Heath Lee – Library Manager
The 2018 Summer Reading Program (SRP) is HERE. This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock!” SRP is super beneficial for all children. It is a great way to beat the dreaded Summer Slide by continually offering literacy related programs, social events, and experiencing new concepts. However, SRP is not solely for youngsters. SRP activities are for all ages. Expect fun times and plenty of programs for all ages this summer. Check our Facebook page in the coming weeks for full SRP details.
All Ages Programs
VR Pictionary: Rockology Edition
Saturday June 2 @ 2:00 PM
Experience Pictionary in virtual reality! Help your team guess what you’re drawing with your virtual artist’s palette and tools with a rocking music and geology theme.
VR: Ocean Rift
Monday June 4 @ 3:00 PM
Explore a vivid underwater world full of life with Oculus Rift, a VR system that completely immerses you inside virtual worlds! Ocean crafts, sensory stations, and activities will be on hand for entertainment!
Kids & I: Pot Painting and Seed Starting
Wednesday May 30 @ 3:00 PM
“Join the Gilmer County Master Gardeners as we paint ceramic pots with a colorful design of your choice! Pick your plant and learn how to transplant and care for your plants at home. Registration recommended. Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.”
Young Adult Programs
Secrets of the Forest: Cherokee Plant Use
Thursday May 31 @ 6:00 PM
All survival roads begin with the study of plants. Join survivalist, educator, and author Mark Warren as he shares how his 48 years of teaching fire-making, shelter-building, tracking, water purification, wild cooking, stalking, archery, etc. all has its roots in botany; and learn about the foods, medicines, and craft materials to be gleaned from plants, then and now. Books will be available for sale and signing.
Tuesday, June 5 @ 9:30 AM
Learn how to eat heathy without spending a lot of money, the value of having a grocery list, what it means to eat healthy foods, and portion control to prevent weight gain. Presented by Jessie Moore, UGA Family and Consumer Services Agent.
Tuesday, June 5 @ 1:30 PM
Learn how to stretch your food dollars, the importance of paying bills on time, and how to keep track of your spending. Presented by Jessie Moore, UGA Family and Consumer Services Agent.
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 10:30-5:30 on weekdays and from 12:00-2:00 on Saturdays
Library Location & 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.