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.”
For questions that you might have about the library’s temporary boycott of Macmillan Publishers, please go to oconeelibrary.org/boycott. There you find some answers to common questions, and more info on why we feel it necessary to do this.
The Oconee County Public Library is pleased to announce that we have a new Youth Services Librarian. Darcy Arnall comes to the OCPL from Blue Ridge, GA. She has a Master’s in Library Science from Valdosta State University. Welcome Darcy!
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 are available at all four library branches and on the Bookmobile. They can be checked out for four weeks on any library card.
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.
The Oconee County Public Library was blown away with the generous support shown by the community for our Dobby Sock Drive. With your help, we collected over 1,170 pairs of socks! Wow! These socks have been distributed to Collins Children’s Home, Safe Harbor, Lakeview Assisted Living, and Our Daily Rest. Thank you to everyone who contributed!