Category Archives: Featured Events

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!

Summer Lunches at Your Hometown Library

Free Summer Lunch Program

For Children and Special Needs Adults

Through the months of June and July, our four library branches will be providing free lunches to children and special needs adults.  Lunches must be eaten at the library.

Please help us spread the word, so that no child in Walker or Dade County will go hungry this summer.

Chickamauga Public Library

June: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11:30am – 12:30pm (Lunches provided by Walker County Schools)

July: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 11:00am – 12:00pm
(Lunches provided by YMCA)

Dade County Public Library

June & July: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 11:00am – 2:00pm
(Lunches provided by Dade County Schools.)
Adult lunches can be purchased for $3

LaFayette-Walker County Public Library

Wardlaw-Bible Meeting Room

June: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 12:00pm – 1:00pm
(Lunches provided by Walker County Schools)

July: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 12:00pm – 1:00pm
(Lunches provided by YMCA)

Rossville Public Library

June: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12:00pm – 1:00pm
(Lunches provided by Walker County Schools)

July: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12:00pm – 1:00pm
(Lunches provided by YMCA)


Crazy 8s Math Club at Chickamauga Library

Does your child think Math is boring? Are you struggling to come up with new ways to encourage and excite? Or do you have a child who just simply loves Math? We have got a program for you!

The Chickamauga Library is starting a Crazy 8s Math Club! This is for ALL math abilities. Fun games that utilize math principles. No worksheets or homework. Just fun!

There are two age levels. K-2nd and 3rd-5th. Each session is 1 hour. This club will run on every Thursday for 7 weeks, starting April 13th. K-2nd starts at 3:30; 3rd-5th starts at 4:45.

We have room for a maximum of 16 kids per session. Please call, email, or message if you want to participate.
706-375-3004;; Chickamauga public library

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!

Friends of the Rossville Public Library Membership Drive

2016 Friends Membership Drive Flyer # 3

The Friends of the Rossville Library is a group that exists to support the library both in programming and operations.  The Friends feel the library is a valuable resource and lobby the community and elected officials about the importance of Libraries.  The Friends also provide the funds in part for the Summer Reading Club for the children and also help the library purchase books, audios, DVDs, supplies and other materials that aren’t covered in the library budget.

If you would like more information on the Friends of the Rossville Public Library or how you can join please email or call the library at (706) 866-1368