Telfair County Library

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The Telfair County Library is supported by the Telfair County Board of Commissioners, the Telfair County School System, and the city of McRae-Helena and is a member of the Ocmulgee Regional Library System (ORLS), P.I.N.E.S., and Georgia Public Libraries.

06/03/2020
The Shadow Factory - Poetry Writing - ORLS Virtual Summer Reading

Day Three of our Virtual Summer reading program is The Shadow Factory! These innovative shadow puppeteers bring life to stories using light and shadow.

The Shadow Factory - Poetry Writing - https://bit.ly/3eJ3emi
The Shadow Factory - Puppet Making - https://bit.ly/2XUZHL0
The Shadow Factory - The Science of Shadows - https://bit.ly/3cxYRce

Be sure to sign up at our Beanstack link (http://orls.beanstack.org) to be entered in the Imagine Your Story prize giveaways!

The Shadow Factory shares with us the art of Poetry Writing.

Ocmulgee Regional Library System
06/03/2020

Ocmulgee Regional Library System

Summer reading through your library can prevent the summer learning slide & help your kids be ready for school in the fall. Check out the virtual summer reading through Beanstack at your local library. Register today for the Ocmulgee Regional Library System’s 2020 “Imagine Your Story” Summer Reading Program. The program takes place from now until August 1. Each time you read or listen to a book, record your entry into Beanstack. Sign up at orls.beanstack.org. All ages are welcome to join. #ImagineYourStory #LibrariesImagine

06/02/2020

Magician Ken Scott takes us on a magical journey through our imagination! Created Exclusively for Telfair County! Watch via the link below!
https://bit.ly/3eGEtHq

Welcome to Day Two of our Virtual Summer Reading Program!! We're happy to present the following performers and storytell...
06/02/2020
Beanstack - Reading Challenge Software & Mobile App

Welcome to Day Two of our Virtual Summer Reading Program!! We're happy to present the following performers and storytellers for all of you to enjoy. Remember to sign up at our Beanstack link (http://orls.beanstack.org) to be entered in the Imagine Your Story prize giveaways.

Please enjoy and let us know what you think in the comments!

Fiddlin' Dan - Create Your Story - https://bit.ly/2U2k3AB
Science Tellers - Dragon Jr. - Lost and Found (Ages 3-6)- https://bit.ly/2XqQxXC
Science Tellers - Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress - (Ages 6 and up) - https://bit.ly/3cuTbzI
GA Farm Bureau - Story and Planting Demonstration - https://bit.ly/36TIplg

06/01/2020
Absolute Science's Fire and Ice Reaction Show

To start our Summer Reading program we are pleased to have several programs from Absolute Science! Below will be links to the programs you can watch. Please enjoy and let us know what you think in the comments!
Absolute Science Fire + Ice - https://bit.ly/2Xmcrer
Absolute Science Laser - https://bit.ly/2XllagO
Steve N TV Body Show - https://bit.ly/2ZTr76x
Absolute Science Mega Levitator - https://bit.ly/3cmANsI
Rick Eugene Magic - https://bit.ly/2ZYqUyW
Steve N TV Robot Dance Party - https://bit.ly/2XP36eb
Kayleigh Rogers Magic - https://bit.ly/2ySXTJZ
Steve N TV Optical Illusions - https://bit.ly/3eFB9wg
Rick's Short Show #1 - https://bit.ly/2ySk6I5
Absolute Science Foam Show - https://bit.ly/3cmBBxK
Rick's Short Show #2 - https://bit.ly/2TUNBAc
Tessie W. Norris Bleckley County Library, Dodge County Library, M E Roden Memorial Library, Telfair County Library, Wheeler County Public Library, Wilcox County Library

You'll see Fire light up in different beautiful colors. You'll see the freezing magic of Liquid Nitrogen. You'll even learn how to make Smoke appear like a g...

James Henderson, do you remember this?
05/29/2020

James Henderson, do you remember this?

Ware County, Waycross…A postcard showing a view of Hardy’s Super Service Gulf at State and Plant Streets as well as the Wilson Arch – gateway to Washington, D.C.
>>Please hit SHARE to pass on the history to your friends!

Ocmulgee Regional Library System
05/19/2020

Ocmulgee Regional Library System

Following the end of Gov. Brian Kemp’s shelter in place order, the Ocmulgee Regional Library System will resume limited “in-person services” at its headquarters library in Dodge County, along with its libraries in Bleckley, Telfair and Wilcox counties, on Monday, May 18 at their regular hours of operation. However, the libraries in Wheeler and Pulaski counties will remain closed for the time being.

In addition, the following rules will be implemented for patrons and staff returning to each library to ensure everyone’s safety:

• All staff and patrons will be required to wear masks and gloves, wash their hands frequently and use hand sanitizer while inside the library.

• Library managers may take the temperatures of staff and patrons before they enter the building.

