All Lee County libraries will be closed on Sunday, May 26, 2013 and Monday, May 27, 2013 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Normal operating hours will resume on Tuesday, May 28, 2013.
Oakland Library is now
Mon., Wed., & Fri. - 9:00
A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Tues., & Thurs. - 9:00 A.M. -
Sat. 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Effective Jan. 1, 2013, overdue fines for items such as audiobooks, e-books, CDs, DVDs and event passes will increase at PINES libraries around the state. Rates will vary by item, however, with the majority of non-equipment fees increasing to either 20 cents or 50 cents per day. In most cases, the rate of increase will be 10 cents. The overdue fee for books, which increased on July 1 from 10 cents to 20 cents per day, will remain at that level after Jan. 1.
Items checked out before Jan. 1 will be charged a late fee at the current rate even if they are returned on or after Jan. 1. Items checked out or renewed Jan. 1 or later will be charged the revised per day rate. The PINES software program will automatically apply the amount in effect at the time of checkout. Because a renewal is considered a new checkout, fines for renewals placed on Jan. 1 or after will accrue at the new rate.
"The fee increases of the past six months are the first increases since PINES was introduced in 1999," said PINES Program Director Elizabeth McKinney. "They are necessary to help fund the replacement costs of unrecoverable items and also to defray the costs of debt recovery agencies now required by most systems.
Chehaw Park Pass
Any individual holding a valid PINES Library card in good standing can borrow a Chehaw "ParkPass" from any branch of the Lee County Public Library. The passes are good for free park admission at Chehaw for up to two adults and up to four children, within seven days of check-out of the pass. Please visit www.chehaw.org for more information.
Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites ParkPass
Any Georgian who holds a valid library card can borrow a Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites "ParkPass" from their local libraries. The passes are good for free parking or admission at any of the 63 state parks and historic sites for up to five days. For more information, please visit gastateparks.org
Zoo Atlanta Family Pass
Check out, watch, and return Zoo Atlanta Wild Explorer : History of Zoo Atlanta DVD to receive a receipt to visit Zoo Atlanta for free. The receipt is completed and signed by a representative of a Georgia public library. Bring it — and your valid library card — to Zoo Atlanta to receive free general admission to Zoo Atlanta for up to two adults and two children (ages 3-11). DVD must be returned to loaning library. Free admission offer is valid for one-time use within seven days of the date of return shown on the receipt. Only the original, signed receipt will be accepted by Zoo Atlanta. No photocopies or altered receipts will be honored. For more information, please visit ZooAtlanta.org.
Go Fish Education Center Library PassCheck out the Go Fish Education Center Library Pass – an educational and fun opportunity for the entire family! The pass provides free entry for up to 6 visitors. The Center is located on the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, GA. The facility is open to the public Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. For more information, please visit gofisheducationcenter.com.
Center for Puppetry Arts Museum Pass
Since 1978 the Center has introduced millions of visitors to the wonders and art of puppetry and has touched the lives of many through enchanting performances, curriculum-based workshops and hands-on Museum Exhibitions.
The circulation is: 7 days, 1 renewal, non-holdable, $3.00/day late fines, $50 replacement cost. For more information, please visit www.puppet.org.
We need YOU to join our Friends group! Please stop by the library and fill out a membership application today. Student membership $1, individual $5, family $10, business/organizations $25 and lifetime membership only $125!
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