Evelynn Webster trying to make her kite fly. Evelynn and her mom made the kite from a take and make kit from the Nicholson Public Library. The kite project was tied to the book "The Kite Princess" by Juliet C. Bell.

National Library Week is being celebrated this week at the Nicholson Public Library.

"National Library Week is a chance for everyone to celebrate the communities we serve," library manager Rhonda O'Keefe states. "The Nicholson Public Library is a combination of traditional and progressive resources for our community. We offer many genres of books in a variety of formats including: print, large print, e-books, audiobooks and graphic novels. Our collection includes DVDs for children and adults. As our world becomes more digitalized, we have added virtual story times that can be viewed at the patron’s convenience. All of this and more are available with your PINES library card. Check us out today."


Lady Sherri offers a weekly "Enchanted Storytime." Every Monday on the Harold S. Swindle Public Facebook page, Lady Sherri reads a story and makes a craft based on the book. Those who are interested can drop by the library and pick up a take and make craft.

Nicholson’s own petite princess, Czarina Lena reviews children’s books from all genres. Discover new authors and books or see how your favorite rates on her crown scale.

Ms. Irma offers Spanish Storytime.


The City of Nicholson will have a Clean Up Day for residents on Saturday, April 24, in the Benton Center/Nicholson City Hall parking lot. The program begins at 8 a.m. Free dumpsters will be available for residents of the city. No tires, paint and or batteries will be accepted. For more information, contact city hall at 706 757-3408 or email at Proof of residency will be required.


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:

•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 digital resource.

•World Book Online is available free on any electronic device with your PINES library card. World Book Online offers databases for every learner from Pre-K to high school. They cite sources for writing assignments. To access World Book Online, go to

•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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