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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 : AARP Tax-Aide program returns to the Adult Learning Center
Posted by rsanders on 2022/1/24 12:00:00 (4 reads)

NOTE: For the folks who have asked us about this year's AARP Tax-Aide program:


The AARP Tax-Aide program will be available in Hartwell for the 29th consecutive year. Tax-Aide provides FREE tax preparation service, including electronic filing of returns during the tax season. There are no upper or lower income or age limits for Tax-Aide assistance and there is no requirement to be an AARP member.

The site is staffed by volunteers who are certified by the IRS. They will prepare any federal and state return that falls within the scope of the volunteer training.

Some of the items that are out of scope and cannot be prepared by the volunteers include rental property income (except land only), farm income, certain income items on Schedule K-1, moving expenses, casualty and theft losses, the Alternative Minimum Tax and loss from a self-employment business.

The Hartwell site will operate Mondays only from February 7 until April 11 from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM at the Adult Learning Center conference room – lower level, 110 Benson St. in Hartwell.
Service is for returning clients and by appointment only.

To schedule an appointment, please call: 706-805-0808 beginning February 1. Calls will not be accepted prior to this time. Be prepared to leave a message if no one answers. Your call will be returned.
If you have questions, contact the local coordinator, Cherry Reeve at 706-371-6163.

Items to bring include:
All 2021 related papers including: SSA-1099, W-2, 1099-R, 1099-INT, 1099-DIV, brokerage statements, etc.
• Picture ID for taxpayer and spouse
• Social Security cards for everyone on tax return
• Health insurance form 1095-A (if insurance was purchased on the exchange)
• Spouse if filing a joint return
• Checkbook if you want refund direct deposited
• A copy of 2020 tax return

New items to bring for 2021
Letter 6475 - Economic Impact Payments
• Letter 6419 - 2021 Total Advance Child Tax Credit
• 2019 return – for all clients who receive Earned Income Credit

Library News : "Baptists & Bootleggers" book talk/event
Posted by rsanders on 2021/11/16 19:10:23 (229 reads)

NOTE: Author Kathryn Smith returns to Hart County Library at 5:30 PM on Thursday, December 2nd to talk about her newest book, "Baptists & Bootleggers". This event is free and open to the public, to be held on the library's main floor, with refreshments provided by the Friends of the Hart County Library.

Library News : UPDATE: Friends of the Library bookstore hours
Posted by rsanders on 2021/9/11 17:00:08 (456 reads)

The Friends of the Hart County Library Bookstore is operated on the lower level of the library by Friends volunteers from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Wednesday through Saturday.

Library News : UPDATE: Library operating hours
Posted by rsanders on 2021/9/11 16:31:58 (379 reads)

UPDATE: Hart County Library is back to its full hours! We're open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays; 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Thursdays; and 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
We are open to the public during these hours (masks are strongly encouraged), but we're still offering our optional "Porch Pickup" for reserved books/materials, as well. Give us a call at 706-376-4655 for additional information.

Library News : More than a Century of Digitized Newspapers from Across Georgia Added to Free Online Portal
Posted by Anonymous on 2021/8/12 13:00:00 (498 reads)

ATLANTA-- Georgia Public Library Service and the Digital Library of Georgia are pleased to announce the addition of over 67,000 pages of newspapers dating from 1882-1985 to the Georgia Historic Newspapers (GHN) portal. The portal is the largest provider of free online access to digitized licensed and public domain Georgia newspapers, and currently includes titles dating from 1763-2018.

Consisting of 10 titles and over 9,500 issues covering Chattooga, Dade, Hart, Early, Miller, Richmond, and Seminole counties, these latest digital collections provide historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date, city, county, and type. This project marks the first time newspapers from Miller and Seminole counties, located in extreme southwest Georgia, are included in the portal.

LINK: Georgia Historic Newspapers

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