• All staff and patrons will be required to observe social distancing measures, including keeping six-feet of distance from each other at all times while inside library buildings.

• A maximum of five patrons will be allowed in the building at one time, and a 15-minute browsing time limit will be enforced.

• There will be a one-hour time limit for patrons using the public computers.

• Specific cleaning and sanitizing procedures will be in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and all returned materials will be cleaned and quarantined for a few days before being checked in and reshelved.

• All returned library materials will be backdated for the time the library system was closed up until June 30. Library materials will also not accrue late fines while being quarantined once returned.

• We are requesting that the public refrain from donating books and other materials and placing holds at this time until we fully resume normal operations.

• There will be a barrier between patrons and staff at checkout at each library to lower the risk of infection.

The library will also begin offering virtual programs such as storytimes, summer reading program signup and digital library card creation.

This situation is fluid and may change at any time. Please check the library’s page, visit our website at www.orls.org or email us at [email protected] for questions or more information and updates.

We encourage patrons to continue to use our online services including RB Digital, E-Read Kids and GALILEO. Links to all of these services are located on the sidebar of the library’s website. Please call us for the GALILEO password or help accessing services.
We look forward to seeing our patrons again and safely serving you during these challenging times.

03/18/2020

The Telfair County Library will be closed until further notice due to COVID-19. Wi-Fi is available. For other available resources please check our webpage WWW.ORLS.ORG

The Telfair Co. Library has a recruiter here today from the 2020 Census. They are seeking people to work as census taker...
03/03/2020
2020 Census | United States Census Bureau

The Telfair Co. Library has a recruiter here today from the 2020 Census. They are seeking people to work as census takers . The pay scale is $17.50 an hour and you can work up to 40 hours a week. They will be here until 3:00 today. If you are no able to come by, you can apply online at www.2020census.gov/jobs.

Learn about the 2020 Census - how to respond, and why it matters. Shape your future. START HERE.

What a nice story.
01/31/2020

What a nice story.

When he was 40, the renowned Bohemian novelist and short story writer Franz Kafka (1883–1924), who never married and had no children, was strolling through Steglitz Park in Berlin, when he chanced upon a young girl crying her eyes out because she had lost her favorite doll. She and Kafka looked for the doll without success. Kafka told her to meet him there the next day and they would look again.

The next day, when they still had not found the doll, Kafka gave the girl a letter "written" by the doll that said, “Please do not cry. I have gone on a trip to see the world. I'm going to write to you about my adventures."

Thus began a story that continued to the end of Kafka’s life.

When they would meet, Kafka read aloud his carefully composed letters of adventures and conversations about the beloved doll, which the girl found enchanting. Finally, Kafka read her a letter of the story that brought the doll back to Berlin, and he then gave her a doll he had purchased. “This does not look at all like my doll," she said. Kafka handed her another letter that explained, “My trips, they have changed me." The girl hugged the new doll and took it home with her.
A year later, Kafka died.

Many years later, the now grown-up girl found a letter tucked into an unnoticed crevice in the doll. The tiny letter, signed by Kafka, said, “Everything you love is very likely to be lost, but in the end, love will return in a different way."

Artist ~ Isabel Torner

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
12/20/2019
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

"Every one of my characters is designed so that a 5-year-old can reproduce it. I want my books to be played, not just read. The most important part of the book, the heart of the book, is the audience reacting to what I have splattered on the page."

Finally, a photo edit that worked and that I could upload.
11/26/2019

Finally, a photo edit that worked and that I could upload.

We're thinking of the children and the coming Christmas.  We have a donation box at the library to help the Telfair Coun...
11/26/2019
New photo by Sue Ann Henderson

We're thinking of the children and the coming Christmas. We have a donation box at the library to help the Telfair County Sheriff's Office collect gifts. Thank you!

11/26/2019

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Telfair County Library's cover photo
11/26/2019

Telfair County Library's cover photo

2020 Imagine
11/26/2019

2020 Imagine

Telfair County Library
11/26/2019

Telfair County Library

Telfair County Library
11/26/2019

Telfair County Library

Our 2020 Summer Reading Program theme
11/26/2019

Our 2020 Summer Reading Program theme

Telfair County Library's cover photo
11/26/2019

Telfair County Library's cover photo

Gawler Books
04/22/2019

Gawler Books

Reclaim America
04/13/2019

Reclaim America

It’s amazing that this photo, taken so many years ago, still
exists! And now, someone has put it online for all of us to see. This
INCREDIBLE picture was taken in 1918.

It is 18,000 men preparing for war in a training camp at Camp Dodge, in Iowa . EIGHTEEN THOUSAND MEN!!!!!

Georgia Archives
04/13/2019

Georgia Archives

On this Day

On April 12, 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died at the Little White House in Warm Springs. Roosevelt visited Warm Springs 41 times since 1924. While sitting for a portrait, he complained of a headache and collapsed. He never regained consciousness. He died from a massive cerebral hemorrhage. The news shocked the nation and the world.

