Northwest Georgia Regional Library System’s Summer Reading Program 2015: Every Hero Has a Story and Unmasked!
Come join all three of our libraries as we celebrate reading with fun programs and cool prizes.
Registration is simple. Click on the buttons below that fits your family and your library and fill out a quick online form. The children’s program is for kids from 0 – rising 6th grade. The teen program is for rising 6th grade – 12th grade.
Check out our Facebook Page to see where your school ranks. Which school will have the most kids register?
This year, things will be a little different. The Dalton-Whitfield Library meeting room can only fit 75 people, so we will be having the same children’s shows at multiple locations! If you miss a show, you can find another location and participate there. Teen events will be at the specified library branches.
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!
One child will win $5,529 towards a Path2College 529 Plan
Four children will win $1,529 towards a Path2College 529 Plan
May 1st, 2015
August 10th, 2015
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
Visit the website at www.path2college529.com
or by clicking the image.
A free Braves ticket and a SUBWAY Restaurants Fresh Fit for Kids Meal.
May 15th, 2015
August 31st, 2015
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!
Visit the website at braves.com/reading/ or by clicking the image.
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.
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!
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
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
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.
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!
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
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.
“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.
The Dalton-Whitfield Library will be offering a Job Opportunities course this April. Registration is required and limited to 20 people per class. To register, visit the Learning and Technology Training Center’s Schedule.
Classes being offered:
Job Opportunities: Basic Search – April 14th at 10am-12pm.
Job Opportunities: Online Applications, Part 1 – April 16th at 10am-12pm.
Job Opportunities: Online Applications, Part 2 – April 21th at 10am-12pm.
Job Opportunities: Resumes and Cover Letters – April 23th at 10am-12pm.
For more information about the classes, check out the class descriptions.
You must be 16 or older to register and take classes at the Learning and Technology Training Center.
Calhoun-Gordon Library will be celebrating National Library Week: April 14th – 18th
Libraries all over the nation will be celebrating National Library Week. Join in and listen to the stories of two authors.
4/14 @ 4:30pm – Teen Writing Workshop with Amber Nagle:
Amber Lanier Nagle will be present to teach teens how to write about a treasured keepsake of their own. Learn the basics of planning, writing, and editing a story. Bring a keepsake of your own, pens, and paper.
Interested in attending, but not a teen? Dalton-Whitfield library will be hosting Project Keepsake workshops for adults and teens.
4/16 @ 10:30am – GiGi’s Pajama Party Storytime:
Come enjoy a special story time for toddlers! Wear your favorite PJs and have some fun.
4/17 @ 10:30am – Author’s Tea with Natalie Czerkasij Lewellen:
Natalie Czerkasij Lewellen will talk about the book she co-authored about her mother’s life in the Ukraine during World War II.