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Toccoa-Stephens County Library Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Weekend
PINES system will be offline for an upgrade during this time
We will be closed Saturday, January 19, and Monday, January 21, in observance of the holiday weekend. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 22.
All PINES online services, including the online catalog and the Android and iOS apps, will be unavailable from January 19 at 6pm through January 22 at 6am.
Come sing your heart out at Sweetheart Karaoke!
Join us Thursday, February 14, 2019, at 3:30 PM for music and light refreshments. See the brochure linked below for more details.
Reading with Marvel Universe LIVE!
Children from ages 2 to 12 can earn tickets to the live-action arena show with all of their favorite Marvel heroes.
The action-packed adventure will be playing in Atlanta Feb. 17-18 at the State Farm Arena and Duluth Feb. 22-24, 2019 at Infinite Energy Center.
Come to the circulation desk for more information and to pick up a voucher to start earning stamps toward a ticket. Please note that an adult must purchase a ticket for a child to be admitted.
Put PINES in your pocket!
With our new smartphone app, you can:
- Search the catalog
- Place or cancel a hold
- Review the items you have checked out
- Renew items
For Android users, download the app here:
or search Google Play for "Georgia Pines."
For iPhone users, download the app here:
or search the App Store for "Georgia Pines."
Search the Library Catalog:
Get access to authoritative, subscription only databases:
Check out our Ebook and audiobook collection:
Come see what the library has to offer!
Funding provided by the federal Grants to States program received from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
Free Passes for Library Patrons
History of the Library
The history of our library dates back to the 1930s when the first public library in Stephens County began as a Works Progress Administration Project. The Toccoa Woman's Club, The Kiwanis Club, and the U.D.C. were instrumental in procuring books and funding for library programs and services. The library has grown over the past decades into a current modern, state-of-the-art facility. The Toccoa-Stephens County Library is a Georgia PINES Library.
The Board of Trustees
The Library Board of Trustees is the governing body of the Toccoa-Stephens County Public Library and is made up of six members. Board members are appointed by the library's funding agency, the Stephens County Board of Commissioners, and serve under the regulations governing public libraries as set forth by the state of Georgia. Each person appointed to serve on the Toccoa-Stephens County Library Board must be a resident of Stephens County. Members of the Toccoa-Stephens County Library Board are appointed to represent Toccoa-Stephens County on the Northeast Georgia Regional Library Board.
The Board of Trustees meets the 4th Thursday of alternate months at 1:30 p.m. at the library.
2018 meeting dates: January 25; March 22; May 24; July 26; September 27; November 15.
Welcome to the Children's Area!
Under the direction of Shantelle Grant, Read-Aloud features stories, games and crafts;
LapSits features fingerplays and songs.
B4: Georgia's Early Literacy Initiative
GPLS has partnered with libraries to encourage parents to read 1,000 books with their children before age 5.
This program is designed to be a fun and easy way to help your child develop pre-reading skills vital to kindergarten readiness.
Need an extra B4 Reading Log? Click here!
All library patrons can access the computers with their library cards, by typing in their library card number with no spaces. If you do not have a library card, valid picture ID is also acceptable.
PRINTING AND COPYING
Black-and-white prints cost 10 cents a page and color prints cost 25 cents. Copies cost 10 cents. If you would like to print directly from your computer, please inquire at the front desk.
Faxes cost $1 per page. You may also have a coversheet at no additional charge. Incoming faxes cost 50 cents per page.
Price of lamination is dependent on size. For example, an 8.5x11 sheet costs $1.25. For more information inquire at the front desk.
Having computer problems or need some help with a program? Come in or call and request a time! Please give at least one day's notice.
There is a $20 fee for proctoring. Please consult with the library manager, Emily McConnell, and your school to set up the date. The library requires at least one week's notice before the exam.
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Toccoa-Stephens County Public Library is a group of supporters and volunteers for the local library. The purpose for the organization is to promote library programs and services. Members of Friends of the Library are representatives of the community with deep interest in enhancing library programs and services. Friends of the Library Board meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month at the library.
For more information call or drop by the library.
Have you joined the Friends of the Library? Your membership is vital to our success.
To join please fill out our FTSCPL membership form.
Check membership requested and enclose the appropriate dues.
Make check payable to Friends of the Toccoa-Stephens County Public Library and mail to:
PO Drawer L, Toccoa, GA 30577