Photographs:

Warm Springs, April 13, 1945. FDR's body leaving Warm Springs for Washington, D. C.

Georgia Archives, Vanishing Georgia, mer044, University System of Georgia
http://vault.georgiaarchives.org/digital/collection/vg2/id/9916/rec/10

Warm Springs, 1961. Members of the Warm Springs Women’s Club next to the unfinished portrait of FDR.

Georgia Archives, Vanishing Georgia, mer049, University System of Georgia
http://vault.georgiaarchives.org/digital/collection/vg2/id/9921/rec/3

Shared from the Middle Georgia Regional Library.
04/13/2019
New initiative allows free pass to Macon museums with library checkout

Shared from the Middle Georgia Regional Library.

MACON, Ga. -- The Macon Museum Pass initiative is now officially a go after Thursday morning's announcement atthe Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. You can checkout a pass at any of the 408 Georgia public libraries and receive four Macon Museum passes. They are good for entry at the Georgia Sports Hall o...

Come on in!
04/09/2019

Come on in!

National Library Week is April 7-13, 2019! Celebrate with your library card!

With your Georgia library card, you can learn new job skills, go to story time with your kids, research your next school project, learn a language, get free admission to great places across Georgia and much more.

#GeorgiaLibraries #NationalLibraryWeek #LibrariesTransform

We are very proud of you. We hope that you will enjoy being life long learner's.
03/23/2019

We are very proud of you. We hope that you will enjoy being life long learner's.

Get ready for pic overload!!! Our bunch showed out today! Glad we aren't flying home - no way we could get through security with all these medals that are coming back to Telfair! No matter how they placed or even if they placed - our bunch are all winners! These kids gave up a Saturday to come speak to folks they have never seen before - we couldn't be more proud of them!!!

Georgia history.
03/23/2019

Georgia history.

On this Day

On March 23rd, 1734 James Oglethorpe, founder of the Georgia colony, began a journey from Georgia to England to report to the Trustees and took a group of Georgia's Yamacraw Indians with him. Led by Chief Tomochichi, the Yamacraw Indians wanted to make requests for education and fair trade directly to the king and the Trustees.

If you are interested in the lives of Georgia’s early colonists, the Archives has several volumes of the Colonial Records of Georgia which can be read when visiting the Archives.

Image: Chief Tomochichi and nephew Tooanahowi. Georgia Capitol Museum.

Tomochichi’s visit to England is recorded in volume 1 in the Colonial Records of Georgia.

Georgia Archives, Colonial Records of Georgia, V1. p. 177, University System of Georgia

Digital Library of Georgia
03/23/2019

Digital Library of Georgia

From our partners at Georgia State University Archives (@gsu_archives): Jerry Reed was a singer, musician, songwriter, actor, and television host born in Atlanta. When he was eight, he learned how to play guitar, which was a springboard into his future professions. Before Reed became known for his singing, he earned fame as a songwriter for Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Brenda Lee, the Oak Ridge Boys, Tom Ridge, Dean Martin, and Nat King Cole. He went on to win a Grammy and play roles in the "Smoky and the Bandit" movies.

Title: Jerry Reed
Collection: Popular Music Collections
Holding Institution: Georgia State University. Libraries. Special Collections
http://digitalcollections.library.gsu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/popmusic/id/7097

Digital Library of Georgia
03/23/2019

Digital Library of Georgia

The DLG is pleased to announce that all standalone DLG newspaper collections have been migrated to the Georgia Historic Newspapers (GHN) site. Previous direct links to these collections will now reroute to http://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/

All entries for these individual collections have been removed from the GALILEO database list in favor of routing all users through the main GHN site.

The original Georgia Historic Newspapers (GHN) announcement has been included for anyone not familiar with the site.

You can also access Georgia Historic Newspapers (GHN) site using the GALILEO Express Link:

http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=ghna

These collections include:

· Athens Historic Newspapers Archive

· Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive

· Columbus Enquirer Archive

· Macon Telegraph Archive

· Mercer Cluster Archive (still listed individually in GALILEO)

· Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive

· North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive

· Red and Black Archive (still listed individually in GALILEO)

· Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive

· South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive

· Southern Israelite Archive (still listed individually in GALILEO)

· West Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive

If you have any questions, please submit a comment using the GALILEO "Contact us" form at http://www.galileo.usg.edu/contact/

For our river and canoeing enthusiasts.
03/16/2019
River Guide Book: Oconee

For our river and canoeing enthusiasts.

Ships in April 2019. Printed on waterproof paper by the University of Georgia Press. This guide includes:an introduction and overview of the river, chapters describing each river section with detailed maps and notes on river access and points of interest, a compact natural history guide featuring sp...

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Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
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