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Teen Talk is canceled for tonight, November 14, 2019. Ms. Shantelle hopes to see you next Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 6:00 PM! We apologize for any inconvience.

WorkSource Georgia Mountains Career Coach will be at the Toccoa Library on Monday, November 18, 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.

    Library Manager Position Open

    The Stephens County Library Board of Trustees is accepting cover letters and resumes to fill the position of Library Manager.

    Qualified applicants will have a minimum of two years public library experience. Library management and PINES/Evergreen experience preferred. Elevated computer skills are required. Familiarity with budget development, financial processes, and employment benefits strongly preferred. Preference will be given to applicants holding a college degree. The applicant determined to be the best fit for the position will be chosen.

    Salary is negotiable based on credentials and public library management experience. Resumes by be mailed to PO Drawer L; Toccoa, GA 30577, or delivered to the library at 53 West Savannah Street. A full job description can be accessed by clicking here.

    Resumes will be accepted through the close of business on November 21, 2019. No phone calls, please.

    PINES is celebrating 20 years!

    Show off your creativity by entering the PINES 20th anniversary library card design contest, and you’ll also have a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Click here for information about the contest and to enter online, or pick up an entry form at your local PINES library.

    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."

    Come see what the library has to offer!

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


    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 Breman Museum
    Free Pass to the Chattahoochee Nature Center
    Free Pass to Museums in Macon, GA
    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


    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!


    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.


    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.

    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

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