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

North Cobb Regional Library’s Sewing Basics

By Vidhya Jagannathan This past September, the North Cobb Regional Library’s first Makerspace machine sewing series, titled Sewing Basics, was off to a splendid start. It was a four-part program that taught patrons the basics of threading a sewing machine, loading a bobbin, changing out a needle, and making four simple items.  Session 1 taught… Continue Reading North Cobb Regional Library’s Sewing Basics

Sparta-Hancock County Library Honey Bee Observatory

By Kathy Ransom Sparta-Hancock County Library is all abuzz as a result of its in-house Honey Bee Observatory! Local beekeepers with the Lake Country Beekeepers Association (LCBA), who held their monthly meetings at the library, realized that the library was a perfect place for an observatory to teach about the importance of bees to a community… Continue Reading Sparta-Hancock County Library Honey Bee Observatory

Middle Georgia State University, Roberts Memorial Library Renovation

By Ann Williams The Roberts Memorial Library opened its doors in 1965 and was named after Dr. Lucien E. Roberts, the president of Middle Georgia College from 1950-1964.  The college’s original library was housed in Walker Hall and later was moved to Sanford Hall at the Cochran campus, before making its permanent home in the… Continue Reading Middle Georgia State University, Roberts Memorial Library Renovation

PCOM Library Hotspot Lending Program

By Erica Rosalle There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic hit students hard. The PCOM (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine) Georgia student community experienced sudden lifestyle adjustments such as reduced income sources, which affected the acquisition of basic necessities such as food, housing, and transportation. During this unique period of time, many students suddenly… Continue Reading PCOM Library Hotspot Lending Program