Saturday, October 10th, 2015
Free Online Language Classes

Now Available Through Galileo

Have you ever wanted to brush up on or learn a foreign language? Georgia's Virtual Library now includes Mango Languages, a great way to learn a language by studying online at home. 

The link to Mango is:

The Mango programs use a unique blend of innovative electronic techniques that include film-based language, and a culture learning system. Phonetic pop-ups help suers sound out even the scariest-looking words in the new language. 

The system shows users the relationship between words in their native and the new language with color coding.  It is organized, practical, and actually works. 

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



Jeff Fields Author Visit Oct. 15

The Ravenous Readers Book Club will host a special book talk at the Library on Thursday, October 15 -- author Jeff Fields will be here at 10 a.m. to discuss his Elberton-based book, A Cry of Angels, and his writing experiences.  Everyone is invited to come enjoy this discussion.

Jeff is a novelist, screenwriter and playwright who spent his teen years in Elberton.  ton.  A Cry of Angels uses Elberton -- renamed Quarrytown -- as its setting.    

For more information, please call the Library at 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
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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 &

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Libraries throughout Georgia are now encouraging early literacy by enrolling parents and caregivers in a special pre-school program for children from birth until they begin kindergarten. 

The goal is to  read 1,000 books to your child before he starts kindergarten, and you can keep track of the books you are reading in several ways. 

You may pick up the special reading logs at the Library, or you may download forms at this link:  There's even an app that you can use -- more information on the app can be found at this link. 

It may sound difficult, but if you read just one book a night, you will have read more than 300 books in a year. 

It's so very important that your child is ready for kindergarten, and being read to is the best way to teach him/her.  Studies have shown that reading with your child also provides a great opportunity for bonding and will create life-long memories for the both of you. 

It doesn't matter how many times you read the same book, every time can be counted, and you can count any book read to your child by a grandparent, nanny, daycare provider or other person.  So get started now!

When you reach 1000 books, bring your logs to the Library, and you will receive a special certificate.  Give us a call if you have questions at 706-283-5375.

Start the School Year Off Right!

Just as your child needs school supplies, new clothes and a book bag, he or she also needs a library card! The great part is that it doesn't cost a thing, and this is one item that can really help assure success in school. 

If your child is under 18, the custodial parent or legal gardian must complete the card application, since the parent/guardian is the one responsible for any fines, lost materials or inappropriate Internet use. 

Just what can a library card be used for?  With a PINES library card from Elbert County, the holder has access to books in Elberton, Bowman and from the state, as well as audio materials, DVD's, magazines, e-books and audio downloads, and use of the Library's public access computers.  Because PINES covers much of the state of Georgia, this card can be used at any other PINES location in Georgia.

Bowman Library

A Service Unit of Elbert County Public Library
21 Prince Avenue
Bowman, GA  30624

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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