Oconee County Library

Hours

Monday & Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Address

1080 Experiment Station Rd
Watkinsville, Georgia 30677
706-769-3950
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 837
Watkinsville, Georgia 30677
Oconee County Library Board of Trustees Meeting
April 13, 2020, 4:30PM

All Athens Regional Library System branches’ buildings remain closed to the public at this time. We now offer curbside holds pickup and are accepting returns in our book drops, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Library staff remain on the job serving our communities virtually.  Please contact us at http://athenslibrary.org/homepage/regional-information/contact-us if you have any questions regarding library service during this time. We will update you as more information becomes available.

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FAQs
Summer Reading Program

Curbside holds pickup and book drop hours

We’re now offering curbside holds pick-upcurbside pickup at our libraries! Place holds on items using our online catalog or through the PINES app. We’ll let you know when your items are ready for pickup. Pickup hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. Need help? Try our Reference Chat or call your local library branch. Our libraries’ book drops are also open for returning checked out items. Book drop hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please return items only during the posted hours. Returned items will be held for 10 days before being checked in. Don’t worry! We’re not charging fines at this time. Please note, libraries are not accepting donations of materials at this time.

Find voter information at our website vote

We’ve compiled a list of nonpartisan voter resources at our website. Visit our Voter Information page to find links to local Board of Election sites, sample ballots, important dates, voter registration information, and more.  Georgia’s presidential preference and general election primary is Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

Message from the Director

Message from the Director

Updated May 23, 2020
Starting Wednesday, May 27, Athens Regional Library System will begin circulating library materials through curbside service.   Curbside service will be available to patrons Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Please read the Message from the Director for the full statement.

Imagine Your Story: 2020 Summer Reading Program

reading collageThis year, the Athens Regional Library System is taking your summer reading program entirely online! Children, teens and adults can keep track of reading and participate in fun, interactive challenges that will keep everyone engaged all summer long! Visit our Summer Reading webpage to sign up and learn more about Beanstack. Beanstack is a free, easy-to-use online platform everyone can use to log reading and discover fun activities this summer.

And don’t forget to visit our regional online events calendar and join us on social media to participate in free virtual programming. Tune in for storytimes, book clubs, cooking demos, and exciting performances by special guests, including flamenco dancing, a virtual petting zoo, and more! Find your library branch’s Facebook page here.

Share your family's experiences as part of our library's community archive

Are you keeping a journal of your experiences during the coronavirus pandemic?share your story Did you post a photo on social media of empty shelves at the grocery store? Whether you’re writing in an old school diary or recording voice memos, everyone's experience is unique. The Heritage Room at Athens-Clarke County Library wants to help preserve our community’s story of this unprecedented time in our collective history. We are interested in stories from everyday people. No story is too small! How you collect your thoughts is up to you: write in a journal, take photos or videos, record voice memos or even save social media posts. Full details are available here using a Google account. If you don't have a Google account, use this link.

Puppet Show: Santa’s Missing Mail

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Join us for a fun and funny puppet show for the whole family presented by David Stephens of All Hands Productions! Ominous Crook and his sidekick, Skellmutt, are two dastardly bad-guys who are out to stop Christmas by stealing Santa Claus' mail. You'll meet some panicked elves, a wise-cracking reindeer, a dim-witted superhero, and Santa, himself. Who will win?  Sponsored by the Oconee County Library Friends. All ages. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call 706-769-3950.

Cookbook Club Holiday Potluck

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Cookbook Club meets the first Monday of each month. Attendees read the same cookbook and prepare a recipe to bring and share, but December’s meeting will be a special Holiday Potluck. Just bring your favorite holiday recipe and be prepared to share its story.  Free and open to the public. For more information, please call 706-769-3950.

Virtual Storytime

ABCmouse.com: Now available FREE at our library

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Ereads Kids - Ebooks for Kids

GALILEO: Georgia's Virtual Library

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