A Message from the Director
Gayle Holloman
I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable 4 th  of July weekend. We may be celebrating this differently this year, but my hope for you is that you were able to enjoy it with loved ones, your favorite food items on the grill and perhaps a few too many helpings of desserts.
 
As you know,  curbside pickup  services will continue today, after we officially kicked things off last Wednesday, July 1 st . My staff and I thank you for following all the strict rules and guidelines in place to ensure the safety of all staff and patrons. Things went smoothly last week and we expect that to continue into this week. You will begin to notice that items you placed on hold while we were closed are beginning to make their way off your holds list and to the branches where you requested them. 
 
We continue to discuss ways of bringing back traditional library services to our patrons, while continuing to navigate the current health climate. We know you want to come inside and sit with a magazine, browse the shelves, use computers, talk with staff, attend programs, use meeting spaces, and greet each other.  We believe all of those things will be a part of the many services offered at the Library again. However, for the safety of everyone, we will have to make that happen using a phased in process.
 
Please stay tuned to the  website  for updates on all changes, additions, and modifications to services. We appreciate that you have used the Library’s virtual resources in increased ways. Virtually, you are attending streaming storytime programs for children and adults, book clubs for teens and adults, cooking programs, read aloud programs, and you use the libraries e-resources to check out e-books, audiobooks, and to stream movies and music. You utilize the many databases for your information, research, and educational needs. Upgrades and additions will be made to the online services as we move forward, so stay tuned.
 
As a reminder, our summer reading program continues in July and we challenge you to  “Imagine Your Story.”   It is the theme of the 2020 Summer Reading Program and our hope is that diving into a good book and escaping the outside world for a few minutes or hours each day will help you to enjoy these last few weeks of summer!  Resolve to read! 
 
Gayle
LAST CHANCE! We Want To Hear From You!
The Fulton County Library System wants to hear from patrons about our digital resources! Please take a moment to complete this survey and tell us how you use our digital services, which new services you would like to see and any other input you'd like to share! We are looking forward to continuing to grow all the services offered through our digital library. We need your input to make this happen! This survey will close on July 8th.

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.
Virtual Programming at the Library - July 6 - July 12
Join us this week, July 6 - July 12, 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: Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls with Kahlil Griffin
Join us and learn how to make a healthy and delicious snack, Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls. This is a no-bake recipe for kids that will provide them with a high-energy snack! 

Watch on Facebook Live at 2 p.m.
Adult Eats and Treats: Drink Up! by Kay Clark and Karin Collins
Join us for for two special drinks for adults - one for coffee lovers and one for chocolate lovers. We'll show you how to make a delicious Pour Over Coffee and yummy Toblerone Cocktail!

Watch on Facebook Live at 5 p.m.
Tuesdays - Fitness
Fitness: Whole-Body Power Workout

Wake up with us as we develop whole-body fitness in this 15-minute beginner's workout.

Tuesdays - Language Lab
Join Fulton County Librarian Roger Chesley on Tuesday, July 7th at 2 p.m. for Language Lab! Learn to read and write Japanese Hiragana today!

This is a Facebook program.
Maker Wednesdays - DIY/Crafts
Catch & Learn Game
This catch and count game is easy to make and uses colors and numbers to help kids learn through play!

Watch on Facebook Live at 2 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.

This week, join us for The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware.

This is a Facebook Live event.
Thursdays- Imagination Station
Imagination Station, storytime for elementary aged children is back! Youth Services Librarian, Ms. Adrienne reads Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola.

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? Liane dives into Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun by Guillermo del Toro.

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 11 and July 12.

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 Reviews
Are you interested in Reading Recommendations from our Librarians? Click on the image below to see a full review for this wonderful story.
Check Out, Checking Out FulcoLibrary, the Podcast
Supporters of our podcast can expect to listen to a brand new podcast every Friday on all major Podcast platforms such as Spotify, Apple Podcast, etc.

Become a guest on Checking Out FulcoLibrary! Please submit your name, phone number and 3 to 4 sentences giving us some insight inside your story to checkingoutpodcast@gmail.com.

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