New e-Book and e-Audio titles in the grant-funded Listen Up! collection. Help support your library by participating in the Universal Challenge. Start at either of your library’s Beanstack site, your library’s Libby site, or ask for more information recommend.gadd@gmail.com

Houston County Public Library Receives $20,000 Grant

By J. Sara Paulk The American Library Association (ALA) announced recently grants of $20,000 to 77 libraries that continue to experience substantial economic hardship due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Houston County Public Library was the only library in Georgia to receive one of the grants.   “The majority of the grant will be used to amplify… Continue Reading Houston County Public Library Receives $20,000 Grant

The GT Library Gadgets team from top to bottom: Justin Ellis, Andy Blakely, and Shandra Jones.

Equipment Lending at the Georgia Tech Library

(The GT Library Gadgets team from top to bottom: Justin Ellis, Andy Blakely, and Shandra Jones.) By Justin Ellis The Oxford Dictionary defines a Gadget as “a small mechanical or electronic device or tool, especially an ingenious or novel one.” The definition is similarly well suited for the Georgia Institute of Technology Library’s equipment lending service,… Continue Reading Equipment Lending at the Georgia Tech Library

UGA Law Librarry

UGA Law Library Expands Partnership with the Digital Library of Georgia, including the Historical Georgia Treatises Special Collection

By: Rachel Evans and Mandy Mastrovita The Alexander Campbell King Law Library is unique among library collections at the University of Georgia (UGA). In addition to managing its holdings in a separate ILS (integrated library system), it has also hosted its own institutional repository on a digital commons site since 2008, where it has continued… Continue Reading UGA Law Library Expands Partnership with the Digital Library of Georgia, including the Historical Georgia Treatises Special Collection

Azalea Regional Library System’s Underground Railroad Quilt

By: Ashley Pearson A unique piece of history has been added to Greene County Library in the form of a replica of an Underground Railroad quilt. Underground Railroad quilts were used to communicate information to enslaved people about how to escape lives of exploitation and servitude. These quilts were used by those who supported the… Continue Reading Azalea Regional Library System’s Underground Railroad Quilt

GLS (Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled)

Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (GLS)

By: Brandi Robertson and Sarah Trowbridge Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (GLS) (formerly known as GLASS) is Georgia’s free talking book and braille library, tailored to the needs of Georgians of all ages who cannot use standard print materials and require alternative, accessible formats. Beyond people with blindness or low vision,… Continue Reading Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (GLS)

Bookish Trailblazers at the Forsyth County Public Library

By: Jessica Doss  Take a walk in the woods with the Forsyth County Public Library (FCPL)! Bookish Trailblazers is an outdoor book club dedicated to bringing nature and adventure to library patrons.  Bookish Trailblazers was created by Jessica Doss, an information specialist at the Sharon Forks branch with a passion for the outdoors and nature… Continue Reading Bookish Trailblazers at the Forsyth County Public Library

NASA Webb Space Telescope Community Events and Beanstack Challenge

By: Sarah Collier Live Oak Public Libraries was selected as one of almost 500 locations across the country to celebrate the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (Webb or JWST), NASA’s next great space science observatory.  Rincon Library and other locations across our library system offered a range of programs to bring the excitement… Continue Reading NASA Webb Space Telescope Community Events and Beanstack Challenge

Homeschool Meetup at the Woodstock Public Library

By Jenny Brooks and Mary Elliott A new homeschool initiative has begun at the Woodstock Public Library! Library staff work alongside North Georgia Homeschool to bring a monthly program to the library. Jenny Brooks (Youth Services Specialist), Mary Elliott (Teen Services Specialist), and Kara Rumble (Programming Manager) have been the primary staff involved. The program… Continue Reading Homeschool Meetup at the Woodstock Public Library

What’s the FIC?: A Library Podcast

By Leah Holloway 2020 was an apprehensive and uncertain time for many institutions, including the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System (ARCPLS). The COVID-19 pandemic put the system’s six branches in a situation where their doors were closed to the public. This was a challenge the library system and many others had never faced before. Even… Continue Reading What’s the FIC?: A Library Podcast