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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

January 14-31

ACC Library and Avid Bookshop proudly present New York Times best-selling author-illustrator Nathan Hale, as he shares the latest book in his Hazardous Tales series – Major Impossible on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 6:30 pm! Discover the amazing story of John Wesley Powell, the one-armed geologist who explored the Grand Canyon, in Hale’s historic, graphic novel adventure. Books will be available for purchase. For children ages 6-11 and their caregiver. In Storyroom.

MLK event graphicMost of us are aware of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. But did you know that the speech was not written for that day? Enjoy “A Place to Land” to find out how he came to write the infamous speech on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 3:30 pm. In the spirit of MLK day of service, participate in a group service project. Crafts to go. For children ages 6-11 and their caregiver. With Miss
Erika. In Storyroom.

children's book awards Every year, children around Georgia vote for the winners of the Georgia Children’s Picture Book Award and the Georgia Children’s Book Award. Join us for a book “petting zoo” and meet this year’s nominees on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 11:00 am! With crafts to go. For children ages 6-11 and their caregiver.
With Miss Keir. In Storyroom.

penguin problems event graphicBeing a penguin can be tough! Waddle on over and hear all about penguin life in this special penguin storytime on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 3:30 pm. With penguin crafts to go! For children ages 3-8 and their caregiver. With Miss Keir. In Storyroom.

winter wonderland storytime graphicMelt away the winter blues & warm up with a tea party- celebrating the wonders of snow! We may not get much snow here in Georgia, but we sure can bring the love of it alive at the library on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 11:00 am. For children ages 3-7 and their caregiver. With Miss Misty. In Storyroom.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 7:00 pm Children's Center

Visit your local Athens Regional Library System branch to enjoy a special storytime featuring Janell Cannon's classic children's book, "Stellaluna." You'll be eligible to win a FREE FAMILY 4 PACK of tickets to see the world premiere adaption of "Stellaluna" at the Center for Puppetry Arts, which is playing now through March 8. Tickets include the performance, entry to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum and Create-a-Puppet Workshop. This drawing is made possible through a partnership with Georgia Public Library Service and the Center for Puppetry Arts. Winners will be chosen on Thursday, February 6, 2020.

Don't forget... you can also check out the Passport to Puppetry at your local library, which admits four people into the World of Puppetry Museum for FREE or you can use it to receive a 25% discount on an All-Inclusive Ticket which includes the Museum, a puppet show and a Create-A-Puppet workshop.

yeti event graphic“It’s a perfect day for a Yeti hunt!” Solve the mystery of the infamous Yeti and embark on a brave expedition with us! Have you ever seen a Yeti? Enjoy Yeti tales from around the world on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 3:30 pm. Design your own Yeti to take home. More crafts to go. For children ages 3-8 and their caregiver. With Miss Erika. In Storyroom.

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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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