• Chatsworth-Murray County Library has reopened at 100 N 3rd Ave. in Chatsworth.

DW – Request for Proposal – Roof Retrofit – Paint & Pressure Wash / Light Gauge Metal

Dalton-Whitfield County Public Library is seeking proposals for Renovations and Modifications to Dalton-Whitfield Public Library Roof retrofit

See the printable PDF linked below for details. This invitation pertains to the Paint and Pressure Wash package and the Light Gauge Metal Package.

Request for Proposal – Paint & Pressure Wash / Light Gauge Metal

Posted: 3/22/2018

NGRL – RBDigital & Georgia Download Destination (GADD)

Northwest Georgia Regional Library System has joined the Georgia Download Destination group and now offers eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines through the RBDigital website and app

What are some of the things that come to your mind when you hear the term, “library book”? Probably bound books sitting on a shelf, am I right? Maybe you see a book that’s a little worn from years of love. You can probably imagine a comforting scent when it’s opened up. Possibly, you can feel the book’s texture in your hands. What if I told you there was an entire smorgasbord of books available at the library just waiting for you to discover them… but they aren’t visible on our shelves? That they never obtain any wear and tear, they don’t have an aroma, and you can’t physically touch them?

It’s not magic folks, it’s our digital collection! Our libraries provide free access to tons of eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines through RBDigital. It’s simple, it’s free and all you need is your library card.

The first step to check out these awesome downloadable materials is to create an account with RBDigital. This step can’t be done through the app, so you will need to use the browser on your computer, tablet or phone. Visit ngrl.rbdigital.com and head to the Register section. After you’ve filled in the blanks and submitted your information, you’re ready to download the free RBDigital app on any of your personal devices. Once you’re in the app, you will log in to your account using the username and password you created.

Browsing our over 7,000 titles could not be more simple in this user-friendly app. You will be surprised how many popular eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines exist through RBDigital!
Our staff wants you to enjoy and feel comfortable using this technology. We understand that exploring a new avenue to information can be a bit overwhelming sometimes. If you would like assistance with RBDigital, please stop by any of our branches. We will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have!

CM – REOPENING in new location on March 5th @ 9:00am

The Chatsworth-Murray County Public Library will be reopening March 5th at 9:00am in our temporary location

Our new location will be 100 N 3rd Ave, which is on the corner of 3rd Ave. and Fort St. We hope we’ll see you soon!

We’re excited about the big changes to come to our little library, and we hope you are too.

DW – Evening with Biblioburro Project creator, Luis Soriano

Dalton-Whitfield County Library will be hosting Luis Soriano on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 5:00pm

Spend an evening with Luis Soriano, the creator of the Biblioburro Project. The goal of the Biblioburro project is to help Colombians build a better future through reading and education. Open to all ages from all parts of Georgia.

NGRL – Words2Reading: A Resource for Parents of Young Children

Governor Deal has announced a new resource for parents of young children: Words2Reading

This free, mobile-friendly resource promotes early language and literacy development based on the child’s age and interests. This wonderful website also provides access to a free texting service, Ready4K, which will send age-specific tips for encouraging learning with parents and children. Standard texting rates apply.

Words2Reading Website
Ready4K Texting Service


NGRL – Summer Reading Program 2017

Summer Reading Programs 2017 (SRP2017) Overview / El veraniego Programa de Lectura 2017

  • Kids: Build a Better World! / ¡Construye un mundo mejor!
    • Designed for kids from birth to 5th grade
    • Registration and check-in is available at all NGRL libraries as well as collaborative schools
    • Diseñado para niños de nacimiento – grado 5
    • Inscripción y “check-in” está disponible en todos las Noroeste bibliotecas regional de Georgia y las escuelas de colaboración
  • Teens: Build a Better World! / ¡Construye un mundo mejor!
    • Designed for teens from rising 6th grade to 12th grade
    • Registration and check in is available at Calhoun-Gordon County Library, Chatsworth-Murray County Library, and Dalton-Whitfield County Library
    • Diseñado para adolescentes de grados 6 – 12
    • Inscripción y “check-in” está disponible en la biblioteca de Calhoun-Gordon, la bibliotecta de Chatsworth-Murray, y la biblioteca de Dalton-Whitfield
  • Adults: Build a Better World! / ¡Construye un mundo mejor!
    • Designed for adults over the age of 18
    • Registration and check in is available only at Calhoun-Gordon County Library and the Dalton-Whitfield County Library
    • Diseñado para adultos sobre la edad de 18
    • Inscripción y “check-in” está disponible solamente en la biblioteca de Calhoun-Gordon y la biblioteca de Dalton-Whitfield

Online Registration / Inscripción en Línea

Registration is close. The Summer Reading Program for 2017 has completed.

