Atlanta Braves Library Partnership Program

Atlanta Braves Bloopers Book Club

Supplemental Reading Program

This program is available to children and young adults, grades K-12.

Interested participants need to read one (1) book on sports or sportsmanship then visit braves.com/reading, complete a grade appropriate online activity, and register for the program.

After completing those steps, they are to print their Bloopers Book Club Certificate, bring it to their local library where they will receive a code to redeem for a FREE Braves ticket.

One (1) Braves game ticket per student. Tickets can be printed or mailed.

Participants cannot receive more than one (1) ticket per program year.

The participant MUST register and redeem the code for the free ticket one (1) week [ seven (7) days] before the game they wish to attend.

Download the Blooper’s Book Club reading list here.

Atlanta Gladiators Hat Trick Library Partnership Program

Atlanta Gladiators Hat Trick for Reading Challenge

Supplemental Reading Program

This program is available to children and young adults, grades K-12.

Interested participants must read three (3) books from their local library. Then visit atlantagladiators.com/hattrick, fill out the form, and with the purchase an adult ticket they receive a free youth ticket to one (1) of three (3) Gladiator’s hockey games.

Tickets are emailed to participants at the end of the program.

Atlanta Hawks Library Partnership Program

Atlanta Hawks Check It Out Reading Challenge

Supplemental Reading Program

For a detailed information, download the Check It Out Reading Challenge FAQ here.

This program is available to children and young adults, grades K-12.

Participants must read five (5) books—the type of book is not specifically defined, but it is heavily encouraged participants read books on athletics, health, sportsmanship, basketball, sports history, etc. Participants then visit checkitoutreading.com, fill out the form, and with the purchase an adult ticket they receive a free youth ticket to one (1) of four (4) Hawks games.

Vouchers for free tickets are sent out at the beginning of October when the NBA schedule is released. To redeem vouchers, patrons must:

  • Go to checkitoutreading.com
  • You will see all of the available games to pick from…select the game that you would like to attend.
  • At the end of your seat selection process, hit “Checkout.”
  • Follow the steps for checkout and right before it asks for payment you will apply your voucher code.
  • A confirmation email will be delivered upon completion of your order with access to your tickets on your mobile phone only.
  • Make sure to mark your calendar for your game and we will see you there! Please note that there are no game swaps or refunds.
  • Be sure to redeem your voucher by November ## (the date varies by year).

To access their ticket, patrons must:

  • Access Your Ticket:
    • Download the Atlanta Hawks Mobile App on your smartphone.
    • Across the bottom middle, click “Tickets.”
    • Then click “Single Game Buyer.”
    • Click “My Tickets.”
    • It will prompt you to “Sign In”  (top right) to your account information contained in the confirmation email that you received from your purchase.
    • Click into the game that you purchased to see your tickets, the bar code will be ready to scan once you Click “Scan Barcode.”

If you have any questions please email CheckItOut.Reading@hawks.com

Center for Puppetry Arts Library Partnership Program

Center for Puppetry Arts Passport to Puppetry

Pass Loan Program

The Passport to Puppetry admits four (4) people to the World of Puppetry Museum OR a patron can receive a 25% discount on an All-Inclusive Ticket. By using the code LIBRARY, patrons may pre-purchase their All-Inclusive ticket online in advance of their visit at www.puppet.org/buy-tickets.

An All-Inclusive ticket is for one (1) person and includes:  a Family Series Performance, a Create-A-Puppet Workshop, and the admission to the Museum. 

The Passport to Puppetry has a circulation period of seven (7) days.

The Passport to Puppetry may be renewed once.

Chattahoochee Nature Center Library Partnership Program

Chattahoochee Nature Center Family Pass

Pass Loan Program

When checked out and taken to the CNC, the Family Pass is good for four (4) free admissions to the Center.

The Family Pass is for general admission only, and is not valid for special events or exhibits.

The Family Pass has a circulation period of seven (7) days.

The Family Pass may be renewed once.

Fox in a Box Library Partnership Program

Fox Theatre Institute Fox in a Box

Exhibit Program

Fox in a Box is an interactive banner exhibit that focuses on how important events in the Fox Theatre’s timeline intersect with American history, the Civil Rights movement, economics, and the importance of communities.

Fox in a Box Version 2 is available on a limited basis to public libraries. It is currently on an established 18- month tour of libraries wrapping up in February 2021.

Please check with your local library or view the tour schedule here if you are interested in seeing the exhibit.

