Friday, March 28, 2008

Library Travelers to Visit Atlanta Aquarium and Coca Cola Museum

Since the trip to the Atlanta Aquarium and the Coca Cola Museum was so popular earlier this month, another one has been scheduled for May 2.

Forty-eight seats are available on a chartered bus and will be filled on a first come first served basis. Cost for the trip is $47 which includes transportation and admission to the aquarium and museum. Travelers will lunch on their own. Food is available in the aquarium.

The bus will leave the Bradshaw Library at 8:00 a.m. and return before 6:00 p.m. on the scheduled date.

Those who wish to make the trip should come by the Bradshaw Library during its regular hours of operation and register. Don't delay. The bus will fill up in a hurry. Telephone registration will not be permitted and the registration fee is non-refundable. The library telephone number is 334-768-2161

This is another quality program for adults offered by the Chambers County Library. Additional trips are being scheduled.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Online Request Form Now Available

Patrons can now request materials using an online submission form. The library staff will make every effort to order the requested material. If the item is not available, we will contact you via phone or email if your contact information is included with the submission. Please include as much information about the requested item as you can.

The form is available on the Chambers County Library website under "Library Highlights" and from the bar at the top of the page.

Monday, March 17, 2008

LaFayette Pilot Library Anniversary

LaFayette Pilot Public Library celebrated 53 years of service in the LaFayette community on Friday, March 14. Patrons were invited to explore the history of the library beginning with the original Pilot Library that started in the county courthouse. News articles, pictures and other memoribilia traced the evolution of the Library to its present form. Patrons enjoyed refreshments and shared memories of the LaFayette Library.

Did you miss the fun...want to find out more? Visit the LaFayette Library today to view these historical artifacts.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Library Travelers to visit Andersonville Confederate Prison

The Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia was the most infamous installation of its kind during the American Civil War. Camp Sumter, it's official name, was a 26 1/2 acre facility which opened in February 1864. Designed to accommodate 10,000 prisoners, it was surrounded by at 15-foot-high stockade and the largest number of prisoners held at one time was 32,000. 13,000 died from malnutrition, a wide range of diseases, overcrowding, poor sanitation and exposure. The prison ceased to exist in May 1865. Captain Henry A. Wirz, commander of the facility, was arrested, tried, convicted and hanged at the end of the war.

In 1910 the site was donated to the people of the United States by the Woman's Relief Corps. It was administered by the War Department and its successor, the Department of the Army until it was designated as a national historic site. Since July 1, 1971, it has been administered by the National Park Service.

Utilizing a chartered bus, the Library Travelers will visit Andersonville on April 4, leaving the library parking lot at 8:00 a.m and returning about 5:00 pm. Fee for the trip is $17 and is non-refundable. Travelers will be encouraged to take a picnic lunch since no food will be available on the premises. A Park Ranger will conduct a guided tour throughout the area. When the tour is finished, each traveler will be free to wander about the entire site. There is no entry fee to the site. Registration is now underway at the Bradshaw and LaFayette libraries. Seats will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Telephone registration is not allowed.

This is another quality adult program offered by the Chambers County Library. Telephone number is 334-768-2161.