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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 : Homeschool Group Meetings
Posted by rsanders on 2018/5/2 13:27:37 (55 reads)


Every second and fourth Friday at 1:30 PM.
Meet other homeschooling families in the children’s room and discuss your ideas for field trips, program ideas, and curriculum options.
Bring the kids -- we'll have activities to keep them busy while we plan. For all ages.

Library News : LIBRARIES ROCK!!
Posted by rsanders on 2018/4/26 10:10:00 (68 reads)

Summer Reading Program: Libraries Rock!

Readers of all ages will explore all things musical this summer.
Activities include movies, music, magic, crafts, science, and more for FREE! Sign up begins May 31st.

June Calendar
May 31 Start Reading!! Summer Reading Program Begins – register at the front desk.
May 31 7:00 PM Stuffed Animal Sleepover
June 4 The Roaming Gnome returns-get your clues at the front desk once per week!
June 4 1:00 PM Free Movie! Popcorn & soda 50 cents each.
June 5 2:00 PM Crossroads: Old Time Blues & Folk with Ethan Crump!
June 7 1:30 PM Tommy Johns Presents - Puppets & Magic!
June 11 1:00 PM Free Movie! Popcorn & soda 50 cents each.
June 14 1:00-3:00 PM Drop In & Craft: Libraries Rock! Paint rocks & hide in town
June 18 1:00 PM Free Movie! Popcorn & soda 50 cents each.
June 19 1:30 PM Ed Simmons visits with his collection of Rocks & Fossils
June 21 1:00-3:00 PM Drop In & Build! Using Legos, magnetic blocks, and more!
June 25 1:00 PM Free Movie! Popcorn & soda 50 cents each.
June 28 2:00 PM Eat Your Colors: Hands on healthy snack prep class for all ages*

*Registration required, space is limited. $6.00 per person fee for materials


Every Tuesday at 10:30 AM TODDLER TIME Story Time with guests & crafts for ages 2-5 years

Every Friday at 11:00 AM TINY TOTS Baby Story Time for ages Birth-23 months

Library News : POP Pilates Class
Posted by rsanders on 2017/11/15 16:20:00 (483 reads)

POP Pilates is a pre-choreographed class format combining total body Pilates exercises with choreographed dance and the energy of music, resulting in a fun and effective workout.
Helps you develop a rock solid core and leaves no muscle untouched.
Certified instructor, Rhianna Vogan will help all participants modify the exercises to their ability. Mondays 5:15 – 6:00 pm Hart County Library Lower Level.
Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel.
Class is free, but donations for the instructor’s time are appreciated.

Library News : Qigong class
Posted by rsanders on 2017/1/13 13:00:00 (1114 reads)

Qigong class:

Hart County Library facilitates a Qigong class on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:15 PM.
Qigong is an ancient Chinese healing practice, older than yoga (which developed from Qigong breathing methods), and is an ancestor of the Tai Chi Chuan martial art.
Sometimes called “standing yoga”, Qigong combines slow, methodical movements with deep breathing and visualization, and is practiced by millions of people every day.
Classes are held in the Hart County Library’s Lower Level.
Class is free, but donations for the instructor's time are appreciated.

Library News : Yoga for Everyone
Posted by rsanders on 2017/1/13 13:00:00 (1033 reads)

Yoga for Everyone:

This class will offer traditional yoga poses with modifications as needed making it comfortable for everyone.
Explore asanas, breath work, and meditation creating a more centered and mindful you. Gain strength, flexibility, and stamina.
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel. Class is free, but donations for the instructor’s time are appreciated.

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