Perry Library Closed During Move

The Perry Library will be closing July 19th.  We will be moving to a temporary location for ten months during the renovation of the library.  We will reopen as soon as possible and announce the temporary location when we announce the opening date.

Please help us “move” the library by checking out the maximum number of books – 50 – on your card and then returning the items once we are open at the temporary location. Items checked out will not be due until September 4th.

Please return any other items to Centerville and Nola Brantley while the Perry Library is closed.

Employment Opportunity

Houston County Public Library is seeking an energetic, self-motivated, and team oriented employee. Candidates must have excellent customer service skills, communication skills via in-person, phone and email, and be detail oriented. Candidates must employ good computer skills, organizational skills, problem solving skills, and work a flexible schedule.

Complete job announcement and application instructions

Free Access to Digital Books through August 30

FREE ONLINE RESOURCE TO SUPPORT SUMMER READING 

myON Provides Free Access to Digital Books through August 30

Through a partnership between myON and Get Georgia Reading: Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, all educators, librarians, students, and parents in Georgia have free access to more than 5,000 enhanced digital books from now through August 30th. These digital books, with flexible reading scaffolds, are the core content of myON’s award-winning personalized literacy environment with embedded tools and metrics to support and track student reading growth. During this free summer trial, all readers will share a single account that provides unlimited access to myON’s digital books, without the personalization elements.

Clarified Instructions for How to Access the Books:

Since we shared this great free resource with partners on Monday, we have heard that many are having trouble logging on to the site and would like to share some additional instructions.

  • To learn more about how to take full advantage of this resource, watch this video.
  • Visit the myON website.
  • In the School Name field, type (do NOT paste) “Get Georgia Reading, Campaign for Grade Level Reading.” (Once you start typing, the field will self-populate the rest.)
  • In the User Name field, type “read”
  • In the Password field, type: read.
  • Click “Sign In”
  • Select a book and begin reading!

Upcoming Events

     

Go Fish passes

We are pleased to announce that our Go Fish passes have now arrived at all three branches.  By checking out the Go Fish pass at your local library, you gain free admission for 4 individuals (regardless of age).  Below are just a few of the many things you can do at the Go Fish facility:

  • See freshwater aquariums featuring trout, largemouth bass and more…
  • Explore underwater habitats from mountain streams to black water swamps
  • View aquatic wildlife, including live alligators and turtles
  • Catch fish in the stocked pond
  • Try out the interactive shooting room
  • Get ‘Reel Tips’ on how and where to fish
  • Enjoy a walk on the nature trail
Go Fish is located in Perry, Georgia and is open three days a week to the public (Friday and Saturday 9A.M. – 5P.M. and Sunday 1P.M. – 5 P.M.).  To learn more about Go Fish, please visit the following website:
To check out the Go Fish pass please ask for it at the circulation desk.