Cherokee Co Public Library

Visit our website at https://cherokeecountypubliclibrary.org/ 

Find us on Facebook @ Cherokee County Public Library!

Cherokee County Public Library is still practicing social distancing:

  • Check our website for social distancing guidelines.
  1. Good News: We Are Going Fine Free in 2021
    1. Which means you will no longer receive a daily fine on overdue items.
    1. You are still responsible for returning your items, and we need our books back.
    1. After materials are 30 days overdue, they will be considered lost, and the patron will be charged a replacement cost. If the materials are returned in the same condition as when checked out, the replacement cost will be waived. For more information, call 256-927-5838.
  • Cherokee County Public Library has joined with other libraries around the state to access eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines powered by Overdrive. This shared collection is called Camellia Net.
    • For more information, you are welcome to call 256-927-5838 or email at ccplincentre@gmail.com.
  • Storytime: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30-10:30
  • Space is limited, and you must reserve a spot to attend.
  • Call 256-927-5838 or PM on Facebook to make reservations.
  •  Kids & Kin: with Larinda Garrett, 334-465-0099 for more information. This is a statewide support program for anyone caring for relative’s children. 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
  • March 9—Addressing Homelessness: The Role of the Early Childhood Educator
  • March 23-Through Your Child’s eyes
  • Reading Around Book Club:  meets on the first Monday of the month, March 1, at 11 AM.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org—free, in our genealogy room!

  • Use your FamilySearch.org account here at the library and gain access to records that are unavailable on your home computer.
  • Check our Facebook page for updates.

Cherokee Co Public Library

Visit our website at https://cherokeecountypubliclibrary.org/

Find us on Facebook @ Cherokee County Public Library!

Cherokee County Public Library is still practicing social distancing:

  • Check our website for social distancing guidelines.
  1. Good News: We Are Going Fine Free in 2021
    1. This means you will no longer receive a daily fine on overdue items.
    1. You are still responsible for returning your items, we need our books back.
    1. After materials are 30 days overdue, they will be considered lost, and the patron will be charged a replacement cost. If the materials are returned in the same condition as when checked out, the replacement cost will be waived. For more information call 256-927-5838.
  • Cherokee County Public Library has joined with other libraries around the state to access eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines powered by Overdrive. This shared collection is called Camellia Net.
    • For more information you are welcome to call 256-927-5838 or email at ccplincentre@gmail.com.
  • Storytime: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30-10:30
    • Space is limited, and you must reserve a spot to attend.
    • Call 256-927-5838 or PM on Facebook to make reservations.
  •  Kids & Kin: with Larinda Garrett, 334-465-0099 for more information. This is a statewide support program for anyone caring for relative’s children. 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
    • February 23—Children’s Growth: One Step Forward; Two Steps Back
    • March 9—Addressing Homelessness: The Role of the Early Childhood Educator
  • Reading Around Book Club:  meets on the first Monday of the month, March 1 at 11 AM.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org—free, in our genealogy room!

  • Use your FamilySearch.org account here at the library and gain access to records that are unavailable on your home computer.
  • Check our Facebook page for updates.

Cherokee Co Public Library

Library will be closed Monday 15, for President’s Day!

Visit our website at https://cherokeecountypubliclibrary.org/

Find us on Facebook @ Cherokee County Public Library!

Cherokee County Public Library is still practicing social distancing:

 These are the guidelines for the library at this time.

  • Please respect others and stay six feet apart.
    • There will be signs and tape to help with this.
    • Only 6 people will be allowed in the computer lab at one time.
    • You will be limited to one hour.
    • We will limit the number of people inside the library.
    • During high traffic times, you may be required to wait outside.
    • We want our children back at the library; however, at this time toys and puzzles have been removed from the children’s area due to the risk of spreading germs.
    • We are also providing the option to book an appointment.
    • Call the library with your list of books/audiobooks, and if those books are currently available, we will set up a time for you to come in and get them.
    • If you are sick or have been around someone diagnosed with COVID-19, please remain at home until you are better.
    • The conference room will remain closed to the public with exceptions.
    • Some programming will be allowed to meet with approval.
    • This will begin with original programming and consist of small groups.
    • Social distancing and masks are required to attend meetings.
  1. Good News: We Are Going Fine Free in 2021
    1. This means you will no longer receive a daily fine on overdue items.
    1. You are still responsible for returning your items, we need our books back.
    1. After materials are 30 days overdue, they will be considered lost, and the patron will be charged a replacement cost.  If the materials are returned in the same condition as when checked out, the replacement cost will be waived. For more information call 256-927-5838.
  • Storytime: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30-10:30
  • Space is limited, and you must reserve a spot to attend.
  • Call 256-927-5838 or PM on Facebook to make reservations.

