Georgia public libraries and COVID-19 update
Many public libraries across Georgia are offering limited services to slow the spread of COVID-19, and some are open to patrons. Check the status of your local library in the table below, or contact them directly here. We will update this table regularly.
Whether you’re working on a school assignment, doing research, or simply want to gain a new skill, your library has easy-to-use resources available. Just sign in from your desktop, laptop or mobile device. Check out the many available online resources here.
We also suggest that you visit your local library’s website, where other virtual resources may be found.
At some public libraries in Georgia, you can apply for a temporary digital library card that allows you to use online materials. Contact your local library to see what options are available.
Libraries offering temporary eCards
Virtual Library Programs
Many libraries are offering virtual programs that can be enjoyed from the comfort of home.
Contact your local library for the most up-to-date program schedules.
|Library System||Virtual Programs Available||Description||Link/URL|
|Athens Regional Library System||Yes||Storytime, crafts, book displays, we are adding to this often||https://www.youtube.com/user/acclibrary, https://www.facebook.com/AthensClarkeLibrary, https://www.facebook.com/athenschildrens, FC Libraries - Royston, https://www.facebook.com/WintervilleLibrary, https://www.facebook.com/OCLCS, https://www.facebook.com/madisoncolibrary, https://www.facebook.com/LavoniaLib, https://www.facebook.com/OglethorpeCountyLibrary, https://www.facebook.com/pinewoodslibrary|
|Augusta-Richmond County Public Library||Yes||storytime, Downloading RBDigital|
|Azalea Regional Library System||Yes||Story times, craft and hobby how-to videos posted to social media||https://www.facebook.com/Walnut-Grove-Public-Library; https://www.facebook.com/WHStantonMemorialLibrary;
https://www.facebook.com/uncleremus.org (Jasper County Library's Facebook page)
|Bartow County Library System||Yes||Book readings||facebook.com/BartowLibraryGA|
|Bartram Trail Regional Library||No|
|Chattahoochee Valley Libraries||No|
|Chattooga||Yes||Preschool story time||Facebook Chattooga County Library|
|Chestatee Regional Library||No|
|Clayton County Library System||Yes||Book clubs, story time, instructional classes, trivia, Netflix Party,||facebook.com/claytongalib and instagram.com/claytongalib www.claytonpl.org|
|Coastal Plain Regional Library System||Yes||Tuesday Tales- Recorded Storytime|
Daily Doodle-Each day we will post a drawing prompt. All you need to do is draw, take a picture, and post it in our comments!
|Cobb County Public Library Systne||Yes||Daily Story Times, Digital Book Club||facebook.com/cobbcountylibrary|
|DeKalb County Public Library||Yes||Storytime and crafts||https://dekalblibrary.org/online-events|
|Dougherty County Public Library||Yes||Book Club was held on March 21st at 3pm.||https://www.facebook.com/doco.lib/?ref=page_internal|
|Elbert County Public Library||Yes||Just reading a book and demonstrating how to make homemade Play-doh so far.||https://www.facebook.com/Elbert-County-Public-Library-206479542751256/|
|Forsyth County Public Library||Yes||We provide online storytimes, as well as additional weekly virtual programs for children, families, teens, and adults including: Baby and Me storytime, Family Quest Challenge, Book Nook (online book club for kids), Plot Twisters (book recommendations for teens), Mind Readers (adult book club), Book Talk (book recommendations for adults), Yoga Shorts (meditation videos), as well as ongoing virtual programs from visiting performers and presenters.||https://www.facebook.com/forsythpl/; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy_6-PqvhRw&t=54s|
|Fulton County Library System||Yes||We are providing streaming story time each morning at 11:00 for one hour.||www.facebook.com/fulcolibrary|
|Greater Clarks Hill||No|
|Gwinnett County Public Library||Yes||storytimes||https://www.facebook.com/GwinnettLibrary/ https://www.youtube.com/GwinnettLibrary|
|Hart County Library System||No||NA||NA|
|Hall County Library System||Yes||Book talks and storytime live are happening as of today. We are hoping to have a book chat using Hoopla (unlimited simultaneous checkouts) starting soon.||https://www.facebook.com/Hall-County-Library-System-161054514594/|
|Henry county Library System||Yes||Working on virtual storytimes||https://www.facebook.com/HenryLibrary/|
|Houston County Public Library||No|
|Lake Blackshear Regional Library||Yes||Online storytime|
|Lee County Library||Yes||Storytime, crafts, adult educational programming||facebook.com/leesburglibrarygeorgia|
|Live Oak Public Libraries||Yes||Facebook Live Story Times, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 AM||https://www.facebook.com/events/231348358248911/|
