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Getting to Know Us

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Storytimes & Events - check out our calendar, blog, or connect with us Facebook!

Need a good read? Here are some book reviews from our staff.

Find Fun & Games or search for a good book from the library, find a book to down at eReadsKids, or do research at GAILEOKids.

More Resources: Check out our Parents' resources and Our homeschooling guide. We participate in 1000 Books Before Kindergarten and provide access to many other resources, like Muzzy Languages.

Finding Your Way Around: We are located on the first floor of the Athens-Clarke Library past the Teen Department. We have 3 study rooms, a storytime room, children's bathrooms, a photocopier and computer stations with educational games, programs, and filtered Internet access. All computers have headphones and access to a printer.

About Our Collections

  • PinesKids is a kid friendly catalog for search for library books & more.
  • GALILEOKids is a kid friendly suite of databases.
  • eReadsKids is a collection of kid and younger teen downloadable books & much more.

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Check out our Book Lists for information about how our books are organized or take a look at some book reviews from our staff.

Types of books:

  • Picture Books (storybooks and great read-alouds for birth to grade 2)
  • Board Books (for babies and toddlers)
  • Basic Readers (beginning readers and chapter books for children learning to read on their own, color-coded by grade level)
  • Non-Fiction (Information books for children of all ages)
  • Fiction (chapter books and novels for grades 2 - 5)

Highlights of our collections:

The Picture Book collection has a special section for Caldecott Medal Winners and many of the books have special browsing lables to help locate books by theme, like ABC's, 123's, colors, and holidays.

The Fiction collection has special labels that help you select an area of interest, such as fantasy, historical fiction, science fiction, and mystery. The bright pink "chapter book" labels in the fiction collection identify books that help a child graduate from picture books and basic readers to novels. They have chapters, are longer than 32 pages, have lots of illustrations throughout, and have larger size text. There is also a special section for Newbery Medal Winners.

The Basic Reader collection gathers together books for children just learning to read. Color coded labels on the book spine indicate the reading level.

  • Orange: very beginning reader
  • Dark Blue: first half of 1st grade
  • Light Blue: second half of 1st grade
  • Yellow: first half of 2nd grade
  • Purple: second half of 2nd grade
  • Pink: first half of 3rd grade
  • Green: second half of 3rd grade

Our catalog of books is online.

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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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