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!


Grand Prize: One child will win $5,529 towards a Path2College 529 Plan
Other Prizes: Four children will win $1,529 towards a Path2College 529 Plan
Start Date: May 1st, 2015
Deadline: August 10th, 2015
Qualifications: Legal residents of the state of Georgia who are at least 21 years of age or older, are the parent, legal guardian or grandparent of a child born in 1999 or after and who is participating in the 2015 Every Hero Has A Story Summer Reading Program may enter for a chance to win.
How to enter: Enter the sweepstakes by completing the entry form.
More Information: Visit the website at or by clicking the image.


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.

DW @ Cohutta – Reptile Wrangler

Dalton-Whitfield Library presents a Summer Reading Program: Reptile Wrangler on June 23rd and 24th

Get up close to snakes, lizards, and insects. Learn about the super powers of the animals. Don’t forget to check in for your weekly prize and a chance to win a grand prize. Check-ins stop 15 minutes before the show and begin again after the show ends.

Many of our events will be available at several locations for two days. Please pick the location and time that is most convenient for you and your family!

June 23rd:
11:00 am – Dalton-Whitfield County Library
12:30 pm – Tunnel Hill Elementary
2:00 pm – Cohutta Elementary

June 24th:
10:30 am – Calhoun-Gordon County Library
12:30 pm – Antioch Elementary
2:00 pm – Valley Point Elementary
4:30 pm – Chatsworth-Murray County Library

Dalton Library's Summer Reading Program Presents: Reptile Wrangler at various locations.

DW – Author Visit: Chris Crutcher

Dalton-Whitfield Library will be hosting an author visit from Chris Cructcher: May 11th from 4:30 – 6:30pm

Come find out how Chris Crutcher, author of many teen and YA books, came to be the author he is today! He will read from one of his books and then participate in discussion. This reading and discussion is free to the public, so join us! This event is for teens in 6-12th grade.

Some of the books by Chris Crutcher include:

  • Deadline
  • Period.8
  • Angry Management
  • Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • Whale Talk

Chris Crutcher will be at Dalton Library on May 11th from 4:30 - 6:30 for a reading and discussion. Free to the public!

DW – Late Opening Due to Race

Dalton-Whitfield Library will be have a late opening: Saturday, May 9th at 10:30am

Due to the Bill Gregory race, which will be taking place on Waugh street and other surrounding streets, Dalton-Whitfield Library will be delaying its opening. This will hopefully allow staff members and patrons to get to the building without difficulties from road closings.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this might cause. The library will still close at 1:30pm, and the computer lab will still close at 1:15 pm.

DW – Local Author Showcase and Reception

Dalton-Whitfield Library’s Friends of the Library present a Local Author Showcase and Reception, Wednesday, April 8th from 4:00-5:30pm

The Showcase and Reception will feature:

  • Larry Cooper, author of Lincoln’s Land and Amanda’s Bell;
  • Jason Swiney, author of Called Upon; and
  • Bruce Mitchell, author of A Man’s Kitchen–North Georgia’s Favorite Recipes and Calli Letters

For more information, see the flyer below.
Author Reception

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.