The Nicholson Public Library’s insect program was presented last week by American Pest Control of Athens associates, Amber and Caleb. During the program, children examined specimens, enjoyed swag provided by APC, saw live bugs magnified and created their own creepy crawlies.


Nicholson’s annual “Clean Up Day” is Saturday, April 24, beginning at 8 a.m. Free dumpsters will be available for Nicholson residents at the Benton Center Nicholson City Hall Parking lot. Proof of city residency is required. For more information, contact city hall at 706 757-3408 or email


Get ready to “SPARKLE” Mondays on the Harold S. Swindle Public Library Facebook page with Lady Sherri. Each week, Lady Sherri shares a story and a craft on Enchanted Story Time. Take and make crafts can be picked up at the Nicholson Public Library.

Don’t forget to check out Ms. Irma in Nicholson Spanish Story Time, Hora cuentos en espanol en Nicholson.

Both programs are available on the Harold S. Swindle Public Library Facebook page.


The Nicholson Public Library has user friendly Mobile Hotspots available for checkout. The Mobile Hotspot can provide wireless internet access for up to 10 devices. Jackson County Pines Library card holders 18 and over can check out the hotspot. This program enables students without internet help with their homework and projects. Patrons can also have access to the library’s electronic resources.


Services offered at the library includes:

•World Book Online is now available free on any electronic device with A PINES library card. World Book Online offers databases for every learned from Pre-K to high school. The free site sources for writing assignments. To access World Book Online, go to

•Libby is Piedmont Regional Libraries app for e-books, e-magazines and audiobooks. Through Libby, patrons can listen or read their favorite books for free. Choose from hundreds of titles in a variety of genres. Libby is easy to use, stop by the library or go to to find out more about this awesome digital resource.

•Stop by the library and check out one of our Georgia State Parks and Historic Site passes. The pass will enable you to park free of charge at any one of over 100 parks. For more information, visit

•Atlanta Zoo passes are once again available at the library. Stop by and watch the Atlanta Zoo DVD and one of our staff members will issue you a voucher good for three free admissions. The pass is valid Mondays through Fridays, only. The pass is redeemable for up to four weeks from the issue date. You must present the pass and your PINES library card. Contact the zoo by phone 404-624-9453 or visit the following webpage for more information. Know Before You Visit—

•The library offers printing, copying and faxing for a nominal fee. Scanning is free of charge. If you need Wi-Fi, it is available even when the library is closed. No password is required to use it free in our parking lot.

•The library is Passport Acceptance Agency with trained and certified agents by The U.S. Department of State available to initiate and “execute” passport services. Call today and book an appointment or visit for more information.

The Nicholson Public Library hours of operation are as follows: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m.t o 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The library is located at 5466 U.S. Highway 441 South Nicholson. For more information, call 706 757-3577 or visit, or Facebook (Harold S. Swindle Public Library).


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