This Week at Gilmer County Library: July 4, 2018 – July 11, 2018


Heath Lee – Library Manager

GCL will closed on July 4th to celebrate Independence Day.

The 2018 Summer Reading Program (SRP) is HERE. This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock!” SRP is super beneficial for all children. It is a great way to beat the dreaded Summer Slide by continually offering literacy related programs, social events, and experiencing new concepts. However, SRP is not solely for youngsters. SRP activities are for all ages. Expect fun times and plenty of programs for all ages this summer. Check our Facebook page in the coming weeks for full SRP details.


All Ages Programs


Youth Programs

Lego Lab
Saturday July 7 @ 2:00 PM
The Lego Lab has a different theme each month. Children can work alone or in teams to make their special creation, which will be displayed in the library until next month’s meeting.

Kids Jiu-Jitsu
Tuesday July 10 @ 1:00 PM
Certified instructor Sarah Glaze will introduce kids to this growing sport that exercises your body and brain!

Family Story Time
Wednesday July 11 @ 10:30AM & 4:00 PM
Family story times are designed for families with children of all ages. Story time is followed by a craft activity. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

The Kid & I: Early Learning Apps
Wednesday July 11 @ 11:00 AM
Apps are a part of our kids’ lives. To help filter those that may help improve early literacy goals, from those that may not, we have chosen a variety for you to experience, play with, and explore. Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Young Adult Programs

TableTop Game Night
Monday July 9 @ 6:00 PM
Put your skills to the test at different tabletop games! These games are not the games you’ve played a hundred times. Games include King of Tokyo, Seven Wonders, Splendor, and more! Free snacks!


Adult Programs

Women’s Self Defense
Tuesday July 10 @ 6:00 PM
Awareness, assertiveness, safety strategies, and physical techniques that enable someone to successfully escape, resist, and survive. Presented by Sarah Glaze.

The Friends of the Library Bookshelf

Remember that the library welcomes donations of gently read books and magazines. Those that the library does not need come to the Bookshelf, with all the proceeds benefiting the library.  Do not forget to visit the “back room” of the Bookshelf for newly stocked non-fiction and magazines.

Bookshelf hours are from 10:30-5:30 on weekdays and from 12:00-2:00 on Saturdays

Library Location & Contact Information
Address: 268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540.
Phone: 706-635-4528.  Fax: 706-635-3528.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9AM-8PM, Friday and Saturday 9AM-6PM.

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