Georgia’s Public Libraries: Making an Impact

Highlights from Fiscal Year 2023 Data

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Libraries Impact Communities

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Georgia libraries: Big Impact, Big Returns on Investment

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For every dollar they receive in funding, Georgia’s public libraries provide $3.21 in goods and services.

Libraries have reimagined their spaces, collections, and services to meet their community needs.

Learn about how Georgia’s public libraries are tripling the return on investment.

2023 Year in Review

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Strong public libraries are essential to a prosperous state.

Public libraries have played essential roles in post-pandemic recovery, competitiveness, and resilience throughout Georgia.

This Year in Review highlights some of our most impactful work in technology, early literacy, and library construction.

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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 more than 9,700 public-access Internet computers in every county across the state.

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

  • 3,915,095 computer sessions

  • 7,069,133 wireless sessions

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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.