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Closed for Winter Holidays: December 24-26

All libraries in the Athens Regional Library System will be closed Monday, December 24, through Wednesday, December 26, for the holidays. Regular hours resume on Thursday, December 27.

Happy Holidays from everyone at the library!


New! Tumble Book Cloud

Click here for Tumble Book Cloud's collection of graphic novels

TumbleBookCloud is an online database of eBooks and educator resources. We offer a robust selection of Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks. The collection is available online around the clock. No downloads, no waiting! If you can access the internet, you can be reading, watching, or listening to fantastic content.

Like Graphic Novels? With TumbleBookCloud you will have unlimited access to a fantastic collection. Our selection of Graphic Novels is perfect for readers both young and young at heart.

Next you'll want to check out our Enhanced Novels. This collection of classic literature, YA novels, middle school chapter books, and foundational non-fiction texts features professional narration paired with line by line highlighting. Follow along with the narrator until you are ready to read on your own!

In our Enhanced novels and our eBooks you can make notes as you read, or create bookmarks so you'll never lose your place! Adjust the size of the text, or the background color for a fun customizable reading experience.

And don't forget to check out the hundreds of Audiobooks, National Geographic videos, and common core aligned educator resources available around the clock! All of our titles and resources are available anywhere you have an internet connection: scroll through a Graphic Novel on your iPad, read a classic novel on your computer, or listen to an audiobook on your smartphone!

Heritage Room Announces New Database: Find My Past

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The Heritage Room is pleased to present our new subscription to the database FindMyPast.com. FindMyPast provides access to:

  • British newspaper archives from England, Wales and Scotland
  • Parish records from across England and Wales dating back to 1538
  • Passenger lists of ships leaving the UK 1890-1960 to the U.S., Canada and Australia
  • British Army records 1760-1915
  • English, Welsh, Irish and Scottish records dating back to 1700, including school admissions, workhouse registers and apprenticeships records
  • Irish court records
  • Canadian records and newspaper archives
  • Extensive records from Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands and Papua New Guinea.

There are over 1.5 billion historical records on findmypast.com and you have access to them ONLY at your local branch of the Athens Regional Library System.

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