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Children’s Book Festival Set for May 14
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Children’s Book Festival Set for May 14

A new Children's Book Festival is coming to the metro area thanks to the Fulton County Library System, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation and presenting sponsor PNC Bank. The festival will take place May 14 at the newly renovated Central Library, One Margaret Mitchell Square, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The event is aimed at engaging young readers, from infants to teens, in all of the resources the library has to offer.  “The need for live, in-person and engaging events for youth that are focused on literacy has never been greater," said Fulton County Library System’s Executive Director Gayle H. Holloman. "After nearly two years of remote learning, increased screen time and virtual programs for children of all ages, we’re ready to bring our young people together for this speci...
Fulton County Library System Partners with PAPER to Offer Online Tutoring
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Fulton County Library System Partners with PAPER to Offer Online Tutoring

This week, the Fulton County Library System is launching an online tutoring service for Fulton County residents and library card holders.  The service is provided in partnership with PAPER, formerly GradeSlam, and can be accessed by visiting  www.fulcolibrary.org/digitallibrary or paper.co. Earlier this year, PAPER was the winner in the tutoring solution category and finalist of the personalized learning solution category of The EdTech Awards 2020. Through PAPER's remote learning platform, students are provided unlimited 24/7 access to online tutoring in any subject from a fully vetted Paper educator, and essay review with annotated feedback within 24 hours. Through Socratic instruction methods, students are guided through concepts to find the answers on their own. In addition to pr...
Library Summer Reading Program Goes Virtual, Kicks off June 1
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Library Summer Reading Program Goes Virtual, Kicks off June 1

Like much of the Fulton County Library System's recent programming, the summer reading kickoff will take place online. The program, themed "Imagine Your Story," will run June 1 through August 1. Library patrons can register to participate at https://fultoncounty.beanstack.org. Each week, the library will present a full week of programming including virtual story time for children and adults and author talks. The first week of the summer reading program will feature special guest readers during Storytime Live on Facebook each weekday at 11 a.m.  The lineup includes: Monday, June 1 - Gina Hughes, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Tuesday, June 2 - Anna Giles, Dad’s Garage Theatre Company Wednesday, June 3 - New York Times Bestselling Author Nic Stone Th...
Library Launches Storytime on Facebook, Restores Suspended Cards
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Library Launches Storytime on Facebook, Restores Suspended Cards

While Fulton County Library branches remained closed, the staff is making it easier to access programming and resources online. Programming and ResourcesStorytime has gone digital at Fulton County Library. Join staff for Storytime-Live!, Monday- Friday at 11 a.m. on Facebook and listen to special stories while little ones are home from school, daycare or just in need of some mid-morning fun. Big Library Read is kicking off one week early. It's the first global ebook club and offers an opportunity to engage with readers from around the world. Readers ages 16 and up are encouraged to download Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic via OverDrive or the Libby app and read or listen to the title.  Readers can then login to Beanstack at  to complete related activities, including writing a review...
South Fulton Library Event Lineup for March
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South Fulton Library Event Lineup for March

There are lots of events taking place at your local South Fulton library in March for readers of all ages. Mark your calendars for GED study skills sessions, tax preparation help, book clubs, adult coloring clubs, mock ACT sessions and more. GLADYS S. DENNARD LIBRARY AT SOUTH FULTON (South Fulton Library) 4055 Flat Shoals Road 404.613.3092  GED Prep Mondays – Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 2: 00 p.m.; Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.; Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Let us help you meet your goal of earning your diploma by attending a GED Prep study skills session. For more information call 404.802.3560. Teen Retro Gaming March 1-31; Afterschool hours. Play cool old school games with your friends. Read Across America Monday, March 2 at 4 p.m...
South Fulton Library Event Lineup for February
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South Fulton Library Event Lineup for February

There are lots of events taking place at your local South Fulton library in February for readers of all ages. Mark your calendars for February 21 and 22 for Fulton County Commissioner Marvin Arrington's Black History Film Festival. GLADYS S. DENNARD LIBRARY AT SOUTH FULTON(South Fulton Library)4055 Flat Shoals Road404.613.3092 GED PrepMondays – Fridays from 10:00 a.m. – 2: 00 p.m.; Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Get help meeting your goal of earning your diploma by attending a GED Prep study skills session. For more information call 404.802.3560. AKA Presents Multicultural StoriesSaturday, February 1 at 11:00 a.m. Children ages 3-9 are invited to hear special stories and enjoy activities. Teen Movie ...
South Fulton: Library Event Lineup for January
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South Fulton: Library Event Lineup for January

It's a new year, and there are lots of new books and events to check out at a South Fulton library near you. If you have a college-bound teen, stop by Wolf Creek Library's College Prep Cart, complete with books and checklists by high school grade level, as well as flyers on paying for college, the HOPE scholarship program and dual enrollment.Plus, mark your calendars for Jan. 14 at the Gladys S. Dennard Library at South Fulton for Teen College 101: Living on Campus to get the inside scoop on what to expect. GLADYS S. DENNARD LIBRARY AT SOUTH FULTON4055 Flat Shoals Road404.613.3092 GED PrepMondays – Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 2: 00 p.m.; Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.; Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Let us help you meet your goal of earning your dip...
South Fulton: Library Event Lineup for December
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South Fulton: Library Event Lineup for December

The holiday season can be one of the most stressful times of the year. Relax at a South Fulton library with free yoga or meditation workshops. There's even a class to help teens learn to destress with coloring. Plus, get a head start on your wellness resolutions for the New Year by joining the Wolf Creek Library walking club. GLADYS S. DENNARD LIBARY AT SOUTH FULTON4055 Flat Shoals Road404.613.3092 YogaFridays at 12:00 p.m. Learn the power of Yoga in relieving stress and the path to healthy living. Led by Nikki Foster.  Adults. No registration required.  GED PrepMondays – Fridays from 10:00 a.m. – 2: 00 p.m.; Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.; Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Let us help you meet your goal of earning your diploma by atte...
South Fulton: Library Event Lineup for November
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South Fulton: Library Event Lineup for November

This month, a wide range of events are planned at South Fulton libraries for patrons of all ages. Whether you want to exercise your mind or your body, there’s something for everyone including workshops on homebuying and financial aid, homework help, art, book and scrabble clubs, yoga and much more. Highlighted Event: A Literary Classic Comes to Life at Wolf Creek Library Serenbe Playhouse presents "The Jungle Book" at Wolf Creek Library on Saturday, November 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. It's the playhouse's 10th anniversary season and they are returning to their roots with the first family show they've ever produced. Children will adore this wonderfully imaginative and creative take based on the famous stories of Rudyard Kipling. More Events in November by Library GLADYS ...
All Fulton County Libraries to Close on Sept. 24
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All Fulton County Libraries to Close on Sept. 24

All branches of the Fulton County Library System, including the Wolf Creek, South Fulton and Southwest branches, will be closed to the public on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 for Staff Development Day. Regular operations will resume on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. While the library is closed, patrons can continue to use the Digital Library by visiting www.afpls.org/digitallibrary. Digital resources include magazines and newspapers, test preparation resources, language instruction, ebooks, homework help and more.

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