Athens-Clarke County Library

Address

2025 Baxter St
Athens, GA 30606
706-613-3650

Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m
Friday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Please visit the Heritage Room webpage for their hours.

School Supplies Needed!

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Help Athens-Clarke County Library collect school supplies for a students in Athens-Clarke County.

Wish List

  • Book Bags
  • Notebook Paper
  • Pencils
  • New or Gently Used Uniforms
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Erasers
  • Pens
  • Gluesticks
  • Scissors
  • 3-Ring Binders
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Rulers
  • Folders with Pockets and Prongs
  • Pencil Pouches
  • Scientific Calculators
  • Dividers
  • Toddler Blankets and Mats

Donations Accepted July 1 through July 22 at the Athens-Clarke Co. Library.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Coping Skills and Support

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Thursday, November 30, 2017, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Children are being raised by grandparents in greater numbers than ever before. According to the 2009 American Community Survey, approximately 102,000 grandparents in Georgia were responsible for raising their grandchildren. These new households represent a transfer of child-rearing responsibilities from an absent or incapacitated parent to an older adult. Grandparent caregivers may also face a number of challenges, such as emotional, social, financial, and legal issues, as well as poverty, poor health, delaying retirement, inadequate housing, loss of personal freedom, and a host of other issues. Tonight Paige Powell, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program Director from the Athens Community Council on Aging, will give us some coping methods for this difficult role, and tell us about the resources available at the Council on Aging. She will be joined by Kelli McCain, ACCA Outreach Coordinator.

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