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Historical Scavenger Hunt at the LaFayette-Walker Branch

Just in time for some fall fun, the Lafayette-Walker County Library is pleased to present the Historical Scavenger Hunt!

Starting on Monday, August 28th, a clue will be posted on the doors of the Heritage Room, located in the Lafayette-Walker County Library. Participants will need to read the clue, interpret which historical site around Lafayette we could be leading you to and then try to locate it! At the correct site, you will find a special envelope that has the history of the site printed on the front of it, and a series of die cut shapes enclosed. One die cut shape should be collected at the site. The location changes on Sunday, and the new clue will be posted on the following Monday morning. You must come to the library to receive the clue!

It’s easy to get involved! Simply come to the library and register at the front desk. One entry per family, and each family will receive a “Walking Tour of Lafayette” historical brochure with all possible sites located on it, as well as a manila envelope to enclose your die cut shapes in.

The final turn in will be at the Library Booth, located at the Heritage Festival on Saturday October 7th, between 10am and 4pm. Each turn in must have one of each of the 6 die cut shapes to win. A winner will be selected from the eligible entries and a goodie bag full of great prizes will be awarded!

Registration starts on Monday August 21st at the circulation desk of the Lafayette-Walker County Library! Join us in learning a little bit more about the Queen City of the Highlands!

Request for Proposals–Coffee Shop

The Cherokee Regional Library System (CHRLS) invites you to submit a proposal on a Coffee Shop to be located inside the LaFayette-Walker County Library Branch.  The RFP can be found below and at each branch of the Cherokee Regional Library System.  There will be a site tour at 3:00 on August 14th. Deadline for receiving proposals is 5:oo pm E.D.T, August 31, 2017. Direct all questions concerning the RFP to Lecia Eubanks, leubanks@chrl.org, 706.638.7557.

LaFayette Library Coffee Shop
Request for Proposal
LaFayette Library Coffee Shop_RFP

Check out a visit to the Chattanooga Zoo!

We at the library hope that your summer has been full of fun, books and good times with family! We’ve got some big news that could make your summer even better!

The Cherokee Regional Library System has partnered with the Chattanooga Zoo to offer free visits to the zoo for the local community. There is a Chattanooga Zoo Library Pass (good for 2 adults and 4 children) at each of the four branch libraries—(For those not already in the know, we have four–LaFayette, Chickamauga, Rossville & Trenton.) Passes are good for 7 days, with a $3 per day late fee if turned in late. Passes can only be checked out once a year per family.

The partnership with the Chattanooga Zoo is just the latest in experiences available for checkout at the library. Other free passes include:

Georgia State Parks
Michael C. Carlos Museum
Atlanta Zoo
Center for Puppetry and the Arts
Go Fish Education Center

For more info on all our passes just click here.

Library cards must be present for checkout. Library cards are free for Georgia residents. If you do not already have a library card, you will need a picture ID and proof of your current residence.

Get Wrapped up in Reading

Ready  for some more free stuff? How about a bag of scarab beetle beads from Egypt, Carlos Museum postcards and a $10 gift card to the Carlos Museum Bookshop?

Here what you need to know:

  1. This program is for children
  2. Download and print this book diary or ask for a copy from the circulation desk at any of our four branch libraries
  3. Pick out five books from this Reading List and put them on hold using our PINES catalog, or ask for assistance from our circulation staff.
  4. Once you receive your books (this could take between 1-3 weeks!) read them, and log them.
  5. Come to any of our four branch libraries and check out our Michael C. Carlos Museum Family Pass (good for up to 6 admissions!)
  6. Go to the Museum and turn in your log to receive your prize! Enjoy the day with your family in one of the Southeast’s premier ancient art museums with major collections of art objects from ancient Egypt, Nubia, Near East, Greece, Rome, ancient Americas, Africa, and Asia, as well as a collection of works on paper from the Renaissance to the present.

Free Atlanta Hawks and Braves Tickets

Looking for ways to reward your little reader this summer? How about taking them to a free basketball game or a free baseball game?

That’s right, our summer partnership with the Atlanta Hawks and the Atlanta Braves continues! Here is what you need to know:

Atlanta Hawks

  1. Have your child read 5 books (should be easy, if you are part of our summer reading club!)
  2. Go to www.checkitoutreading.com and fill out the form, and submit
  3. Start checking your e-mail after October 5th for ticketing information

The Fine Print

  1. This program is for students K-12
  2. You must buy an adult ticket to receive the free child’s ticket
  3. More FAQs can be read here

Atlanta Braves

  1. Register for the program, and complete an online activity.
  2. Read one book about sports or sportsmanship. Click here for a list of suggested titles. Or ask a library staff member for help!
  3. Print your “Home Run Readers” Certificate and take it to one of our four branch libraries to receive a code to redeem a free Braves ticket.
  4. Go to braves.com/reading and select “redeem tickets” to choose the game you wish to receive a ticket for. Important: you must register at least a week in advance for your tickets! See schedule below

Sunday, June 18, 1:35 PM, vs. the Marlins (redeem by June 11)
Monday, June 19, 7:35 PM, vs the Giants (redeem by June 12)
Sunday, June 25, 1:35 PM, vs the Brewers (redeem by June 18)
Wednesday, July 5, 7:35 PM, vs the Astros (redeem by June 28)
Tuesday, August 1, 7:35 PM, vs the Dodgers (redeem by July 25)
Sunday, August 27, 1:35 PM, vs the Rockies (redeem by August 20)

The Fine Print

  1. This program is for students K-12
  2. You must redeem your tickets at least one week before the game of your choice
  3. Additional tickets can be purchased for $8 a piece at the time you redeem your free ticket