Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spring Break @ Your Library

Next week lots of area schools, including Fulton County and City of Atlanta, will be on Spring Break, and we want you to know the library is prepared! In addition to checking out loads of books, DVD's and CD's, come on in and check out all of the programs that will be taking place throughtout the week at all the branches of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System. There are programs for all ages that range in activities from gaming to storytelling and pilates to videography. Check the calendar to see what kinds of things are taking place in your local branch. Take advantage of these opportunities to learn something new, or just to relax in a quiet spot with a good book. We hope to see you next week!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Become A Facebook Fan Of AFPLS!

If you're already a regular Facebook user, or even if you're just signing up for the first time, you can find the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library's Facebook page and become a fan. Once you "like" our page you'll get all the latest updates from the library system. Anything from library events and branch programs, to helpful hints for searching databases and suggested websites for book lovers of all ages. There are all kinds of interesting tidbits to be found, so be sure and check us out today!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Public Input Sessions For New Libraries

The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System wants to hear from you about what you would like to see in your new libraries. The design process begins this year on the 8 new libraries and 2 expanded libraries that make up Phase I of the Library Building Program. Community engagement has been the cornerstone of our Facility Master Plan, and we would like to hear more from our patrons! Public input sessions are being held at various locations throughout March and April. Click here to find information on locations, dates and times of these gatherings.

But if you can't make it to one of these sessions, your voice can still be heard. Click this link to take our online survey and let us know what you'd like out of your new libraries!

Recommendations and suggestions can also be submitted via the following:

- Email:
- Fax: 404-335-5291
- Mail: Branch Services, Central Library, One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta, GA 30303

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Did you know that you can sign up to receive various e-newsletters from the library delivered right to your inbox? Never miss another library event or new book again! Visit the Bookletters page on our website and follow the three easy steps to start receiving e-newsletters.

1. Click on the check box next to each e-newsletter you want to receive.
2. Enter your e-mail address in the box provided at the bottom of the page.
3. Click on the Subscribe button at the bottom of the page.

Newletter topics range in scope from new Children's and Teen titles, to the latest hot titles in Mystery or Romance, the newest DVD releases, and programs happening at all the branches and the Auburn Avenue Research Library. Sign up today and start taking advantage of this great free service!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Help Rebuild Cairo's Public Libraries

The recent uprisings in Egypt have brought about many changes for the Egyptian people, but unfortunately not all of these have been positive. Two of Cairo's public libraries were destroyed and burned during the riots, leaving a significant group of people without access to the information and opportunities that public libraries provide. The destruction of a public library is a blow felt by all, but if we rally together and show support for these institutions, we can help open their doors once more. For more information on how to help or donate funds visit this website from the Queens Library in New York.

You can also visit this site from CNN for more information on the unrest in the Middle East and Africa.

Thank you for showing your support for libraries across the globe!