Yoga @ Home

Wednesday Evening Yogo continues with Yoga @ Home with one of our favorite Yoga instructors:  Danielle.
Particpate in the comfort of your own home on Facebook Live or on your own time with the video(s) below posted after the FB Live event.



Summer 2020 Sessions



Spring 2020 Sessions

Wonderful Wednesday SRC 2020

"On Wednesday, when the sky is blue, And I have nothing else to do, I sometimes wonder if it's true That who is what and what is who."
~A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

 


 

“Imagine Your Story” Creative Writing Workshop SRC 2020

Imagine Your Story Writer's Workshop

"Imagine Your Story"
Creative Writing Workshop
Summer Reading Club 2020

Join Children's Assistant, Mrs. Charlotte, this summer to read, write, share stories, and learn some fun and easy writing tips! In this group, we will read poems, stories, excerpts from chapter books, letters, and more. Every Tuesday at 2:00 PM, Mrs. Charlotte will go "live" in the "Imagine Your Story" Creative Writing Workshop on Facebook with a lesson to include a reading, writing tips/strategies, examples of writing from past students, and a few writing prompts to help create your own! We will write about ourselves, our dreams, our pets, our families, our backyards, our favorite foods, our favorite faraway lands--and wherever else our imaginations take us!


Previously Aired Workshop Sessions


Sesson I

Session I Part II

Session II

Session III

Yoga at Home Wednesdays 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM on Facebook Live | Missed a session? Wednesdays don't work for you? Watch them on our site.

Virtual Events Page

The Buildings May Be Closed...We Are Still Here

The current disruption from what our local community thought to be their regularly scheduled lives does not mean our staff stops providing the services for which our library system is known. Storytimes, reader meet-ups, and more will continue online with our Virtual Programs & Events. These programs & events are in development. Our Public Events Calendar show both in-library and online events. We hope you will continue to check back as this page will update as our virtual programming, events, and meet-ups develop.

Click the Images to View or Learn More About the Event.

This summer join us every 1st and 3rd Thursday night from 7-8 pm to connect with other book lovers and talk about what we're reading. Bring a drink, grab a chair, let's hang out. The link to our Google Meet will be on on the TLLS Facebook event page on the day of our meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!

This event is an online discussion facilitated by the Adult Patron Services Department.

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COVID-19 Info Page

COVID-19 Resources & Information | Updated: 6/23/2020

Center for Disease Control Website Link (Click Image)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) | General Information Sheet

Reopening Service Levels

Trustees of the Twin Lakes Library System approved a phased plan for the reopening of our buildings. The table below shows our reopening service levels, which, per CDC and White House guidelines, are based on the rate of coronavirus transmission in our community. We have been carefully monitoring the local rate of transmission, and while transmission in our community is not yet at a level that we can reopen our buildings, we are planning to begin drive-thru pickup of materials. We have retrofitted the drive-thru window at the Mary Vinson Memorial Library with a teller tray and intercom system. We are currently offering drive-thru services for picking up requested materials Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

*FREE* Meals for Children 18 and Under, Monday & Wednesdays, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Child must be present. No Library card required.

Georgia Department of Public Health Website Link

National Institutes of Health Website Link

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America website link

Twin Lakes Library System Response

The safety and well-being of our patrons are of the utmost importance to the Twin Lakes Library System (TLLSga). As novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, TLLSga canceled all public and private programming, events, and meetings. TLLSga postponed the Spring Book Sale until further notice. As of March 18, all library buildings are closed to the public until [...] at the earliest. All materials are now fines-free through April 30. No items are due while our buildings are closed. Please do not stress about returning your materials. You may return your materials to any of our book returns. All returned materials are to be quarantined for a minimum of three (3) days before checking in, so these items will remain on your account temporarily.

In partnership with Baldwin County School System, the Mary Vinson Memorial Library is a designated pickup location for the Free-Meal program between the hours of 11:00 am and 1:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please do not get out of your vehicle during pick-up. 

Inside Our Libraries

Disclaimer: The Twin Lakes Library System are not medical professionals nor certified legal advisors. This page is for the purpose of providing reliable information and resources concerning the current novel coronavirus (covid-19) outbreak and to keep the public informed about TLLSga as the situation develops. 

