Dalton-Whitfield Library will be reopening in December. Exact date is to be announced.

Reopening day is quickly approaching!

We would like to apologize for the extended closure, but there was lots of work to be done. We’d like to thank everyone for their patience.


We ask that patrons use local PINES libraries for their checkout and hold pick-up needs. The book drop will be available for returns and our Digital Media like eBooks and eAudiobooks will still be available. If you have items on hold, you will need to change the pick-up library or pause the hold for the time being. See below for instructions on how to edit holds.

You will be able to call 706-876-1360 and request renewals if the item is not on hold, your account is not blocked due to fines, and there are renewals left.

If you have any questions, please let us know. If your items are due during this closure, please plan on returning them as normal to book drops or to another PINES location.

PINES Libraries:

Calhoun-Gordon Public Library
100 N. Park Ave
Calhoun, GA 30701

Chatsworth-Murray Public Library
706 Old Dalton-Ellijay Road
Chatsworth, GA 30705

or locate more at The PINES Locator

Changing Holds

To change your holds, go to the PINES website and log into your account using your library card number or custom username and your PIN number. If you don’t have a PIN number, you can set one over the phone or at any open PINES location.

Change Pick-up Location:
1. After logging in, click the “HOLDS” tab.
2. On each title, click “Edit” on the far right-hand side.
3. Drop down which library the book is going to, and select the library you want it to go to.
4. Click submit to save the changes and repeat for each title.

Suspend/Pause Hold:
1. After logging in, click the “HOLDS” tab.
2. Select the small checkbox to the left of each title.
3. Drop down the “Actions for Selected Titles” menu.
4. Select “Suspend selected holds” and click “GO”.

Activate/Resume Hold:
1. After logging in, click the “HOLDS” tab.
2. Select the small checkbox to the left of each suspended title.
3. Drop down the “Actions for Selected Titles” menu.
4. Select “Activate selected holds” and click “GO”.

Keep Up with the Changes!

Check out Renovation Images on the Dalton-Whitfield Library Facebook Page.

NGRL – Summer Reading Program 2015 – Wrap up

Northwest Georgia Regional Library System’s Summer Reading Program 2015: Every Hero Has a Story and Unmasked!

Summer Reading is over!

Didn’t get to earn your t-shirt? If you’re registered, you can continue checking in to reach four weeks and your shirt. You’ve worked hard and you deserve it! Note: there will not be any weekly prizes for these check-ins.

Check out our Facebook Page to see where your school ranked, how many books were read, and pictures from all of our events!

Thank you for your participation and a great summer!

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 braves.com/reading/ 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 CheckItOutReading.com or by clicking the image.

CG – Closed due to Renovations

Calhoun-Gordon Library will be closed October 6th – October 26th due to renovations

We’re still working on the library building and we appreciate how patient our patrons have been! We also apologize for any inconvenience this closing may cause.

Patrons are still able to use our Digital Media like eBooks, digital audiobooks, and digital magazines and Calhoun residents are welcome to use the Dalton and Chatsworth libraries! The computer labs at both branches will be available and any items checked out from Calhoun can be returned at either library. Likewise, items can be renewed and checked out from both libraries!

DW – LTTC Grand Opening

Dalton-Whitfield presents the Learning and Technology Training Center Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on September 30 from 3:30pm to 6:30pm! The Ribbon Cutting will be at 5:30 pm.

Dalton-Whitfield Library is working with other community organizations to offer the Learning and Technology Training Center. The computer lab will be moving into the center, and there will be technology-based classes available, as well as spaces for tutors to work with students and a sitting area with electrical outlets and free wireless internet! Drop by during the grand opening to see the new space, enjoy refreshments, and learn what the LTTC has to offer you.

Get a first look at the LTTC which will have:

  • State of the art technology, including a 3-D printer
  • Convertible classrooms/Makerspaces
  • Comfortable seating area for laptop, tablet, and other wi-fi device use
  • Computer lab
  • Community Meeting Space
  • Private Tutoring Rooms
  • Free Computer and Job Training Classes
  • Collaborative Workspace

LTTC Grand Opening

DW – The Happiness Project

Dalton-Whitfield Library is hosting The Happiness Project: September, October, and November

Adults and teens, join the library in reading and discussing books and then watching the movie! See below for the full schedule and the calendar for individual events. Kids, come to story time and explore what makes you happy!


