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For the safety of our patrons and with a continued effort to “flatten the curve," all Athens Regional Library System branches in Athens-Clarke, Franklin, Madison, Oconee and Oglethorpe counties will remain closed until such time that it is deemed safe to reopen to the public. Library staff remain on the job  serving our communities virtually.  Please feel free to contact us at http://athenslibrary.org/homepage/regional-information/contact-us if you have any questions regarding library service during this time. We will update the community as more information becomes available.

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March Events

The Iridescence of Birds Art Class Book cover of Peter Rabbit.

March is full of fun at the Athens-Clarke County Library Children's Department! We are celebrating some amazing authors and artists this month. What better way to start things off than with Dr. Seuss at our Read Across America: Seuss-tastic Celebration. We will also spend the morning with everyone's favorite bunny in a blue coat, Peter Rabbit, at our Beatrix Potter Storytime and Artist Workshop.


Book cover of The Iridescence of Birds.

Do you dream of becoming an artist one day? Well, so did Henri Matisse. Join us as we read The Iridescence Of Birds by Patricia MacLachlan and learn about Henri Matisse's journey to become a famous artist. Come and discover Matisse's colorful artwork and learn how to make a own masterpiece in this storytime art class! 


Book cover of Yoko

Don't forget to mark your calendars for our Magic Tree House Party. Let's help Jack and Annie on their whirlwind escapades. Everyone is welcome to join us for Boy Scout/Girl Scout Genealogy Explorations where some of our local scouts and friends can learn about genealogy. Come and share some of Rosemary Wells' classic Yoko books, eat candy sushi and make origami paper cranes. We have some awesome special storytimes this month that include Finding Spring and Lego Storytime. Download our March Children's brochure for a full list of events.


Book cover of The Borrowers

April Book Club: This month, chapter readers are invited to join us for The Borrowers by Mary Norton. Grab your copy of the book at the Children's desk today. Join us Thursday, April 6 at 4:00 pm for snacks and games and discuss the book. 


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Mr. Evan with a dragon.

Making a marshmallow man.
Mr. Evan reading about quilting.

Making a happy frog.
Quilts inspired by Harriet Powers.

Virtual Storytime

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Muzzy Club Language!

Available on your computer (sign in with your library card number)

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

ABCmouse.com: Now available FREE at our library

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Ereads Kids - Ebooks for Kids

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