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The Communications team aims to be a strong resource to Georgia libraries, providing timely, useful, and compelling information to increase their capacity and to demonstrate the need for and impact of public libraries in our communities.

Communications publishes Library News and leads email marketing, social media, earned media opportunities, branding, photography and video services, and more. Staff also provide consulting services and training to help libraries strengthen their communications strategy.

We are the central communications source for the Georgia Public Library Service.

Deborah Hakes
Communications Director

Phone: 404-852-5547


Areas of Expertise

Some of the areas we help and advise libraries on include:

We produce several publications to keep the public informed about the wonderful services and activities happening in Georgia’s public libraries. Use the link below to request physical copies for your library.

Request a publication


Download digital copies of selected publications.

Georgia's treasures booklet cover     Request Georgia's 10 Most Beautiful Libraries Passport               About GPLS marketing fact sheet

library trustee handbook cover

Toolkits for Libraries

These toolkits contain practical resources to help you promote activities at your library. You’ll find images, customizable graphics, suggested key messages for social media and links to additional resources from the American Library Association.

More Communications Resources

Use these cards to develop and share messaging about your library’s impact. Individual cards are standard business card size (3.5″ x 2″). The “Library Elevator Speech Card” card is 3″ x 3″.


Stories for and about Georgia’s public libraries

Press Releases

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