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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 : Library schedule: UPDATE
Posted by rsanders on 2021/6/15 9:00:00 (109 reads)

UPDATE (06/14/2021): Hart County Library is almost back to its full hours! We're open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays... 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 operating our optional "Porch Pickup" for reserved books/materials, as well. Give us a call at 706-376-4655 for additional information.

Library News : UPDATE: The Return of the Third Thursday Book Club
Posted by rsanders on 2021/5/19 18:36:05 (165 reads)

UPDATE: Return of the Third Thursday Book Club! JUNE 17th at 6PM in the Downstairs Meeting Room (Masks encouraged).

Call Your Daughter Home (by Deb Spera)
It's 1924 in Branchville, South Carolina, and three women have come to a crossroads. Gertrude, a mother of four, must make an unconscionable decision to save her daughters. Retta, a first-generation freed slave, comes to Gertrude's aid by watching her children, despite the gossip it causes in her community. Annie, the matriarch of the influential Coles family, offers Gertrude employment at her sewing circle, while facing problems of her own at home. These three women seemingly have nothing in common, yet as they unite to stand up to injustices that have long plagued the small town, they find strength in the bond that ties women together.

Library News : UPDATE: FOTL Bookstore
Posted by rsanders on 2021/4/6 18:11:25 (283 reads)

UPDATE: The Friends of the Hart County Library have asked us to announce that the Friends' bookstore will be open from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays throughout April.

Library News : UPDATE: Donations
Posted by rsanders on 2020/7/3 10:00:00 (682 reads)

I hate to make this announcement, because, as a rule, we appreciate the generous book donations we get here. PLEASE HANG ONTO YOUR DONATIONS FOR NOW. I can appreciate that a lot of folks are taking this time to clean house and get rid of things, but we don't have space for them, and we don't want to have to clean and quarantine them -- and just dropping them off outside the building or leaving them in the book deposit slot isn't helpful. Thank you.

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