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Hart County Library

Hart County Library, 150 Benson Street, Hartwell, GA 30643
Phone: 706-376-4655 Fax: 706-376-1157
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Founded in 1938, Hart County Library is a charter member of the Georgia PINES Library network. The Georgia Library Public Information Network for Electronic Services, or PINES, is Georgia's public library automation and lending network for 284 libraries. PINES is an initiative of the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the University System of Georgia. It is the public library automation and lending network for 284 libraries and affiliated service outlets in 53 library systems covering 143 counties (53 of the 63 library systems in Georgia).

The PINES network creates a statewide "borderless library" that helps to eliminate geographic and socio-economic barriers and provides equal access to information for all Georgians. Georgians with a PINES library card have access to materials beyond what is available on their local shelves and enjoy the benefits of a shared collection - over 10 million items - that can be delivered to their home library with no charge to the library user, contributing to a more educated Georgia through lifelong learning.

Hart County Library also provides access to GALILEO - GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online, an initiative of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. A web-based virtual library, GALILEO provides access to numerous informational resources – over 100 databases indexing thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals – to over 2000 institutions. More than 10,000 journal titles are provided in full-text. Other resources include encyclopedias, business directories, and government publications.

Hart County Library offers Public Internet Access, a copier and fax machine, programs for children and adults, story times, and Meeting Rooms. We have the Anderson Independent and USA Today. We have one weekly newspaper, The Hartwell Sun from 1877 to the present, in paper format and on microfilm.

Hart County Library was awarded the title of Georgia Public Library of the Year for 2016 by the Georgia Public Library Service, recognizing that this library staff best exemplifies the qualities needed to positively impact the lives of residents in the communities it serves. The library has received official commendations for their award from the State House of Representatives, the Governor of Georgia, and from the United States Congress.
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Library News : NOTE: Author visit - John Cribb, author of "The Rail Splitter" (January 26th at noon)
Posted by rsanders on 2023/1/20 10:30:00 (48 reads)

NOTE: We have a lunchtime author event coming up next week here at Hart County Public Library. We’re expecting a visit from New York Times best-selling author John Cribb, to talk about his new historical novel, The Rail Splitter (Republic Book Publishers, January 2023), in which the young Abraham Lincoln springs to life. A remarkable blend of coming-of-age, adventure, rags-to-riches, and love story, the novel captures the rawboned youth who goes from a log cabin to the White House to create, in many ways, the great American story.

Mr. Cribb will speak and sign books at Hart County Library (150 Benson Street, Hartwell) in their downstairs meeting room, on January 26th at noon. This community event is free and open to the public.
A bestselling author who has written about subjects ranging from history to education, John is the coauthor, with William J. Bennett, of The American Patriot’s Almanac. His first novel, Old Abe, covering the last five years of Lincoln’s life, has met with widespread acclaim. Incorporating years of the author’s research for historical accuracy, The Rail Splitter reminds readers during a time when our nation worries about its future, that the country Lincoln loved is a place of wide-open dreams where extraordinary journeys unfold. It is an important novel for everyone interested in American history, the American character, and the quest for the American Dream.

Library News : RE: New Year's holiday
Posted by rsanders on 2022/12/29 20:50:00 (60 reads)

REMINDER: The Hart County Library will be closed on Monday, January 2nd for the New Year's holiday. (This means, unfortunately, that there will be no storytime program on Monday, January 2nd.) Hope everyone has a great New Year's holiday... and the library will re-open on Tuesday, January 3rd.

Library News : REMINDER: The Adult Learning Center/GED Classes
Posted by rsanders on 2022/12/15 16:00:00 (68 reads)

REMINDER: The Hart County Adult Learning Center (adjoining the library) offers free adult education classes: High school equivalency courses, GED courses, and English for speakers of other languages.
Daytime classes: Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Evening classes: Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

For more information:
Adult Learning Center: 706-376-3000
Daytime instructor: 706-552-0951 or text 770-810-5482 or e-mail vmartin@athenstech.edu
Evening instructor: 706-213-2096 or e-mail kcurry@athenstech.edu

Library News : Update from the Friends of the Library
Posted by rsanders on 2022/9/30 19:42:39 (182 reads)

The Friends of the Hart County Library is a 501(c)3 organization, formed to promote the improvement of the facilities and services of the Hart County Library. Friends of the Library (FOTL) purchases books, periodicals, supplies, and support children's activities throughout the year. FOTL generates money through its bookstore, raffles, and other fundraisers, including their annual "Wine, Cheese & A Little Jazz" event.

In the Friends bookstore, prices are $0.25 for children's books; $1.00 for hardcovers; $0.50 for paperbacks (or three for $1.00). The bookstore is located in the lower level of the library, and the hours of operation are 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Thursday through Saturday.
Gently used book donations are welcome and fiction paperback and hardback books are most appreciated. The Friends do not accept donations of magazines, outdated textbooks/technical manuals.

Please consider joining the Friends; the annual membership dues are $20.00 for an individual membership, or $30.00 for a family. Checks may be made out to "Friends of the Library" and mailed/delivered to the Hart County Library at 150 Benson Street, Hartwell, GA 30643.

Library News : Weekly story time
Posted by rsanders on 2022/9/7 13:10:00 (212 reads)

REMINDER: Story time at Hart County Library - Mondays at 11:00 AM.

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