Oglethorpe County Library

Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Address

858 Athens Rd. (Hwy 78)
Lexington, Georgia 30648
706-743-8817

Meeting of the Oglethorpe County Library Board of Trustees
Wednesday, April 15, 2020,  4:00pm 

For the safety of our patrons and with a continued effort to “flatten the curve," all Athens Regional Library System branches in Athens-Clarke, Franklin, Madison, Oconee and Oglethorpe counties will remain closed until such time that it is deemed safe to reopen to the public. Library staff remain on the job  serving our communities virtually.  Please feel free to contact us at http://athenslibrary.org/homepage/regional-information/contact-us if you have any questions regarding library service during this time. We will update the community as more information becomes available.

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FAQs
Summer Reading Program

Message from the Director

Message from the Director

Updated May 23, 2020
Starting Wednesday, May 27, Athens Regional Library System will begin circulating library materials through curbside service.   Curbside service will be available to patrons Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Please read the Message from the Director for the full statement.

Thank you for your support! Our library has won the Public Libraries' Readers Choice Award!

Rhiannon Eades, PIOWe are proud to share that Public Information Officer Rhiannon Eades' article, "Implementing a Trauma-Informed Approach," has won the 2020 Public Libraries' Feature Article Readers Choice Award! The article was published in the September/October 2019 issue of Public Libraries, the official magazine of the Public Library Association. The article highlights TILT, or Trauma Informed Library Transformation, a partnership between Athens-Clarke County Library and the University of Georgia School of Social Work, funded by a Community Catalyst grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Thank you to everyone who voted for our article! Read it here:  http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2020/04/implementing-a-trauma-informed-approach/  

Share your family's experiences as part of our library's community archive

Are you keeping a journal of your experiences during the coronavirus pandemic?share your story Did you post a photo on social media of empty shelves at the grocery store? Whether you’re writing in an old school diary or recording voice memos, everyone's experience is unique. The Heritage Room at Athens-Clarke County Library wants to help preserve our community’s story of this unprecedented time in our collective history. We are interested in stories from everyday people. No story is too small! How you collect your thoughts is up to you: write in a journal, take photos or videos, record voice memos or even save social media posts. Full details are available here using a Google account. If you don't have a Google account, use this link.

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Sign up now for a digital-only library card and take advantage of everything on our website, including our downloadable collection of digital eBooks, audiobooks and magazines.
It’s easy! Remember you must include your email address on the online form!

Teen End of Summer Reading Party

Build a better world.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

Come celebrate (or mourn) the end of our Summer Reading Program! We will have pizza, ice cream, games, and all sorts of other goodies. Top prizes for those teens who read the most or attended the most programs will also be given.

All supplies provided by the Friends of the Oglethorpe County Library.

How Eclipses Have Affected World History

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Thursday, July 27, 2017, 5:00 p.m.

Solar eclipses have fascinated mankind for millennia. Through finally understanding the phenomena they have been utilized for scientific investigation. This talk will examine (through photographs, paintings and postage stamps from around the world) how eclipses have changed history from the Chaldeans and Babylonians to the Greeks, the Middle Ages and by modern scientific study. Featured will be how solar eclipses stopped or affected wars, caused the death of kings and break up of empires, resulted in a run on the confessional, the discovery of a new element and proved Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. Details of this year’s Aug. 21 total solar eclipse will be presented including where to go to see totality in Northeast Georgia and how to safely view (with Solar Eclipse Glasses or projection) and photograph the eclipse.

Dr. Maurice Snook will present this free program, which is best for adults.

Virtual Storytime

ABCmouse.com: Now available FREE at our library

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Ereads Kids - Ebooks for Kids

GALILEO: Georgia's Virtual Library

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