LGBTQ+ Resources & Reading Recommendations

LGBTQ PRIDE INFORMATION & RESOURCES

 

YA LGBTQ on Our Shelves @ the MVML

10 Things I Can See from Here
19 Love Songs
27 Hours
The Abyss Surrounds Us
The Afterward
Afterworlds
All Eyes on Us
All of Us with Wings
All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages
All the Bad Apples
All the Things We Do in the Dark
The Anatomy of Curiosity
And I Darken
And She Was
Anger Is a Gift
Annie on My Mind
Another Day
The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
The Art of Being Normal
*The above is only a partial visual list of books owned by the MVML. Please take a moment to click on the image title above to see the complete list or click on a book cover to read more about that individual book.

 

Thrive At Home

Welcome to our newest series: Thrive at Home

Disclaimer:
The purchasing and consumption of alcohol is only legal for those aged 21 and older. Some videos may feature the use of alcohol in the recipes. Please enjoy responsibly.

Yoga @ Home series featured on Wednesdays can be found HERE.

Home Hairstyling with LeeAnn Blizzard

 

Episode 1

Today LeeAnn will talk about dry shampoo and how to help our hair have better texture and style.

Episode 2

Join LeeAnn this week as she shares how to care for your hair immediately after washing to make it soft and shiny and also to give it the volume so many of us crave! 

Episode 3

In today’s episode LeeAnn shows us how to make long, loose curls in our hair.

Episode 4

Today we will learn to do some simple braiding that is appropriate for dressing up or dressing down. 

Cook With Books Featuring TLLS Staff Members

Episode 1: Zach Ross

Episode 2: Dabney Kinser

Episode 3: Doug Bassett

Episode 4: Katie Rivers

Home Gardening with Extension Agents from UGA Agriculture and Natural Resources

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Master of Mixology with Savannah Massey

 

Episode 1
Guest Starring Chea Cliatt

Chea Cliatt, mixmaster and previous bar manager extraordinaire of Bollywood Tacos, shows us some basic mixology tools.

Episode 2

Newest Arrivals

One of my favorite tasks of working in the library is handling patron requests. I like knowing what other people are reading. I like knowing what is coming to our shelves for the public to checkout. One of the best parts of being a PINES member library is the ability to request items from other PINES member libraries. As a worker of a PINES member library, this means receiving transits to fulfill patron requests. This reception makes every day feel like a holiday with presents to open.

Newly cataloged books are a bit different. The newest of the new like the ones arriving soon are only available to be requested and picked up within their owning library system during the first six months of their shelf life. Even more special is that these new books were not just selected because they are new but because you requested them. Our collection development coordinator pours over new book lists and upcoming releases and takes into serious consideration the reading preferences of our local patrons -- YOU!

We are not always able to purchase every item on the requests list and have been adding more resources for accessing your most wanted reads over the years. Ask us about our digital resources.

~Virginia Greene, Branch Manager

 

Newest Arrivals

A Long Petal of the Sea
Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line
Night Boat to Tangier
The Illness Lesson
Lady Clementine
The Warsaw Protocol
Everywhere You Don't Belong
The Girls with No Names
Greenwood
Fatal Roots: A County Cork Mystery
A Bitter Feast
The Girl with the Louding Voice
Texas Brigadier to the Fall of Atlanta: John Bell Hood
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death
The Last Sun
The Boys Omnibus Vol. 5
Thief River Falls
The Dark Corners of the Night
The Prized Girl
Perfect Little Children



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2020 Tax Information

Federal Tax Forms & Information

Available are Forms 1040 & the new 1040-SR available for use by taxpayers age 65
and older.

Additional 1040 Forms and schedules may be printed at .25 cents per page in black & white (.50 cents per page for color).

Access ALL Federal Forms & Instructions HERE.