Georgia Aquarium Library Partnership Program

Georgia Aquarium Poseidon Kit and Library Discount

Educational Loaner Kit and Admission Discount Program

Poseidon is a traveling educational toolkit and exhibit of curated technology and activities jointly designed by Georgia Public Library Service and the Georgia Aquarium to take the Aquarium’s mission of community outreach, conservation support, and the rescue and rehabilitation of marine life outside of the Aquarium’s walls. The kit is available to public libraries only.

Public libraries in Georgia receive a special discount code through the Georgia Aquarium. The Aquarium does offer some discounts of its own during specific times of the day, but the Library Discount is available at all times. The Library Discount is 25% off of regularly priced admission.

Georgia Department of Human Services Library Partnership Program

Georgia Department of Human Services We Are…

Community Engagement Program

The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) and Georgia’s public libraries have the same service populations. The goal of this partnership is form relationships on the local level between public libraries and the offices of the Divisions of Family and Child Services, Child Support Services, and Aging Services so the organizations can collaborate to provide an extra measure of community relations and public service.

Georgia Environmental Finance Authority Library Partnership Program

Georgia Environmental Finance Authority

Killawatt Meters Loan Program

A patron checks out the meter, takes it home, and plugs their appliances and electronic devices into the meter instead of the wall outlet directly. By doing so, they are shown how many killowatts hours (kWh) that particular appliance or electronic device uses, whether it is switched on, running, idle, or in stand-by mode. This further allows the patron to determine the dollar amount it costs them to keep that particular appliance or device plugged in. Over the years the Kill-A-Watt meter has been available in libraries, residents have saved more than $70,000 in the purchase price of a meter and additional thousands off of annual electric bills.

The Kill-A-Watt meter has a circulation period of fourteen (14) days.

The Kill-A-Watt meter may be renewed twice.

In-system holds are allowed.

Atlanta Gladiators Hat Trick Library Partnership Program

Georgia National Fair/Georgia Farm Bureau/Georgia Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture

Educational and Family Program

The Georgia National Fair provides one (1) Family Four Pack of tickets to the Georgia National Fair to every library branch.

Georgia Farm Bureau and Georgia Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture presents one (1) copy of a selected book to every library branch. This book is typically the winner of the Book of Year Award from the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture.

Download an Ag-centric reading list here.

Georgia State Parks Library Partnership Program

Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites ParkPass/Historic Site Family Pass and Discovery Backpack

Pass and Material Loan Program

The ParkPass consists of a hanging tag that allows free parking at all of Georgia’s state parks and historic sites as well as the Historic Site Family Pass that allows four (4) free admissions into any of Georgia’s historic sites.

  • The passes have a circulation period of seven (7) days.
  • The passes may be renewed once.
  • In-system holds are allowed.

The Discovery Backpack consists of a backpack with binoculars and three foldout, weatherproof guides: Georgia’s Trees; Georgia’s Wildlife; Georgia’s Trees and Wildflowers.

  • The Discovery Backpack has has a circulation period of seven (7) days.
  • The backpack may be renewed once.
  • In-system holds are allowed.
Go Fish Education Center Library Partnership Program

Go Fish Education Center Family Pass

Pass Loan Program

The Family Pass allows up to four (4) free admissions to the Center.

  • The Family Pass has a circulation period of seven (7) days.
  • The Family Pass may be renewed once.
  • In-system holds are allowed.

The Family Pass may only be checked out by family once every six months. The Center reserves the right to deny entry to patrons who continually check out the Pass.

Georgia Public Broadcasting Library Partnership Program

Georgia Public Broadcasting

Family and Educational Programming

The partnership between the Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) and Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) is ever evolving and on a program-by-program basis.

This collaboration’s most recent form was to celebrate Public Broadcasting System’s (PBS) Great American Read, where PBS curated a list of 100 books (or series) for residents of the United States to vote on to select America’s favorite novel.

In Georgia, GPLS and GPB developed a traveling voting booth and display for the Great American Read. Five of the booths were provided and toured statewide in 54 library systems. Each booth contained: voting station with iPad; promotional item display with materials; upright banner.

See the results of GPB’s The Great American Read.

Macon Museum Pass Library Partnership Program

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Tubman Museum; Macon Museum Pass and Macon Banner Exhibit

Pass Loan and Exhibit Program

The Macon Museum Pass admits up to four (4) people to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, Museum of Arts and Sciences, and Tubman Museum.

  • The Family Pass is for general admission only, and is not valid for special events or exhibits.
  • The Macon Museum Pass has circulation period of seven (7) days.
  • The Macon Museum Pass may be renewed once.
  • In-system holds are allowed.

On a limited basis, public libraries can host a banner exhibit on loan from Visit Macon. These eight banners highlight and celebrate the three Macon museums and the Ocmulgee National Monument. Please check with your local library or view the tour schedule here if you are interested in seeing the exhibit.

