A library card from the Cherokee Regional Public Library really is amazing. The benefits of having a card go far beyond access to their huge selection of books and amenities. Did you know that your library card gets you access to free digital media, museum passes, Kindles for loan, and so much more? Read on below to find out how to access all of the free stuff available!
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Get FREE and discounted passes to local museums and attractions!
Center for Puppetry Arts – Library members can check out a seven-day pass for the Center for Puppetry Arts. This pass gives up to four free admissions and also offers discounts on puppet shows and create-a-puppet workshops.
Go Fish Educational Center – The Go Fish Educational Center offers a fun an interactive look at Georgia’s aquatic wildlife through their series of fresh-water aquariums. Your Cherokee Regional Library card gives you a seven-day pass good for up to four free admissions. The pass can be checked out at the circulation desk.
Atlanta Zoo – Your library card is also good for a family library pass to the Atlanta Zoo. The pass covers two adults and two children and can only be checked out once per year. To receive the zoo pass you must first check out the Zoo Atlanta DVD. Once you view and return the DVD you have seven days to claim your pass to the Atlanta Zoo.
Chattanooga Zoo – The Chattanooga Zoo also offers passes to members of the Cherokee Regional Public Library. Passes are good for two adults and up to four children. The pass can be checked out from the circulation desk and is good for seven days. Please Note: the pass is free, but there is a late fee of $3 per day if you don’t return the pass on time. There is a fee of $35 for a lost pass.
Michael C. Carlos Museum – Your library card also grants you free museum passes to the Michael C. Carlos Museum. The pass can be checked out from the circulation desk and is good for seven days. There is the option to renew it for an additional week. The pass is good for free admission for up to six family members.
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Stream digital movies, practice for an exam, learn a new language and more with the FREE digital library!
Your Cherokee Regional Public Library card gives you access to an expansive array of digital services and databases that are of great use for educational, professional, or entertainment purposes. And the best part? They’re all FREE!
RBDigital offers an enormous selection of eBooks, music, movies, and audio books available for streaming and download. You can access this content from a web browser or download their app and enjoy content on the go!
TumbleBooks is an eBook service designed for children. The service offers over 250 talking, animated eBooks that are designed to show children how fun reading can be. The service also offers non-fiction, read along books, and other child-centric options at no cost!
Learning Express Library is an educational database with over 1,000 entries including practice tests and eBooks on educational and workplace-related subjects.
Mango Languages is a digital service designed to help you learn a new language. Your library card gets you access to Mango Premiere, Mango’s language-learning resource based on learning through watching films.
Gale LegalForms assists library members navigate and understand its database of professional legal forms. Gale offers sample legal documents for everything from patents to residential leases and more.
Borrow a Kindle to enjoy an eBook at home!
Your Cherokee Regional Library offers a limited number of Kindle Readers to its card members. To borrow a Kindle, the Library must have a copy of a signed Kindle Borrower Agreement on file.
Enjoy accessible library services!
B.A.R.D., short for Braille and Audio Reading Download is a service created to provide the hearing impaired and disabled with downloadable braille books and audio books and magazines.
The Cherokee Regional Public Library offers the Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS) with the goal of providing assistive technology to and library materials to those with disabilities. GLASS is available to anyone that needs assistance reading or turning pages.
Let your children’s imagination run wild at story time!
Ready to Read Story Time is designed to engage preschool children and foster their love of reading. Locations and times for story time vary between branches, but you can check the story time schedule for the next offering!
Explore genealogy and the local history of the Cherokee region!
The library system has three distinct local history rooms: the Chickamauga Local History Room, the Dade Local History Room, and the Shaw History Room. All three rooms explore the rich history of the area as well as offer local genealogy documentation.
Enjoy fun and engaging events for the whole family!
Your Cherokee Regional Library is constantly buzzing with a wide range of events intended to appeal to the whole family. The library has regularly scheduled events like book clubs, movie nights, and knitting clubs. They also offer seasonal events like free tax preparation help and summer reading clubs. You can keep up with what’s going down at the library events schedule.