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Library board sets $1.7 million budget

The Newton County Library Board of Trustees set a budget of $1,745,829.36 for fiscal year 2012 during its Thursday morning meeting.

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Library system cuts undecided

The director and Board of Trustees of the Newton County Library System are still contemplating how to reduce expenses following budget cuts by both the state and local governments.

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Library system cuts undecided

COVINGTON — The director and Board of Trustees of the Newton County Library System are still contemplating how to reduce expenses following budget cuts by both the state and local governments.

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Library funding slashed

COVINGTON -- In what Library Board of Trustees Chair Lois Upham called a "depressing development," the Newton County Library System will not receive any state funding to purchase materials for fiscal year 2012 due to state funding cuts.

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Trustees name new director of libraries

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Library Board of Trustees has appointed DeLaciea Keaton of the Okefenokee Regional Library System as director of the Newton County Library System.

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Branches to hold events for National Library Week

Area libraries are hoping to make your trip to the library a little more enjoyable this week by celebrating National Library Week.

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Library kicks off children's programs

Now that it has been open a month, Porter Memorial Library is expanding its services by kicking off a series of children's programs.

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Library kicks off children's programs

COVINGTON — Now that it has been open a month, Porter Memorial Library is expanding its services by kicking off a series of children's programs.

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Newborn Library will extend hours

The Newborn Library will have extended hours beginning in February.

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Library grand opening set for Sunday

The grand opening of Porter Memorial Branch Library will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday.

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New library has book shortage

When the new Porter Memorial Branch Library opens to the public at 11 a.m. Monday, it will be missing something very important -- books. Not that there won't be some books there, as well as DVDs and other resources. There just won't be enough. For the full story, see Thursday's Citizen.

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Library director resigns

Greg Heid, director of the Newton County Library System, is stepping down after 13 years. Heid has accepted a position leading the Des Moines, Iowa, public library system.

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