Telfair County Library

Telfair County Library 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.
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Lives are changed in the library.
11/07/2020

Lives are changed in the library.

I was made for the library, not the classroom. The classroom was a jail of other people's interests. The library was open,unending, free ~ Ta-Nehisi Coates

Georgia Public Library Service
11/05/2020

Georgia Public Library Service

Our partner, the Georgia Farm Bureau, has donated copies of "Full of Beans: Henry Ford Grows a Car" to public libraries around the state. The book is written by Peggy Thomas and illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham and inspires readers to think about innovation, science and agriculture.

Treutlen County Farm Bureau President, Kim Thompson (left) and Van Henriott, with Altamaha EMC (right) presented a copy of the book to Jeannie Rogers, who accepts the book on behalf of the Treutlen County Library of Oconee Regional Library System.

The donation was made on behalf of the #GeorgiaFoundationforAgricultute,
#GeorgiaFarmBureau and #GeorgiaEMC.

📸 Friends of Georgia Farm Bureau

Sharing
10/27/2020

Sharing

💡Here is a look at what webinars are coming up this week! Don't miss out - all of these webinars are no-cost to you, thanks to funding from the CARES Act.

More details and registration: www.georgiasbdc.org/training

The Telfair County Farm Bureau presented a copy of the children’s book "Full of Beans: Henry Ford Grows a Car" to the Te...
10/23/2020

The Telfair County Farm Bureau presented a copy of the children’s book "Full of Beans: Henry Ford Grows a Car" to the Telfair County Library on Friday, Oct. 23. The donation was made through a joint promotion of agricultural literacy by the Georgia Foundation for Agriculture and the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation. From left are: Telfair County Farm Bureau Office Manager Kerrie Knowles and Library Branch Manager Norwood Davidson. #GeorgiaFoundationforAgriculture, #GeorgiaFarmBureau and #GeorgiaEMC. Telfair County Georgia Farm Bureau Insurance Ocmulgee Regional Library System

Start your own business with help from your public library
10/06/2020
Start your own business with help from your public library

Start your own business with help from your public library

Get the knowledge... and get rewarded! And now, for a limited time, when you complete the Entrepreneurial Mindset Training Course, you can receive your choice of a FREE Case Logic ERA 15” computer backpack, perfect for those who like to balance comfort and style, or a Galileo power bank with 10,00...

Georgia Public Library Service is now offering The Entrepreneurial Mindset Training Course, which is FREE and available ...
10/02/2020
Entrepreneurial Mindset Training Contest

Georgia Public Library Service is now offering The Entrepreneurial Mindset Training Course, which is FREE and available to all Georgia public library patrons. This self-paced program will help you discover and develop your business potential.

Get the knowledge... and get rewarded! And now, for a limited time, when you complete the Entrepreneurial Mindset Training Course, you can receive your choice of a FREE Case Logic ERA 15” computer backpack, perfect for those who like to balance comfort and style, or a Galileo power bank with 10,00...

Ocmulgee Regional Library System
10/01/2020

Ocmulgee Regional Library System

Please contact your local Ocmulgee Regional Library branch or message us on Facebook if you have questions as we transfer over from RBdigital to Libby, our new eBook and audiobook app!

Ocmulgee Regional Library System
09/28/2020

Ocmulgee Regional Library System

The Social Security Office of the Inspector General and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Georgia want you to know about widespread phone scams where callers impersonate government officials, telling you about a Social Security-related problem, to gain your trust and steal your money. We want you to hang up on scammers—help us “Slam the Scam”!

Our genealogy research room is a great place to begin your search.
09/16/2020

Our genealogy research room is a great place to begin your search.

It's library card sign-up month! Get a library card and use valuable resources that can help you research your family's history.

See all you can do with a library card: https://georgialibraries.org/library-everywhere/

Easy peasy.  Give it a try! 📡📚📖📰📲💻💚
09/16/2020

Easy peasy. Give it a try! 📡📚📖📰📲💻💚

Check out our new PINES e-card! The new e-card provides immediate access to all digital resources offered at your local public library, such as eRead Kids, Mango Languages, Learning Express, and much more.

Learn more about the new PINES ecard: https://georgialibraries.org/news-stories/press-release-pines-ecard/

Ocmulgee Regional Library System
09/01/2020

Ocmulgee Regional Library System

Whether you’re working on a school assignment, doing research, or simply want to gain a new skill, your library has easy-to-use online resources you can access from your desktop, laptop or mobile device. https://georgialibraries.org/library-everywhere/ #georgialibraries #LibraryCardSignUpMonth

Norwood Davidson, Telfair Center for the Arts, Annis Dominey, Telfair Center for Arts, Rip Maneely, Sarah Bowen, and all...
08/05/2020
Archival Practices Training for Small Museums

Norwood Davidson, Telfair Center for the Arts, Annis Dominey, Telfair Center for Arts, Rip Maneely, Sarah Bowen, and all!

This webinar will cover the basics of caring for historical artifacts and artwork at small museums.

Let's see if we can help them with a good response.
07/26/2020
Broadband Survey needs your help! - Ocmulgee Regional Library System

Let's see if we can help them with a good response.

