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WorkSource Georgia Mountains Career Coach will be at the Toccoa Library on Monday, August 19, 2019, from 10 AM – 2 PM!

The Career Coach can help with:

  • job searches
  • resumes
  • cover letters
  • much, much more!

    There will be no read aloud programming scheduled for the month of August. We will resume our regular schedule in September on 9/3/2019.



    Congratulations to the winners of the Adult Summer Reading Prize Drawing!

    Teresa Murley, Rachel Whitesides, and Becky Hooper

    Thanks to everyone for participating and making it a great program!


    Special thanks to our wonderful sponsors for making our program and prizes possible:

    • Lisa Perry and All Things Curahee
    • Leslie Allen and Trades of Hope
    • Lenea Martel and Crescent Mountain Soap
    • WalMart #1122
    • Cindy and Busy Bee Bakery and Café
    • Sanders Drugs

    Please be sure to stop by and thank them for their support!



    Seamless Summer Meals Program available throughout Stephens County

    Free sack lunches are available for children up to 18 years old, Monday through Friday, at 8 locations throughout Stephens County.

    Lunches will be provided June 3-28 and July 8-26, but there will be a break the week of July 1-5. A schedule of locations and times can be found at WNEG's website.

    Please note that the Toccoa-Stephens County Library is not a lunch pick-up location this year.





    Summer Resources


    Put PINES in your pocket!


    PINES App

    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: Android or search Google Play for "Georgia Pines."



    For iPhone users, download the app here: iPhone or search the App Store for "Georgia Pines."




    Search the Library Catalog:

    GAPINES

    Get access to authoritative, subscription only databases:

    Galileo






    Come see what the library has to offer!


    STEAM

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    Funding provided by the federal Grants to States program received from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)





    UPCOMING EVENTS!

    Library Events!




    Free Passes for Library Patrons

    Free Pass to the Zoo
    Free Park Pass
    Free Pass to the Michael C Carlos Museum
    Free Pass to the World of Puppetry Museum
    Free Pass to the Chattahoochee Nature Center
    Free Pass to the Breman Museum
    Free Pass to the Go Fish Education Center

  • History of the Library


    Toccoa 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

    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.

    2019 meeting dates: January 24; March 28; May 23; July 18; September 26; November 21.

    McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture will meet with the Library Board of Trustees, committee members, and staff on August 22, 2019, from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

    Welcome to the Children's Area!



    Under the direction of Shantelle Grant, Read-Aloud features stories, games and crafts; LapSits features fingerplays and songs.


    Join Ms. Shantelle and guests for our new bilingual storytime on Wednesday afternoons at 4:30 p.m. Click here for more information.



    Ms. Shantelle
    Our Stage
    Reading Area

    B4: Georgia's Early Literacy Initiative


    1000 Books Before Kindergarten

    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!

    COMPUTER AVAILABILITY

    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.


    FAXING AVAILABILITY

    Faxes cost $1 per page. You may also have a coversheet at no additional charge. Incoming faxes cost 50 cents per page.


    LAMINATION

    Price of lamination is dependent on size. For example, an 8.5x11 sheet costs $1.25. For more information inquire at the front desk.


    RENT-A-LIBRARIAN

    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.


    TEST PROCTORING

    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.


    Community Resources Links


    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

    Contact Information


    You can reach us by:
    Phone: 706-886-6082
    Fax: 706-886-7561


    Or by visiting the library at:
    53 W Savannah Street
    Toccoa, GA 30577

    Welcome! Check here for the latest library news.





    WorkSource Georgia Mountains Career Coach will be at the Toccoa Library on Monday, August 19, 2019, from 10 AM – 2 PM!

    The Career Coach can help with:

  • job searches
  • resumes
  • cover letters
  • much, much more!

    There will be no read aloud programming scheduled for the month of August. We will resume our regular schedule in September on 9/3/2019.



    Congratulations to the winners of the Adult Summer Reading Prize Drawing!

    Teresa Murley, Rachel Whitesides, and Becky Hooper

    Thanks to everyone for participating and making it a great program!


    Special thanks to our wonderful sponsors for making our program and prizes possible:

    • Lisa Perry and All Things Curahee
    • Leslie Allen and Trades of Hope
    • Lenea Martel and Crescent Mountain Soap
    • WalMart #1122
    • Cindy and Busy Bee Bakery and Café
    • Sanders Drugs

    Please be sure to stop by and thank them for their support!



    Seamless Summer Meals Program available throughout Stephens County

    Free sack lunches are available for children up to 18 years old, Monday through Friday, at 8 locations throughout Stephens County.

    Lunches will be provided June 3-28 and July 8-26, but there will be a break the week of July 1-5. A schedule of locations and times can be found at WNEG's website.

    Please note that the Toccoa-Stephens County Library is not a lunch pick-up location this year.





    Summer Resources




    Put PINES in your pocket!


    PINES App

    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: Android or search Google Play for "Georgia Pines."



    For iPhone users, download the app here: iPhone or search the App Store for "Georgia Pines."




    GAPINES

    steam grant RBDigital

    Come see what the library has to offer!


    STEAM

    steam grant steam grant steam grant IMLS funded

    Funding provided by the federal Grants to States program received from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)



    Upcoming Events!

    Free Passes for Library Patrons

    Free Pass to the Zoo
    Free Park Pass
    Free Pass to the Michael C Carlos Museum
    Free Pass to the World of Puppetry Museum
    Free Pass to the Chattahoochee Nature Center
    Free Pass to the Breman Museum
    Free Pass to the Go Fish Education Center

  • History of the Library

    Toccoa 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


    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.

    2019 meeting dates: January 24; March 28; May 23; July 18; September 26; November 21.

    McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture will meet with the Library Board of Trustees, committee members, and staff on August 22, 2019, from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

    Teen Talk!
    Just for teens, meets alternate months on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m..
    LAPSITS!
    LapSits, for ages birth-2 meets Thursday mornings at 11 a.m.
    READ ALOUD CALENDAR
    Take a look at what is going on in Read Aloud!


    Under the direction of Shantelle Grant, Read-Aloud features stories, games and crafts; LapSits features fingerplays and songs.


    Join Ms. Shantelle and guests for our new bilingual storytime on Wednesday afternoons at 4:30 p.m. Click here for more information.



    Ms. Shantelle Our Stage Reading Area


    B4: Georgia's Early Literacy Initiative

    1000 Books Before Kindergarten

    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!

    COMPUTER AVAILABILITY

    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 copies cost 25 cents. Copies cost 10 cents. If you would like to print directly from your computer, please inquire at the front desk.


    FAXING AVAILABILITY

    Faxes costs $1 per page. You may also have a coversheet at no additional charge. Incoming faxes cost 50 cents per page.


    LAMINATION

    Price of lamination is dependent on size. For example, an 8.5x11 page costs $1.25. For more information inquire at the front desk.


    RENT-A-LIBRARIAN

    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.


    TEST PROCTORING

    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 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

    Contact Information


    You can reach us by:
    Phone: 706-886-6082
    Fax: 706-886-7561


    Or by visiting the library at:
    53 W Savannah Street
    Toccoa, GA 30577















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