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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, Athens Daily News, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal. 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 : Library program – “Learning about Honeybees”
Posted by rsanders on 2019/1/11 20:50:00 (254 reads)

Library program – “Learning about Honeybees” – Kathleen Bourn, Past-President of the Lake Hartwell Beekeepers Association, will be giving a talk about honeybees at the library. Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 11 AM to 12 PM. Admission is free.

Library News : Hart County Library's test proctoring service
Posted by rsanders on 2019/1/9 16:22:21 (215 reads)

Starting in 2019, the Hart County Library will begin charging a fee for proctoring tests. The library's Board of Trustees voted at their December meeting to charge $20.00 per test for this service. Proctoring will be scheduled based on the library director's availability. Please call the library to schedule a time -- 706-376-4655.

Library News : Third Thursday Book Club at the Library:
Posted by rsanders on 2018/8/14 16:40:00 (611 reads)

Third Thursday Book Club at the Library:

We will meet September 20th at 6:00 PM to discuss “Beartown” by Frederik Backman. Books available at front desk for check out. New members welcome!

"Beartown:
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: LibraryReads • BookBrowse • Goodreads

“You’ll love this engrossing novel.” —People

The bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with a dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream—and the price required to make it come true.

People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever-encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semi-finals, and they actually have a shot at winning. All the hopes and dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys.

Being responsible for the hopes of an entire town is a heavy burden, and the semi-final match is the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected.

Beartown explores the hopes that bring a small community together, the secrets that tear it apart, and the courage it takes for an individual to go against the grain. In this story of a small forest town, Fredrik Backman has found the entire world."

Taken from Amazon

Library News : Story Time!
Posted by rsanders on 2016/4/19 14:40:00 (2274 reads)

TINY TOTS! Baby Story Time at the Library
EVERY Monday at 11:00 AM

Program length: about 20 minutes. Babies from birth to 23 months enjoy songs, nursery rhymes, and finger plays with their favorite adult.
This program includes book-sharing time and language-enrichment activities.



TODDLER TIME! Toddler Story Time at the Library:
EVERY Tuesday at 10:30 AM

Story Time is for children ages 2 to 5 and a caregiver with an emphasis on stories and activities for toddlers. Each week we may have stories, rhymes, book sharing time, open play and crafts. Story Time is a fun way to introduce early literacy skills and is a great way to meet other families with young children.


Library News : Crochet Club
Posted by rsanders on 2016/2/1 14:50:00 (2733 reads)

Crochet Club

Crochet Club is open for beginner and experienced crocheters.
Come by and practice your craft with fellow crochet enthusiasts!
Bring your own project and chat while you work on your creation. Share your knowledge and learn from others.

Every Friday from 3:00-5:00
&
Every second Saturday from 11:00-1:00

Ages 13 and up.

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