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Oconee County Library hopes to raise $10,000 from book sale

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. – Volunteers will be holding a winter book sale to raise money for programs the annual budget doesn’t cover. Penny Mills and other Board Members of Oconee County Library Friends (OCLF) hope to donate about $10,000 to the Oconee County Library. Year after year, Mills is encouraged to see the volunteers who are motivated to help the Oconee County Library and their teen programs. “There are a dozen regular volunteers who come back year after year to help put on a successful fundraising event”. Nearly 24 volunteers were…

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Oconee County Library Hosts Pumpkin Decorating Contest

The Oconee County Library’s Pumpkin Decorating Contest is happening this week. The contest is open to kids age 0 to 11. The children are encouraged to bring their favorite book characters to life through the pumpkins. According to the children’s librarian, Rebecca Ballard, this is a carve-free contest because the library doesn’t want “critters” running around the facility. On Monday, Ballard hosted a workshop where she provided decorating supplies for the children. Some kids went in with the intention of entering their pumpkins in the contest but loved their design…

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Grady Newsource Profiles: Andy Plemmons

Athens, GA- After talking to Barrow Elementary Media Specialists Andy Plemmons for just a few minutes, only one person comes to mind that makes education fun to students…Miss Frizzle. No, he is not hopping on a magic school bus and taking trips throughout the universe. However, he is extending the imaginations of students through technology. Follow this Barrow Elementary librarian for a day and see why Movers and Shakers named his community builder of the year. Reporter Jazmine Calhoun

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