3. Kids & Kin: Kids & Kin with Larinda Garrett, 334-465-0099 for more info. This is a statewide supportive    program for anyone caring for relative’s children. 10:30 AM-12:00 AM

  • February 9—What is the Period of PURPLE Crying?
  • February 23—Children’s Growth: One Step Forward; Two Steps Back

4. Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org –free, in our genealogy room!

  • Use your free FamilySearch.org account here at the library and gain access to records that are unavailable on your home computer.
  • Check our Facebook page for updates.
  • At this time, we are allowing some programming to meet in the library. If we feel our patrons are at risk, we will consider postponing programming to a later date.

Cherokee County Public Library

Visit our website at https://cherokeecountypubliclibrary.org/

Find us on Facebook @ Cherokee County Public Library!

Cherokee County Public Library is still practicing social distancing:

 These are the guidelines for the library at this time.

  • Please respect others and stay six feet apart.
  • There will be signs and tape to help with this.
  • Only 6 people will be allowed in the computer lab at one time.
  • You will be limited to one hour.
  • We will limit the number of people inside the library.
  • During high traffic times, you may be required to wait outside.
  • We want our children back at the library; however, at this time toys and puzzles have been removed from the children’s area due to the risk of spreading germs.
  • We are also providing the option to book an appointment.
  • Call the library with your list of books/audiobooks, and if those books are currently available, we will set up a time for you to come in and get them.
  • If you are sick or have been around someone diagnosed with COVID-19, please remain at home until you are better.
  • The conference room will remain closed to the public with exceptions.
  • Some programming will be allowed to meet with approval.
  • This will begin with original programming and consist of small groups.
  • Social distancing and masks are required to attend meetings.
  1. Good News: We Are Going Fine Free in 2021
  2. This means you will no longer receive a daily fine on overdue items.
  3. You are still responsible for returning your items, we need our books back.
  4. After materials are 30 days overdue, they will be considered lost, and the patron will be charged a replacement cost.  If the materials are returned in the same condition as when checked out, the replacement cost will be waived. For more information call 256-927-5838.
  • Storytime: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30-10:30
  • Space is limited, and you must reserve a spot to attend.
  • Call 256-927-5838 or PM on Facebook to make reservations.

3. Kids & Kin: Kids & Kin with Larinda Garrett, 334-465-0099 for more info. This is a statewide supportive    program for anyone caring for relative’s children. 10:30 AM-12:00 AM

  • February 9—What is the Period of PURPLE Crying?
  • February 23—Children’s Growth: One Step Forward; Two Steps Back

4. Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org –free, in our genealogy room!

  • Use your free FamilySearch.org account here at the library and gain access to records that are unavailable on your home computer.
  • Check our Facebook page for updates.
  • At this time, we are allowing some programming to meet in the library. If we feel our patrons are at risk, we will consider postponing programming to a later date.

Crappie USA /Weiss Lake


Crappie USA Travels to Weiss Lake
Participants will compete in amateur and pro divisions
for a Guaranteed Payout of $10,000 at Centre, AL

Louisville, KY – January 24, 2021 – Crappie USA celebrates its 25th Anniversary of providing competitive fishing to crappie anglers in 2021. Anglers will travel from across the country to join the competition on Weiss Lake at Centre, AL for the March 20, 2021 event.  

Presented by Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s, 2021 anglers will be vying for a guaranteed $10,000 payout for one-day events and $20,000 for two-day events. The three two-day events are rescheduled from 2020 because of COVID-19 and will be phased out when completed.

