Temporary Changes to Zoo Atlanta Pass

Exciting news for fans of Zoo Atlanta–this year the popular attraction is having a major upgrade. (About $38 million dollars!) Unfortunately, due to construction, parking is going to be an issue and there will be some temporary restrictions to our free Zoo Atlanta Family Pass.

For the duration of construction (estimated date of completion, early 2019) the free Zoo Atlanta Family pass will only be good Monday–Friday.

Knowing that this may make planning at trip difficult, passes will be good for a full 4 weeks after receipt from the library.

Please note that due to construction, several popular animal species will not be visible during your visit in 2018. You can read about specific changes and animal schedules here. 


Big changes ahead for downloadable audiobooks and ebooks

On February 6th, the Cherokee Regional Library System will be switching to a new vendor, RBDigital, for access to audiobooks and ebooks, and now e-magazines!

Why the change? 

RBDigital offers us the ability to provide you with not only ebooks and e-audiobooks, but also e-magazines and e-audiobooks with no holds or waiting periods. We will also utilize RBDigital’s competitive pricing to offer more content for our patrons.

What will change exactly?

A new vendor, RBDigital, will be replacing our current vendor (Overdrive) as the platform for which we distribute downloadable materials. This means that there will be a new website to go to for those of you who access content on your computers, and a new app to download if you use a smart device. We will post specific links as the time for the big change approaches.

And, don’t forget, we will now have access to e-magazines!

When will the change take affect? 

Our new contract begins February 6th. You may see some changes now–as of today, all Overdrive holds have been suspended.

Will all my devices still work?

Starting February 6th, patrons will be directed to the RBDigital platform, which will offer a similar experience to the existing platform. Users who read or listen on desktop computers, laptops, mobile devices, and tablets will continue to have the ability to download and enjoy these materials. Users who own dedicated Kindle e-readers, such as the Paperwhite, will need to contact RBDigital’s helpline for assistance, due to Amazon’s proprietary e-book format.


Coffeeshop comes to our LaFayette-Walker branch

The New Year will be bringing a welcome addition to the LaFayette-Walker County Public Library. Hatter’s Coffee & Tea will open to the public on Tuesday, January 16th in the library’s north lobby. The shop will be open during library hours, and will offer standard café beverages such as cappuccinos, espressos, and a selection of teas. Customers of the shop are welcome to bring their lidded drinks into the library.

Hatter’s Coffee and Tea is privately owned by Ryan Lewis.

Search the Walker County Messenger from home!

Thanks to Georgia HomePLACE and the Digital Library of Georgia, you can now search over 16,000 pages of the Walker County Messenger from the comfort of your home. Consisting of 2100 searchable issues, ranging from the years 1880-1924, the Walker County Messenger archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. Click here to get started.

For searches beyond the year 1924, come to any of the four branches of the Cherokee Regional Library (Chickamauga, LaFayette, Rossville or Trenton). Patrons can search digitally in-house up to the year 1966. And at Chickamauga and LaFayette, patrons can search up to 2014 using Microfilm. Please call ahead to make sure our Georgia History Rooms are staffed at the time of your visit.

To read more about the new addition to the Digital Library of Georgia, click here.