To provide quality, responsive and innovative information services which foster the individual pursuit of knowledge and enhance the cultural, economic and intellectual vitality of the community.
Calhoun-Gordon County Library provides valuable assets to the community. We have an extensive genealogy collection and research area with a wide variety of reference materials available as needed. There are special programs for all ages including appearances of guest authors and illustrators. Recognizing the importance of children reading year-round, we offer a summer reading program.
The Library building is owned by the City, and its operations are funded cooperatively. County allotments cover 65% of the annual operating expenses, and County resident cardholders are in about the same proportion. Since 1957 Calhoun-Gordon County Library has been a branch of the Northwest Georgia Regional Library System, receiving technical and cataloging support, staff training, state funds for materials, eligibility for state construction funds for public libraries, and access to the statewide PINES inter-library circulation system.
The library contains a large collection of books, audio books, and videos for preschool, youth, teens, and adults. Our meeting room is equipped with a state-of-the art data projector, DVD/VHS player, and electronic projection screen. We subscribe to various newspapers, magazines, and periodicals for patron use. Computers and wireless internet access are also available, with usage that exceeds all other libraries in the Northwest Regional Library system.
Our community also uses its Library heavily for meetings, summer reading programs, home- and after-school study activities, workforce development assistance, and a variety of services from non-profit organizations. Last year over 200,000 visits were logged, overloading the facility and its resources