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 [...]

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 [...]

Athens-Clarke County Library to become first trauma-informed library in Georgia

Library aims to create supportive environment for all and empower girls through peer mentoring. Those who have experienced traumatic events, such as bullying at school, [...]

East Cobb Library builds confidence in its senior patrons to reduce their risk of falls

Public libraries can effectively keep pace with the needs of older adults by providing meaningful programs and services. Benay Gunby, 74, regularly walks her dogs [...]

By |2019-01-08T18:21:50+00:00November 29th, 2018|Adult Services, feature, Outreach|0 Comments

Volunteers share time and talent, as libraries develop new advocates

When Carlos Kanzler, 17, moved with his family to Grantville, Ga, from their home in Venezuela, he was shy and didn’t speak much English. But [...]

By |2018-11-29T15:51:21+00:00August 14th, 2018|Advocacy, feature, Outreach, volunteers|0 Comments

Makerspaces help kids gain confidence, learn skills and expand possibilities

When Young Adult Librarian Micah Newsome launched the makerspace at Columbia County Library in Evans, Ga, he hoped the monthly programming would give teenagers a [...]

Early, Montgomery, Toombs County Newspapers Added to Georgia Historic Newspapers Site

ATLANTA, Ga -- Georgia HomePLACE and the Digital Library of Georgia are pleased to announce the addition of nearly 27,000 pages of South Georgia newspapers [...]

Advocacy and Engagement: A Conversation with American Library Association President Jim Neal

For the past year, Jim Neal has served as president of the American Library Association, the oldest and largest library association in the world. He [...]

By |2018-10-02T16:45:11+00:00May 1st, 2018|Advocacy, Outreach|0 Comments