Cherokee Co Public Library



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Library Press Release    6/20/2017

 Library Closings: Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4.

The first 7 days of each month are fine-free for books returned in good condition!

Visit our interactive card catalog at to ask out about our services, search for a book, and keep up with library events. Or find us on Facebook @ Cherokee County Public Library!

News and Special Events

  1. Need to brush up on your tech skills? Our Computer Refresher course starts Wednesday, July 12, and meets Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.—10:00 a.m. through August 3. Sign up now! Call the library at 256-927-5838 or email us at
  2. Green Bag Lunch Gardening Program on the third Thursday of the month!

Thursday, July 20: “Hydrangeas” with Nadine Bruce 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.     Bring a lunch; we’ve got the drinks and dessert!

Thursday, August 17:  “Drought Resistant Plants” with Jason Powell of Petals from the Past, 12:00-1:00.

  1. Summer Reading “Build a Better World” for Preschool-Age 12 starts Friday, June 2. Read to earn prizes; attend Friday programs to enter a weekly door prize drawing. We have a Teen Summer Reading program, too; sign up also starts Friday, June 2.

Friday, June 23: “Aesop’s Fables” with Paul Harbison. 10:00 a.m.

Friday, June 30: “Build a Better Mousetrap” with Magic Man Bill Packard. 10:00 a.m.

  1. Summer Storytime, Preschool—Early Elementary age Tuesdays, June 6 -27, at 9:30
  2. Book Signing: Sand Rock’s own John Pate will sign copies of his book about the fate of Civil War gold, Tears of Gaduhav. Friday, June 23 from 2:00-5:00.
  3. AARP’s Smart Driver Course will be held at the library on August 25 from 9:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. Participants are eligible for discounts from most insurance companies after completing the course for a certificate. Cost is $15.00 for AARP members and $20.00 for non-members; however, those who wish can audit the course at no charge. Please sign up by phone or at the library. For more information, visit
  4. Computer Courses, funded by a grant from the Tillotson-Menlo Charitable Foundation.

Basic Beginners Computer class has a long waiting list; sign up to be contacted as space becomes available.

Full Courses: Beginners Follow-up, Advanced Email, and Computer Refresher

Two Hour Workshops: Computer Troubleshooting and Facebook.

To be added to these lists, call, visit the library, or email us at

  1. Car trouble? Get expert help with car repairs and estimates with our link to Follow this path:; choose the “Links” tab; click on ChiltonLibrary.

Regular Programs

  1. The Sew Joyful Quilters meet regularly on Thursdays from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
  2. Reading Around Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month from 2:00-3:00 P.M.

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