Sunday, May 24th, 2015
Summer Reading Gets Underway Friday, May 29

Every Hero Has a Story!

Summer Reading at Elbert County Library promises an exciting summer full of activities for children and families.  Our program schedule kicks off at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 29.

Storyteller Barry Stewart Mann returns with "CultureMan to the Rescue!", and we will be meeting outdoors in the back parking lot, so adults might want to bring a chair or blanket on which to sit.

Throughout June and July our weekly Friday morning programs will focus on a wide variety of heroes and superheroes. 

We've also added 2 Saturday morning programs this year -- Water World is set for Sat. June 20 at 11 a.m., and Super Hero Training Camp is scheduled for July 18 at 11 a.m. 

On Mondays at 3 p.m., there will be classes for kids in grades 3 and up.  The first class is June 1, and we will be playing Minute-to-Win-It games.  Other classes will include Lego Robotics, cake decorating, arts and crafts, stomp rockets and crimesolving.  Some of these classes require registration because seats are limited, so check the schedule and be sure to sign up as soon as you can to assure getting a seat.

Tuesday afternoons at 2 p.m. will continue to be our Legos at the Library sessions.  These are open to all comers -- both children and their adults -- who want to come and enjoy playing with regular Legos.  It's supervised free play.

We have a strong lineup of activities this Summer and have put everything on a special calendar of events.  Be sure to stop by and pick up a copy!  Or, you can give the Library a call at 706-283-5375 if you have any questions. 



Lego Robotics Classes June Schedule

Several sessions of Lego Robotics classes -- both Elementary Level (K-4) and Mindstorm (5-8+) are scheduled in June. The schedule is:

Elementary Lego Robotics (Gr. K-4) --Thursday, June 4, and Thursday, June 25.  Both classes will start at 2 p.m. and last no more than 1.5 hours. 

Mindstorm Robotics (Gr. 5-8+) -- Monday, June 8 and Monday June 22.  The classes will start at 3 p.m. and last about 2 hours.

Seats are limited in these classes, and reservations are required. These classes may fill up quickly, so be sure to reserve a seat by calling 706-283-5375!

Elbert County Public Library

345 Heard Street
Elberton, GA  30635
706-283-5375   Fax 706-283-5456

Library Hours

Mon., Thurs.           10-8
Tues., Wed., Fri.     10-5
Sat.     9-1
Closed Sundays
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We provide computer services, fax & copy services, as well as books, DVD's, magazines, newspapers, audio books, and genealogy reference material.  Computer services include Internet access (PC and wireless), Microsoft Office, Resume Writer &

Dept. of Labor Unemployment Assistance

The Library partners with the Georgia Department of Labor to provide unemployment assistance.  Every other Tuesday, a DOL representative is on-site from 10-3 to help with unemployment claims, questions, job searches and other matters provided by the DOL office in Athens. The scheduled dates for March and April are:  March 10 and 24; April 7 and 21.  

The DOL representative works with patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.  No appointments are accepted, nor can she accept phone calls during the time she is here.

Library staff can help with initial unemployment applications, resumes and job searches throughout the week as staffing levels permit, but there are some steps to the unemployment application process that must be completed by the DOL. To make sure staff is available to help with a resume or application, you might want to schedule an appointment first.

For more information, give us a call at 706-283-5375.

Library News

Book Sale Success

Friends of the Elbert Library held their Book Sale the first weekend in May and report that they made over $600!  This money will go to support Summer Reading activities and to help pay for the Library's membership in GADD which provides e-books and audio downloads.  Thanks to the Friends for all their work and to everyone who stopped by and stocked up on reading material! 

Library Board Meeting
The Elbert County Public Library Board of Trustees will hold its quarterly meeting on Thursday, June 11 at 4 p.m in the Library's meeting room.  All Board meetings are open to the public.  The agenda is still being developed, but the big agenda items will be the Fiscal Year 2016 budget and approval of proposed personnel changes as recommended by the Board's Personnel Committee. We will add a copy of the Agenda here as soon as it is finalized.

In keeping with the Library's Open Meetings Policy, " Citizens who wish to address the Board may do so by making a written request to the Library Director at least two business days in advance of the upcoming Board meeting.  Citizens will be allotted no more than five (5) minutes and may sign up by providing their name, contact information and the subject they wish to address".

Bowman Library

A Service Unit of Elbert County Public Library
21 Prince Avenue
Bowman, GA  30624

Library Hours

Mon. - Fri.              1:00 - 6:00
2nd and 4th Saturdays 1:00 - 6:00
Sundays           Closed

Services provided include PC and wireless computer access, books, DVD's, magazines, audio books, local fax and copies.

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