Anglers may also compete in the $50,000 points race and an opportunity to qualify for the Regional Championships and the 2021 Crappie USA Classic. The Regional Championships will all feature a $25,000 payback and the Classic will be highlighted by a $165,000 payback.

Anglers fishing the event will be testing their crappie fishing skills against other anglers and whatever Mother Nature has in store. This event is a Region 1 qualifier in the new CUSA regional competition.

Alabama’s Weiss Lake is on the Coosa River in northeastern Alabama. The 30,200-acre lake is owned and operated by the Alabama Power Company. Fed by the Coosa River, Chattooga River, and Little River, it offers over 447 miles of shoreline and shallow flats, large coves, under-water drop offs and deep channels. It is well known for a good population of crappie including an occasional black nose.

The lake lends itself to various styles of fishing. So, whether you like to long line, push, or vertical jig you will catch fish on Weiss.

Regional Competition

The 2021 Regional Competition is based on four regions with five or six qualifying events in each region. Each region will have its own championship and points will be tabulated both regionally and nationally. Visit the CUSA website for complete scheduling.

How to Enter
Teams may consist of one or two anglers, with a third member allowed if the angler is under the age of 16 years old. Early registration can be accomplished on the CUSA website at https://www.crappieusa.com/Tournament_Registration.cfm. Teams may also enter by calling (502) 384-5924 or by entering at the mandatory pre-tournament seminar on the night before the tournament begins. Entry fees vary by length of tournament. All fees are posted on the website linked above. Late entries are subject to a $25.00 late fee.

Participating anglers must be a member of the American Crappie Association (ACA).

Sign up at https://www.crappieusa.com/Membership_Information.cfm where the various levels of membership are available. Each membership will include a subscription to the Crappie Digest, the official publication of Crappie USA, and one of the top crappie fishing publications in the nation.

Coronavirus Response

Anglers will sign up at registration, be given a copy of guidelines for social distancing, be given a copy of the rules, and be given their weigh-in voucher. At that point, they will leave the registration site.

At the weigh-in, social distancing will be maintained in the weigh-in line and only a few teams at a time will be allowed to be in the line. Other anglers can wait in vehicles and boats. All staff will be wearing facemasks and we encourage all anglers and spectators to do the same.

Registration and Seminar
Late registration and a pre-tournament seminar will be held the day before the tournament at the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, 801 Cedar Bluff Rd, Centre, AL, 256-927-8455.

Late Sign-in begins at 5:00 pm and runs to 7:00 pm. A National Sponsor Field Test Product Drawing accompanies the seminar starting at 7:00 pm local time. This seminar is open to the public. Those not fishing the event are encouraged to attend this meeting and meet some of the region’s top crappie anglers. Social distancing rules will apply.

The Weigh-In Site
The tournament weigh-in will be held at Boat Ramp, Riverside Street, Leesburg, AL. Fishing hours are 7:00 am to 3:00 pm and all anglers are required to be in line by 4:00 pm. This is the perfect opportunity for non-competitors to learn how the big ones are caught. Interviews of the top 5 teams are conducted following the weigh-in with social distancing rules in effect.

Tournament Host and Lodging Site
The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce and the City of Centre, Alabama welcomes all Crappie USA anglers and their guests to the area and hope they take the opportunity to enjoy the local attractions. For more information on the area visit the website at http://www.cherokee-chamber.org/ or call (256)927-8455.

Lodging is provided by:

[1] Bay Springs Country Inn & Marina, 130 County Rd 112, Centre, AL, 256-927-3618

[2] Cowan Creek Resort, 5360 County Rd 22, Centre, AL, 256-475-3950

The number of rooms in the area may be limited. It is recommended that participants make their reservations early.

Crappie USA “Free Crappie Kids Rodeo”

A FREE Crappie Kids Fishing Rodeo will be held in conjunction with the tournament at the Boat Ramp, Riverside Street, Leesburg, AL. An adult must accompany all participating children. The event is free to all children 12 years of age and under.

