A Message from the Director
Gayle Holloman
Well, we are still moving forward. 
Thank you for embracing curbside service as we continue to brave the new world of COVID-19. Your usage of online resources has increased tremendously. Special thanks to all of you who participated in the recent virtual resources usage survey.  
You , your children and teens participated in online programs and registered for the 2020 Summer Reading Program. Library staff worked tirelessly to find new things to offer and to make materials available as fast as possible.  
Library employees are working hard to align resources to meet your fall and winter reading and educational needs.  Please know that we are all investigating innovative ways to navigate students' needs, whether with online learning or in-person learning.  
Finally, stay tuned for new information about services, programs and materials as it becomes available. The summer may be waning, but adventure awaits within the pages of your favorite book; or, on your favorite device. Take the time, slow down, grab some sweet tea (and/or lemonade) and read. 
Reading will move you forward. 

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.
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 you've read, downloaded or listened to with your 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. Tell us what you think! After you've had a chance to review the new catalog,
email us and tell us at afpls.pr@fultoncountyga.gov. 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!
Curbside Services Available
Curbside services continue to be offered at most library branches and include curbside pickup of items on hold and book returns.

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.
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 3 - August 7
Join us this week, August 3 - August 7, 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 programming for all ages.
Monday - Friday - Streaming Storytime
Join the Fulton County Library System for Live Streaming Storytime, Monday - Friday at 11 a.m. with special guest readers throughout the summer to help the us celebrate our Summer Reading Program, "Imagine Your Story!"
Mondays - Kitchen Chemistry
Kids Kitchen: Vegan Almond Cookies
Vegan cookies + delicious! Give these simple, small-batch cookies a try!

Watch on Facebook Live at 2 p.m.

Adult Eats and Treats: Chicken Enchiladas and Homemade Guacamole
Join us Enchiladas! Guacamole! Simple, homemade, and delicious.

Watch on Facebook Live at 5 p.m.
Tuesdays - Fitness
Fitness: 15 Minute Chair Cardio
Energize your day with seated exercises for your home or office.
Maker Wednesdays - DIY/Crafts
Youth DIY/Crafts: Hungry Shark
Get in the swim with HUNGRY SHARK, a movable shark craft using a clothes pin, paper plate, paint/crayons, glue, a brush, scissors, and a googly-eye.

Watch on Facebook Live at 2 p.m.
Hobbyworks: Water Candle Vase Centerpieces
Discover how to create your own colorful water candles for decoration and candle light dinners.

Watch on Facebook Live at 5 p.m.
Thursdays - Book Break
Join Adult Librarians and Library Staff as they
read special excerpts from some of their
favorite titles on Facebook Live each Thursday at 4 p.m.

Join us for an excerpt of the 'Woman in Cabin' by Ruth Ware.

This is a Facebook Live event.
Thursdays - Imagination Station
Imagination Station storytime for elementary aged children is back! Discover a special read of Infamous Ratsos by Kara LaReau.

This is a Facebook Live event and takes place Thursdays at 2 p.m.
Fridays - All Booked Up - Book Time for Teens
Join your favorite Fulton County Librarians for Teen Book Reviews and more, Fridays at 3 p.m. on Instagram Live. Follow us @fulcolibrary.

Do you love YA Lit? Tune in as we chat about The Legend of Buddy Bush by Sheila P. Moses

This is an Instagram program.
Fridays - Sundays - Book Stream for Tweens
Join us for FAN ART Fridays for Tweens. Watch on the Library's YouTube channel. Don't forget to like and subscribe while you're there! This program will also take place Saturday and Sunday, August 8 and August 9.

Today we are sharing YOUR artwork as a part
of Fan Art Friday! Keep them coming! Send

Join us every weekend, Friday, Saturday and
Sunday on YouTube for some hot summer
reads with your librarian friends.
New Digital Resource: Lynda.com
How To Use Creativebug at FulcoLibrary.com
Watch this quick five minute video to learn how to use creativebug

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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 and tell us 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