The Fulton County Library System recently reopened all 33 branch libraries including the Alpharetta, Roswell and Milton branches for full-time in-person services, Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Wednesdays - Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
As part of the final phase of the reopening plan, the library is phasing in the following services:
- Meeting, conference and study rooms will now be open and available for use.
- In accordance with CDC guidelines, people who are unvaccinated or not yet fully vaccinated are asked to wear masks in Fulton County facilities. People who are fully vaccinated (two weeks after the final dose of vaccine), may opt not to wear a mask in facilities.
- In-branch programming will resume at all library branches.
- In-branch use of tables/chairs or lounge areas will resume.
- Self-serve options will remain in place and are recommended for in-branch services like self-checkout machines for paying fines and fees.
I was able to convince our tween/teen to break away from "reading on their phones" and take a trip to the Alpharetta library for some real books! Our kids did not inherit my love of reading, so we pursued non-fiction books that aligned with their interests such as sports. The boys ended up with books about sport all stars, baseball stadiums, sports trivia, Guinness Book of World Record fun facts and even a Minecraft book. They were reading and quizzing each other on the car ride home. We've left the books on our coffee table and I have found them picking up the books and looking through them as they sit on the couch.
There is even a teen room at the Alpharetta library!
When our boys were little, I would regularly take them to library storytimes. We would enjoy a free program, spend time checking out books and then pack a picnic for lunch. It was a great get out of the house activity and by the time we got home, it was nap time. It really helped break up the day. We met many new friends attending the library storytimes.
These summer days, I have to drag them out of bed at 10AM, so they don't sleep the day away. But, I will never forget those fond memories from their younger years spent at library storytime outings.
Check out some of the upcoming FREE library events:
Alpharetta Branch: 10 Park Plaza, Alpharetta GA 30009
- Wednesdays, 10-30-11, Outdoor Storytime: Join us outside on the porch for a fun storytime including songs, rhymes, and books.
Milton Branch: 855 Mayfield Rd., Milton GA 30009
- Wednesday, July 28, End of Summer Reading Challenge Celebration, Join us in Milty Square for a fun outdoor event with King of Pops, courtesy of the Friends of the Milton Library. While supplies last. All ages welcome-- must be registered with Milton's Tails and Tales Beanstack Reading Challenge and have logged at least 5 books. REGISTRATION REQUIRED
- Thursday, July 29, End of Summer Storytime for Little Ones, Join Ms. Joy for a fun Outdoor Storyime as she reads the perfect books to end the summer! REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Roswell: 115 Norcross Street, Roswell GA 30075
- Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:00, Summer Shade Storytime for Tiny Tots, BYO blanket or chair and grab some shade with your young ones for Mr. Austin's storytime (weather permitting).
- Wednesday, July 28, BABATUNDE Summer Reading Celebration, Babatunde returns to the Roswell Library to help say goodbye to Summer Reading for this special story time.
East Roswell: 2301 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell GA 30076
- Monday, July 26, 2021 - Wednesday, July 28, Take & Make Craft: Sloth Bookmark: Need to slow down? Stop by the library and pick up kit to create a sloth bookmark!
Summer Reading Challenge
There is still a couple of weeks left to join the Fulton County Library summer reading program!
Let your imagination roam with Fulton County Library’s Summer Reading Challenge from June 1 to Aug 1. Join us for a Tales & Tails adventure with free programs, classes, and events for every age, both virtually and socially-distanced at our 32 branches. Everyone can enjoy a summer of reading and fun! Click HERE for more information.
And, if you are looking for summer reading for YOU... my current favorite author is Kristin Hannah. Right now I am reading her book, "Between Sisters." My favorite books of hers have been, The Nightingale, The Great Alone, The Four Winds.
Another way I find books to read is by looking at the Good Reads annual book choice awards HERE. I make a list of books I want to read and then I put the books on hold through the library online system. I get an email when the books are back and ready for me to pick up at the library.
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