Library Calendars / Calendarios de las bibliotecas

Calhoun-Gordon County Library June Calendar
Chatsworth-Murray County Library June Calendar
Dalton-Whitfield County Library June Calendar
La biblioteca de Dalton-Whitfield calendario de junio
Antioch Elementary School Calendar
Cohutta Elementary School Calendar
Dug Gap Elementary School Calendar
Tunnel Hill Elementary School Calendar

Summer Reading Giveaways through Georgia Public Library Services

Read at least 5 books between now and the end of the August 26th to receive a free youth ticket to see the Atlanta Hawks! Open to kids in K-12th grade. Registration is required at checkitoutreading.com.

Home Run Readers – read at least one book on sports or sportsmanship and complete an online activity. Bring the certificate to the library for a code to redeem a free ticket to a Braves game. Note, registration must be done at least 1 week before the game. For more information visit the Home Run Readers website.

Free eBooks for GA Students through Get Georgia Reading

Enjoy free eBooks for school-age children from May 3-August 31! Login following these instructions:
1. Go to myOn.com and click Log In Now
2. Enter School Name: Get Georgia Reading, Georgia Campaign for Grade Level Reading — Do not cut and paste. You must type in the text and select the school from the drop-down menu.
3. Enter Username: WHITFIELDCOUNTY Usernames are based on the county you live in. Other options are: GORDONCOUNTY and MURRAYCOUNTY
4. Enter Password: read
6. Sign in and start reading!


Registration begins online on Monday, May 22, 2017! This program is designed for children up to 6th grade.

Inscripción comenzara el lunes, 22 de mayo por este sitio web. El programa es para niños hasta de 6 grado.


Summer Collaborative

Dalton-Whitfield County Library will be participating in the Summer Collaborative again, bringing summer reading programs to elementary schools throughout Whitfield county. For information on the programs, hours, and locations of the schools and libraries participating in Summer Reading Program 2017, click on the name of the school or library below.

La biblioteca Dalton- Whitfield County estará participando en la colaboración de verano otra vez, trayendo el veraniego programa de lectura a las escuelas primarias por todo el condado de Whitfield. Para obtener más información sobre los programas, horarios, y ubicaciones de las escuelas y bibliotecas que participan en el 2017 veraniego programa de lectura, haga clic el nombre de la escuela o la biblioteca abajo.

Some of our programs this year include:

Ventriloquist Gene CordovaVentriloquist Gene Cordova / Ventrílocuo Gene Cordova

Gene’s laugh-out-loud program features puppets and comedy and celebrates the importance of reading. Find out more about Gene Cordova at GeneCordova.com

El Programa de Gene Cordova está lleno de comedia que lo tendrá riéndose y celebrando la importancia de la lectura. Para más información sobre Gene Cordova visité el sitio GeneCordova.com



Scientist Ben Roy Scientist Ben Roy / El Científico Ben Roy

Ben will perform a thrilling science show featuring audience participation. He makes learning a blast! Find out more about Ben Roy at GoScienceZone.com

Ben tiene un emocionante show de ciencia que incluye la participación del público. ¡Él hace la ciencia muy fascinante! Para más información sobre Ben Roy visité el sitio GoScienceZone.com



Storyteller Laurel AlfordBalloon Storyteller Laurel Alford / Cuentista con globos Laurel Alford

Laurel puts her twist on storytelling by making incredible balloon props and masks and getting the audience involved. Find out more about Laurel Alford at JustCallLaurel.com

Laurel pone su toque en la narración de sus cuentos como utilizando globos y máscaras e incluyendo el público a participar. Para más información sobre Laurel Alford visité el sitio JustCallLaurel.com



Animal Adventures Robin PressleyAnimal Adventures Robin Pressley / Adventuras de animales Robin Pressley

As a former exotic animal trainer and zoo educator, Robin Pressley-Keough brings her furry friends to meet kids and teach them how to build a better world for animals! Find out more about Robin Pressley at AnimalAdventures.info

Robin Pressley-Keough, ex entrenador a de animales exóticos y educador de zoológico, traerá unos animales para conocer a los niños y enseñarles cómo construir un mundo mejor para los animales! Para más información sobre Robin Pressley visité el sitio AnimalAdventures.info


Seo's Martial Arts Seo’s Martial Arts

Available only in Calhoun
Martial Arts can help teach students many useful skills, including social skills, respect, and focus. Come see a demonstration using these skills. Find out more about Seo’s Martial Arts at SeosMartialArt.com


Magician Ken Scott / Mago Ken Scott

Available only in Dalton
Ken has performed five times at the White House and appeared on ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Video. Join in the fun as he uses magic to inspire children to read. Find out more about Ken Scott at KenScottMagic.com

Solamente disponible en Dalton
Ken ha presentado su magia cinco veces en la casa blanca y apareció en el programa de ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Video. ¡Estas invitado a disfrutar la diversión y ver como el inspira los niños a leer con magia! Para más información sobre Ken Scott visité el sitio KenScottMagic.com


Event photos will be posted on Facebook! Check out the fun we had: Dalton-Whitfield County Library & Collaborative School photos, Calhoun-Gordon County Library photos, and Chatsworth-Murray County Library photos.


