Tuesday, December 1st, 2020
Summer Reading Challenge winners to be posted soon!

Sign Up--Start Reading--Earn Prizes

Click the Link to Register the Whole Family !!

Elbert County Library Summer Reading Challenge

An app can be downloaded to your phone  at the App Store or Play Store to keep track of reading. Simply look for BeanStack  and download, then open and look for the Elbert Library!

The libraries of Elbert County and City of Bowman have begun their Summer Reading Challenge and this year we're opening it up to children Teens and Adult.  Instead of offering the cheap prizes for every hour read, readers will earn virtual badges and for each badge they earn their name will be entered into a drawing for an age appropriate End-of-Summer Prize! There are other changes we're having to encorporate due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

  • All June Reading Challenge Shows will be performed virtually. Look for the updates and links on our website and Facebook pages. Our hope is that by July we may be able to have 1 or 2 performers provide live performances in the library. For now, it's wait and see.
  • This summer the entire family can earn badges and chances to win a Grand Prize. Everyone from infants to adults aged 109 can participate!¬†
  • Soon we will have links to our online Reading Challenge software available on our website and on our Facebook page. In the meantime, simply come by the library and we'll provide you with the proper paperwork to sign up for the challenge.¬† It's easy.¬† ¬†
  • Once registered, all¬† participants have to do is record the title of the books read and the amount of time spent reading. Read enough and earn a really nice stainless steel water bottle.¬† Readers will¬† also earn multiple virtual badges throughout the summer.¬† These badges enter the particpants name being entered into a drawing for a great end of summer Grand Prize!¬† One age appropriate grand prize will be awarded for each age group.
  • 0-5 years of age must read 30 books to complete their challenge and win a water bottle
  • 6-12 years of age must read 10 hours to win a water bottle
  • 13 - 18 years of age must read 20 hours to receive a water bottle
  • 18+ (Adults) must read 30 hours to get their water bottle.¬† ¬†

Remember, look for updates and links on our website and "like" and "follow" us on Facebook for the quickest source of information. 

Summer is over but the stories keep on coming!

Librarian Jan Burroughs' Favorite Storyteller, Akbar Imhotep, shares stories with the patrons of the Elbert County Library!

Stories Come, Stories Go

Elbert Theater Manager Toni King visits the library to share some great stories about Pirates!!!

Here is the first! How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long

Here is the 2nd Pirate story!  Enjoy Mis' Toni (aka Jackie Sparrow) as she reads Roger the Jolly Pirate by Bret Helquist.

Have you ever wanted your own Unicorn? 

Before you go out and get one,  listen to Tia and "Sprinkles," the library unicorn, tell you why you might be getting more than you bargained for in Ame Dyckman's "You Don't Want a Unicorn" published by Little, Brown & Co. 

If you're still determined to have your own unicorn, you'll need to know how to catch it!  Enjoy as Tia and Sprinkles read Adam Wallace & Andy Elkerton's "How to Catch a Unicorn" published by Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky.

In the meantime, drop by  the Elbert County Library and pick up a Unicorn craft at the circulation desk to take home and make! 

Elberton Police Department Captain John Curlee reads HOP ON POP!

Capt Curlee's HOP ON POP

Capt. Curlee's daughter Katie also graciously agreed to read a couple of stories as well!  She does a great job.  

Here's the link to her story:  Katie Curlee reads Maisy Big, Maisy Small by Lucy Cousins 

Mr Barry Stewart Mann shares his "Far-Flunt Fairy Tales!" 

Click this link, Far-Flung Fairy Tales, or go to the Facebook page for the Elbert County Public Library to view.  


Mr. Keith's Magic Reading Show 

Also try our library produced videos on YouTube. Please give us a thumbs up and "subscribe"!

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Elbert County Public Library

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


Mon., Thurs.           10-8

Tues., Wed., Fri.     10-5
Sat.     9-1
Closed Sundays
E-Verify #347660


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



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


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


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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