Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
 
Library Launches STEM Initiative

We have just received a large grant to increase our materials and programs related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) -- an interdisciplinary effort that is now being emphasized in education.

Over 500 books and DVD's have been purchased, and all are designed to gain the attention of students and adults who want to learn more about these important areas of study.  There are  books on new computer programs and activities, mathematics, engineering feats, science experiments, animals, medicine, physics, the universe, health, famous scientists and inventors, biology, and many other subjects.

After an all-day Open House on November 12, the books will be ready for checking out and placed in a special section of the children's and adult areas. 

The nationwide STEM effort is designed to spark curiosity and build interest in technical knowledge and building a foundation for higher education STEM opportunities and jobs.  The Library is a great place to encourage these interests throughout the community.

So come by soon and see these great new additions to our collections!

Funding for these materials was provided by the federal Grants to State program received from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (MLS) as part of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funding.library systems,

For more information, give us a call at 706-283-5735. 

 

 

Holiday Giving Program

The annual Holiday Giving Program is underway, and everyone is encouraged to make a donation of at least $30 to help fund the purchase of much-needed materials and programs.  This major Library fund-raiser supplies a good proportion of the Library's materials budget which includes e-books, children's books, adult bestsellers, DVD's, magazines and other items.  

Donors receive a free membership in the Friends of the Elbert County Library and a small thank you gift as well.  Won't you join others in supporting your public library with a generous tax-deductible donation this year? Checks may be dropped by or mailed to the Library at 345 Heard St., Elberton, GA 30635.

Elbert County Public Library

345 Heard Street
Elberton, GA  30635
706-283-5375   Fax 706-283-5456

Library Hours

Mon., Thurs.           10-8
Tues., Wed., Fri.     10-5
Sat.     9-1
Closed Sundays
                         

We provide computer services, fax & copy services, as well as books, DVD's, magazines, newspapers, audio books, and genealogy reference material.  Computer services include Internet access (PC and wireless), Microsoft Office, Resume Writer & Ancestry.com

Dept. of Labor Unemployment Assistance

The Library partners with the Georgia Department of Labor to provide unemployment assistance.  Every other Tuesday, a DOL representative is on-site from 10-3 to help with unemployment claims, questions, job searches and other matters provided by the DOL office in Athens. The scheduled dates for December are:  Dec. 16 and 30.  

The DOL representative works with patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.  No appointments are accepted, nor can she accept phone calls during the time she is here.

Library staff can help with initial unemployment applications, resumes and job searches throughout the week as staffing levels permit, but there are some steps to the unemployment application process that must be completed by the DOL. To make sure staff is available to help with a resume or application, you might want to schedule an appointment first.

For more information, give us a call at 706-283-5375.

Lego Robotics Classes Coming Soon!

As part of the Library's STEM initiative, we will soon begin teaching Lego Robotics classes for children in the elementary and middle school grades.  Look for Legos Robotics Academy classes to be held during the Christmas break -- more information as soon as the schedules are set.

Bowman Library

A Service Unit of Elbert County Public Library
21 Prince Avenue
Bowman, GA  30624
706-245-0705

Library Hours

Mon. - Fri.              1:00 - 6:00
2nd and 4th Saturdays 1:00 - 6:00
Sundays           Closed

Services provided include PC and wireless computer access, books, DVD's, magazines, audio books, local fax and copies.

 
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