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The Toccoa Stephens County Public Library is open!

We are now open our regular hours, Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM, and Saturday, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

We do have limited public computer access until 15 minutes before we close. As always, our free public WiFi is available, too, and our staff can help you with your printing, copying, and faxing needs.

Please note our new social distancing and occupancy guidelines when you visit us. We strive to keep our patrons and staff safe and healthy. We look forward to seeing you!



SUMMER READING IS WINDING DOWN!

PARENTS, July 10 was the last day to log summer reading activity in Beanstack. If your child earned prizes through the posted challenges, please remember to come to the library to pick them up!

ADULT READERS, summer reading will end on July 31. Please have your book reviews in by 5:00 PM on Thursday, July 30, to enter the drawing for the prize baskets.

Stay tunded on the new Adult Adult Programming Facebook page for more great virtual programs to come.



We need your input!

Are you participating in our Summer Reading Program? Have you joined us in recent years? Georgia Public Library Service makes these programs possible, in part, through federal grants through the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences. Help us continue these greate programs by completing a very short survey here: LSTA Summer Reading Survey 2020 .



Check out our Community Resources tab on the left.

We have updated our tab with links to resources with local and state news and health information, as well as links to applications for state benefits.




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."




Come see what the library has to offer!

Search the Library Catalog:

GAPINES

Get access to authoritative, subscription only databases:

Galileo





STEAM

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









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

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.

2020 meeting dates: January 23; March 26; May 28; July 23; September 24; November 19.

Welcome to the Library's Virtual Programming Page!



Our Summer Reading event videos will be posted here, on our main Facebook Page, and on our Adult Programming Facebook page.



Calendars for Summer Reading Events are available!

Events will be held virtually on Facebook Live unless otherwise noted.



Children/Youth Summer Reading Programming:



June Children's Programming
Imagine Your Story in June!
July Children's Programming
Imagine Your Story in July!



Adult Summer Reading Programming:



June Adult Programming
Adult Virtual Events in June!
July Adult Programming
Adult Virtual Events in July!

Welcome to the Children's Area!



Teen Talk!
Just for teens, meets alternate months on Thursdays at 6:30 p.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.

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


SPECIAL RESOURCES FOR COVID-19 NEEDS


Please remember to use these links and call or email resources. Please do not visit agencies in person at this time.


Georgia Public Health District 2 Our public health department region's website with helpful links about the virus.


Stephens County Hospital Our local hospital's latest news releases including updates about local virus test results.


WNEG Radio FM 93.1/ AM 630 Our local radio station for the latest local news.


If you need to apply for Food Stamps/SNAP, EBT, Medicaid, or other benefits through the Georgia Department of Human Services, you are encouraged to read this document for guidelines.


Georgia Department of Labor Information about applying for unemployment in Georgia during the COVID-19 public health crisis.


Georgia Department of Community Affairs This site includes links to applications for affordable housing, help for the homeless, and access to affordable internet service. Please note that the only free WiFi listed for Stephens County is for the Toccoa-Stephen County Public Library. We are closed until further notice. The WiFi signal should be available from the parking lot, so please practice safe social distancing and use the service from the safety of your car.


Other Community Resource Links


Legacy Link Area Agency on Aging


Ninth District Opportunity Community Action Agency


Caring.com Resources for Assisted Living in Georgia


Summer Resources for Parents. Includes summer meals, safety tips, and learning resources.



Continuing Education and Employment Links


Georgia Department of Labor


GA Futures


Toccoa-Stephens County Literacy Council


North GA Tech/GED


Register to vote:

Register to vote online

Language resources:

Basic ESL Mango Languages

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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