1040 & 1040-SR Forms with Instruction Booklet:

Schedules 1 - 3 for Forms 1040 & 1040-SR

IF YOU... THEN USE
Have additional income, such as unemployment compensation, prize or award money, gambling winnings.
Have any deductions to claim, such as student loan interest deduction, self-employment tax, educator expenses.
Schedule 1
Owe other taxes, such as self-employment tax, household employment taxes, additional tax on IRAs or other
qualified retirement plans and tax-favored accounts, AMT, or need to make an excess advance premium tax credit repayment.
Schedule 2
Can claim any credit that you didn't claim on Form 1040 or 1040-SR, such as the foreign tax credit,
education credits, general business credit. Have other payments, such as an amount paid with a request for an
extension to file or excess social security tax withheld.
Schedule 3

State of Georgia Tax Forms & Instructions

Common Tax Forms

Additional Resources

Our local library staff are not trained tax-aides or tax filing professionals.
We are unable to provide legal tax advice or assist you in the actual process of filing your taxes.
Reference staff is available to assist with navigating to additional resource sites via the Internet.


AARP Tax Assistance

AARP Tax-Aide* (Nearest Locations)

*AARP has not currently scheduled any free tax-aide sessions at either branch location in the Twin Lakes Library System. Visit the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program site for more information about AARP tax preparation services and locations.


All official federal tax forms and publications provided by and are found on the official IRS website:  http://irs.gov

New Year New Books

Happy New Year!

The newest of the new are arriving soon if not already cataloged. The final 2019 order submission for some of the newest and hottest titles means new books for your reading resolutions coming your way this January 2020. Click on a book cover to read about it at goodreads.com. See a staff member to request a title for future pickup. Learn how to request materials thorugh the PINES catalog, just ask a staff member for assistance.

December Titles Arriving This January

Music By Heart: Paperless Songs for Evening Worship
A Little Hatred
The Yellow House
One Pot Recipes: 125 Easy  Delicious Complete Meals
Georgia POW Camps in World War II
The Hungover Cookbook
The Innocents
Honeybee Hotel: The Waldorf Astoria's Rooftop Garden and the Heart of NYC
The Love and Lemons Cookbook: An Apple-to-Zucchini Celebration of Impromptu Cooking
Good Girls Lie: A Novel
The Boys Omnibus Vol. 3
This Is Pleasure: A Story
Fairytale Baking: Delicious Treats Inspired by Hansel  Gretel, Snow White, and Other Classic Stories
Trailblazer: A Pioneering Journalist's Fight to Make the Media Look More Like America
The Melon
Now You See Them
The Fifth Column
The Ten Thousand Doors of January
Face It
The German House



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Featured Image reads new books coming your way with white and blue lettering. Background image is of wintry tree and sky.

November Selections Arriving This December

Hover your cursor over the book cover to see the titles. Click on the book covers to read book summaries courtesy of GoodReads. Cataloged titles become available for hold requests through the catalog. Please a see member of our staff for assistance or if you have questions. 2019 is coming to an end. A new decade is on the horizon. Huddle up in a comfy corner with a book. If you prefer online resources for your reading and listening needs see a staff member to learn more about our online ebook and digital audiobook options. 

November Selections

The 19th Christmas
25 Days 'Til Christmas
Acid For The Children: A Memoir
All Blood Runs Red: The Legendary Life of Eugene Bullard-Boxer, Pilot, Soldier, Spy
Allegiance
America Is Immigrants
The Andromeda Evolution
Before and After: The Incredible Real-Life Stories of Orphans Who Survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society
The Birth of the Modern World, 1780-1914: Global Connections and Comparisons
Bowie's Bookshelf: The Hundred Books that Changed David Bowie's Life
The Boys Omnibus Vol. 2
The Call of the Wild and Free: Reclaiming Wonder in Your Child's Education
Chasing the Sun: How the Science of Sunlight Shapes Our Bodies and Minds
Christmas at Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop
City of Scoundrels
A Cloud a Day
Coming Home for Christmas
The Confession Club
Criss Cross
The Day It Finally Happens: Alien Contact, Dinosaur Parks, Immortal Humans—and Other Possible Phenomena



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Newest Arrivals

Newest books arriving soon. Hover over the images to view the book title. All images are links. Click on the book cover to follow the link to the goodreads.com page about the book and the author. Speak to a staff member at one of our three branches in the Twin Lakes Library System to request the books you would like read. Once the books are officially cataloged your hold requests will show up on your account. As books arrive and are officially cataloged they will be viewable in the PINES catalog. Keep up with the newest materials recently purchased and cataloged with the 'New Library Materials' feature on the frontpage of the catalog. Choose 'Twin Lakes Library System' to see a list of all new materials cataloged recently for the entire public library system of Milledgeville-Baldwin County.

