For readers across Georgia, April 15 marks the first day of summer. Beginning today, you can read anywhere, anytime, and virtually anything, because Get Georgia Reading partner myON is delivering more than 10,400 free books to your computer and mobile devices that you can access 24 hours a day—every day—through Aug. 31.
You can search from more than 50 different categories and genres, fiction and nonfiction, picture books, graphic novels, chapter books, titles for struggling and reluctant readers, and Spanish and bilingual titles. It’s like having your own personal library right at your fingertips.
The Thomas County School System as part of the Striving Readers Grant is pleased to announce their partnership with each of our branch communities beginning this May. Join us for Breakfast, Storytime, and Parenting tips on reading with your child! If you are interested in riding a Yellow Jacket bus to and from this event please contact the library in your community. Each program will be held from 10:00am – noon. The dates for each library are as follows:
- Monday, May 2 – Ochlocknee Library
- Tuesday, May 3 – Boston Library
- Wednesday, May 4 – Pavo Library
- Thursday, May 5 – Coolidge Library
Gallery highlights from March!
On Friday, March 18, both the Thomas County School System and the Thomas County Public Library hosted the first "Before the Classroom" session at the Meigs Public Library. The participants were served breakfast and watched a video that was created by Hand-In-Hand Primary School demonstrating how to read to infants and toddlers. Participants watched Thomas County educators model the reading of the book "Brown Bear, Brown Bear," and took their own copy home with them.
We would like to invite you to see our Black History Exhibit in the Henry O. Flipper Room. Special thanks to Jack Hadley with the Black History Museum for providing this display.
Look and listen to Audio Book Cloud (ABC) which allows you to listen to your favorite audio books with just a click of a button. Listen online to audio books in many different categories: fiction, non-fiction, classics and even Spanish language audio books! There are over 1,160 books in the collection and we're always adding more! These books are always available, never on hold,and no need to download. Browse. Click. Listen. It's that easy!
GALILEO, the state's virtual library, and Georgia Public Library Service now offer residents free access to Mango Languages suite of language- learning resources through their local public libraries.
Mango, can be accessed anywhere with an Internet connection, currently offers 63 foreign-language courses for English speakers, as well as 17 English-as-a-second-language courses. All are taught completely in the users native language, with each lesson combining real-life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions.
Glassdoor is a free online career community where job seekers can look through company reviews, salaries, and interview information on over 340,000 companies in over 190 countries – all submitted by actual employees – and search through over 22 million open job postings.
GLASS is a cooperating library of the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS).
For more information about NLS, visit http://www.loc.gov/nls/ or