A Message from the Director
Gayle Holloman
This is an exciting week for the Fulton County Library System. I am pleased to announce the arrival of 8 new digital resources to help our patrons stay connected, while staying home.

We continue to navigate the challenges of COVID-19 and this recent uptick in Georgia. Our plan is to meet those challenges with solutions to help you feel you have the support and resources to continue entertaining yourself at home, teaching your children at home when most metro-area children return to 100% virtual learning in August and most importantly, keep you experiencing the best services available through your public library.

With our Summer Reading Program winding soon, we will soon begin the focus of helping parents and students, as they prepare for "back to school." Some of our new resources include PebbleGo and the "coming soon" Paper.co, an online tutoring service where students receive instant live online help from educators following socratic teaching principles. Written work is reviewed and annotated by an educator to give students rapid writing feedback. Other resources like Creative Bug offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Patrons can learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more. Kanopy, described as Netflix for libraries, Lynda.com and Infobase, another learning tool are among the new rollout. There are so many great new resources, read more about those mentioned here and more below. Tell us what you think! We'd love to hear from you on social media about how you like the new services. Share your photos with us using the new services on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and tag @fulcolibrary.

While these continue to be interesting times, we have appreciated the opportunity to find new and inventive ways to offer services to all of you. As always, we appreciate your input and feedback about our virtual programs, curbside services and Ask a Librarian. Please continue to stay tuned for updates on our services; and for new and exciting happenings at the Fulton County Library System.

New Digital Resources Are Here!
Fulton County Library System is pleased to announce 8 new digital library resources for library cardholders! Click on the images below to open this new digital resource guide and start trying out some of these services today. All you need is your library card to get started. 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 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. The digital library is always open on our website!
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!! 

Monday - Friday - Streaming Storytime
J oin 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 ou r Summer Reading Program , "Imagine Your Story!"
Mondays - Kitchen Chemistry
Kids Kitchen: Chocolate PB Molten Mug Cakes
Learn to make a quick, easy, and delicious single-serving cake in a mug!

Watch on Facebook Live at 2 p.m.

Adult Eats and Treats:  Dinner's On Us!!
Join us for recipes showing how to prepare hamburgers with dried herbs, microwave corn on the cob and roasted Roma tomatoes.

Watch on Facebook Live at 5 p.m.
Tuesdays - Fitness
Fitness: Back Stretch 2

Yoga for the Whole Family.
Discover calming stretches for the whole back and spine
Tuesday - Hercules and Boar Shorts
Mr. Damon Shadow Puppet Theatre

In these funny shadow puppet video shorts, we’ll find out what Hercules, the Lion, and the Boar of Greek Myths are up to at home.

This is a Watch on Facebook Live at 12:00 p.m.
Maker Wednesdays - DIY/Crafts
Youth DIY/Crafts: "Bee Kind" Necklace
Using everyday household items this craft offers a mixed media experience. You'll end up with a cool necklace to wear!

Watch on Facebook Live at 2 p.m.
Hobbyworks: Design Your Own Shadow Puppet at Home
Design your own puppet, learn new shadow tricks, and go backstage.

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 Little Book of Big Lies: a Journey into Inner Fitness by Tina Lifford..

This is a Facebook Live event.
Thursdays - Imagination Station
Imagination Station, storytime for elementary aged children is back! Discover a special read of Too Many  Fairies by  Margaret Read MacDonald.

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 Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson.

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 1 and August 2.

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: Online Book Club
Kanopy Now Available at FulcoLibrary Online
FulcoLibrary is pleased to announce the addition of Kanopy to the Digital Library. This always available streaming video platform has popular films, as well as the criterion collection. A wonderful complement to the films that we offer through Hoopla. Stream Ladybird or Hoop Dreams today!

Watch this quick five minute video to learn how to use Kanopy and start checking out movies right away!
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.
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!
This Week at Auburn Avenue Research Library
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!
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