And So It Begins
Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy
The Testaments
The Body Lies
Deadfall
The Silence of the Girls
What Rose Forgot
The Last Job:
Tell Me Everything
The Accident of Color: A Story of Race in Reconstruction
Lithium: A Doctor, a Drug, and a Breakthrough
Eugene V. Debs: A Graphic Biography
American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century
Charcoal: New Ways to Cook with Fire
The Water Dancer
Strands of Truth
Middle England
Robert B. Parker's The Bitterest Pill
Killer in the Carriage House
Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire



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Blast Off with New Books

Blast Off with New Books

Look no further for the newest reads launching this summer at your local Twin Lakes Library System branch.
Hot off the presses May 2019 and cooling on the shelves this June. 

Blast Off with New Books

Abandoned Georgia: Traveling the Backroads
After the End
Backlash
Big Sky
Biloxi
Blessing in Disguise
The Bold World: A Memoir of Family and Transformation
The Book Supremacy
The Bookshop on the Shore
The Burning Chambers
Call Your Daughter Home
Captives
Cari Mora
The Carrow Haunt
The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont
City of Girls
The Confessions of Frannie Langton
Constellations: The Story of Space Told Through the 88 Known Star Patterns in the Night Sky
Conviction
Craven Manor



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Recently Cataloged

Newly Cataloged Books of the Summer

The hot start of summer means one thing -- staying inside to read or listen to your favorite books. 

Summer officially starts on June 21st and Summer Reading Club, including the annual Summer Reading Challenge, is already in full swing. Check out the newest of the new on the recently ordered and cataloged list.

Newly Cataloged

The Sakura Obsession: The Incredible Story of the Plant Hunter Who Saved Japan's Cherry Blossoms
Redemption
The Missing Corpse: A Brittany Mystery
The Restless Kings: Henry II, His Sons and the Wars for the Plantagenet Crown
A Wonderful Stroke of Luck
The Last Woman in the Forest
Dinner for Everyone: 100 Iconic Dishes Made 3 Ways--Easy, Vegan, or Perfect for Company
The Last Stone
Outside Looking In
The Better Sister
The View from Alameda Island
Trust Exercise
The Binding
Oconee River User's Guide
The Last Second
The Lost Gutenberg: The Astounding Story of One Book's Five-Hundred-Year Odyssey
The Ash Family
The Man in the Willows: The Life of Kenneth Grahame
Before We Were Wicked
Killer Cupcakes



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Spring Arrivals! Newest of the New!

Blooming yellow daffodilsWelcome Spring!

Smell the new books. Check them out, take them home, read them. Enjoy! March quickly comes to an end as April hopefully brings showers aplenty to wash away and redistribute the pollen. March 20th marked the official start to Spring this year. And before anyone knows it, the Summer Reading Club challenge will be upon us.

Psst!  Mark your calendars for the 2019 Annual Spring Book Sale coming Saturday, April 13th.

New Arrivals

The Martian
The Last Infidels
The Malefic Nation
The Bitter Earth: A Post Apocalyptic Thriller
The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win
Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World
Anger Management for Everyone: Ten Proven Strategies to Help You Control Anger and Live a Happier Life
Her One Mistake
The Clean Plate: Eat, Reset, Heal
Talent
The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone's Well-Being
Mailbox Money: A Salesman's Journey to Learn the Secrets of Business and Life
Binti: The Complete Trilogy
More Deadly than the Male: Masterpieces from the Queens of Horror
The City in the Middle of the Night
Lost Children Archive
The Night Tiger
The Lost Night
Unforgettable You
The Altruists



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Newbooks FEB2019

For the Love of Reading…February Books Ordered

The Other 364 Days of the Year

People celebrate love on Valentine's Day with hearts and kisses, flowers and candy. This celebration of love did not end at midnight. It continues on throughout the next 364 days. Celebrate love with more than hearts and kisses, flowers and candy. Celebrate all the days of the year with the love of reading and libraries. We're here to help you celebrate this month and every month.

The newest of the new are on their way for you.

Get the PINES App now available for iOS and Android. Stay connected with your library card account.

Never a need to have a separate app for creating a digital library card*...stay connected even when you leave your wallet at home...     PINES app for Android.     PINES App for iOS.

