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WorkSource Georgia Mountains Career Coach will be at the Toccoa Library on Monday, June 17 15, 2019, from 10 AM – 2 PM!

The Career Coach can help with:

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

    Click here for more information.



    Mark your calendars! Easy Book Making -- June 28 at 3:00 PM

    Junk Journals 101 at Toccoa-Stephens County Library.

    What on earth is a junk jounral? It's a handmade book made from found and recycled objects to record your thoughts, memories, and dreams.

    Join our guest instructor for this free program -- all supplies are provided.

    RESCHEDULED! Gardening with Thad -- Coming on Wednesday, July 17, at 4:00 PM

    Annuals have you anxious? Problems with your perennials? Vexed by your vegetables? Join Thad Glenn, Stephens County’s own Extension Agent, as he shares the best methods for gardening in this area. This is a great program for new and seasoned gardeners. Bring your questions!



    Smokey Bear is coming in July!

    Wednesday, July 31, at 2 PM at Toccoa-Stephens County Library. Click here for more information!



    Summer Reading Program Registration is open!

    Explore a Universe of Stories this summer at the Toccoa-Stephens County Library! Come sign up for the youth and adult summer reading programs, beginning Friday, May 24, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

    Calendars for youth activities for June can be found here, and July can be found here. Adults can join in the fun with June activities, found here, and July activites, found here.

    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 25; September 26; November 21.

    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.


    Summer is here! Are you ready for our Summer Reading Program 2019?

    Registration for A Universe of Stories is open. Here's a link to a preview of all the fun we have planned. A schedule of events for June is available here and for July is available here!


    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, June 17, 2019, from 10 AM – 2 PM!

    The Career Coach can help with:

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

    Click here for more information .





    Mark your calendars! Easy Book Making- June 28 at 3:00 PM

    Junk Journals 101 at Toccoa-Stephens County Library.

    What on earth is a junk jounral? It's a handmade book made from found and recycled objects to record your thoughts, memories, and dreams.

    Join our guest instructor for this free program -- all supplies are provided.

    RESCHEDULED! Gardening with Thad -- Coming on Wednesday, July 17, at 4:00 PM

    Annuals have you anxious? Problems with your perennials? Vexed by your vegetables? Join Thad Glenn, Stephens County’s own Extension Agent, as he shares the best methods for gardening in this area. This is a great program for new and seasoned gardeners. Bring your questions!



    Smokey Bear is coming in July!

    Wednesday, July 31, at 2 PM at Toccoa-Stephens County Library. Click here for more information!



    Summer Reading Program Registration is open!

    Explore a Universe of Stories this summer at the Toccoa-Stephens County Library! Come sign up for the youth and adult summer reading programs, beginning Friday, May 24, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

    Calendars for youth activities for June can be found here, and July can be found here. Adults can join in the fun with June activities, found here, and July activites, found here.

    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.

    Join us for Bilingual Story Time every Wednesday afternoon.

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





    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."
    PINES App GAPINES

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    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: Jan 24 Mar 28 May 23 July 25 Sept 26 Nov 21


    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.


    Summer is just around the corner! Are you ready for our Summer Reading Program 2019?

    Registration for A Universe of Stories is open. Here's a link to a preview of all the fun we have planned. A schedule of events for June is available here and for July is available here!


    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.


    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 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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