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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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July 15- 31 2019

lemony snicket book coverEven if you braved all thirteen volumes of the Baudelaire orphans’ history, you probably will not be able to deal with the unpleasantries that this event entails. Come if you dare to our thirteen craft tables based on each truly haunting book in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events on Tuesday, July 16th , at 2:30 pm in Multipurpose Rooms A&B. Costumes welcome. For children ages 5-11 and their caregiver.

dragons book coverEveryone knows that dragons love tacos, but they also love to get their picture taken with kids of all shapes and sizes. Join us for our Dragons Love Tacos party full of zany music, dragon and taco crafts, and our special guest, the Dragon himself! Join us Thursday, July 18th, at 10:30 am in the Multipurpose Rooms. For children ages 2-11 and their caregiver.

babies and bears storytimeJoin us for our 20-30 minute lapsit storytime followed by open play. Enjoy Shirley Parenteau’s picturebook Bears in a Band, fingerplays, and teddy bear songs. Teddy bears welcomed! For infants birth to 18 months and their caregiver. Join us on Saturday, July 20th, at 11:00 am in the Storyroom!

read to rover imageBeginning readers read aloud to certified therapy dogs, a.k.a. Tail Waggin’ Tutors! All dogs are insured and with trainers. First come, first served. Join us on Sunday, July 21st, from 3:00 pm-4:00 pm in the Storyroom.

shark week storytime Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water… you learn that sharks actually rarely attack anyone. Enjoy a special storytime celebrating all things shark on Tuesday July 23rd, at 2:30 pm in the Multipurpose Rooms A&B. With crafts to go. For children ages 4-11 and their caregiver.

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Lupe Impala, El Chavo Flapjack, and Elirio Malaria love cars that hip, hop, dip, drop, and go low and slow - bajito y suavecito! Explore the universe and design your own lowrider, in this special bilingual program all about cars and Latinx art. Based on the graphic novels by Cathy Camper. Join us on Thursday, July 25th , at 10:30 am in the Storyroom. For children ages 5-11 and their caregiver.

girl bookcoverSometimes, a girl’s just gotta travel through space and time to save the world… or even the galaxy! Help us save the world while learning about space and making out of this world crafts inspired by Zita the Spacegirl and Cleopatra in Space! For children ages 6-11 and their caregiver. Join Zita and Cleopatra’s epic adventure on Saturday, July 27th, at 11:00 am in the Storyroom.

glitter crownSummer’s over, feeling down? Need some fancy in your town? Want some shine upon your crown? JUST ADD GLITTER!!! Help us celebrate the end of summer with the ultimate in amazing glitter crafts that will leave you smiling, sparkling and ready for a new school year! Join us on Tuesday, July 30th, at 2:30 pm in the Storyroom. For children ages 3-11 and their caregiver.

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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