*Disclaimer: Digital library cards unable to be scanned require proof of identification for manual input to ensure security for your account. Please keep your physical library cards in a safe location when using a digital library card. Inform your home library the moment you realize your physical cards become missing/lost/stolen.

TLLSGA NewBooks's 2019february book montage

No Exit
The Stranger Inside
A Sinister Splendor: A Mexican War Novel
As Long as We Both Shall Live
Last Night
The Hunting Party
The Temp
Dannemora: Two Escaped Killers, Three Weeks of Terror, and the Largest Manhunt Ever in New York State
Never Tell
The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls
The Next to Die
The Lost Man
Underground: A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet
Black Leopard, Red Wolf
The Wedding Guest
What We Did
Zaitoun: Recipes from the Palestinian Kitchen
Widows' Revenge
The Atlas of Reds and Blues
Finding Dorothy



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January’s Books

Recently seen on social media and in the news - Pepsi (an official sponsor of SuperBowl 53) billboards are taking over Atlanta.  We cannot guarantee what beverages (Coke and/or Pepsi) will be served at and during the Super Bowl this coming weekend but we can guarantee new books coming to a local library shelf near you in the Twin Lakes Library System. Come into one of our two branches to speak with a staff member about requesting one of our newest arrivals. All the most recently cataloged items can also be accessed online.  As always, we provide a monthly new books shelf on goodreads.com featuring summaries and reader reviews of the books on the New Books List (available here and in print at our branches). We do not officially endorse goodreads.com (and they do not endorse us) but many of our staff and local patrons use this wonderful online social media book reading and author community for all things books and book-related.

January's Arrivals

The Clockmaker's Daughter
The Witch Elm
Look Alive Twenty-Five
1619: Jamestown and the Forging of American Democracy
Adèle
All Systems Red
The Alcohol Experiment: A 30-Day, Alcohol-Free Challenge to Interrupt Your Habits and Help You Take Control
An Anonymous Girl
The Best of Us
Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
Chosen People
Clipped Wings
The Conspiracy
Crucible
The Current
Daughter of War
The Dreamers
Echoes of Evil
Everyday Millionaires: How Ordinary People Built Extraordinary Wealth--And How You Can Too
Final Shadows



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Digital Access

Digital Access Card Account Available
for Free Online Resources

Free online resource access for eBooks, digital audiobooks, and more available with your Twin Lakes Library System Card.
If you do not already have a Twin Lakes Library System card account you can apply online* for a library card account to access our digital collections. UPDATE: Drive-thru services are now available at the Mary Vinson Memorial Library Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM if you would prefer to obtain a permanent library card account. 

*Make sure to choose MARY VINSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY as the 'Home Library' on the form so we can find your application. We can always change your home library location later on as needed.

The Twin Lakes Library System reserves the right to require applicants for Temporary Digital Accounts to live, work, go to school, or own property in the Twin Lakes Library System (TLLS) service area to qualify.

You will be issued a library account number that gives you free access to Hoopla, RBdigital, Kanopy, and more.  See our Digital Resources page. This account will give you access to our digital resources until June 30, 2020, this date may be extended as needed while library buildings remain close due to COVID-19 and social distancing measures.

You must have an active email address to receive your account information. Please allow up to 2 business days to process your request.

Note: There are also many e-resources that do not require a library card for access.

When libraries reopen, please stop by your local library to convert your digital account to a full access account so you can check out books, DVDs, audiobooks, and more!

F.A.Q.

Who is eligible for a library card?
Standard PINES accounts are free to all residents of Georgia. Replacement cards are $2.00. Temporary Digital Accounts do not come with a physical card.  We reserve the right to require applicants of Temporary Digital Accounts to live, work, go to school, or own property in the Twin Lakes Library System (TLLS) service area.

How long will the digital access account be active?
Standard PINES accounts expire after two (2) years and require updating. Temporary Digital Accounts are only active for a limited amount of time.

Can I check out materials from the library once they reopen?
Drive-Thru Services are available at the Mary Vinson Memorial Library Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. You may convert your digital access account to a full-service PINES account during our Drive-Thru Service hours. You will need to show valid photo identification showing current mailing address such as a driver's license or state ID and proof of residency.

Beanstack FAQ

About Beanstack

What is Beanstack?

