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Get your free library card and win!

Register for a library card in April 2022 for a chance to win prizes!

Photo: Cher Best (iHeartMedia Augusta – Marketing/Promotions Manager)

We invite all community members (ages 0 to 120 years old) to register for a free PINES library card and discover all of the cool, free, and fun benefits of having one!

New library card holders will receive a free tote bag with the library’s logo while supplies last. As an added incentive throughout April, you will have a chance at winning a Fire HD 8 tablet, books, gift cards, and more!

Register for a card at any of our six locations.  You can also start the process online: gapines.org/eg/opac/register.  Pick up a Library BINGO card at any of our locations and/or a scavenger hunt card from Headquarters to win prizes and increase your chances of winning a Fire tablet.

Please turn in your cards to any of our locations no later than April 30th – Your next adventure awaits!

Your free PINES public library card is the key to discovering and learning at your library, online and at great places around the state.  With your library card, you can learn new job skills, go to story time with your kids, research your next school project, learn a language, get free admission to great places across Georgia and much more.

 

CONTEST DETAILS

There will be three grand prize drawings for a Fire tablet, one per age group.  Drawings will take place at the Headquarters library on Monday, May 9, 2022. You don’t need to be present to win:

  • children (ages 0-11)
  • young adults (ages 12-18)
  • adults (ages 19 and up).

 
Children and youth under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian with them to sign for their library cards.

This project was made possible in part by the Georgia Public Library Service and Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

 


 
Benefits of Your PINES Library Card

  • Borrow books, audiobooks, movies, and music at PINES libraries
  • Borrow hotspots at the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System
  • Borrow e-books, audiobooks, and e-magazines in Georgia Download Destination via the Libby app
  • Access to digital resources (the Augusta Chronicle Database via the ARCPLS website, a variety of databases in GALILEO, eRead Kids, Libby, and Georgia Historic Newspapers)
  • Learn new job and computer skills (Learning Express Library in GALILEO)
  • Help your children do better in school
  • Explore your family tree (Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest Online, and Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database in GALILEO)
  • Check out passes for free and reduced-cost entry to Georgia attractions (ex. Zoo Atlanta, Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites, the Georgia Aquarium, The Center for Puppetry Arts, the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University, and more).
  • Learn a new language (Mango Languages in GALILEO has over 72 foreign language courses)
  • Access to free college prep tests, math and reading skills improvement tests for grade 4 through college, GED prep in English and Spanish, U.S. Citizenship Exam prep in English or Spanish, and more (Learning Express database in GALILEO)
  • Access to the Explora database (a research portal for educators and grade school students) in GALILEO
  • Access to free online Entrepreneurial Mindset Training and learn how to think (and act!) like an entrepreneur (in GALILEO)
  • Access to Gale Legal Forms (in GALILEO)
  • Access to study rooms and public computers
  • Free high-speed WIFI at PINES libraries
  • Access to the Candid’s Foundation Directory Online for non-profits at the Headquarters Library of the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System

 

*For more details, go to https://georgialibraries.org/your-library-card/ and
https://arcpls.org/about-us/policies/borrowing/