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Strengthening bonds between public libraries and prison populations

Access to information and books is critically important in the rehabilitative process for residents of correctional facilities. As inmates prepare for life outside prison [...]

By |2019-08-06T05:22:40+00:00July 19th, 2019|Adult Services, Outreach, Partnerships|0 Comments

Five Facts About Georgia’s Public Libraries

Five facts about Georgia public libraries that you may not know Libraries are places to connect as a community; they are innovative places that [...]

Librarianship provides the perfect harmony between consistency and change: a conversation with Sandy Hester

State Librarian Julie Walker (left) and Sandy Hester, 2018 Georgia Public Librarian of the Year Georgia's 2018 Public Librarian of the Year is Sandy Hester, [...]

By |2019-03-12T20:08:05+00:00March 12th, 2019|Awards|0 Comments

Rural libraries are essential to their communities

The front door of the Ambrose Library welcomes all. The front door to the Ambrose Library is always open during business hours, red and silver [...]

GUYS READ builds confidence and skills for boys

Johnny Rodriguez is a volunteer of the GUYS READ program through Chattahoochee Valley Libraries. He has participated since the program launched in 2013. Ten fourth-grade [...]

Libraries boost economic development and local workforce skills

SCORE mentor Leo Cortjens shares tips with business owners attend a marketing workshop at Hall County's Blackshear Place Library The value of public libraries [...]

Chattahoochee Nature Center and Georgia Public Library Service announce partnership

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 11, 2019 CONTACT: Deborah Hakes, Georgia Public Library Service,; Jon Copsey, Chattahoochee Nature Center,; 770-992-2055 x263 Chattahoochee [...]

By |2019-03-11T15:42:13+00:00March 11th, 2019|Chattahoochee Nature Center, Library Passes, Partnerships, Press Release|Comments Off on Chattahoochee Nature Center and Georgia Public Library Service announce partnership

Serving unique communities with diverse interests and needs: a conversation with Alison Weissinger

(l to r) State Librarian Julie Walker, Chancellor Steve Wrigley, DeKalb trustees Dr. Curtis Clark and Sara Fountain, DCPL Director Alison Weissinger and Gov. [...]

By |2019-03-13T18:05:02+00:00March 5th, 2019|Advocacy, Awards, DeKalb County, Programming|0 Comments

Volunteers can help the library improve the lives of everyone in the community: a Conversation with Dan Aldridge

Dan Aldridge is Georgia Public Library Champion of the Year. He is the current president of the statewide network, Friends of Georgia Libraries. Georgia Public [...]

By |2019-03-12T20:21:12+00:00March 1st, 2019|Advocacy, Awards|0 Comments