Registration begins online on Monday, May 22, 2017! This program is designed for teens in 6th – 12th grade.

Inscripción comenzara el lunes, 22 de mayo por este sitio web. El programa es para adolescentes de 6th – 12th grado.

Calhoun-Gordon County Library Teen Summer Reading Programs:

Game controllersGame Trailer Preview

Try out the state-of-the-art Game Trailer loaded with video games. The trailer is air-conditioned, has comfortable seats and several large screen TVs for several games going on at the same time.



Palette and paintbrushCanvas & Creations

Local talent offers acrylic painting on canvas. Come relax and enjoy an afternoon of painting step by step with Whitney Paradis. Pre-registration is required.



Seo's Martial ArtsSeo’s Martial Arts: Self-Defense

Learn some self-defense techniques through a demonstration by Seo’s Martial Arts. Martial Arts can help teach students many useful skills, including social skills, respect, and focus.



Stylized cat and dogBuild a Better World for Shelter Animals

Susan Henson from Gordon County Animal Shelter will be sharing a presentation and then we will be making toys for the animals. For both teens and adults.



Hands shaking after an introductionManners Worth Millions

Having good manners shows respect for yourself and for others around you. Learn how to introduce yourself, how and why to write thank you notes, how to set the table, and appropriate dress for various occasions.



Stylized chef hat, knife, apple, and bananaChef Carlin Cooking for Teens

Chef Carlin, who is a personal chef, will teach us to prepare delicious and healthy meals. Everyone will get to help prepare the menu and then eat. Pre-registration is required – Program limit is 25.



Stylized laptop with mock code.Coding Class

Come learn basic programming concepts and strengthen your logical thinking skills using a combination of Khan Academy lessons and IRL exercises. The class will be led by G. Ann Campbell, a programmer with nearly 20 years’ experience in the industry. Originally self taught, Campbell went back to school to earn her Bachelor’s of Computer Science while programming full time during the day. Today she works as a Product Manager for SonarSource SA, the company behind the open source software code quality platform SonarQube. Pre-registration is required.



Relationship Smarts Plus with University of Georgia Extension

Relationship Smarts Plus (RS+), focuses on personal development related to identity, goals and values, distinguishing between healthy versus unhealthy relationship behaviors and safe choices in forming relationships, preventing dating violence, developing communication skills, and making mature relationship decisions. Separated into sections for middle school and high school.


Chatsworth-Murray County Library Teen Summer Reading Programs:

Please note, teen programs are offered only at the library stated. Por favor tenga en cuenta, programas para adolescentes se ofrecen sólo en la biblioteca indicado.

GearsEngineering with Unusual Objects

Come and have fun with engineering as we create all kinds of structures using unusual materials.


Dalton-Whitfield County Library Teen Summer Reading Programs:

Please note, teen programs are offered only at the library stated. Por favor tenga en cuenta, programas para adolescentes se ofrecen sólo en la biblioteca indicado.

Scientific flasksScientist Christopher Wozny / El científico Christopher Wozny

Join us and Dalton State College’s Christopher Wozny in fun, interactive science demonstrations.

¡Estas invitado a disfrutar divertidas e interactivas demostraciones científicas de Dalton State College’s Christopher Wozny!



Minecraft-esque blockBuild it With Minecraft / Construirlo con Minecraft

Head to the library and plug into our computers to join in our special server event with fun group games!

Vienen a la biblioteca y usan nuestro computadoras para unirse a nuestro servidor con juegos de grupo.



BirdhouseBuild a Birdhouse / Construir una caja de pájaros

Come to the library to learn how to build and decorate your own birdhouse, then take it home with you!

Vienen a la biblioteca y aprenden a construir y decorar una casa de pájaros, y luego llevarlo a casa contigo.



Top hat and caneLife-size Monopoly / Monopoly de tamaño natural

Stop by to play life-size Monopoly and win some cool prizes!

Dejan de jugar a Monopoly de tamaño natural y ganan algunos premios.



At this time, only Calhoun-Gordon County Library and Dalton-Whitfield County Library are offering Adult Summer Reading Programs. All check-ins must be done at Calhoun-Gordon County Library or at Dalton-Whitfield County Library.

El registro en papel sólo está disponible en la Biblioteca de Calhoun-Gordon County. En este momento, solamente las bibliotecas de Calhoun-Gordon and Dalton-Whitfield están ofreciendo programas de lectura de verano para adultos. Todos los registros de entrada debe hacerse en las bibliotecas de Calhoun-Gordon y Dalton-Whitfield.


