-Winter programs continue at Lumpkin library

Winter programs continue at Lumpkin library

On Wednesday, January 9, our winter Storytime begins. Every Wednesday through February 13, join us for Building Blocks storytime at 11 a.m. 

The program lasts approximately 45 minutes and may include songs, fingerplays, and crafts in addition to the stories. 

Building Blocks Storytime is designed for children ages 2 to 5.  No pre-registration is required, but groups larger than five are requested to call at least two days in advance. 

Beginning Thursday, January 10, our winter session of Book Babies begins. 

Every Thursday at 11 a.m., through January 11, join us for this activity time, which includes songs, action rhymes, and stories. 

There will be structured activity for 15 minutes with playtime after. This storytime is designed for ages birth to 23 months.


Genealogy class for beginners

Another new year is here, and the library continues to offer new adventures and learning opportunities for everyone in 2019.

For adults, we are offering Genealogy for Beginners on Wednesday, January 9, from 2- 3:30 p.m. 

This class will focus on the basics you need to get started with tracing your family history, including some definitions of commonly used genealogy terms.  

Learn about physical resources available to you at the Lumpkin County Library and digital resources that you may access. 

You’ll also be given the basic forms used to help you stay organized as you begin your search. 

Registration is required. Please call the Lumpkin County Library at 706-864-3668.


American Red Cross blood drive

On Monday, January 7, the American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive in the downstairs meeting room of the library.  You may sign up online at www.RedCrossBlood.org with the sponsor code “lumpkin” or by calling 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).  Before you donate: Drink extra caffeine-free fluids, like water or juice; eat a good meal or snacks; do not smoke for one hour before or after donation. 

Make sure to bring a photo ID with you the day of the blood drive. Come out and help others in your community and stop in the library to check out a book, audiobook, or other materials.


Friends of the Lumpkin County Library meeting coming up

Each January, the Friends of the Lumpkin County Library hold their annual meeting.  

This year’s meeting will be held on Thursday, January 10, at 5:30 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room at the library, and all members of the community are invited to attend. 

Over the past few years, the Friends of the Library have sponsored our Summer Reading Programs, funded genealogy programs, and helped with specific needs of the library over and above the normal budgeted items.  

As a new library is on the horizon for the library, the Friends will play an even more important support role. 

If you would like to become a Friend of the Library or just learn more about the Friends organization, then you are encouraged to attend this upcoming meeting.

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Mailing Address:
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Dahlonega, GA 30533

Phone: 706-864-3613
Fax: 706-864-5812