Simple! It’s the world’s easiest way to keep track of all the books you read. When you create a Beanstack account for yourself or your family, you’re instantly connected to your local library’s reading programs, so you’ll get credit for every minute and every page. We’ll keep all your stats for you, cheer you on while you work towards your program goals, and let you know when you’ve earned prizes. When your library’s program ends, you keep your account, and your reading history—it’s always free, and you can keep right on logging your leisure reading. When the next library program comes around, no need to re-register—just click on it, and you’re in.

How do I log my reading or activities?

In one swipe! Flip your book over and use your phone to scan the bar code on the back. Boom, you’re done. Seriously, the Beanstack mobile app makes it that easy. If you want to get fancy, you can also enter the number of pages, minutes, or hours (nice work!) that you read. If your library uses Activities, they’ll be there on your screen—just click the ones you’ve done.

Prefer to use your computer to log your reading? No problem. You can always enter your reading through your Beanstack account online, too.

How do I get the prizes I earn in Beanstack?

Every time you hit a reading milestone, you’ll win a badge—a little digital fist bump to celebrate the quality time your brain and your books have been spending together. Sometimes those milestones will come with real, actual loot from your library—we’ll let you know, so you can go in and claim your sweet reward. If your library uses a raffle system for prizes, you can even use Beanstack to choose which goodies you want your tickets to go towards.

May I add more than one reader to my account?

Of course. You can set up as many profiles as you like, for readers of any age. And if you’re a parent who reads aloud to more than one kid at a time, you can credit that reading time to multiple children’s accounts with a single click—no need to log it in separately for each of your avid listeners.

How do I update my password?

Tap that little “gear” button in the top right and hit “Edit Account.”

How do I stop getting emails from Beanstack?

Fill out form 247-GS in triplicate, then get a self-addressed, stamped envelope…
Kidding, kidding. Just click “Edit Reader” (it’s right next to your name) and hit “No” under Email Notifications.

Library Book Fair 2020

Most Anticipated Fundraiser of the Season: Library Fair 2020

This event is hosted by the Twin Lakes Library System. Supported and sponsored by the community members and businesses of Milledgeville-Baldwin County. The date this year for the 40th Annual Library Fair is TBA, from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM.


The Library Fair is held between and inside our two downtown locations the Mary Vinson Memorial Library (Flea Market & Bake Sale) located at 151 South Jefferson Street in Downtown Milledgeville and the Hancock Branch (Main Book Sale Event) across the parking lot at 127 East Hancock Street.

The Library Fair is one of the largest annual fundraisers for the public library system of Baldwin County. The Library Fair is more than just a book sale, it is a full day of entertainment, excitement, food, friends, and of course - books! We hope you are able to join in the fun.

40th Annual Library Fair Web Page

The 40th Annual Library Fair web page is your go-to resource for all things Library Fair=related from online volunteer forms, sponsor lists, and more! In order to continue to recognize those who assist with the event as well as our generous sponsors and donors, we keep up the prior year's details (check them out towards the bottom of the page) until the upcoming event.

All proceeds from Library Fair provide much-needed financial support to our Youth Services programming and Summer Reading Clubs.

Please contact us at 478-452-0677 if you have any general questions about the Twin Lakes Library System Annual Library Fair.

COVID-19

The Twin Lakes Library System's Annual Library Fair for the Fall of 2020 is contingent on the status of public health due to COVID-19 in the local community. The Library System will follow all policies and procedures regarding public gatherings in the planning of this event.

Book Sale Prices

Standard Price List:

$10.00 Bargain Bag
$15.00 Bargain Box
$1.00  Individual Hardback
$0.50  Individual Paperback
$1.00  Audio/Visual (Cd/DVD)
$0.50  Audio/Visual (tape)

Fill 'em Up!

Bargain Bags & Bargain Boxes are the way to go to get the most bang for your buck and the most books in a single shopping trip. Beat the crowds by purchasing your bargain bags and boxes during our ongoing PreSale Event. All presold bag and box purchasers will be permitted to browse the books 15 minutes prior to the start of the event.

Bargain bags & boxes are also able to be purchased during the event.

You are not required to purchase a bargain bag or box in order to browse the books during the regular hours of the event.

