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.

Check out free online library resources

Resources

Use these resources to learn about Coronavirus/COVID-19.

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See library updates

Many libraries are in a limited phase of reopening. Please contact your local library before visiting.

digital resources

Temporary eCards

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

contact your local library

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 SystemVirtual Programs AvailableDescriptionLink/URL
Athens Regional Library SystemYesStorytime, crafts, book displays, we are adding to this oftenhttps://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 LibraryYesstorytime, Downloading RBDigital
Azalea Regional Library SystemYesStory times, craft and hobby how-to videos posted to social mediahttps://www.facebook.com/Walnut-Grove-Public-Library; https://www.facebook.com/WHStantonMemorialLibrary;
https://www.facebook.com/OKelly-Memorial-Library-1112902688890073;
https://www.facebook.com/monroewaltoncountylibrary;
https://www.facebook.com/greene.urrls;
https://www.facebook.com/morgancountylibrary1131;
https://www.facebook.com/HancockCountyLibrary;
https://www.facebook.com/EatontonPutnamLibrary;
https://www.facebook.com/uncleremus.org (Jasper County Library's Facebook page)
Bartow County Library SystemYesBook readingsfacebook.com/BartowLibraryGA
Bartram Trail Regional LibraryNo
Brooks CountyNo
Chattahoochee Valley LibrariesNo
ChattoogaYesPreschool story time Facebook Chattooga County Library
Chestatee Regional LibraryNo
Clayton County Library SystemYesBook clubs, story time, instructional classes, trivia, Netflix Party, facebook.com/claytongalib and instagram.com/claytongalib www.claytonpl.org
Coastal Plain Regional Library SystemYesTuesday 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!
https://www.facebook.com/CoastalPlainRegionalLibrarySystem
Cobb County Public Library SystneYesDaily Story Times, Digital Book Clubfacebook.com/cobbcountylibrary
DeKalb County Public LibraryYesStorytime and craftshttps://dekalblibrary.org/online-events
Dougherty County Public LibraryYesBook Club was held on March 21st at 3pm.https://www.facebook.com/doco.lib/?ref=page_internal
Elbert County Public LibraryYesJust 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 LibraryYesWe 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 SystemYesWe are providing streaming story time each morning at 11:00 for one hour. www.facebook.com/fulcolibrary
Greater Clarks HillNo
Gwinnett County Public LibraryYesstorytimeshttps://www.facebook.com/GwinnettLibrary/ https://www.youtube.com/GwinnettLibrary
Hart County Library SystemNoNANA
Hall County Library SystemYesBook 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 SystemYesWorking on virtual storytimeshttps://www.facebook.com/HenryLibrary/
Houston County Public LibraryNo
Lake Blackshear Regional LibraryYesOnline storytime
Lee County LibraryYesStorytime, crafts, adult educational programmingfacebook.com/leesburglibrarygeorgia
Live Oak Public LibrariesYesFacebook Live Story Times, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 AMhttps://www.facebook.com/events/231348358248911/
Marshes of Glynn LibrariesYesstorytime, yoga, and book reviews
Middle Georgia Regional LibraryYesStorytime, 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
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MGRLibraries/
Youtube: youtube.com/channel/UCgtyiia2LGKcy3T3s5jGfng
Moultrie-Colquitt Countyhttps://www.facebook.com/mcclsfriends
Mountain Regional Library SystemYesVirtual storytimes
Northeast Georgia Regional Library SystemYesvirtual story time; providing access to online resourceshttps://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 -- NGRLYes- We are providing the following:

NGRL-DW:
- 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

NGRL-CG:
- A read-aloud adult story video recording of public-domain classics - will be daily, starting tomorrow -- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

NGRL-CM: None
www.ngrl.org

https://www.facebook.com/DaltonWhitfieldLibrary

http://facebook.com/calhoungordoncountylibrary

https://www.facebook.com/murraycountylibrary
Ocmulgee Regional Library SystemNo
Oconee Regional Library YesRecorded story times. (Other programming and YouTube channel is in the works.)https://www.facebook.com/laurenscountylibrary/
Okefenokee Regional Library SystemYesStorytimes, Adult book and services reviewshttps://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 YesStorytime daily, STEAM programming with household objects. Kids crafts with items in the home and trivia questions each dayhttps://m.facebook.com/ReidsvilleReadsBooks/about/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=0
https://d.facebook.com/GlennvilleReads/
https://m.facebook.com/JeffDavisCoLibrary/
https://m.facebook.com/ohoopeelibrary/
Piedmont Regional Library SystemYesLive storytimes on Facebook, links to other current online resources like museum tours and suchAll 10 of our libraries have Facebook pages, and so does regional office.
Pine Mountain Regional Library SystemNo
Roddenbery Memorial LibraryYesstorytimes, stem experiments, craftsfacebook.com\roddenbery-memorial-library-146120037869\
Sara Hightower Regional Library SystemYesStorytimeFB page Rome-Floyd County Library
Satilla Regional LibraryNo
Screven-Jenkins Regional LibraryNo
Sequoyah Regional Library SystemYesFacebook Live and/or pre-recorded events, story times, short story club, game nights,
Q & A sessions, interactive events, interactive videos, and more.
https://www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org/online-events/
South Georgia Regional LibraryNo
Southwest Georgia Regional LibraryYesOur book club will meet via Zoomhttps://www.facebook.com/SouthwestGaLibrary/
Statesboro Regional Public LibrariesYesrecorded story reading; live stream baby time; live stream story timehttps://www.facebook.com/statesborolibrary/?ref=bookmarks
Three Rivers Regional LibraryYesRachael 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 YesWriter's group and teen programking via google hangout N/A
Twin Lakes Library SystemYesStorytimes, book club hangouts, yogahttps://www.facebook.com/twinlakeslibrarysystem/
Worth County Library SystemNo

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.