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The building committee and the Trustees of the Library will meet on Thursday, May 23, at 2:00 at the Library to consider architectural qualifications.

S.A.R. Genealogy Workshop at the Toccoa Library, Thursday, May 23, at 6:00 PM

Do you have questions about family research? Do you have too many branches on your family tree and no idea where to start climbing? The newly-forming Stephens County chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be holding a genealogy workshop as part of their monthly meeting and welcome the public to participate. Genealogy researcher Elaine Neal will conduct the workshop and answer your questions about how to get started on your family research.



Summer Reading Program Registration begins this Friday, May 24!

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.

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:

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

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

Registration for A Universe of Stories begins on Friday, May 24. Here's a link to a preview of all the fun we have planned. Stay tuned for a schedule of events!


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.



The building committee and the Trustees of the Library will meet on Thursday, May 23, at 2:00 at the Library to consider architectural qualifications.

S.A.R. Genealogy Workshop at the Toccoa Library, Thursday, May 23, at 6:00 PM

Do you have questions about family research? Do you have too many branches on your family tree and no idea where to start climbing? The newly-forming Stephens County chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be holding a genealogy workshop as part of their monthly meeting and welcome the public to participate. Genealogy researcher Elaine Neal will conduct the workshop and answer your questions about how to get started on your family research.





Summer Reading Program Registration begins this Friday, May 24!

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.

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

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 begins on Friday, May 24. Here's a link to a preview of all the fun we have planned. Stay tuned for a schedule of events!


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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