Additional Book Fair Features & Attractions:

  • Food Vendors
  • Midway Games
  • Bouncy House
  • Face painting
  • Children's crafts
  • Bake Sale
  • Flea Market
  • Community Corner
  • Music Entertainment
  • Plant Sale (courtesy of Lockerly Arboretum)

 

Thank You for Volunteering

Thank you to everyone who volunteered for Library Fair 2019.

Sponsors

Thank you to everyone who sponsored and donated to the 38th Annual Library  Fair. Your sponsorships help make this community fundraiser event for your Baldwin County public libraries possible.

Sponsorship levels are Silver ($50 - $199), Gold ($200 - $499), and Platinum ($500 and above). All sponsors are included in our announcements during the event while early sponsors are included on our flyers and other promotional materials.

To become a sponsor simply mail a check to:
Twin Lakes Library System
Attn: Library Fair Sponsorship
151 S Jefferson ST SE
Milledgeville, GA 31061

2018 Library Fair Sponsors:

Platinum

Maidana Nunn
John and Gracia Penuel
Gloria Smith
Conditioned Air
The Cansino Law Firm, LLC

Gold

Carol Grant
Bobby Brown Insurance
Ameriprise Financial Services

Silver

Ruthild Pinero
Sherrill Jones
Designs on Georgia
John and Louise Sallstrom
Charles and Dorothy Brown
Nancy Hodge
Doyle Boyd
Mary Hunnicutt
Exchange Bank
Betty Jo Dunn
Mariclay and Luciella McElheny

In-Kind

Colleen Wilson
Kell Carpenter
Lurline West
Ruby Wertz
Jo Ann Burns
Mary Baker
Georgia Military College
Randy Blair
WGUR
WRGC
Blackbird Coffee
Ryals Bakery
David Brooks
G & S Gas
Daniel McDonald
Erin Dickey
Lockerly Arboretum

Spring Book Sale Postponed Until Further Notice

2020 Annual Spring Book Sale

Spring Book Sale Canceled Due to COV-19 Pandemic

The Twin Lakes Library System Spring Book Sale for 2020 canceled due to COV-19. We hope to hold this event in the Spring of 2021.

Free to Browse; Prices to Buy

 

Bargain Boxes $15.00 each
Bonus Bargain Box Buy Three (3) Bargain Boxes Get One (1) Bonus Box Free
Bargain Bags $10.00 each
Bonus Bargain Bag Buy Three (3) Bargain Bags Get One (1) Bonus Bag Free
Individual Hardback Books or DVDs $1.00 each
Individual Paperback Books or VHS $0.50 each

F.A.Q. Answers

  • Bargain Bags & Boxes will are available for purchase BEFORE & the day of the main Book Sale event. Purchase your Bag or Box ticket today.
  • Please hold off dropping book donations the week leading up to the book sale.
  • Cash, cards, and checks are acceptable methods of payment during book sales and presale events. Checks need to have your name, address, and phone number pre-printed on the check (no starter checks) and be made out to Mary Vinson Memorial Library. The Library reserves the right to ask for a valid ID or your library card for any payment transaction.
Georgia Public Library Service Pass Programs

Public Library Pass Programs

Don't miss out on some of the greatest opportunities Georgia Public Library Service has to offer.  

Visit your local public library to learn more about these library pass programs and to check them out with your PINES library card. 

*Passes are non-holdable and can only be checked out if available.  Passes are in a limited quantity so please check the catalog or call your local library to find out about availability.

Link to official website for Georgia Department of Natural Resources | State Parks & Historic Sites

Historic Site Family Pass & Georgia State Park Parking Pass

Georgia State Parks Discovery Backpack Loan Program

Georgia State Parks Discovery Backpack tag

Georgia State Parks Pass Library Program

Status:  Trails, campsites, cabins open to the public for use. Visitors and education centers are closed. People wishing to visit overnight need to make reservations online.

BEFORE MAKING ANY VISITS TO PARKS OR HISTORIC SITE PLEASE VISIT THE COVID-19 ALERT PAGE.

Parks Pass Packet Includes:

  • Georgia State Park Parking Pass
  • Historic Site Family Pass

The Park Pass Packet checks out for one week with one renewal.

Georgia State Parks Parking Pass

  • Waives the $5.00 required parking fee for a single, non-commercial vehicle.