The state of Georgia has an amazing opportunity to get the clearest picture we’ve ever had of internet strength and quality around our state. Through a special arrangement with the internationally respected company, OoklaFwd: Email and social content you can use to spread the word about the Georgi...

Ocmulgee Regional Library System
07/17/2020

Ocmulgee Regional Library System

Check your internet speed today to equip school leaders with understanding of internet connectivity for the upcoming school year. http://ow.ly/cMPx50AfMpn #georgiabroadband

- Georgians are encouraged to download the free Ookla Speedtest app (Android or iOS-Apple) to the various devices that they use to connect to the internet (smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers) and take several tests in the places where connectivity is important to them.
- That’s it – just click “Go” and the information is automatically collected by the secure Ookla servers!
- The data collected along with the information available at the Broadband Initiative website, will assist school leaders as they plan for their digital learning strategies.

Ocmulgee Regional Library System
07/17/2020

Ocmulgee Regional Library System

Change your life by learning how to think (and act!) like an entrepreneur at your local public library.
Do you have an idea for a product or service? Have you always wanted to start your own business or just transform your current organization? Or are you looking to make a meaningful career change and cultivate the confidence and creativity that are essential for thriving in today’s rapidly changing world?
If so, sign up for free online self-paced Entrepreneurial Mindset Training and begin transforming your career opportunities and life. This program is available to all Georgia public library patrons. The course is funded through Georgia Public Library Service to give all libraries a tool to help patrons strengthen marketable skills.
Participants are prompted to engage in exercises that connect their life experience to that of successful entrepreneurs, develop a personal vision, interview a local entrepreneur, identify a problem they would like to solve and complete an opportunity canvas that helps them refine and validate their solution.
The program is inspired by book Who Owns the Ice House? Eight Life Lessons From an Unlikely Entrepreneur, which tells the true-life story of Pulitzer nominee Clifton Taulbert and the life-changing influence of an “unlikely” entrepreneur. The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program exposes the underlying logic, the methods, and processes that enable other everyday entrepreneurs to succeed.
During the course, participants will also learn how to:
• Recognize opportunities that others overlook. Drawing from best practices in design thinking, you will learn how to discover opportunities that are hiding in plain sight.
• Master the art of bootstrapping. You will learn how cash-strapped entrepreneurs manage to identify, evaluate and transform their ideas into a sustainable success.
• Develop a success network that will enable you to avoid costly mistakes, reduce the learning curve and accelerate your growth.
• Identify and overcome the self-imposed limitations that may be holding you back.
• Tap into a mindset that will inspire and empower you to create a path toward a more meaningful and prosperous life regardless of where you start.
The course is based on in-depth research that was funded by CISCO System’s Entrepreneurship Institute and the Marion Ewing Kauffman Foundation and conducted by the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative.
Access the Mindset course (NOTE: You will need your GALILEO password. If you don’t know it, ask a friendly staff member at your local library.):
https://academy.elimindset.com/p/icehouseentrepreneurshipprogram2/?preview=logged_out

Ocmulgee Regional Library System
07/08/2020

Ocmulgee Regional Library System

Imagine your own story by heading in and signing up for Summer Reading! Sign up at orls.beanstack.org to participate through August 1. #ImagineYourStory #LibrariesImagine #CSLPreads

Ocmulgee Regional Library System
07/08/2020

Ocmulgee Regional Library System

Are you looking for resources to help your small business stay connected during these times? Representative Buddy Carter and #GrowWithGoogle will join us in hosting a free digital workshop on Tuesday, 7/16: g.co/grow/GASmallBiz, Join us!

Ida Hilton Library
06/25/2020

Ida Hilton Library

We had a new patron drop by after hours yesterday. Unfortunately, he wasn't wearing a mask, so he couldn't come in.

06/08/2020
Animal Tales Southeast Presents: "Fantastic Creatures And Where They Are Found

Welcome to week 2 of our Virtual Summer Reading Program! We're pleased to present Barry Stewart Mann and Animal Tales today. Look for more content coming this week!

Animal Tales

Ladies and gentlemen, please join the Ocmulgee Regional Library System for an interactive animal program like you NEVER seen before! This link will be available from 6/8/2020 at 8:00 AM to 6/14/2020 at 8:00 PM. Fantastic Creatures And Where They Are Found; When you click on the convenient YouTube link below, look for the information in the description to find out how to view or print the free, interactive, follow along worksheet. https://bit.ly/2Uk5NDK

Here's the link for the worksheet!
http://www.animaledzoocation.com/southeast/pre-recorded-programs/

Barry Stewart Mann -

Barry Stewart Mann is a professional Storyteller, Educator, Actor and Writer based in Atlanta. He has been delighting audiences and inspiring students for nearly three decades, and brings a vibrant honesty and caring playfulness to his performances, workshops, and scripts.

He has created INDIVIDUAL programs for our Virtual Summer Reading Program!

https://bit.ly/2UkQk6a

We hope you all enjoy the wonderful stories these performers have created for you guys to enjoy!

If you haven't yet please sign up at our beanstack link (http://orls.beanstack.org) to be registered for giveaways for our Virtual Summer Reading Program!

Fantastic Creatures

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
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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

Address

101 W College St
McRae, GA
31055

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(229) 868-2978

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