March 1-14

athens childrens book festival

We’re celebrating our first annual Athens Children’s Book Festival, and you’re invited! Join us for an afternoon of family fun, books, authors, illustrators, music, crafts and activities on Saturday, March 28th, 2020 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Meet Pete the Cat and some of your favorite children’s creators, including Laurel Snyder, Jessie Sima, Mike Lowery, Xelena González, Surishtha Sehgal, Karen Strong, Amy Alznauer and Ping Zhu. Support some of your local favorites including David Hale, Bart King, Jacob Wenzka, Margo Candelario, Lil’ Ice Cream Dude and more! This program is brought to you by the Athens-Clarke County Library, in conjunction with our wonderful co-sponsors: The Friends of the ACC Library, Avid Bookshop, UGA's Department of Language and Literacy Education, and Books for Keeps. Books will be available for purchase and signing. All ages are welcome. Events are building-wide.

book club graphicFour gifted children embark on a secret mission full of mysterious, mind-bending tests. Discuss Trenton Stewart’s ‘The Mysterious Benedict Society’ with us on Thursday, March 5th, 2020 at 4:00 pm. Games and snacks provided. For children ages 8-11. Participation in book club is limited to 10 children. Please call the Children’s Desk to register and to put your book on hold. With Miss Keir. In Storyroom.

bilingual story time 

¡Bienvenido! Join us for this special program of Spanish/English language fun! Share books, songs, rhymes and activities en español y ingles on the first Friday of every month. For children ages 3-8 and their caregiver on Friday, March 6th, 2020 at 4:00 pm. In Storyroom.

irish harp graphicPut on your green and join us for a morning of Irish music, stories and crafts with special guest harpist Tracie Brown on Saturday, March 7th, 2020 at 11:00 am. Listen to Celtic tunes and tales and make St. Patrick’s Day crafts to go. For children ages 4-11 and their caregiver. With Miss Theresa. In Storyroom.

Come learn about Mary Shelley’s life and how she created one of the most famous monsters of all time, Frankenstein!  Participate in some mad scientist-style experiments on Thursday, March 12th, 2020 at 3:30 pm! With crafts to go. For children ages 8-11 and their caregiver. With Miss Keir. In Storyroom.

 mermaid graphic

Find your inner mermaid and journey through the sea to visit all sorts of sea creatures...including merbabies! Join us for our 20-30 minute lapsit storytime followed by open play on Saturday, March 14th, 2020 at 11:00 am. For infants birth to 18 months and their caregivers. With Miss Erika. In Storyroom.