Jakin Library is open Wednesday – Friday 1 pm – 5 pm

Call (229) 793-2825 for information
or email:

Jean Retherford, Librarian

Just Jakin
by Jean Retherford, 11/13/2010
Wow... it's hard to believe how fast the year is flying by. The weather is getting cooler. Summer is gone by and it's time for Thanksgiving. Christmas is just around the corner.

How do you celebrate your Thanksgiving? Do you have a big family get-to-gather with turkey and all the trimmings or a quiet dinner at home? Do you spend your time around the TV watching parades and ball games or getting in touch with the latest family news and gossip?

No matter how you spend your time the one thing in Thanksgiving we should never forget and that's the word "thanks". 

The Pilgrims had a lot to be thankful for, the new land, the Native Americans showing them how to plant corn and other things, and the most important their lives.

We also have many things to be thankful for and sometimes we forget to stop and say thanks.

We live in a country that is free, our children (including the girls) are allowed an education, our troops protecting our freedom and our lives, just to name a few. So this Thanksgiving, don't forget to take a moment of prayer or meditation and say.... THANKS

The Jakin Community Library & Museum would like to thank all of you for your support and patronage. Happy Thanksgiving.



Just Jakin
by Jean Retherford 10/06,2010

Where has the time gone? It's hard to believe it's already autumn... that is until I look at all the leaves falling. And how about the nip we've had in the air this week, that really makes you think of the cooler days ahead.

What are some of the activities you think of when you think of autumn? Foot ball games and tail gate parties? Fall festivals and parades? Halloween and Thanksgiving? Cooking pots of chili, soup, or stew? Or do you like to curl up in your favorite chair with a good book and a hot drink. My favorite is a hot cup of green tea and a good murder mystery or adventure story.

The Jakin Library & Museum would like to invite you to come and check out our selection of new books and old favorites.

Our hours are 1 pm – 5 pm Wed. - Fri. You may contact us at 229-793-2825



Just Jakin
by Jean Retherford 09/01/2010

When is a nut not a nut? I'll give you a hint you won't find it looking up in a tree. Give up? It's the peanut. Believe it or not the peanut is in the legume (or should I say bean) family. Looks like the people calling them Goober Peas were closer to the truth than they ever realized.

It is believed that the cultivation of peanuts may have its beginning in Peru. But it was thanks to George Washington Carver and his discovery of 300 uses for the peanuts that helped make it successful in the Southern part of the United States.

One of the things that amazes me about peanuts is how the flowers start above the plants then after pollination they work themselves into the grown where the seeds are formed and grow. Weather plays a very important part in the peanut production. Too much rain, too little rain, or rain at the wrong time may damage or even destroy the peanut crop. Sadly it seems this year it's too little.

The Jakin Community Library & Museum would like to thank all farmers for the job that they do. Our prayers are with the farmers that next year will be better.

We are open Wednesday – Friday 1pm – 5pm

You may reach us at 793-2825 for more information.

or email:

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