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All Athens Regional Library System branches’ buildings remain closed to the public at this time. We now offer curbside holds pickup and are accepting returns in our book drops, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at most branches. Please contact us at if you have any questions regarding library service during this time. We will update you as more information becomes available.

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Summer Reading Program

June 1-15 2019

What happens when you give a baby a cookie? Find out at our 20-30 minute lapsit storytime followed by open play on Saturday, June 1st, at 11:00 am. Enjoy Laura Numeroff’s ‘The Best Mouse Cookie’, fingerplays, cookie songs and eating cookies with your babies. For infants birth to 18 months and their caregiver in the storyroom.

When Duncan opens his box of crayons, he finds they have all written him letters with the same message, “I quit!” Come hear this colorful tale of crayon complaints, read by our special guest, the State Superintendent! Then, enjoy rhymes, songs, and crafts on Monday, June 3rd, at 1:30 pm! For children ages 4-11 and their caregiver in the storyroom.

 Let’s “Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy!” as we blast off into space with Ms. Frizzle and the Magic School Bus! Listen to classic Magic School Bus books, enjoy space-themed experiments and activities, and make crafts to go on Tuesday, June 4th, at 2:30 pm. For children ages 6-11 and their caregiver in Multipurpose Rooms A&B.

 You’ve been chosen for a mission that has never been attempted before – a journey to the center of a black hole! In this Choose Your Own Adventure style program, our audience will decide our fate together each step of the way. Discover fascinating facts about black holes with our special guest astronomer Steve Knight. Join us on Thursday, June 6th, at 10:30 am to learn about gravity by making your own black hole craft. For children ages 5-8 and their caregiver in the storyroom.

 Chapter readers are invited to join us for Natalie Lloyd’s Georgia Book Award Winner A Snicker of Magic on Thursday, June 6th, at 4:00 pm. Games and snacks provided. Participation is limited to 10 children. Please call the Children’s Desk to register and to put your book on hold. For children ages 8-11 in the storyroom.

 Enjoy a Saturday morning of take home craft-activities that are all about planets, stars, astronauts and all things outer space on Saturday, June 8th, at 11:00 am! For children ages 4-11 and their caregiver in the storyroom. 

 bearsie bear It was cold outside and Bearsie Bear was just getting ready for bed when Moosie Moose and a host of other winter animals try to sleep over for the night. Hilarity ensues in this silly puppet show full of animal antics, based on the book by Bernard Waber. Join us Tuesday, June 11th, at 2:30 pm for our Bearsie Bear and the Surprise Sleepover Party puppet show! For children of all ages and their caregiver in the Appleton Auditorium.

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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 Now available FREE at our library

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Ereads Kids - Ebooks for Kids

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