The Oconee County Public Library is offering new resources for seniors that are designed for caregivers of loved ones who have dementia or Alzheimer’s. Reminisce Kits are a curated set of materials that can be checked out from the library and are made specifically to encourage memories of past events and activities that your loved one enjoyed in their younger years. The goal of reminiscence therapy for dementia is to … Read More
The Westminster Branch Library and the Oconee History Museum are excited to announce the grand opening of the Betty B. Watkins Seed Library! The Betty B. Watkins Seed Library is a resource provided by the library and museum for Oconee residents to obtain garden seeds for free. Providing a seed library to the community of Oconee County allows information sharing, culture sharing, food diversity, money saving, seed preservation and sustainability, … Read More
cloudLibrary for e-books! We’re pleased to announce the addition of a new e-book service, cloudLibrary. cloudLibrary offers both e-books and e-audiobooks. The best part about cloudLibrary is that the library will be able to offer nearly eight times more titles than are currently featured in OverDrive. The web-based app and device apps are very simple to use. Apps are available for many devices, including Google Play and iOS. cloudLibrary will … Read More
Changes in hours (starting Sep 7): The main branch in Walhalla is open Monday through Friday, 9-6, and Saturdays, 9-1. The Seneca Branch is open Monday through Friday, 9-6, and will open on Saturdays from 9-1 in early June. The Westminster Branch is open Monday through Friday, 10-6; the Salem Branch is open on Mondays, 10-6, and Tuesday-Friday, 9-5 (closed 12-1 for lunch). Meeting rooms are available but limited capacity, … Read More
NEW: Summer Reading has ended for 2020. Winners of prize drawings will be notified and may pick them up soon. Thanks to all who participated in this very different year. Be on the lookout for an exciting 2021! Summer Reading will be a little different this year…but it’s still on! Programs will not be held at the branches like normal, but we’re still having prizes, still doing fun activities, and … Read More
Numbers to call for assistance or information: 864-364-5428, or 864-364-5436. Residents can register on their own for FEMA assistance online by logging onto DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-3362. Residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585. Language translators also are available. Toll-free numbers are open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Help The Helpers Citizen Hotlines: (864) 364-5428 and (864) 364-5436. … Read More
Check out this short, informative video from Marty Cline of Cline Financial Partners. She has created some programs for the library such as “Too Good to Be True,” about avoiding phone scams. Since we’re closed, we will post other short programs like this in the near future.
The Oconee County Public Library is happy to announce the addition of a new online learning resource. KnowledgeCity features over 12,000 video courses on subjects like computing, business, finance, workplace safety and compliance. Check it out at our online link under “OCPL Digital Learning.” The site itself and many of the classes are also in Spanish. (Muchas de las clases también son en español.)
In order to help parents find materials on their child’s reading level, the OCPL has created Literacy Kits. These kits contain multiple books in various reading levels, comprehension questions for parents to discuss with their children as they read, and hands-on reading skill games to boost understanding. Children can begin at any level and progress through all the kits and levels to improve reading fluency and comprehension. These Literacy Kits … Read More
As of Friday, May 31, all children’s materials like E and J books, VOX books, and children’s audio books, will no linger have fines assessed on them. Young adult books, Launchpad tablets, and DVDs are not included. Lost and damaged items will still have fees assessed on them. If you owed fines on these before Friday, they will still need to be paid.
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