Sign up for the Kids Rodeo is Saturday morning at 8:00 am with fishing from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. The Crappie USA Kids Fishing Rodeo is a chance for children of the area to get out and enjoy nature, do a little fishing, and win some prizes. All participants are eligible for a chance to win one of the six, Crappie USA $1,000.00 scholarships. The scholarships are awarded annually at the CUSA Classic. To date more than $379,000.00 in scholarships have been awarded.

The Classic Championship

The CUSA Classic Championship will be held October 14th – 16th at Lake Hartwell, SC at Anderson, SC. The 2021 Crappie USA Classic presented by Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s features a guaranteed payout of $165,000 in cash and prizes.

National Sponsors

National Sponsors of Crappie USA are: Bass Pro Shops Cabela’s, Ranger Boats, Mercury Marine, Mustad Hooks, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Talon, Lake Master Maps, Gamma, B’n’M Poles, Driftmaster Rod Holders, Ego Nets, Brushpile Crappie, Charlie Brewer Slider, Crappie Now Magazine, Jenko Fishing, Big Bite Baits, Crappie Magnet, EFX Graphics, Fin n’ Frames, Crown Trophy, JR Madd Breading, Freaky Franks Tackle, EZ Drift, Allegro Marinades, Pro Controll, Bubba Blade, Flambeau, and Smooth Moves Seats.

For more information on the Classic and other CUSA events visit the website at  www.crappieusa.com and Crappie USA Tournament Trail Facebook Page.

Cherokee County Public Library

Fine Free week: 1st 7 Days of each month.

Visit our website at https://cherokeecountypubliclibrary.org/

Find us on Facebook @ Cherokee County Public Library!

Cherokee County Public Library is still practicing social distancing:

 These are the guidelines for the library at this time.

  • Please respect others and stay six feet apart.
    • There will be signs and tape to help with this.
    • Only 6 people will be allowed in the computer lab at one time.
      • You will be limited to one hour.
    • We will limit the number of people inside the library.
      • During high traffic times, you may be required to wait outside.
      • We want our children back at the library; however, at this time toys and puzzles have been removed from the children’s area due to the risk of spreading germs.
    • We are also providing the option to book an appointment.
      • Call the library with your list of books/audiobooks, and if those books are currently available, we will set up a time for you to come in and get them.
    • If you are sick or have been around someone diagnosed with COVID-19, please remain at home until you are better.
    • The conference room will remain closed to the public with exceptions.
      • Some programming will be allowed to meet with approval.
      • This will begin with original programming and consist of small groups.
      • Social distancing and masks are required to attend meetings.
  1. Good News: We Are Going Fine Free in 2021
    1. This means you will no longer receive a daily fine on overdue items.
    1. You are still responsible for returning your items, we need our books back.
    1. After materials are 30 days overdue, they will be considered lost, and the patron will be charged a replacement cost.  If the materials are returned in the same condition as when checked out, the replacement cost will be waived.
  • Storytime: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30-10:30
    • Space is limited, and you must reserve a spot to attend.
    • Call 256-927-5838 or PM on Facebook to make reservations.

3. Kids & Kin: Kids & Kin with Larinda Garrett, 334-465-0099 for more info. This is a statewide supportive    program for anyone caring for relative’s children. 10:30 AM-12:00 AM

  • February 9—What is the Period of PURPLE Crying?
    • February 23—Children’s Growth: One Step Forward; Two Steps Back

4. Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org –free, in our genealogy room!

  • Use your free FamilySearch.org account here at the library and gain access to records that are unavailable on your home computer.
  • Check our Facebook page for updates.
    • At this time, we are allowing some programming to meet in the library. If we feel our patrons are at risk, we will consider postponing programming to a later date.

Cherokee Co Public Library

Fine Free week: 1st 7 Days of each month.

The library will be closed on January 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Visit our website at https://cherokeecountypubliclibrary.org/

Find us on Facebook @ Cherokee County Public Library!

Cherokee County Public Library is still practicing social distancing:

 These are the guidelines for the library at this time.