Historic Site Family Pass

  • Up to 2 visitors in possession of this pass will be admitted at no charge to any historic site operated by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.
  • Pass holders may be required to show identification.
  • Pass holders are subject to all site rules and regulations.
  • For a complete listing of all locations with descriptions, hours of operation and events, visit GeorgiaStateParks.org

Georgia State Parks Discovery Backpack

This item may be checked out separately or in conjunction with the Georgia State Park Pass Packet.

This item checks out for one week with one renewal.

Contains:

  • Backpack
  • Binoculars
  • Bird Pamphlet
  • Wildlife Pamphlet
  • Trees/Flowers Pamphlet

Please be aware that any loss or damage to the backpack or its contents will result in a replacement fee of $75.00.

Center for Puppetry Arts Georgia Public Libraries Passport to Puppetry

Center for Puppetry Arts

Status:  Closed to the public

The Family Pass for this museum is currently not in circulation and may not be checked out. If your family has a pass checked out it will not be valid at this time and we ask that you return it to your nearest PINES library.  

More Information

 

Go Fish Education Center - Family Pass -- Learn More!

Go Fish Education Center

Status: Open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Only allowing ten (10) visitors into Center building at a time. All tactile activities are closed.

Library Loan Program - Family Pass

ADMIT UP TO FOUR (4) VISITORS *FREE* TO THE GO FISH CENTER

Pass holders may be required to show identification.
Pass holders are subject to all state rules and regulations.

More Information

https://gofisheducationcenter.com/
Phone: (478) 988-6701

Chattahoochee Nature Center Georgia Public Library Service Family Pass -- Learn More!

Chattahoochee Nature Center

Status: Currently Closed

Tentatively, May 18th the Nature Center reopened for CNC members with a reopening to the general public on May 25th. These dates are subject to change and we recommend checking out their website for more information. 

The Family Pass for the CNC is currently not in circulation and may not be checked out. If your family has a pass checked out, it will not be valid at this time and we ask that you return it to your nearest PINES library.

More Information

William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Georgia Public Library Service Family Pass -- Learn More!

William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum

Status: Closed to the Public

The website for the Breman Museum is full of resources on Jewish heritage. We recommend accessing the museum's Archived Events to watch videos or read more of their events. The Breman Museum is participating in ATL Museum at Home. Many of Atlanta's top museums have joined together to provide free virtual experiences to the community. 

The Family Pass for this museum is currently not in circulation and may not be checked out. If your family has a pass checked out it will not be valid at this time and we ask that you return it to your nearest PINES library.

More Information

http://TheBreman.org
Phone: (678) 222-3700

Link to official Zoo Atlanta website

Zoo Atlanta Library Pass Program

Update: This pass program is currently on hold until further notice - the Zoo is currently not accepting passes.
READ MORE HERE

Step 1. Check out the Zoo Atlanta DVD from your local public library

Check out and watch the Zoo Atlanta DVD to learn about the history of Zoo Atlanta.

DVD is checked out on a first-come, first-served basis
Officially, the DVD is unable to be placed on hold through the catalog
DVD checks out for one (1) week with no renewals

Step 2. Return the Zoo Atlanta DVD (In-Person)

Return the Zoo Atlanta DVD to the lending library in-person to receive a Zoo Atlanta Pass

Zoo Atlanta DVD must be returned on time (not past the due date)
Only one pass allowed per household per year
Pass must be presented at Zoo Atlanta within 2 weeks (14 days)
Pass is valid for the free entry of up to four (4) people into Zoo Atlanta

More Information

https://zooatlanta.org
Phone: (404) 624-5600
 Zoo Atlanta Library Pass FAQ

Michael C. Carlos Museum on Emory Campus

Status:  Closed to the public

The Family Pass for this museum is currently not in circulation and may not be checked out. If your family has a pass checked out it will not be valid at this time and we ask that you return it to your nearest PINES library.

Website: carlos.emory.edu


Macon Museum Pass
(Georgia Sports Hall of Fame/Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences/Tubman Museum)

Status:  All closed the public

The Family Pass for these museums is currently not in circulation and may not be checked out. If your family has a pass checked out it will not be valid at this time and we ask that you return it to your nearest PINES library.

Websites:  georgiasportshalloffame.com
                    masmacon.org
                    tubmanmuseum.com