Calhoun-Gordon County Library Adult Summer Reading Programs:

Please note, adult programs are offered only at the library stated. Por favor tenga en cuenta, programas para adultos se ofrecen sólo en la biblioteca indicado.

Stylized Price tagsSmart Shopping

We all want to get more for our money, but how do you know you are getting the best deal, particularly on big ticket items? You will learn how to be a good judge of consumer items by learning evaluation criteria, comparing items, and closing the deal.



Stylized chef hat, knife, apple, and bananaChef Carlin Cooking for Adults

Chef Carlin, who is a personal chef, will teach us to prepare delicious and healthy meals. Everyone will get to help prepare the menu & then eat. Pre-registration is required – Program limit is 25.



Palette and paintbrushCanvas & Creations

Local talent offers acrylic painting on canvas. Come relax and enjoy an afternoon of painting step by step with Whitney Paradis. Pre-registration is required.



Stylized cat and dogBuild a Better World for Shelter Animals

Susan Henson from Gordon County Animal Shelter will be sharing a presentation and then we will be making toys for the animals. For both teens and adults.



Shovel digging into compostBuild a Better Environment with Composting

Many people will recycle items such as newspapers and cans. Another way of waste reducing is recycling leaves, lawn clippings and tree and shrub trimmings. Recycling and turning these resources into nutrient rich organic matter is called composting. In this session, you will learn the basics of composting, including how composting works, what can and cannot be composted, and the benefits of using compost on your land.


Dalton-Whitfield County Library Adult Summer Reading Programs:

Please note, adult programs are offered only at the library stated. Por favor tenga en cuenta, programas para adultos se ofrecen sólo en la biblioteca indicado.

BeadsBeading Circle / Rebordear Círculo – joyería para hacer

Join us for our Beading Circle. We will provide the supplies and a staff member will be present to help.

Únase con nosotros para un rebordear círculo. Nosotros proveeremos los suministros y un empleado estará presente para ayudar.



Recycle symbolBuild a Better World Recycle: Nature Crafts / Construye un mejor mundo reciclando: Naturaleza artesanía

Join us as we use craft using recycled items and bits of nature. We will provide the supplies and a staff member will be present to help.

Únase con nosotros para crear usando artículos reciclados y artículos de la naturaleza. Nosotros proveeremos los suministros y un empleado estará presente para ayudar.



TireBuild a Better World Recycle: Turn Tires into Planters / Construye un mejor mundo reciclando: Convertir los neumáticos en plantadores

Join us as we turn old tires into planters. We will provide the supplies and a staff member will be present to help.

Únase con nosotros para convertir los neumáticos en plantadores. Nosotros proveeremos los suministros y un empleado estará presente para ayudar.


NGRL – Get Georgia Reading – Summer Resources for Parents

Georgia Public Library Service is partnering with many other Georgia organizations to present Get Georgia Reading

Get Georgia Reading provides access to free eBooks for kids and their families from May 3 – August 31. At the Get Georgia Reading website provides links to many resources for parents and the community, including information about the Summer Meal Programs.

To access the free eBooks for kids and their families, either visit the Get Georgia Reading Website and look for myOn links, or follow the steps below:
1. Go to myOn.com and click Log In Now
2. Enter School Name: Get Georgia Reading, Georgia Campaign for Grade Level Reading — Do not cut and paste. You must type in the text and select the school from the drop-down menu.
3. Enter Username: WHITFIELDCOUNTY usernames are based on the county you live in. Other options are: GORDONCOUNTY and MURRAYCOUNTY
4. Enter Password: read
6. Sign in and start reading!

DW – Girls Who Code Impact Project: Random Chore Assignments

The Dalton-Whitfield County Library Girls Who Code Club created an Impact Project

Creators: Kenzie, Kadee, and Lydia
Project: Random Chore Assignments
Purpose: Assigns age-appropriate chores to different people based on user input. Input requires names, age-ranges, and chores.
Language: Created using Codester’s version of Python.

Have arguments about which chores your family members should do? Use Random Chore Assignments to assign a chore to each person! Click the image below to start or go to Random Chore Assignments. Make sure you hit the green arrow to run the program!

Free Access to ABCmouse.com at the Library

Age of Learning is offering free access to their educational resource ABCmouse.com to all libraries

ABCmouse.com: From Age of Learning, Inc., the award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-7+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with 5,000+ learning activities across all major subject areas-reading, math, sicence, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it!

Children can follow learning paths or create their own path. Completing activities provides tickets which can be used in the in-game shop to decorate virtual rooms and dress avatars.

Available for use in the library only. Parents may create a free account to save their child’s progress. We hope you and your child get the chance to learn and play using ABCmouse.com.

Click the following image to access the website from a library computer or on your own computer using Library Wifi.