Oconee County Public Library, Oconee County, SC

Library Updates

OCPL Holiday hours

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The library will be closing at 6:00 p.m. (all branches) on Thursday, December 21, and will be closed Friday, December 22, through Tuesday, December 26. All branches reopen at their normal times on Wednesday, December 27. All branches will be closed Saturday, December 30 through Monday, January 1, for New Year’s. All branches and the Bookmobile resume normal hours on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

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Festival of Trees at the World of Energy

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Vote for the OCPL entry in this year’s Duke Energy’s Festival of Trees at the World of Energy. Voting must be done in person (9 :00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), and can be done until December 29. The Friends of the Library also have an entry, which can be seen on the Friends’ page.

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Friends install new Little Free Library at South Cove County Park

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The Oconee Friends of the Library have installed another Little Free Library, this one at South Cove County Park. It will be filled starting Friday, October 27. They will maintain this LFL with books from the large amount of donations that the libraries receive every year.  The unit itself was created by students at West-Oak High School. Little Free Libraries are a nationwide phenomenon where users can take a book (or books), and are encouraged to leave a book (or books), all free of charge. No library card is needed. The Friends maintain four others: Long Creek Post Office, Fair Play Presbyterian Church, Lake Hartwell State Park, and West-Oak High School itself.

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Launchpads Tablets are here!

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Oconee County Public Library announced today that Launchpad tablets will be available at all branches for patron checkout starting Wednesday, October 11. Launchpads are designed for both children and adults and are pre-loaded with high-quality, ad-free apps that are both fun and educational. Apps are grouped onto the tablets by subject area, theme, grade level, and age, making it easy for parents and kids to choose a tablet with the content most appealing to them. Every Launchpad is 100% secure, providing hours of interactive learning and play without the risk of exposure to unintended content.

The Launchpad content collection spans subject areas from math and science to critical thinking and creativity, and features themed learning packs including animals, princesses, fantasy, nature, and more. A custom designed user interface gives children the opportunity to make every Launchpad experience their own by creating a personal avatar plus an informational console gives parents and caregivers feedback about time spent on the tablet.

The Launchpad is powered by an Android operating system and features a 7” high definition touch screen, external speaker, universal audio jack and a durable, protective bumper. Patrons can simply check out a Launchpad tablet and play. No Internet connectivity or downloading is required for use.

 

 

 

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Story Times schedule for Fall, 2017

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Now that the library has a new Youth Services Librarian, Donna Wales, we will resume Story Time at the Westminster, Walhalla, and Seneca Library branches during the first week in September. Right now, the schedule will stay the same as it was before: Westminster Library, Tuesday, 11:00 a.m.; Walhalla Library, Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.; and Seneca Library, Thursday, 11 a.m., and it will remain the same as it has been at the Salem Branch, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays.

Fall Story Time Calendar

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OCPL now has subscription to Tumblebooks

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The OCPL now has a full subscription to Tumblebooks, an interactive reading experience for kids. It has been available to public libraries for a while, but with limited use. Now it is available in the library, and from home as part of the South Carolina State Library’s DISCUS resources. To check it out, go to this link: http://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/autologin.aspx?userid=tpE3aHNAj%2fT%2bq%2fRsIdJQWw%3d%3d, and enter your library card when prompted. (You don’t need to enter your card when using it in the library.)

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Amnesty for Library Fines, Aug 7-12

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As a reward to our community for achieving 200,000 Summer Reading points, the OCPL is hosting an amnesty week August 7-12 (Monday-Saturday). This means any overdue fine will be waived/forgiven on all materials that are returned during or prior to the week of August 7-12. The goal is to get back lost materials, and allow some of those users that have stopped coming to the library because of large fees on their accounts to begin using the library once again. 
Overdue materials must be returned in person during hours the libraries are open during amnesty week. Persons with outstanding fines must come in personally to have fines removed (no phone calls, please). Amnesty does not apply for lost or damaged items. And items must be returned in good condition/the same condition they left the library to qualify for amnesty. If you have any questions about how you can qualify for amnesty, call your local branch for more information.
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  • Hours

    Walhalla
    Monday & Tuesday, 9-9
    Wednesday - Friday, 9-6
    Saturday, 9-1
    Sunday, 2-5:30

    Seneca
    Monday - Thursday, 9-8
    Friday, 9-6
    Saturday, 9-4

    Westminster
    Monday, 11:30-8
    Tuesday-Friday, 10-6
    Saturday, 9-1

    Salem
    Monday, 10:00-12; 1-6
    Tuesday-Friday, 8:30-12; 1-5

    Internet is not available for final 30 mins (15 mins in Salem) that the libraries are open.


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    Last updated 12/15/2017

  • Branch Locations

    Walhalla Library
    501 W. South Broad Street
    Walhalla, SC 29691

    Seneca Branch
    300 E. South 2nd Street
    Seneca, SC 29678

    Westminster Branch
    112 W. North Avenue
    Westminster, SC 29693

    Salem Branch
    5B Park Avenue
    Salem, SC 29676

  • Telephone Numbers

    Walhalla Library
    864.638.4133

    Seneca Branch
    864.882.4855

    Westminster Branch
    864.364.5760

    Salem Branch
    864.944.0912

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