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 |2018-11-29T06:39:47+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

An engaged community achieves its goals at Brunswick-Glynn County Public Library

Huy Nguyen is a regular at the Brunswick-Glynn County Public Library, where he studies or relaxes after class or his full-time job. He wants to [...]

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

Libraries thriving in a new era of outreach, meeting demands of 21st Century Georgians

More than 300,000 Georgians joined the ranks of the 4.2 million library cardholders in the state last year, discovering the value that having a library [...]

By |2018-10-02T16:45:11+00:00March 21st, 2018|Outreach|0 Comments