library Branch Manager Dean Moore took a moment to have some FUN at "Frayser Funfest"!Frayser Library customers know how to have fun! On Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 11 am to 3 pm, they will be doing just that – at FRAYSER FUNFEST – held at the Frayser Branch Library (3712 Argonne Street).

“Each year, Frayser Library plans a funfest for the community to kick off the Memphis Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. This year it’s called Explore Memphis,” explained Dean Moore, Frayser Library branch manager. “The goal of this event is to energize customers for the Explore Memphis program.”

To help energize customers, several entertainers and community agencies will attend the free event. Plus, families will enjoy games, face painting and balloons for kids, and food trucks!

“Customers look forward to the Frayser Funfest every year,” noted event organizer and customer service library assistant Lanny Ross. “It helps customers to get excited about reading over the summer and, with community organizations in attendance too, customers get information that will benefit them.”

The Frayser Funfest has been offering entertainment and information for 15 years, rain or shine! “When we began, we were the only community festival in Frayser,” Moore reflected. “Now, there are several other great community festivals in our area. We are excited to host the first and longest-running annual celebration in the Frayser community!”

 

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