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Newsletter, Aug. 2012, Georgia Public Library Service

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A newsletter for friends and employees of Georgia's public libraries, volume 10, issue 1 | August 2012

Headlines from this issue...

Cataloging project brings citizens access to treasures from Governor's Mansion

GPLS is organizing and creating an online catalog for the library at the Governor's Mansion in Atlanta. The resulting online catalog will allow Georgians to discover what titles are held in trust for them at the Mansion.

Dade County voters give overwhelming thumbs up to library

Dade County residents took their support for libraries to the polls on July 31 and voted overwhelmingly in favor of dedicating a fixed portion of county property taxes to funding the Dade County Public Library.

PINES forced to implement first increase in overdue fees

At its annual meeting earlier this year, the PINES Executive Committee voted to increase the overdue fee for books from 10 to 20 cents per day, effective July 1. A statewide consortium of 285 public libraries and service outlets in 143 Georgia counties, PINES offers citizens a shared catalog of 10.4 million items.

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Georgia Public Library Service News is published bimonthly by GPLS. This publication is made possible by a grant from the US Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Georgia Public Library Service under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.