Macon Mayhem Hockey Team Library Partnership Program

Macon Mayhem Hat Trick for Reading Challenge

Supplemental Reading Program

Hat Trick for Reading Challenge (HTRC) is a supplemental summer and fall reading program. Any child or young adult (K-12) wishing to participate must read three (3) books from their local library.

This partnership is currently on hold pending revision.

MIchael C Carlos Museum at Emory University Library Partnership Program

Michael C. Carlos Museum Family Pass and Wrapped Up in Reading

Pass Loan and Supplemental Reading Program

When checked out, the Pass is taken to the Michael C. Carlos Museum on the Emory University campus where it allows up to six (6) free admissions to the museum. Children must be accompanied by parents.

  • The Family Pass is general admission only and cannot be used for other museum offers such as renting the audio tour or special exhibits or special programming.
  • The Family Pass has a circulation period of seven (7) days.
  • The Family Pass may be renewed once.
  • In-system holds are allowed.

During the summer, the Carlos offers “Wrapped Up In Reading.” A reading list and reading diary is available online through the Carlos or GPLS. When a child reads five (5) books from the reading list, they contact the Carlos, schedule a visit, and when they meet with the Director of Education receive a goodie bag of items related to the Carlos exhibits and collections.

Learn more about the Wrapped Up in Reading reading program.

Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University Library Partnership Program

Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University

Banner Exhibit Program

During the summer, Georgia’s public libraries have limited free access to one or more traveling banner exhibits from the Museum. The banners tour multiple libraries over the course of the summer. Public libraries request the exhibits through GPLS. Check with your local library to see if the banners are coming to a library near you.

Second Wind Dreams Virtual Dementia Tour Library Partnership Program

Second Wind Dreams Virtual Dementia Tour Family Edition

Educational Material Loan Program

The Virtual Dementia Tour Family Edition© is a sensory altering kit that simulates what day to day tasks are like for those who suffer from dementia. Its primary purpose is for individuals who are caretakers or have family members suffering from to dementia to gain an understanding of what these individuals experience. It is not to be used alone as the experience can be disorienting or overwhelming.

A circulating Family Edition VDT kit is being piloted in 25 library systems. Circulation numbers, library staff and patron input, SWD input, logistics, and wear and tear on the kits is tracked. The results will dictate the future growth of the program.

  • The VDT Kit has a seven (7) day circulation period
  • One (1) renewal is permitted
  • In-system holds are allowed.
William Breman Museum of Jewish Heritage Library Partnership Program

William Breman Museum of Jewish Heritage Family Pass and Eighteen Artifacts: Story of Jewish Atlanta Exhibit

Pass Loan and Educational Exhibit Program

When checked out and taken to the Breman, the Family Pass is good for four (4) free admissions to the museum.

  • The Family Pass is for general admission only, and is not valid for special events or exhibits.
  • The Family Pass has a circulation period of seven (7) days.
  • The Family pass may be renewed once.
  • In-systems holds are allowed.

Eighteen Artifacts is a 20 panel, full color exhibit based on the full exhibit at the Breman.

There are 10 double-sided bases, hence 20 panels

The exhibit is currently on its inaugural tour and available to public libraries only. Please check with your local library or view the tour schedule here if you are interested in seeing the exhibit.

Zoo Atlanta Library Partnership Program

Zoo Atlanta Library Pass & DVD

Pass Loan Program

For more detailed information, download the Zoo Atlanta Library Pass Patron FAQ here.

Check out the DVD from your library, take it home, watch it, and when you return it to your library on time and in good condition, you will receive a pass receipt which, as a one-time use, admits up to four (4) people to Zoo Atlanta.

You have two (2) weeks [fourteen (14) days] from the DVD return date and receiving the pass receipt to redeem it. To redeem the pass receipt, you must take it to the Zoo and present the pass receipt and library card used to check out the DVD at the Admissions gate.

  • The pass receipt is redeemable any of the 363 days Zoo Atlanta is open.
  • The Zoo DVD has a circulation period of seven (7) days and may not be renewed.

The DVD does not serve as a pass and should not be taken to the Zoo.

*** You are only allowed to check out the DVD once per year per household. This may seem drastic, but keep in mind the Library Pass is immensely popular.

*** The DVD is to be taken home for viewing. It is not to be viewed in the library and immediately returned.

Official holds, as with a normal circulating book, cannot be placed on the Zoo DVD. However, provided the DVD is currently checked in and available for circulation, a temporary hold is allowable. This hold time is not to exceed 24 hours. Whether or not this policy is used is entirely up to each library system.