Wednesday, May 27th, 2020
 
LIBRARIES ARE OPEN!

ELBERT COUNTY AND BOWMAN CITY LIBRARIES ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS

The libraries of Elbert County and City of Bowman are now open to the public; however, certain precautions must be observed by patrons and staff.

Staff members will be disinfecting surfaces and washing their hands throughout the day to keep patrons and staff safe.

  • Patrons & Staff must wear a protective mask while in public areas of¬† the building
  • Patrons will immedately wash their hands upon entering the building. We also encourage frequent washing¬† while visiting the library.
  • Patrons & Staff must maintain the recommended 6 feet of distance between individuals
  • Library visits should be limited to 30 minutes or less
  • Library must limit number of people in the building to 10 at one time
  • Children 12 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times while visiting the library.¬† Adults should closely supervise the children in their care to ensure they are not touching potentially contaminated serfaces then touching their face. We want to keep everyone healthy!
  • The number of computers available to the public is limited to accomodate 6 feet between users. Unfortunately, this will limit the amount of time patrons are allowed on the computers.¬† Recreational web surfing, social media activites, etc. must be curtailed while using the library computers.¬†
  • When browing shelves for materials, we request that books removed from the shelf and not selected for checkout be returned to a special pink cart so they can be quarantined for 72 hours¬†
  • The libraries will close 30 minutes early each day to accomodate for disinfecting and sanitization procedures.¬†

If you are in one of the "at risk" categories for contracting the Novel Coronavirus, you may still request Library Porch Pickup service where we will bring your requested books to you on our front porch as well as pickup/drop-off copies, faxes, & printouts.

Find us on Facebook and "LIKE" our page to receive updates and occasional online story time programming. 

NEW ITEMS OF INTEREST

WiFi services will be operational 24/7 in the parking lot of both the Elbert County and Bowman Library. Look for ECPL-Guest or BPL-Guest network.  No password is required. 

The Summer Reading Program is quickly approaching.  Although we will not have performers visiting the library until July, we have a full slate of virtual performances planned for the month of June.  Our kickoff performer will be Donna Washington telling one of Miss Jan's favorite spooky stories!!!

Children will be able to win online badges, certificates and enter into prize drawings throughout the summer if they register for the Summer Reading Program and log their hours on paper or on a new online website and app that we will be announcing later next week.

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

Elbert County Public Library

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

LIBRARY IS OPEN WITH MODIFIED HOURS

Mon., Thurs.           10-7:30

Tues., Wed., Fri.     10-4:30
Sat.     9-12:30
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 & Ancestry.com

E-READ KIDS!

CHILDREN'S E-BOOKS AND E-AUDIO BOOKS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE LIBRARY !

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.  

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. 

To access eRead Kids, you simply need your Georgia public library card and go to http://elbertga.axis360.baker-taylor.com or visit the Elbert County Library to learn more.

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

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Exercise & Movement Demonstration

Saturday, September 17 at 10AM

Dr. Bridget Walsh will be providing information and demonstration for exercises and motions, adjustable to fitness level, to improve fitness and increase mobility. Participants are encouraged to bring two 1-lb. bags of beans or two can's of soup to use as weights.

 

Bowman Library

A Branch of the Elbert County Public Library System
21 Prince Avenue
Bowman, GA  30624
706-245-0705

BOWMAN LIBRARY OPEN WTIH MODIFIED HOURS

Library Hours

Mon. - Fri.              12:00 - 5:30
Saturdays                       Closed
Sundays                         Closed

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

 
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