Ad Spot

Pearl River County Library system receives anti-racism reading shelf grant

The Mississippi Humanities Council launched a special program called the Anti-Racism Reading Shelf Grant in response to the national conversation regarding racism. The Pearl River County Library System was awarded $1,000.00.  As the heart of the community, the library’s collection needs to reflect the diverse needs and interests of the community with free books, resources, and information for education, employment, enjoyment, and self-government. 
The Mississippi Humanities Council collaborated with the Mississippi Library Commission to compile a list of over 120 suggested books about multi-cultural people’s experiences. The list includes works by contemporary Mississippi writers like Natasha Trethewey, Jesmyn Ward, and Kiese Laymon. The list also includes titles such as An African American and Latinx History of the United States and The Myth of the Model Minority: Asian Americans Facing Racism. From the list, the library system purchased about 75 books that will be distributed between Margaret Reed Crosby Memorial Library and the Poplarville Public Library.
For a list of the books, follow the Library on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pearlrivercountylibrarysystem.

News

Anna Peterson of Perkinston Participates in UA’s Cooperative Education Program

News

Harbor Freight Tools signs deal to open new location in Picayune

News

Extension extends farm stress webinar

News

Governor Reeves announces new jobs in Grenada 

News

Pearl River students awarded prestigious community college transfer scholarship

News

Reeves urges calm, assures Mississippians that a gas shortage can be avoided if panic buying does not occur

News

More than half of teachers considering leaving the classroom

News

The SBA Funds 16,000 Restaurant Revitalization Fund Awards

News

Today is May 11, 2021

News

Brandon Woman Pleads Guilty to Harboring of Illegal Alien

News

Former Honduran National Police Officer Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison For Conspiring To Import Cocaine Into The United States And Related Weapons Offense

News

Take mystery out of fertilizer purchases

News

WCU presents awards at Honors Day Convocation

News

Grammy Museum® Mississippi announces opening weekend events for MTV Turns Forty: I Still Want My MTV

News

Causes of yellow leaves on Hibiscus

News

Insurance customers at risk of being scammed

News

Millsaps College to Celebrate Commencement for Classes of 2020 and 2021

News

Investigators working two shootings in same day

News

Pearl River celebrates 2020-21 graduates

News

Sheriff’s department arrests several for drug offenses

News

 Initiative 77 delayed due to publishing error 

News

Auditor’s Office partners with school districts to cut outside-the-classroom spending, direct education money to teachers and students

News

Today is May 10, 2021

Breaking News

Suspect arrested in decades old cold case in murder of Leola Jordan