Oglethorpe County Library

Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Address

858 Athens Rd. (Hwy 78)
Lexington, Georgia 30648
706-743-8817

Meeting of the Oglethorpe County Library Board of Trustees
Wednesday, April 15, 2020,  4:00pm 

For the safety of our patrons and with a continued effort to “flatten the curve," all Athens Regional Library System branches in Athens-Clarke, Franklin, Madison, Oconee and Oglethorpe counties will remain closed until such time that it is deemed safe to reopen to the public. Library staff remain on the job  serving our communities virtually.  Please feel free to 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 the community as more information becomes available.

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FAQs

Message from the Director

Message from the DirectorDear Library User,

On behalf of our Library Boards of Trustees and the library staff members that you have come to care for over the years, I want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we move through the process of re-establishing physical library services.

We do want to remind you that many library services have been and will continue to be available to our patrons in a virtual format. As our state moves from “stay at home” to “safer at home” recommendations, we encourage patrons to use our on-line services as often as possible to help our local and state officials in their effort to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Please read the Message from the Director for the full statement.

Thank you for your support! Our library has won the Public Libraries' Readers Choice Award!

Rhiannon Eades, PIOWe are proud to share that Public Information Officer Rhiannon Eades' article, "Implementing a Trauma-Informed Approach," has won the 2020 Public Libraries' Feature Article Readers Choice Award! The article was published in the September/October 2019 issue of Public Libraries, the official magazine of the Public Library Association. The article highlights TILT, or Trauma Informed Library Transformation, a partnership between Athens-Clarke County Library and the University of Georgia School of Social Work, funded by a Community Catalyst grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Thank you to everyone who voted for our article! Read it here:  http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2020/04/implementing-a-trauma-informed-approach/  

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.

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Sign up now for a digital-only library card and take advantage of everything on our website, including our downloadable collection of digital eBooks, audiobooks and magazines.
It’s easy! Remember you must include your email address on the online form!

Open Book Club

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 1:00 p.m.

The adult Open Book Club will be reading Margaret Atwood's classic The Handmaid's Tale. Copies of the book will be available at the front desk soon, or you can choose to check out the eBook or audiobook from Georgia Download Destination.

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood: A gripping vision of our society radically overturned by a theocratic revolution, Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale has become one of the most powerful and most widely read novels of our time. Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray for the Commander to make her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name. Now she navigates the intimate secrets of those who control her every move, risking her life in breaking the rules. -- Publisher

High School Book Club

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Monday, September 25, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

Join us as we discuss V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd and choose our next book to read! There will be snacks! The discussion will take place in Ms. Kitchens' classroom.

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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