“Check It Out” at the Gilmer County Library


This Week @ Gilmer County Library: June 28, 2017 – July 5, 2017
Heath Lee – Library Manager

The Gilmer County Library will be closed on July 4th. The library will re-open July 5th.

The 2017 Summer Reading Program (SRP) has begun, and it doesn’t end until July 31st. This year’s theme is “Build a Better World”, and SRP participation provides great benefits to young children in the form of continued literacy awareness, social involvement, and experiencing new ideas. However, SRP is not solely for youngsters. The SRLS SRP encompasses all ages. We offer activities for young children, teens, and adults. SRLS promotes literacy and continued learning across all age groups. Expect fun times and plenty of programs for all ages this summer. Check our Facebook page for more SRP details.

Youth Programs

Family Story Times
Wednesday, June 28 @ 10:30 AM
Wednesday, June 28 @ 4:00 PM
All ages welcome. Family Story Time is an excellent way to strengthen your children’s literacy skills, and all stories are always followed by a simple craft you can complete with your child

Sphero SPRK Free Play
Thursday, June 29 @ 4:00 PM
Can you maneuver our round robots through the course and complete other objectives? Roll. Control. Play. Age: 6+, 9 and under with adult supervision

Reading with Rackley
Tuesday, June 27 @ 11:00 AM
Children 4 years of age and older can read to Rackley who won’t laugh if mistakes are made or the reader stumbles.

Tropical Treasures
Tuesday, June 27 @ 3:00 PM
Meet several colorful, bizarre, and interesting animals from the tropical areas around the world. Live animals include: very large spider, lizard, frog, large insect, and a snake! Presented by the Tennessee Aquarium. Age: All ages, 9 and under with adult supervision

Family Story Times
Wednesday, July 5 @ 10:30 AM
Wednesday, July 5 @ 4:00 PM
All ages welcome. Family Story Time is an excellent way to strengthen your children’s literacy skills, and all stories are always followed by a simple craft you can complete with your child

Teen Programs

STEM Camp – Mission: Save the Library
Friday, June 30 @ 3:00 PM
Use STEM to save the library in this 5-part camp. Each part stands alone or attend all for maximum fun. Age: 8-14, 9 and under with adult supervision

For the Love of Cats & Dogs
Monday, July 3 @ 5:00 PM
Make cat and dog toys to donate to the animal shelter while watching Secondhand Lions.
Age: Ages 10-18

Adult Programs

Lunch & Learn Knitters
Wednesday, June 28 @ 12:00 PM
Got a pattern that is “Needling” you? Looking for something new to get “Hooked” on? Join us on Wednesdays from 12-2 and let us try to “Unravel” your problem! Or come and learn how to knit or crochet. Everyone is welcome.

Fake News
Thursday, June 29 @ 6:00 PM
What is fake news? Does it exist? How do I know what news is ‘real’? What are the cultural effects of all this confusion?  Andy Ashurst, publisher of the Times-Courier newspaper, will aid us in deciphering the current rhetoric, as well as, fact from fiction.

All Ages Programs

Morning Creatives: Building with Colors
Friday, June 30 @ 9:00 AM
Join us for creativity, coffee, and conversation. This month build your creativity toolkit with Color Collages. All materials provided.

Saturday Matinee: The Lorax
Saturday, July 1 @ 2:00 PM
Inspire yourself to be the change you want to see in the world! Rated: G Twelve-year-old Ted lives in a place virtually devoid of nature; no flowers or trees grow in the town of Thneedville. Ted would very much like to win the heart of Audrey, the girl of his dreams, but to do this, he must find that which she most desires: a Truffula tree.

The Friends of the Library Bookshelf

Remember that the library welcomes donations of gently read books and magazines. Those that the library does not need come to the Bookshelf, with all the proceeds benefiting the library.  Do not forget to visit the “back room” of the Bookshelf for newly stocked non-fiction and magazines.

Bookshelf hours are from 10:30-5:00 on weekdays and from 12:00-2:00 on Saturdays

Location and Contact Information
Address: 268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540.
Phone: 706-635-4528.  Fax: 706-635-3528.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9AM-8PM, Friday and Saturday 9AM-6PM.

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