  • 9th at 6pm: Discussion of Gretchin Rubin’s Project Happiness
  • 11th at 6pm: Gretchen Rubin’s Youtube Interview and Discussion


  • 7th at 6pm: Discussion of Chris Gardner’s Pursuit of Happyness
  • 9th at 6pm: Watch a Movie!
  • 21st at 6pm: Discussion of Julie Powell’s Julie and Julia
  • 23rd at 6pm: Watch a Movie!


  • 4th at 6pm: Discussion of Ben Carson’s Gifted Hands
  • 6th at 6pm: Watch a Movie!

October Children’s Program
Happy Harvest month! Children will explore what makes them happy during story times and enjoy upbeat music and movies.

  • 18th at 11:30am: Watch a Movie!
  • 25th at 11:30am: Watch a Movie!
  • 30th at 6pm: Chattanooga’s Symphony

Happiness Quilt
During the months of September through November, everyone is encouraged to submit a square to the library with what makes them happy written or drawn on it. These squares will be joined together to form the Happiness quilt. Library customers will be able to watch the quilt grow as new squares are added.

DW – Career Counseling (LTTC)

Thinking of changing career paths or getting ready to start working? Come meet with a trained career counselor for free and discuss your options!

Dalton-Whitfield will be partnering with trained counselors to provide Career Counseling to all area residents: Fridays, 10am – 4pm March 21st – June 27th.

The counseling is free, open to everyone, and registration is not required.

If you aren’t sure what kind of career you want to start, have a career and want to change, or just want to explore your options, this counseling might be for you!

When you come in, you will need to complete a written form and an online career assessment through GA College 411, before you meet briefly with a career counselor to figure out which of the three colleges in the area (Chattahoochee Tech, Dalton State, or Georgia Northwestern Tech) will be the best to help you meet your new career goals.


Fridays: 10am – 4pm

March 3/21
April 4/4
May 5/2
June 6/6

NGRL – Library Resource Training

The library system is getting awesome digital services! We offer eBooks, digital magazines, and digital audiobooks. If you’re interested in using them but want to learn how, come to one of our training sessions with your device, library card, and PIN number.

Calhoun-Gordon eBook training: May 7th at 4:00pm. Registration is not required.
Dalton-Whitfield eBook Training: May 12th at 10:00am. Registration is required through the LTTC center. Register here.
Dalton-Whitfield Digital Magazines and Audiobooks Training: May 14th at 10:00 am. Registration is required through the LTTC center. Register here.

If you can’t make it to one, feel free to attend another!

DW – Project Keepsake

Project Keepsake Web

Author Amber Lanier Nagle will be at Dalton-Whitfield Library: April 15th at 5:00pm and April 17th at 5:30pm

Project Keepsake is a book about the memories and stories that are a part of every keepsake. By asking the right questions, the author has drawn stories out of Northwest Georgia residents and collected them together along with pictures of the items. The goal is encourage everyone to tell their own keepsake stories so those memories can live on.

Adult Workshop – April 15th @ 5:00pm – Bring your favorite keepsake, a pen, and some paper to write along with Amber. She’ll help you get the story of your keepsake onto paper and work with you on the art of writing, including planning, organization, and revision. Start your own story while you’re there.

Reading & Signing – April 15th @ 6:00pm – Join Amber and the local Dalton residents who contributed to her book as they read some of their stories and sign copies of the book. The book will be available for sale during the reception. Attendees are invited to bring along their own keepsakes to share their stories with the audience as well, and if you attended the workshop before, your story may already be started!

Teen Workshop – April 17th @ 5:30pm – Bring your favorite keepsake, a pen, and some paper to write along with Amber. She’ll help you get the story of your keepsake onto paper and work with you on the art of writing, including planning, organization, and revision. Start your own story while you’re there.

Project Keepsake
“Amber Lanier Nagle has always been interested in keepsakes-a glass bluebird, a pocket knife, a dime-store locket, a faded fishing lure, a dented cake pan, a model train car, and so many others. “Why do you keep this?” she asks. “Where did it come from?” And then she listens as the stores and memories pour out. Project Keepsake is Nagle’s crusade to collect and publish the stories that transform simple, everyday objects into priceless keepsakes. Told in first-person by both seasoned and aspiring writers, each story in the anthology is unique, yet each reveals common threads that connect us all and celebrate the glorious human experience.” – Amazon.com description

Want to learn more about Project Keepsake? Check out the website.