Welcome to the Andalusia Public Library.

The Genealogy Department has an extensive collection of local and statewide historical resources.  Local census, and newspapers on microfilm, indexed local paper1800s forward, obituary index, Family Tree Maker, wide variety of genealogy books, local family histories.  New Digitized computer access to microfilm.

The Computer Services include 14 internet/word-processing stations, state of the art learning lab, children’s computer with educational software, Alabama Virtual Library, Learn a test, and Online tutoring. Connecting families Web Cam, Wi-Fi hotspot

Spanish and Korean books for children and adults.  Fiction and non-fiction are avaliable.

The Echoes and Visions Folk Life Program has indexed ethnographic collection of traditional life in the surrounding area.  Photos recordings and videos capture the traditional folkways of our area.

The Charles Dixon Memorial Room has been newly remodeled spacious meeting room for civic organizations, clubs and educational entities.  Kitchen services for light meals.  Stage and pull down multimedia screen.

The Children's/Young Adult Services department has been recently remodeled, StoryTime for preschoolers every Friday at 10:30.  Outreach puppet shows, film festivals, Summer library program.  New Teen Room with games, CD players, college information, and new and old YA fiction and nonfiction.

Procedures
1. Books check out for 2 weeks.  They can be renewed twice, in person or by phone.  Limit 5 books per person.
2. Reference books may not be checked out.
3. Talking books, magazines, DVDs, software, and videos check out for 1 week.  Limit 5 talking books per person; 5 magazines per person; two videos per person, 2 DVDS per person and 2 music CDs per person.
4. Internet/computer Usage:  all users must sign an acceptable use agreement.  Children eleven and under must have a parent or guardian present when using the internet.  1 hour limit on computers at the discretion of the librarian.  Limited to one session per day at the discretion of the librarian.

Outreach Programs
Issues on aging; books and videos available to interested organizations, outreach children’s services, Library of Congress blind and physically handicapped books on tape service directly to your home, library talks.

Books by mail is a free service for residents of Covington County who are unable to go to the library in person.  Patrons may request a catalog of the books available by phoning 222-6612.

To apply for a library card
• Patrons must show proof of residence in Covington County by showing a valid drivers license, Alabama ID, a recent statement from a major utility provider, or valid checkbook address.
• Applicants not living in Covington County must pay a fee of $10.00 in addition to showing proof of address.
• Parents must sign for children under the age of 16 to obtain a card.
• Initial cards are free.  Replacement cards are $2.00.

2013 Summer Program

Dig into Reading

 

June 6:  

1:00 Teen Band

2:50 Ballon Lift

3:00 BB Fuzz

 

June 13:

McWane Science Center

 

June 20:

Dr. Magical Ballons

 

June 27:

Skip the Magic Guy

 

Art constest entries due July 12th.  

Teen Photography Contest Entries due July 31st.

 

 

 

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