In-court proceedings suspended through April 30

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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Tennessee has extended the suspension of in-person court proceedings through April 30, 2020. You can click here to view the exceptions to the suspension.

If you have a court date during this time period for Traffic or Criminal Court, please see below for rescheduling information.

Traffic Court
Please contact the Clerk’s Office by calling 901.457.2580 to obtain your rescheduled court date. Click Here to pay a Traffic Citation

Criminal Court

If you are out-of-custody and have a criminal case from April 2, 2020, through April 30, 2020, please click here to view the chart for your reset date to appear in Collierville Court.

Please contact the Court Clerk’s Office with any questions by calling 901-457-2580.

COLLIERVILLE, TN, 9:42 AM – The Collierville Burch Library (CBL) and the Morton Museum are closed to the public for the time being, but staff members are finding ways to stay connected to the public through technology.

The CBL staff wasted no time in going live on Facebook to fill in the gap left when cancelling library events. Youth Services Librarian Julia Trumpy and Youth Services Reference Associate Nicole Robertson performed The Easter Rabbit’s Basket and The Luck of the Irish as a puppet show on the first day of the CBL’s “closed to the public” status, and Trumpy was pleased enough with the results to plan on doing some virtual Story Times as well.

“There have been a lot of authors and publishers who are temporarily lifting copyright to allow librarians to live stream reading their books,” said Trumpy. “This lift doesn’t include keeping a recording of the reading; I would conduct the stream, and then the video would be gone after the stream is over.”

The Virtual Story Time schedule will be as follows:

  • Tuesdays: Reading Readiness with Nicole Robertson
  • Wednesdays: Toddler Storytime with Julia Trumpy
  • Thursdays: Tiny Tots with Cyndee Ross.

The storytellers will stream via Facebook live on the Collierville Library Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ColliervilleBurchLibrary) at around 10:30 AM on each of these days.

The Morton Museum staff is also using Facebook to connect with the public for two ongoing projects. The first is Kid Curator, a program that allows school-age kids to express themselves about various Collierville-related topics through writing, video, audio or photo essay. The responses will be saved and preserved on a hard drive in the Museum’s archives and posted on their social media accounts. The museum staff will post a new topic every few weeks. The first topic is “Who is your favorite person in Collierville and why?”

Please send in one (or more, if you choose) of the following: 1. 3 paragraph essay 2. 15-60 second video 3. 15-60 second audio recording 4. Photo essay (collection of 3-6 photos with captions). Email these to: cbailey@colliervilletn.gov

“We’re doing a number of things at the Museum to both document and raise morale during this time,” said Morton Museum director Lydia Warren. “Kid Curator is one of the more fun projects, but we’re also documenting the virus and the responses to it by archiving local media, and we’re working with some parents, teachers, and students to have folks of various ages journal their experiences over the next few weeks for our archive.”

Be sure to check the Collierville Burch Library and Morton Museum websites and Facebook pages to keep abreast of what virtual activities are available for all of the family.