A Message from the Director
Gayle Holloman
At this time of continued uncertainties, please know that Library employees remain focused on being a resource for all County residents. It is our hope that gatherings at your favorite library can resume in the near future. We remain committed to researching and providing as much online content as possible. Please be on the lookout for new, and innovative, online programming as we continue to navigate daily life in the midst of a pandemic.

The website is still the best resource for online services; research; classes; homework assistance; and fun activities such as our daily storytime programs for children; weekly story time program for adults, called Book Break; and the new teen book program for teens, All Booked Up. Many of you are using Ask a Librarian to get answers to your questions, so that service has been made more robust. The Summer Reading Program will be online this year from June 1st to August 1st.

Additionally, our parking lots can serve as hotspots, because the libraries’ Wi-Fi is connected and extends, to some extent, outside the physical buildings. If you are inclined to take advantage of that connectivity, please remember to use social distancing guidelines.

All renovation projects are still underway. It is expected that six libraries will re-open on June 15th and the remaining ones on July 1st.  Please know that those dates are planned, but are fluid. Much work is underway to make that happen. The work involved to do so includes attention to a myriad of things, never considered before the COVID-19 crisis.

Frequently asked questions will be compiled as one way to update you on the way forward. Please bear with us as we research and rely on information available to us via national, state and local governments’ recommendations; information provided by the medical and scientific communities; and info available through Library and other industries’ best practices.

Finally, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners; County Manager and his leadership team; staff of the Library; Library Foundation; Library Board of Trustees and I, sincerely wish all the best for you, your family and friends.

Take care, stay safe. and stay tuned.
New Virtual Programming at the Library
Join us this week, May 11-15, 2020 for Virtual Programs with library staff!

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 for Children, Monday - Friday at 11 a.m.

Librarians their favorite stories daily while libraries remain closed due to COVID-19.
Tuesday - Fitness for Kids!
Join the Fulton County Library System for Fitness Tuesdays, Beginning with Youth Cardio at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 12.

Start your day with Let's Move in Libraries Host and Librarian, Ms. Michelle!

Get those bodies moving with this fun-filled cardio class for kids.

Stay tuned for adult classes coming next week!
Maker Wednesdays - DIY/Crafts
Join us for Coffee Filter Chromatography this Wednesday, May 13 at 2 p.m. on the Fulton County Library System Facebook page. See the different colors that can be separated out of a black washable marker with the simple use of coffee filters and a cup of water, and create some art in the process! 

You will need the following supplies to join in the fun!
  • Coffee Filters
  • Water
  • Black Washable Marker (you can also bring other colors if you like)
Thursdays - Book Break - Storytime for Adults
Join your favorite Fulton County Librarians for an Adult Storytime on Thursdays at 4 p.m.

Enjoy fun, captivating and inspirational short stories from a range of genres, read aloud for your enjoyment.

This is a Facebook Live event.
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.

This is an Instagram program.
Fridays - Language Lab - Learn Hiragana
Join Fulton County Librarian Roger Chesley for Language Lab!

Enjoy fun, captivating and inspirational short stories from a range of genres, read aloud for your enjoyment.

This is an Instagram program.
Auburn Avenue Research Library
Africana Virtual Storytime
The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host a Virtual Story Time bi-monthly on Wednesdays at 7 pm, with an AARL Librarian!

Bi-monthly on Wednesday at 7 pm, enjoy a colorful African American Children’s Book. Notable bestselling Children’s Book Authors, Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award Winning Books are among many of the titles selected for the Book of the Week. Each Wednesday’sreading of the Book of the Week is paired with a brief Parents’ Corner highlighting essential educational tools, resources and conversation starters about the Black Experience, or character development.

Follow AARL on all official social media platforms to enjoy the weekly story time. For more information, visit our Facebook , Instagram or YouTube.
eResources - NEW Wordplay Shakespeare

A new edition of Shakespeare's plays that includes filmed performances embedded on the page, next to Shakespeare's words. Visit fulcolibrary.org/digitallibrary for instructions on how to sign in with your library card number.
Library Re-opening Status Update
During the most recent Board of Commissioners Meeting, it was announced that six libraries would re-open on June 15th and the remaining libraries on July 1st.  Please know that those dates are planned, but are fluid. Much work is underway to make that happen. The work involved to do so includes attention to a myriad of things, never considered before the COVID-19 crisis. We will continue to update patrons as we get closer to the June 15th opening with instructions for patrons on visiting the libraries, returns of checked out materials, social distancing rules and more. Stay tuned!