Charity Drives at your Local Library

Several libraries in the region are holding charity drives to help the local community during the holiday season:

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Athens Transit is "Stuffing a Bus"

Athens Transit is "Stuffing a Bus" for Christmas with unexpired canned foods and we can’t do it without your help! All canned foods will be donated to the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. Our decorated bus will be parked at the following locations, so come out and donate to help give Athens area families a Holiday Season to remember! Don’t forget each time you drop off canned items the attendant will provide you with a ticket to enter and win one of our “Stuff-A-Bus” prizes. You don’t have to be present to win!!! Drawing takes place December 15 at 5:00 p.m. at Wal-Mart on Lexington Road.

  • Mon. Dec. 11th @ Wal-Mart (Lexington Rd) 10am to 6pm
  • Tues. Dec. 12th @Athens-Clarke County Library 10am to 6pm
  • Wed. Dec. 13th @ Athens-Clarke County Library 10am to 6pm
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  • Thurs. Dec. 14th @ Classic Center 10am to 6pm
  • Fri. Dec. 15th @ Wal-Mart (Lexington Rd) 10am to 6pm

Please call Athens Transit @ (706) 613-3434 if you have any questions.

Spreading Joy to Nursing Home Residents

Dec. 4 - Dec. 20, at the Athens-Clarke County Library

Stop by the Teen Services Department starting December 4 through December 20 and help fight that Bah Humbug spirit! Write a message of joy for one of our local residents in a nursing home.


Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, December 21, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Bogart Library

The American Red Cross Bus is going to be @ the Bogart Library on Thurs, December 21st from 2-6. Give the gift of life!

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Coat and Blanket Drive

At the Bogart Library

The Bogart Library will be collecting new and gently used blankets and coats (of all sizes) throughout November and December to donate to local charities including ACTS. Giving is a wonderful way for families to support our community this holiday season. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call 770-725-9443.


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Holiday Mail for Heroes

At the Bogart Library

Drop by our Family Creation Station through December 11 to make or sign a holiday card for wounded warriors, veterans and deployed service personnel and their families. Materials are provided! Staff will deliver the cards to the Red Cross for distribution. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call 770-725-9443.

Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library Pop-Up Book Sale!

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Saturday, December 16
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Need some gift ideas? Books are always the right size and always in style! The Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library will host a pop-up book sale in the library lobby on Saturday, December 16. Stop by and pick up children's books, cook books, games and puzzles for the people on your list. We'll even have a wrapping station!

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