Sunday, November 23rd, 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. 

 

 

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. 

In these classes, there will be 5 teams of 2 students who will build a Legos robot and then write the code to make the robot work.  This should be lots of fun, and class seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.   For more information give us a call in December at the Library -- 706-283-5375.

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

Computer Coaching Available

The Library offers one-on-one computer coaching sessions to anyone who needs a little help using the computer.  We have found these sessions more effective than group classes since they provide individualized attention that is often needed.  We also offer help in resume writing. To set up a session, call the Library at 706-283-5375.

Crafters Group Meets on Fridays

Every Friday afternoon at 2 a group of industrious knitters and crocheters meets at the Library to share their skills and enjoy working together on their projects.  Skills levels range from expert to beginners, and the group members are always willing to help newcomers improve their skills.  This is a great time of sharing and enjoying needlework activities, so come join the group.  There's always room for a few more! Just call the Library at 706-283-5375 if you have questions.

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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