A Message from the Director
Gayle Holloman
This continues to be what I call an “interesting time.” It is my hope that you and your family and friends are doing well.

As we wind down the hot days, I hope you have found your way to register your kids for the 2020 Summer Reading Program. Just go to fultoncounty.beanstack.org and sign them up!

Treat yourself to the variety of online resources and virtual programs available at fulcolibrary.org.  Check out eBooks; download movies, music and more; and place books and audiobooks on hold for pickup at your favorite branch.  I am certain you will find something that, sparks an interest; rekindles past moments with the works of some beloved writers; or something that may inspire a hobby; or, may lead you to new adventures. It’s all at the library!

Finally, thank you for your patience and use of the Curbside Service. Stay tuned for updates on the service; and for new and exciting happenings at the Fulton County Library System.

Gayle
Curbside Services Now Open
Curbside services began Wednesday, July 1st 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 - July 13 - July 19
Join us this week, July 13 - July 19, 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: 
Sugar Cookies to the Nth Power
Everybody loves fresh-baked cookies! Take your cookie baking to the next level.

Watch on Facebook Live at 2 p.m.
Adult Eats and Treats: 
Egg Roll Tortilla
Join us for a delicious electric skillet recipe featuring an Egg Roll Tortilla with a spinach salad on the side.

Watch on Facebook Live at 5 p.m.
Tuesdays - Fitness
Fitness: Kitten Yoga

Strengthen Your Core with Adorable Kittens.

Tuesdays - Language Lab
Join Fulton County Librarian Roger Chesley on Tuesday, July 14th at 2 p.m. for Language Lab! Learn to read and write Japanese Hiragana today!

This is a Facebook program.
Maker Wednesdays - DIY/Crafts
Youth DIY/Crafts: Paper Plate Vegetable Garden
This fun summer craft offers a great opportunity to talk about planting and growing vegetables and the importance of farmers!
Watch on Facebook Live at 2 p.m.
Hobbyworks: Ikebana (Japanese Flower Arrangement for Beginners)
Ikebana is the art of beautifully arranging cut stems, leaves and flowers that evolved in Japan over 700 years.


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.

Attention Adults - Join us for a special excerpt reading of Soulless by Gail Carriger.

This is a Facebook Live event.
Thursdays - Imagination Station
Imagination Station, storytime for elementary aged children is back! Join Youth Librarian, Ashley Daniel as she reads The Talking Eggs by Robert D. San Souci to Elementary aged children.

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 I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak. 

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, July 18 and July 19.

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.
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
Librarian Book Review
Are you interested in Reading Recommendations from our Librarians? Click on the image below to see a full review for this wonderful children's story.
2019 Year in Review: How do you FulcoLibrary?
Grow with Google - Apply Today!
The American Library Association (ALA) recently announced the selection of Fulton County Library System to participate in Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, an initiative of ALA and the Public Library Association (PLA), sponsored by Grow with Google, the tech company’s economic opportunity initiative. Fulton County Library will use the funding to help individuals receive their Google IT Professional Support Certification.

Those interested in participating should visit fulcolibrary.org to complete a short survey by July 31 . Library staff will select individuals to receive 6-months of free access to Coursera to complete their Google IT Support Professional Certification. Those who are not selected can still take advantage of free library and Grow with Google resources. 

Click here and fill out the form to qualify for a chance to receive 6 months of access to training!