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GSU Raptors to Visit STC

Thanks to a donation to the Ohoopee Regional Library System by DOT Foods, the Georgia Southern University (GSU) Raptor Center will be bringing its some of its wildlife to Southeastern Technical College (STC) on Monday, June 27, at 11 a.m. The event is part of the Library’s summer enrichment program.

“It didn’t feel right not to have a big program to end June on,” Ohoopee Regional Library Director System Cameron Asbell commented. “Thank you to DOT Foods for the donation, and STC for hosting us!” The GSU Center for Wildlife Education and the Lamar Q. Ball, Jr. Raptor Center began in 1990, after a turkey vulture was misidentified as a bald eagle during the television broadcast of GSU’s fourth national championship win. After this mistake, GSU Supporter and Outdoor Enthusiast Harry Mathews suggested that GSU should have a bald eagle on campus, and the wildlife center began! Since opening in 1997, the Center has served to provide students throughout the region with wildlife encounters and education.

The June 27 program is free and open to all who wish to attend. For more information, contact the Ohoopee Regional Library System.

Current Library Facilities Currently, the Vidalia-Toombs County Library on Jackson Street is closed for renovation, but the Ladson Genealogical Library continues to serve patrons on Church Street, and the Vidalia books and staff can be found at the Nelle Brown Memorial Library in Lyons. Both locations have expanded their hours to ensure citizens may check out books, attend programs, and conduct research.

Information on the renovation of the library on Jackson Street may be found by contacting the library’s Board of Trustees, which is overseeing the operation.

More information on fundraising, book sales, and author events may be discussed with the Friends of the Library organization, that serves to support the resources, programs, and staff of the libraries within Toombs County.

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