Athens-Oconee Parent Magazine's
1st Annual Family Favorites Awards
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in a drawing to win a $100 gift card to one of your Favorites!
Summer Camps 2013 - Now online!
Summer Camps 2013 - Part I is now online.
Get details dozens of camps at www.athensparent.com/camps
Submit camps listings here www.athensparent.com/camps/submitcamp.html
Georgia Public Libraries Passport to Puppetry
Check out the Georgia Public Libraries' Passport to Puppetry at any participating public library in Georgia for free museum admissions and special show and workshop discounts for your family! ADMIT FOUR to MUSEUM EXHIBITS.
Valid for up to 4 Museum admissions.
Add a performance and enjoy a Create-A-Puppet Workshop for 25% OFF!*
Athens-Clarke County Library offers eReaders for checkout
The devices are available on a first come, first served basis and cannot be reserved or put on hold. The eReaders are preloaded with some classic eBooks, and patrons can use them to try eBooks from the Georgia Download Destination. (706)613-3650
Storytubes Video Contest, January 18 - February 24
Kids can create their own 2-minute or less video to promote their favorite book, and can learn about new titles by watching videos other kids have created. The program does include a contest with prizes, but the program’s goal is to harness kids’ excitement for books and share it online. Use the online form to enter the contest, watch past winners and see the official rules at http://storytubes.info/drupal/
Friends of the Library "Pave the Way"
An engraved paver can be inscribed with your choice of names or phrases (up to two lines with 17 characters each) for a tax-deductible donation of $100. Your contribution will go directly to the library to support its collection and programming. Pavers are also a perfect way for local businesses and franchises to show support for their community. Click here for more information or call (706)613-3650, ext. 336
Passport to FUN!
Visit your library and check out passes to Zoo Atlanta, Georgia State Parks and the Go Fish Education Center.
Nature: There's an app for that
The Georgia DNR Pocket Ranger® Mobile Tour Guide uses some of the most advanced GPS smartphone technology to provide outdoor enthusiasts with features to enhance their visits. Developed by ParksByNature Network, the free app is available by visiting Apple iTunes, Android Market or StateParkApps.com.
HandsOn Northeast Georgia’s Family Serve
HandsOn Northeast Georgia’s Family Serve program is a way to bring families together to build a better community. Family Serve provides an opportunity for families to spend time together while teaching the value of service learning to children of all ages. HandsOn Northeast Georgia realizes that children are a vital part of our community. Learn more at: handsonnortheastgeorgia.com
Birthday Book Club!
Join the Oconee County Library Birthday Book Club! Donate a book from the library wish list for your birthday and we’ll add it to our collection with a bookplate that has your name in it. We’ll also take a picture of you and your book and put it in our Birthday Book Club book! Do it every year and see how you’ve grown. For more information, call 706-769-3950 or visit www.clarke.public.lib.ga.us/oconee
Downloadable E-books Available from the ACC Library
By popular demand, e-books are now available for online checkout from the Athens Regional Library System’s website. To view the collection, learn more about the service, check if your device supports the e-books, or download the software and titles, visit the library’s website www.clarke.public.lib.ga.us.
Learn a Foreign Language with at the Library
Powerspeak Languages is a resource designed to build proficiency in Spanish, French, German, Mandarin Chinese and English for Spanish. The courses use a variety of multi-sensory activities for a diverse audience. Powerspeak is available to ARLS library patrons in the library or from home. To log on, you'll need the current GALILEO password. Please contact the Reference Desk for more information.
See our online calendar
for additional details on these events and many more holiday events