Cherokee Regional Library
The Cherokee Regional Library system is composed of the public libraries in Chickamauga, LaFayette, Rossville, and Trenton. The Dade County Public Library is currently in a building project that will be completed in the spring of 2012. The LaFayette – Walker County Public Library renovation and expansion is underway and will be completed in 2013. Chickamauga Library completed an addition/renovation in 2008 that includes a Georgia Heritage Room. The Rossville Public Library will be the next in line for renovation and expansion and we have begun exploring possibilities for that project. Each branch library offers computers for public use as well as books, DVDs videos, and CDs for all ages, and a comprehensive genealogy and local history collection.
Classes teaching school readiness skills to preschoolers and activities for children and youth are the focus of our family based education programming. Space for public meetings, art exhibits, and special exhibits make the libraries centers for community gatherings and social discussion.
The PINES automated system provides access to the holdings of 275 public libraries throughout Georgia, where books are available to PINES cardholders on site or though free inter library lending, making some ten million books easily obtainable for local library users. The libraries are funded by appropriations from Walker and Dade Counties, Trenton, Rossville, LaFayette, and Chickamauga Cities, and the Dade, City of Chickamauga and Walker County School Systems. Additional funding is obtained through grants from State and Federal government, and various private foundations. Volunteers are welcome individually and as members of the Friends of the Library organizations for each Library. As centers for life-long learning, the Cherokee Regional Libraries are a vital part of the Walker and Dade communities.
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