Gilmer Library, Check it Out!


CHECK IT OUT! At the Gilmer Library, week of July 17, 2014:Summer Reading Program
Now through July 31
The Summer Reading Program is almost over! Make sure to drop by the library and turn in your reading log or game board. There is still time to pick up your Summer Reading packet which includes a coupon for a free ice cream! Gift certificates and prizes are awarded to those who complete the Summer Reading Program. Program is available for all ages.

Swamp Things
Thursday, July 17 @ 3 pm
Meet some of the creatures that live in the swamps, presented by Bill Haley of the Tennessee Aquarium. All ages are invited; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Mini Robots
Friday, July 18 @ 2pm
The Civil Air Patrol will be at the library to share the world of robotics. Teens will also be able to make a mini robot. For teens grades 6-12.

Finding Your Native American Genealogy
Saturday, July 19 @ 10:00 am-12:00pm
Leslie Thomas, President of the GA Chapter of The Trail of Tears Assn., will help you begin your search for Native American ancestors.

Test Tube Terrariums
Monday, July 21 @ 2pm
Join us as we make test tube terrariums. This program is free and for ages 6 and up; 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Tuesday, July 22 @ 2pm
Join us as we make a kaleidoscope. All materials will be provided. Registration is required. For ages 8 and up; 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Story Time
Wednesdays @ 10:00AM
Next Session: July 23
Come join Mrs. Judy as she recounts the fabulous tales of make believe. All ages welcome. Those under 9 require adult accompaniment, please.

Adult Lunch and Learn Knit & Crochet
Wednesdays @ 12PM – 2:00PM
Next Session: July 23
Lauren Cape and Lynda Decker will be your hosts and teachers. Already know how to knit? Come for the fun! If you are unable to attend a meeting, come when you can, you don’t have to be at every class. If knitting, bring #8 needles and yarn of any color. If crocheting, bring G or H hooks and Peaches & Cream cotton yarn of any color.

Doctor Who Wednesday
Doctor Who Terrarium
Wednesday, July 23 @ 2:00-3:30 pm
Join us for the final Doctor Who Wednesday. Teens will be making terrariums with a Doctor Who spin. For teens going into grades 6-12.

Safari Sam’s Jungle Adventure
Thursday, July 24 @ 3 pm
Join for the Summer reading Program Finale as Ron Vedder entertains us with puppets and live animals. All ages are invited; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

“What’s Bugging My Plant?”
Thursday, July 24 @ 10:00am-12:00pm
Presented by Eddie Ayers, Gilmer County Extension Agent. Sponsored by the Gilmer County Master Gardeners and the Gilmer County Library.

The Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project
Friday, July 25 @ 2pm
Stephen Ramsden with the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project will be at the Gilmer County Library to teach teens about our closest star. He will be set up all day and will stay afterwards for anyone who would like to safely view the sun with his solar equipment. Weather permitting.

The Bookshelf
The Bookshelf has received a donation of travel books for worldwide destinations as well as some beautiful collectible National Geographic books on various animals and ecosystems. Plan your next trip or do some armchair traveling to exotic locales.
Take a look at the “last chance” cart where our inventory of half-priced books is refreshed weekly. You can put your payment for these books in the donations box if the Bookshelf is closed.
Bookshelf hours are from 10:30-5:00 on weekdays and from noon-2:00 on Saturdays.

Location and Contact Information:
The library is located at 268 Calvin Jackson Drive Ellijay, GA 30540. Phone 706-635-4528. Fax 706-635-3528. Web address: Our hours are Monday-Thursday 9 am-8 pm, Friday and Saturday 9 am-5 pm, and CLOSED on Sunday. Find us on Facebook @

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