Sequoyah Regional Library Newsletter

Serving Cherokee, Gilmer and Pickens Counties

From The Director – Anita Summers

Welcome to this month’s issue of The Sequoyah!

We have exciting partnerships to announce between Georgia public libraries, the Chattahoochee Nature Center, and the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, so there’s definitely a lot to celebrate. With our Summer Reading Program just around the corner, we’re kicking things off in a big way. After the success of our fine forgiveness program during National Library Week, we’ve decided to hold our first-ever fine-free summer! You won’t want to miss everything we have in store.

Curl up with a favorite book and enjoy this warmer weather. See you at the library!


From May 24 through July, visit your local Sequoyah library for our Summer Reading Program! Adults, teens, and children may pick up their very own summer reading log and complete activities at the library to win prizes. All through summer, attend shows, events, and more, all completely free of charge. And speaking of “free”…

Have you been putting off visiting your library because of fines? To celebrate the Summer Reading Program, we’re doing our very first fine-free summer! From May 24 through July 30, enjoy your summer at the library without adding new fines to your account. Some fees may be excluded. Ask library staff for details.

Visit for our full summer schedule.


Using your library card, you can check out experience passes for free or reduced-price admission to places like Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts, state parks, historic sites, and more. Now, two brand new passes are available: one for the Chattahoochee Nature Center and one for the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum. These passes can be checked out using your library card, just like a normal library book!

Each of these new Library Family Passes is valid for general admission of up to four people into either the Chattahoochee Nature Center or the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum. Your free admission to the Chattahoochee Nature Center grants you all-day access to picnicking, hiking trails, aviaries with wild birds, concerts, and other activities for all ages. The Breman Museum is your family’s gateway to connect with Jewish history, culture, and arts with numerous galleries and rotating exhibitions. Certain special events or activities may still require a participation fee, but the general admission covered by the Library Family Passes goes a long way.

Ask a library staff member at the front desk for the Chattahoochee Nature Center or Breman Museum Family Pass, and enjoy an adventure in nature and history!


Congressional Art Exhibition


In partnership with Congressman Barry Loudermilk, Sequoyah Regional Library System hosted the 38th Annual Congressional Art Exhibition. Artwork created by high school students in Georgia’s 11th District was featured in a gallery at the Woodstock Public Library during April. Congratulations to all of our student artists!





Have you checked out a Starling yet? This wearable word counter measures the number of words your child hears. Pair it with the Starling smartphone app to set reading and word goals with your child. Set your child up for success! Visit your local Sequoyah library to check out a Starling Kit.

Keep Up with Us


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Marvel Encyclopedia

New Release



WWE greatest rivalries

New Release



A silken thread : a novel

New Release




Friends of the Cherokee County Libraries Book Sale

Don’t miss the Friends of the Cherokee County Libraries book sale at the Ball Ground Public Library! The big sale is open to the public on the following dates…

Thursday, May 16 (5:30 PM – 7:30 PM)

Friday, May 17 (10:00 AM – 5:30 PM)

Saturday, May 18 (10:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

A preview sale from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM on Thursday, May 16 will be open to members of the Friends of Cherokee County Libraries – become a member at the door. Join us and meet some new books (and movies, and CDs, and video games, and more)!


Author Birthdays

Joseph Heller

Born: May 1, 1923: Joseph Heller was an American author of novels, short stories, plays and screenplays. His best-known work is the novel Catch-22.





Walter Whitman

Born: May 31, 1819: Walter Whitman was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works.




Ian Lancaster Fleming

Born May 28, 1908: Ian Lancaster Fleming was an English author, journalist and naval intelligence officer who is best known for his James Bond series of spy novels.




Ralph Waldo Emerson

Born May 25, 1803: Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.




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