  • Please respect others and stay six feet apart.
    • There will be signs and tape to help with this.
      • Only 5 people will be allowed in the computer lab at one time.
        • You will be limited to one hour.
      • We will limit the number of people inside the library to 10-15.
        • During high traffic times, you may be required to wait outside.
        • We want our children back at the library; however, at this time toys and puzzles have been removed from the children’s area due to the risk of spreading germs.
      • We are also providing the option to book an appointment.
        • Call the library with your list of books/audiobooks, and if those books are currently available, we will set up a time for you to come in and get them.
      • If you are sick or have been around someone diagnosed with COVID-19, please remain at home until you are better.
      • The conference room will remain closed to the public with exceptions.
        • Some programming will be allowed to meet with approval.
        • This will begin with original programming and consist of small groups.
        • Social distancing and masks are required to attend meetings.
  1. Check out Cherokee County Public Library’s new website.

https://cherokeecountypubliclibrary.org/

3. Storytime: Tentatively set to resume the middle of January. Check Facebook for updates.

4. Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org –free, in our genealogy room!

  • Use your free FamilySearch.org account here at the library and gain access to records that are unavailable on your home computer.
  • Check our Facebook page for updates.
    • At this time, we are allowing some programming to meet in the library. If we feel our patrons are at risk, we will consider postponing programming to a later date.

Cherokee County Public Library

Fine Free week: 1st 7 Days of each month.

Visit our website at https://cherokeecountypubliclibrary.org/

Find us on Facebook @ Cherokee County Public Library!

Cherokee County Public Library is still practicing social distancing:

 These are the guidelines for the library at this time.

  • Please respect others and stay six feet apart.
    • There will be signs and tape to help with this.
      • Only 5 people will be allowed in the computer lab at one time.
      • You will be limited to one hour.
      • We will limit the number of people inside the library to 10-15.
      • During high traffic times, you may be required to wait outside.
      • We want our children back at the library; however, at this time toys and puzzles have been removed from the children’s area due to the risk of spreading germs.
      • We are also providing the option to book an appointment.
      • Call the library with your list of books/audiobooks, and if those books are currently available, we will set up a time for you to come in and get them.
      • If you are sick or have been around someone diagnosed with COVID-19, please remain at home until you are better.
      • The conference room will remain closed to the public with exceptions.
      • Some programming will be allowed to meet with approval.
      • This will begin with original programming and consist of small groups.
      • Social distancing and masks are required to attend meetings.
  1. Check out Cherokee County Public Library’s new website.

https://cherokeecountypubliclibrary.org/

3. Storytime: Tentatively set to resume the middle of January. Check Facebook for updates.

4. Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org –free, in our genealogy room!

  • Use your free FamilySearch.org account here at the library and gain access to records that are unavailable on your home computer.
  • Check our Facebook page for updates.
    • At this time, we are allowing some programming to meet in the library. If we feel our patrons are at risk, we will consider postponing programming to a later date.

January is Restaurant Month

CEDAR BLUFF

The Burger Shack

4085 AL Hwy 9

Cedar Bluff, AL  35959

256-779-7244

The Big Chill

4900 Hwy 68

Cedar Bluff, AL   35959

256-453-0260

CENTRE

Bar B Que Place & More

800 Alexis Road

Centre, AL  35960

256-927-3793

Centre Fuel City & BBQ

125 East Chesnut Bypass

Centre, AL  35960

256-927-3006

Dammed Good Coffee  Company

181 W Main Street

Centre, AL  35960

256-266-1515

Dari King

920 West Main  Street

Centre, AL  35960

256-266-1160

Easy Street Restaurant Bar & Performance Hall

1605 West Main Street

Centre, AL 35960

256-494-8882

F.C. Weiss Pub & Eatery

181 W Main Street

Centre, AL  35960

256-266-1515

Huddle House

1580 West Main Street

Centre, AL  35960

256-927-3992

Ingles Deli

1550 W Main St

Centre, AL  35960

256-927-6461

Jack’s  of Centre

1205 Chesnut Bypass

Centre, AL  35960

Jake’s on the Lake (seasonal)