|Marshes of Glynn Libraries||Yes||storytime, yoga, and book reviews|
|Middle Georgia Regional Library||Yes||Storytime, book clubs, and tabletop gaming. We provide our teen gaming via twitch. We are now also providing Facebook Live walk thrus of library resources. Our storytime schedule is as follows:|
Monday: 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:30 am
Wednesday: 10:30 am and 4:00 pm
Thursday: 10:30 am
Saturday: 10:30 am
|Mountain Regional Library System||Yes||Virtual storytimes|
|Northeast Georgia Regional Library System||Yes||virtual story time; providing access to online resources||https://www.facebook.com/Clarkesville.Library/; https://www.facebook.com/cornelialibrary/; https://www.facebook.com/toccoastephenscountypubliclibrary/; https://www.facebook.com/rabuncountylibrary/; https://www.facebook.com/WhiteCountyPublicLibraryHelen/; https://www.facebook.com/White-County-Public-Library-Cleveland-232768133414677/|
|Northwest Georgia Regional -- NGRL||Yes||- We are providing the following:|
- A read-aloud story book @ 11:00am T-F on Facebook Live
- Teen writing prompts throughout the week on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
- DIY Videos for adults, including art and how to sew a button (no schedule; not sure if there is a plan for more at this time)
- Read-aloud YA/Teen story video recording (read by staff member who is the author w/ permission from publisher) - no set day/time
- A read-aloud adult story video recording of public-domain classics - will be daily, starting tomorrow -- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
|Ocmulgee Regional Library System||No|
|Oconee Regional Library||Yes||Recorded story times. (Other programming and YouTube channel is in the works.)||https://www.facebook.com/laurenscountylibrary/|
|Okefenokee Regional Library System||Yes||Storytimes, Adult book and services reviews||https://www.facebook.com/Appling-County-Public-Library-672023412882921/, https://www.facebook.com/Alma-Bacon-County-Public-Library-140431215994130/, https://www.facebook.com/clinchlibrary/, https://www.facebook.com/piercecountylibrary/, https://www.facebook.com/waycrosslibrary/, https://www.facebook.com/okefenokeelibrary/|
|Ohoopee Regional Library System||Yes||Storytime daily, STEAM programming with household objects. Kids crafts with items in the home and trivia questions each day||https://m.facebook.com/ReidsvilleReadsBooks/about/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=0
|Piedmont Regional Library System||Yes||Live storytimes on Facebook, links to other current online resources like museum tours and such||All 10 of our libraries have Facebook pages, and so does regional office.|
|Pine Mountain Regional Library System||No|
|Roddenbery Memorial Library||Yes||storytimes, stem experiments, crafts||facebook.com\roddenbery-memorial-library-146120037869\|
|Sara Hightower Regional Library System||Yes||Storytime||FB page Rome-Floyd County Library|
|Satilla Regional Library||No|
|Screven-Jenkins Regional Library||No|
|Sequoyah Regional Library System||Yes||Facebook Live and/or pre-recorded events, story times, short story club, game nights, |
Q & A sessions, interactive events, interactive videos, and more.
|South Georgia Regional Library||No|
|Southwest Georgia Regional Library||Yes||Our book club will meet via Zoom||https://www.facebook.com/SouthwestGaLibrary/|
|Statesboro Regional Public Libraries||Yes||recorded story reading; live stream baby time; live stream story time||https://www.facebook.com/statesborolibrary/?ref=bookmarks|
|Three Rivers Regional Library||Yes||Rachael Atterbury from Camden County Public Library is providing story-time several times a week on facebook. Erica Rainey, Librarian/Programmer at regional office, is providing story-times at least once a week. She is including using her dog and horse in the videos. All our libraries are providing instructions on using digital resources on facebook and our website. Jessica Anderson, Librarian/Digital Services at the regional office, is working with BiblioBoard to create a place for people to write stories and share with others. ||https://www.facebook.com/Camden-County-Public-Library; https://www.facebook.com/3Rivers.Regional/|
|Troup-Harris||Yes||Writer's group and teen programking via google hangout||N/A|
|Twin Lakes Library System||Yes||Storytimes, book club hangouts, yoga||https://www.facebook.com/twinlakeslibrarysystem/|
|Worth County Library System||No|
GLASS Services Update
While GLASS Atlanta is closed, patrons can still access digital braille and audio books through BARD and BARD Mobile. GLASS staff will continue to answer phone calls to assist with using BARD Mobile. If you want to learn more, visit our website at www.georgialibraries.org/glass or call 800-248-6701, Mon-Fri.