Whether you’re working on a school assignment, doing research, or simply want to gain a new skill, your library has easy-to-use online resources available that you can access from anywhere. Just sign in from your desktop, laptop or mobile device.

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Introducing the PINES ecard!

The ecard provides access to all digital resources offered at your local library, such as GALILEO, eRead Kids, Mango Languages, and much more.

This important service reduces barriers to getting a library card at a time when many libraries may be closed or not offering full services due to COVID-19. As an added incentive, you can also register to vote using the ecard application!

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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

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There are many free digital and online library resources that are available through Georgia Public Library Service; explore the list below and be sure to contact your library for additional, local resources such as music streaming and ebook access and virtual programming like live storytimes on Facebook.

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Find FREE WiFi at a public library near you

Free WIFI is available from the parking lots of many Georgia public libraries.

When visiting these libraries, please stay in your vehicle and observe guidelines to keep a distance of at least 6 feet away from your fellow Georgians. Also, follow local governments’ rules and directions restricting travel and outdoor activities.

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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/uncleremus.org (Jasper County Library's Facebook page)
Bartow County Library SystemYesBook readings https://bartowlibrary.org/virtual-programming/
Bartram Trail Regional LibraryYeshttp://btrl.net/
Brooks CountyNo
Chattahoochee Valley LibrariesYeshttps://www.cvlga.org/blog/reading2020/
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!
Cobb County Public Library SystneYesDaily Story Times, Digital Book Clubfacebook.com/cobbcountylibrary
Conyers-Rockdale LibraryYeshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ0oZVJOu6T3Wa3VvI67yYA
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.forsythpl.org/readersCorner/virtualPrograms.aspx
Fulton County Library SystemYesWe are providing streaming story time each morning at 11:00 for one hour. http://www.fulcolibrary.org/news/2684-virtual-programming-with-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 programminghttps://www.leecountylibrary.org/virtual-programs
Live Oak Public LibrariesYesFacebook Live Story Times, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 AMhttps://libcal.liveoakpl.org/calendar/programs
Marshes of Glynn LibrariesYesstorytime, yoga, and book reviewshttps://moglibraries.org/virtual-programs/
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
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:

- 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 SystemNo
Oconee Regional Library YesRecorded story times. (Other programming and YouTube channel is in the works.)http://www.ocrl.org/virtual-programs
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
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.
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://strl.info/closure-information/
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://tllsga.org/virtualevents/
Worth County Library SystemNo

For All Ages

► The self-paced Entrepreneurial Mindset Training will help you learn how to identify, evaluate and transform your business ideas into a sustainable success. 

► GALILEO is Georgia’s virtual library. You can use it to access articles, eBooks, historical documents and photos, and much more. Go to https://galileo.usg.edu and enter your public library system password or PINES card number.

Here are some resources available through GALILEO:

► Mango Languages, with over 72 foreign language courses. 

► Learning Express features college prep tests, math and reading skills improvement tests for grade 4 through college, GED prep in English and Spanish, U.S. Citizenship Exam prep in English or Spanish, access to Gale Legal Forms, and much more.

► Ancestry Library Edition is freely available within GALILEO through April 30!

► You can also research your family tree using Heritage Quest

Visit the GALILEO user guide
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For Students

►While your kids are out of school, you can keep them reading with eRead Kids, our digital collection of 15,000+ ebooks and audiobooks for kids.

►Georgia Historic Newspapers gives you free access to over 1.5 million newspaper pages – perfect for your next homeschool social studies, journalism, or vocabulary lesson.

►Check out the grade-level, GSE-aligned primary source sets available from the Digital Library of Georgia.

►Explore unique local history resources from the comfort of your home. Visit Georgia HomePLACE for a complete list of digitized, historical public library resources.

►Did you know that Georgia has Sanborn maps available online dating back to 1881? Look up nearby streets, buildings, or landmarks and see how they’ve changed! 

►Georgia students and educators can access an online library of free educational resources from GPB Education, PBS LearningMedia, and Discovery Education, including videos, activities, and associated lesson plans for teachers, that align with Georgia standards

►Entertain and educate your kids through the Georgia Aquarium’s live aquatic webcams

►The Georgia Farm Bureau is hosting virtual activities on their Facebook page.

►Our friends at the Michael C. Carlos Museum have Digital Projects for all to enjoy, especially check out Greece Odyssey Online.

►Visit the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame List of Inductees to find out who from your hometown is a Georgia sports hero.

►Zoo Atlanta has an educational guide for the animals they’re protecting.

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eRead Kids

  • Now is the perfect time to get started with eRead Kids! Your library card gives you free access to 15,000 electronic and audio books for children from pre-k through fourth grade. You just need your library card number and PIN
Get started with eRead Kids

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Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI) Toolkit

All public libraries in Georgia offer FREE access to Entrepreneurial Mindset Training, an online, self-paced course focused on the attitudes and thinking that lead to entrepreneurial success. Discover your business potential with online, self-paced entrepreneurial mindset training. Learn how to identify, evaluate and transform your business ideas into a sustainable success with entrepreneurial mindset training.

Learn more and get started here.

Get started with ELI

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GLASS (Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services)

► GLASS patrons can access digital braille and audio books through BARD and BARD Mobile

► GLASS staff are answering our phones to assist customers with GLASS resources including digital talking books, BARD, BARD Mobile, Bookshare and more!

► Visit the GLASS website or call 800-248-6701

Beginning April 13, GLASS can lend a limited number of book cartridges to patrons who are unable to use BARD or BARD Mobile.  These cartridges will be the traditional cartridges with one book per cartridge. The books will be mailed out from Utah and will be returned to Utah. Remember to keep the mailing card on the case to use to return the cartridge to Utah when you have finished.  To request a book from Utah, you must call GLASS at 800-248-6701.

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Archival Services and Digital Initiatives

Archival Services and Digital Initiatives, in partnership with the Digital Library of Georgia, provides access to thousands of historical digital resources.

Here are some ideas for using these resources:

► Are you a social studies educator charged with distance learning? Check out the grade-level primary source sets available from the Digital Library of Georgia. They’re GSE-aligned and best of all: they’re free!

► Looking for homeschooling resources? Georgia Historic Newspapers gives you free access to over 1.5 million newspaper pages–perfect for your next social studies, journalism, or vocabulary lesson!

Need activities for your curious kids? Use the Georgia Historic Newspapers portal to see what was going on in your region 100 years ago. Write down five interesting facts you learned!

What events were making news in Georgia on the day you were born? Use the advanced search feature in the Georgia Historic Newspapers portal to look up your DOB. Can’t find the exact date? Expand your search nationally using Chronicling America.

Every year, Georgia’s public libraries support the addition of tens of thousands of digitized newspaper pages to the Georgia Historic Newspapers portal. Just one more way public libraries support history in the making.

Did you know that Georgia has Sanborn maps available online dating back to 1881? Look up nearby streets, buildings, or landmarks and see how they’ve changed! Use the key do identify color-coded building materials, railroad tracks, and more.

The Digital Library of Georgia has a whole section of Free to Use images: use your computer to gif-ify an old photo, brush up on your image editing skills, or design a short video for your friends!

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Local and Statewide Attractions

Through partnerships with organizations across the state, Georgia’s public libraries provide families with educational and recreational opportunities to spend time together while saving money.

While buildings are closed in response to COVID-19, many organizations are providing free programs digitally.

See details about all partnership programs

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