Georgia’s Public Libraries: Making an Impact

Highlights from Fiscal 2017 Data

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Libraries Impact Communities

  • Georgia's public libraries provide resources that make reading accessible to everyone

GLASS resources make libraries accessible to everyone! Georgia Libraries for Accessible Library Services (GLASS) has been selected [...]

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Every day, libraries in communities across Georgia are transforming lives as they offer opportunities for people to build new [...]

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Under the green roof of a pop-up event tent among the tall trees of a central Atlanta park, community [...]

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Georgians own library cards!

girl holding book standing with grandmother“We love our library. The people who work here are nice and there is so much to do. They have lots of activities for everyone in our family. We enjoy coming here.”

Libraries make communities better

Georgia’s public libraries provide access to movies, music, books, foreign language lessons, career readiness tools, college test prep materials… and a whole lot more. Millions of Georgians enjoy these resources every year, in-person and virtually!

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Technology in Libraries

Internet access is essential to thrive in the 21st century. From employment to health to recreational learning, the web allows people to lead productive lives. Through public libraries, Georgians have access to over 9,500 public-access Internet computers in every county across the state.

  • ALL of Georgia’s public libraries are connected to the Internet!

  • 12,199,464 computer sessions

  • 4,837,150 wireless sessions

Learn about how we support libraries through technology

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Libraries Impact Families

Through programs such as Prime Time Family Reading Time, Get Georgia Reading, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, and an annual Summer Reading Program, public libraries help prepare young Georgians for a lifetime of learning.

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