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New! Tutorials Now Available!

Did you know you can download audiobooks and ebooks from home? Learn a new language from Mango Languages? Access dozens of read-a-long storybooks with your child? Take a mock-ACT exam through Learning Express Library?

Do you need a little help learning how to go about it?

We now have tutorials available to help you access our many resources. Access our new tutorials below!

Free e-books and audiobooks on Overdrive

Did you, or someone you know, get a tablet for Christmas? Are you tired of the free self-published books available for download on Kindle?

Did you know that you can download free QUALITY ebooks and audiobooks on Overdrive?

Overdrive is a subscription service paid for by the library on your behalf. They have the most popular authors, and regularly add new books to the collection.

You can choose to search for books that are available right now, or you can put popular books on hold and they will be downloaded to your device automatically when it becomes available.

Overdrive is available for Kindles, Androids, Apple products, and many more. The Overdrive app is available on the App Store.

Why buy e-books when you can check them out through the library for free? Just click here to get started today.

Holiday Hours

The Cherokee Regional Library System will be closed Friday, December 23rd through Monday, December 26th for the Christmas holidays. All four branches (Chickamauga, Dade, LaFayette & Rossville) will be open Tuesday, December 27th at their regularly scheduled time.

Merry Christmas!

Lego Robotics Club at LaFayette-Walker Co. Public Library

The Lafayette-Walker County Library is proud to present this 4 week course on Lego Mindstorms Robotics! Hosted by Mr. James, this robotics group will start at the very basic beginning and work through to more advanced programming.

LEGO Mindstorms are robotic building sets that uses Technic, a more versatile LEGO building system using beams, pins, gears and axles. EV3 is the 3rd generation robot in the Lego Mindstorms robotic line. In addition to the standard Technic building blocks, Mindstorms has three electric motors, five sensors, data cables and a “Brick”. The idea behind Mindstorms is that youth of any age can build, program, test, and modify robots.

Here is our proposed schedule:

Week 1: Partner off into groups, and build the basic robotic model.
Week 2: Working with your partners, learn how to do basic robotic commands.
Week 3: Going online, we will work to modify our robotic creations and program them to do special activities.
Week 4: Each group will present to the others what they decided to do and talk about their experiences programing!

Registration is open currently, and will end on Monday, December 19th. Click here to register now!

The program will start on January based on popular dates and times in the registration process. Each registrant will be contacted to confirm their spot in the program. First come, first served as registration is limited to 9 tweens/teens.

Let the building begin!

You could win a Kindle Fire!

It’s time for the GALILEO Annual Survey! This year, one lucky end-user who submits a survey will win a Kindle Fire in a random drawing. This survey is important for the future development of GALILEO, which brings us access to all of our wonderful resources like Mango Languages, TumbleBooks, Learning Express Library, and more!

The survey runs from November 7th–13th, so take it today for your chance to win! Click on the icon below to get started!

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Employees in Georgia libraries and media centers, as well as Board of Regents employees, are not eligible for the prize.