NGRL – SRP SweepStakes

Win awesome prizes for your reading!

Every year, GPLS partners with some awesome groups in order to encourage kids to read. Find out more information below!

BravesPrize: A free Braves ticket and a SUBWAY Restaurants Fresh Fit for Kids Meal.
Start Date: May 15th, 2015
Deadline: August 31st, 2015
Qualifications: Open to Georgia students in grades K-12.
How to enter: Read at least one book on sports/sportsmanship, then register for the Home Run Readers program and complete the grade appropriate online activity. Print off your certificate and bring it to the library to receive a redeemable code!
More Information: Visit the website at or by clicking the image.

GPLS_Scanner-20150505090751 Prize: A free youth ticket with the purchase of at least 1 adult ticket to a 2015-16 Atlanta Hawks regular season game and a bookmark
Start Date: May 22nd, 2015
Deadline: August 28th, 2015
Qualifications: Open to Georgia students in grades K-12.
How to enter: Read at least five books, then register for the Check It Out program. Expect an e-mail with your ticket information in October at the start of the Hawks’ season!
More Information: Visit the website at or by clicking the image.

CG – Youth Creativity Contest – GCSPC

Calhoun-Gordon Library is encouraging teens from 11-18 to participate in the Gordon County Suicide Prevention Coalition’s Youth Creativity Contest

The library is only promoting this cause. Prizes, entries, and works will go through the Gordon County Suicide Prevention Coalition.

2015 Children’s Mental Health Awareness Creativity Contest

Gordon County Suicide Prevention Coalition (GCSPC) is sponsoring a creativity contest to promote Children’s Mental Health. The theme is “Stand Up for Mental Health.” There are two categories: Writing and Poster creation. Winners will be recognized on Thursday, June 4, at the Gordon County Interagency Council meeting. The winners’ work will be framed and displayed at the Harris Arts Center from June 15 – June 30 in the Community Room. They will also be posted on the Family Connection Gordon County website. Submissions in each category will reviewed and winner selected by the GCSPC.

Contest Eligibility

All Gordon County Middle, ages 11 – 14, and High School, ages 15 – 18, students are eligible to

Contest Theme: “Stand Up for Mental Health”

Students are encouraged to draw or write showing how they help themselves and others stand
up for mental health.

Contest Category Rules

  • Must be an original artwork that combines drawings/pictures and/or words to express
    the contest theme.
  • Materials used may include pencil, ink, charcoal, crayon, markers, pastel, paint, mixed
    media, collage, or similar 2D media.
  • Poster must fit on a standard 8½” x 11″ sheet of paper. Larger or smaller work will be
  • First and last name of student and age must be included on the back of the poster.


  • Entry must be a story, essay, or poem based on the contest theme and no longer
    than 350 words.
  • Entry must be typed or, if handwritten, must be legible.
  • Please ask an adult to review spelling and grammar for errors prior to submission.
  • First and last name of student and age must be included on the back of the page.


Judging will be based on originality, creativity, and how well your entry expresses the contest
theme. The judges will select the top submissions for each category and age groups, 11 – 14
years and 15 – 18 years.

How to Enter

Each entry must be submitted with the contest entry form. If a participant would like their entry
displayed and/or published for GCSPC use, a parent or guardian must sign the contest entry
form granting consent for the use of the participant’s work. A copy of this form is available by
or calling 706-602-5139.

  • All paper entries must have the name of the student and age on the back.
  • Entries must be received by 6:00 PM, Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Entries may be sent by postal mail to:
GCSPC Creativity Contest
% Family Connection Gordon County
380 Barrett Road
Calhoun, GA 30701

Entries, once submitted, become the property of GCSPC, and may be used for the purpose of
promoting awareness of children’s mental health issues. Entries may be posted to Family
Connection Gordon County web site and used in promotional materials.

April 29, 2015

See attached PDFs below to obtain the entry form and to print out the directions.
2015 Youth Art Contest Directions
Creativity Contest Entry

CG – Teen DIY Night: Fleece Blankets

Calhoun-Gordon Library presents a Teen DIY Night making Fleece Tie Blankets: March 27, 2015 from 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Bring two pieces of fleece cut to 1.5 yards and a set of cloth-cutting scissors to the Calhoun-Gordon Library and we’ll show you how to make your own fleece tie blanket. It’s the perfect way to beat the cold weather. This program is for teens in 6th – 12th grade.

For more information, call Elizabeth or Nyala at 706-624-1456.

Teens, come make a fleece tie blanket on March 27th from 4-5:30pm.

CG – CLOSED Due to Inclement Weather

Calhoun-Gordon Library will be closed due to the bad weather: March 5th, 2015

We apologize for any inconvenice. At the time of posting both Chatsworth and Dalton libraries are open, so items can be returned at either branch.

Stay safe and stay warm!

Don’t forget, when you can’t come to the library, you can renew your items online at and you can use our eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines by visiting our Digital Media page!

NGRL – CLOSED Due to Inclement Weather

All NGRL Libraries (Dalton, Calhoun, and Chatsworth) will be closed will be closed all day on Thursday, February 26th due to weather

The library will be closed all day due to the inclement weather. Stay safe and stay warm!

When the library is closed, you can always renew your items online and check out ebooks, eaudiobooks, and emagazines from our Digital Media page using your library card and PIN.

CG – 12:00 pm Closing Due to Inclement Weather

Calhoun-Gordon Library will be closing at 12:00pm on February 25th, 2015 due to inclement weather

Due to the winter weather warning and predicted weather, the library will be closing early. This will hopefully allow both our patrons and our staff to get home safely before the roads get dangerous!

We apologize for any inconvenience. If you get stuck at home, check out our Digital Media page for eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines that you can check out from home with just your library card and PIN.

Keep an eye on our website to see the schedule for tomorrow!