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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 : "Dead of Winter" Library Fundraiser
Posted by rsanders on 2019/12/2 17:58:31 (18 reads)

How will YOU be celebrating Edgar Allan Poe’s 211th birthday? * (Helpful hint: The Hart County Library will be having a party at the Southern Hart Brewing Company on January 21st.)

Announcing the Hart County Library’s Edgar Allan Poe Memorial “Dead of Winter” Fundraising Event!

Tuesday, January 21st from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Southern Hart Brewing Company (on the square at 350 Howell Street in Hartwell)

Raffle basket tickets ($2.00) and 50/50 raffle tickets ($1.00) are available @ the library. (50/50 tickets also available @ Southern Hart Brewing Company)

Event tickets are $20.00 and include dinner and musical entertainment, plus a Cakewalk and Silent Auction (Drinks extra).. and proceeds from this event will go toward making your library a little better, inside and out. Get your tickets today!

Library News : Hart County Library's FOOD FOR FINES initiative
Posted by rsanders on 2019/11/15 16:08:18 (71 reads)

NOTICE: Hart County Library's FOOD FOR FINES initiative. It's a Holiday Food Drive to benefit the Northeast Georgia Council on Domestic Violence. 11/12/2019 – 12/20/2019

YOU BRING THE FOOD AND WE’LL WAIVE YOUR LIBRARY FINES! ONE CANNED ITEM = $1.00 IN FINES

Bring your food donation to the library’s Circulation Desk and we’ll waive your library fines (to a maximum of $20.00) for donations of the following items:

*canned fruits; *canned vegetables; *canned meat, fish, or poultry; *canned baked beans or refried beans; *canned soups; *canned stews; *peanut butter (plastic jar only); or *canned spaghetti sauce

We can only accept canned items for this food drive.
(Canned food that is damaged, rusty, or expired will not be accepted.)

Food will be accepted for overdue fines only, not for lost items, damaged items, or billed items. No credit/rain checks given for future fines. Please call the Hart County Library for more information: (706) 376-4655

Library News : New Children’s Digital Library Launches Across All Georgia Public Libraries
Posted by rsanders on 2019/8/1 13:06:56 (687 reads)

All you need is your public library card to access eRead Kids, which provides free access to nearly 15,000 digital books to encourage early literacy.

ATLANTA...Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) is proud to launch eRead Kids, a new digital library available through all 407 public libraries in the state. The collection of almost 15,000 electronic and audio books is for children from pre-k through fourth grade.

“Kids will build confidence and reading skills - and have fun - through eRead Kids,” said State Librarian Julie Walker. “eRead Kids will empower libraries to support young readers by offering a format convenient for traveling and entertaining kids, while growing their reading skills.”

The collection is a mix of fiction and non-fiction ebook and audio book titles that can be downloaded onto computers, tablets and smartphones.

All Georgia families now can freely check out electronic books for their devices, encouraging the early reading that is so important to educational success.

GPLS has worked with children’s librarians across the state to select titles and identify the most advantageous offerings and pricing. eRead Kids is made possible by funding proposed by Gov. Brian Kemp and approved by the Georgia General Assembly.

“At GPLS, we strive to create programs that can be shared by all of our libraries, urban and rural, large and small. We can create economies of scale by leveraging our buying power for materials and services for statewide use,” said Walker.


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Library News : REMINDER: Hart County Library Toddler Story Time (For ages 2 – 5); Every Tuesday at 10:30 AM
Posted by rsanders on 2019/7/23 21:21:07 (556 reads)

REMINDER: Hart County Library Toddler Story Time (For ages 2 – 5); Every Tuesday at 10:30 AM
Learning the alphabet one letter at a time through Letter Knowledge, Narrative Skills, Phonological Awareness, Print Motivation, Print Awareness, and vocabulary. Please join us for singing, rhyming, and making a craft!

Library News : Hart County Library's test proctoring service
Posted by rsanders on 2019/1/9 16:22:21 (928 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.

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