2023 Summer Reading Program
Was A Great Success
Falcons flew, snakes slithered, and magic was in the air during our children’s weekly programs this summer.
Our teens painted portraits of animals awaiting adoption at the Lumpkin County Animal shelter and celebrated summer by pelting each other with water balloons during the annual teen water wars.
Adults got into the act by completing word puzzles, coloring special quilt squares and reading great book selections. The library was buzzing with activity all summer long as visitors could participate in the summer reading program, do a library scavenger hunt, or grab one of our great take & make crafts to do at home.
We had 193 children register for this year’s SRP, and they read a total of 228, 328 minutes; 29 teens registered and read a total of 234 books; 162 Adults signed up to log their reading and enter to win the grand prize.
Our total program attendance was 1445 for the children’s programs and 100 for the teen programs.
The library was pleased to be able to offer two program performances during the month of June this year, and we offered enhanced teen programs as well. This enabled us to accommodate more patrons that could enjoy the shows in our great meeting room.
Tracey Thomaswick, Library Branch Manager, said of "The SRP would not be possible without the wonderful support of our community partners." The FOL recently made a donation of $ 4500.00 to cover any remaining needs for 2023 and give us a head start for 2024.
Would you or your business be interested in sponsoring the 2024 Summer Reading Program?
Online you can donate at
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Friends of Lumpkin County Library
56 Mechanicsville Rd.
Dahlonega, Ga 30534
Thank you for supporting the Friends and the Lumpkin County Public Library.
The Friends of Lumpkin County Library is a 501(c)3 organization. Contributions may be tax-deductible.
Used Book Sale Room
We are pleased to announce that the book sale room at the library will now be open during the following days and times.
Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursdays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The book sale is located in the Book Sale room to the left of the front door of the library and there is a great selection of books available for sale.
Hardbacks are priced at $1.00, paperbacks at $.50 each, and audiobooks and DVDs at $1.00 each. Children’s books continue to be on sale for $.25 each.
All proceeds are used to support library programs and purchase new library materials for the Lumpkin County Library. The used book sale room is a program of and maintained by the Lumpkin County Library.
Are you interested in helping out at the library a few hours a week or a month? Volunteering at the Lumpkin County Library connects you with the world of literacy, lifelong learning and your community. Rewarding opportunities exist at the Lumpkin County Library. In all cases, excellent training is provided to ensure that your volunteer experience is both enjoyable and fruitful.
Assist Friends of Library board with staff appreciation/recognition events/staff appreciation luncheons.
Assist Friends of Library board with "Year of Chocolate" annual fundraiser, ticket sales, media preparations, and business communications.
Participate in planning hosted special events/ programs.
Hosting local author events and book signings
Assisting with new/existing Membership activities.
Help coordinate general education activities including Story Time and Reading with Dogs.
Each new Friends of the Library membership receives a certificate that entitles you to $10.00 worth of "Library Bucks" to be used in the library book sale room.
Stop by the library front desk to pick up your gift.