A Message from the Director
Gayle Holloman
This comes to you hoping that as we move toward fall, you are coping with other daily changes with a calm resolve.   
 
The Library has made a few changes, because we heard you. Curbside service is now offered at 32 libraries. The hours of operation were changed to Monday and Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Thank you so much for your patience as staff tested just how to provide a meaningful, and contactless way of presenting services and programs amid the pandemic.  
 
Also, the Central Library’s renovation is nearing completion and the Hapeville Library will soon return as a new build. We will keep you updated on the culmination of those two final projects of the Library’s building and renovation plan.    
 
Please know that I hope you are still spending time outside, when possible; and that you are beginning to look forward to cooler temperatures; gold and brown leaves; and hot chocolate or apple cider. If the cool evenings of impending fall begin to call you to the outdoors, take along a book, get lost in a good story. Pull out your phone or other device and read or listen to a good story; or download music or a movie; all free with your library card. Let the Library’s print and online resources help you start making holiday, decorating and cooking plans. 
 
Checkout the Library’s new virtual resources that can assist students of all ages. The Library will continue the daily Streaming Storytime for children, and a myriad of virtual programs for all ages.
 
Connect as often as possible to www.fulcolibrary.org and stay tuned because the website is getting an upgrade over the next several months. 
 
In the stillness, find a spot, and Resolve to Read
 
Gayle
New Curbside Hours Now Under Way
While the Library continues to offer Curbside services at most library branches, hours have been expanded to meet the needs of patrons.

New hours are now:
Monday/Tuesday: 10 am - 7 pm
Wednesday-Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm

Hours went into effect Monday, August 17.

Don't know how to place a hold? Watch this quick video and start placing your holds today!

More information is available on our website.

Click here for details.
New Digital Resources Are Here!
In case you haven’t heard, FulcoLibrary has 8 new digital library resources for library cardholders!

Visit fulcolibrary.org/digitallibrary to start enjoying new resources like Kanopy, Lynda.com, PebbleGo and more.* All you need is your library card to get started. We hope you'll enjoy the new movies, creative learning videos, educational services and more. Share your excitement with us on social media! Simply tag @fulcolibrary on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with your photos and screenshots! Show us your favorites and you may be featured in a future campaign. 


*Please note, the new paper.co service is coming soon! We'll be sure to inform all our library patrons when it is ready for public use.
Congratulations to Grow with Google Grant Winners
We have our winners! Thanks to all who participated in our Grow with Google project survey. The results are in and we are proud to announce our 5 winners who will receive 6 months of access to Coursera to complete their Google IT Support Professional Certificate.

We will be following their stories as they go through the classes. Interested in more learning opportunities? Don’t worry if you didn’t win, the library has many free digital resources to help with your academic and professional goals. For example, learn about fixing basic IT issues with Dan Gookin in his class “Help Yourself: Tech Tips” on Lynda.com. Or, hop on Universal Class and sign up for the Cybersecurity 101 course.

And the winners are: 
Jiyoon Kim, Robbin Smith, Aalyih Muha, Ruby Kumar, and Neno Ivanov.

Be sure to check our Facebook and Instagram pages for more information on these grant recipients and why they think this Grow with Google grant will help them succeed! Follow us @fulcolibrary!
We Need You - To Check Out Our New Catalog
Fulton County Library System is launching a new catalog that will improve the way materials are browsed, searched and discovered.

The new catalog will replace our current Sirsi catalog and will allow patrons to register with the new site, manage holds, create and share book lists with much more ease, as well as keep track of what they have read, downloaded or listened to with their library card.

We need your help! Please take a moment to check out the new catalog here: https://fulcolibrary.bibliocommons.com. You can create an account, start creating lists, check out staff recommendations, place holds, download audiobooks and ebooks.

After you've had a chance to review the new catalog, email us at afpls.pr@fultoncountyga.gov and tell us what you think. You can also submit feedback at the bottom of each page in the new catalog. Simply click on "submit feedback". We would love to hear from you!
Checking Out FulcoLibrary Podcast
Have you checked out, Checking Out FulcoLibrary, our new podcast? Listeners can enjoy a new podcast every week on all major Podcast platforms such as Spotify, Apple, Google and more.

Become a guest on Checking Out FulcoLibrary! Please submit your name, phone number and 3 to 4 sentences about your library story to afpls.pr@fultoncountyga.gov.

Make sure to Subscribe!! 

Virtual Programming at the Library - August 24 - August 30
Join us this week, August 24 - August 30, 2020 for Virtual Programs with library staff! Click here to download and print this week's schedule at home.

Each week, we'll send out a new lineup of programs for all ages.
New Digital Resource: Infobase.com
How To Use Pebble Go at FulcoLibrary.com
Watch this quick five minute video to learn how to use Pebble Go.

Join the Library for Zoom Book Clubs
Do you miss the lively discussion and gathering time of your library book club? We have some great Zoom book clubs taking place with Librarians throughout the Library System.

Email one of the staff members below to register and join any of our Zoom Book Clubs! You will be emailed a link to join before the meeting. Remember, you must pre-register to participate.
This Week at Auburn Avenue Research Library
Tell Us What You Think!?
Do you love our newest Digital Resources? Tell us about it!

What is your favorite digital resource? Why do you like it?
Email us your feedback at afpls.pr@fultoncountyga.gov.
Librarian Book Review
Are you interested in Reading Recommendations from our Librarians? You can learn about two featured books each week, one for youth and one for adults. Click on each of the images below to see a full review for each of these wonderful stories.