4293 County Road 63

Centre, AL  35960

Kentucky Fried Chicken

1925 West Main Street

Centre, Alabama

KFC.com

Little Caesar’s Pizza

1494 Chesnut Bypass

Centre, AL  35960

256-927-8088

McDonald’s of Centre

650 Cedar Bluff Road

Centre, AL

256-927-4200

Pat’s  Perfections & Catering

1820 E Bypass

Centre, AL  35960

256-927-4060

Rooster’s Deli

4645 County Road 22
Centre, AL 35960
256– 927-3845

Royal Waffle King

101 Piedmont Road

Centre, AL  35960

256-927-6555

Sageberry Catering

Edna Jennings

256-475-3398

Sherri’s Bakery

7 Sunflower Court

Centre, AL  35960

256-927-2183

The Fishin’ Hole

500 Chesnut Bypass

Centre, AL  35960

256-706-2036

Taco Bell

1545 Chesnut ByPass

Centre, AL   35960

Tacobell.com

Taco Mix

758 Hwy 9

Cherokee Plaza

Centre, AL 35960

Tony’s Steak Barn

804 Alexis Road

Centre, AL  35960

256-927-2844

Wal Mart Deli

1950 W Main Street

Centre, AL  35960

256-927-9900

LEESBURG

Artic Snow

170 Industrial Blvd

Leesburg, AL  35983

256-526-7669

Coosa Corner

5770 Weiss Lake Blvd

Leesburg, AL  35983

256-526-7800

Decks & Docks

165 Chamber Street

Leesburg, AL  

256-526-3325

LaMarina Mexican Restaurant

105 Holman Street

Leesburg, AL   35983

256-526-7168

Nate’s Pizzeria

282 Industrial Blvd

Leesburg, AL  35983

256-630-9924

SAND ROCK

Mountain Parkway Grill

Lunch & Dinner Th, Fri & Sat

85 Overlook Street

Centre, AL  35983

256-523-5555

DOGTOWN

Woody’s Family Grill

105 County Road 89

Fort Payne, AL   35967

256-364-2221

Cherokee Co Public Library

Fine Free week: 1st 7 Days of each month. Library will be closed November 26-27 for Thanksgiving!

Visit www.tinyurl.com/mkofyke for library news. Find us on Facebook @ Cherokee County Public Library!

Cherokee County Public Library is open, but with restrictions.

 These are the guidelines for the library at this time.

The library will be practicing social distancing.

Please respect others and stay six feet apart.

There will be signs and tape to help with this.

Only 5 people will be allowed in the computer lab at one time.

You will be limited to one hour.

We will limit the number of people inside the library to 10-15.

During high traffic times, you may be required to wait outside.

We want our children back at the library; however, at this time toys and puzzles have been removed from the children’s area due to the risk of spreading germs.

We are also providing the option to book an appointment.

Call the library with your list of books/audiobooks, and if those books are currently available we will set up a time for you to come in and get them.

If you are sick or have been around some one diagnosed with COVID-19, please remain at home until you are better.

The conference room will remain closed to the public with exceptions.

Some programming will be allowed to meet with approval.

This will begin with original programming and consist of small groups.

Social distancing and masks are required to attend meetings.

  1. Check out Cherokee County Public Library’s new website.

https://cherokeecountypubliclibrary.org/

  • Kids & Kin with Larinda Garrett, 334-465-0099 for more info. This is a statewide supportive program for anyone caring for relative’s children. 10:30 AM-12:00 AM
  • December 8: —How to talk to Kids About Bias, Race and Racism
  • December 15:–Sugar and Our Children: What’s the Deal?

3. Storytime: Early literacy fun with songs, crafts, rhymes, and of course books!

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30-10:30 AM for the month of November.
  • We will have 6 spots open for each Storytime, and you must make appointment to attend.
  • Call the library at 256-927-5838, or send us a message on Facebook to reserve your spot.
  •  

4. Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org –free, in our genealogy room!

  • Use your free FamilySearch.org account here at the library and gain access to records that are unavailable on your home computer.
  • Check our Facebook page for updates.
    • At this time, we are allowing some programming to meet in the library. If we feel our patrons are at risk, we will consider postponing programming to a later date.