The Children's Department is back from fall break and the month of September is going to be spectacular! Not only are Storytimes back in full swing, but we have a host of incredible programs lined up for various ages. From Babies First Art Class to Wheels on the Tuk Tuk and Other Stories from India, there's something for everyone.
Our special highlight this month is our lecture and book signing with renowned author-illustrator Rosemary Wells on Wednesday, September 14th at 6:30 p.m. in Multipurpose Rooms A & B. Rosemary Wells is the highly acclaimed creator of over 120 children's books including the Max and Ruby series, McDuff, Noisy Nora, and Yoko. Please join us for this special evening lecture and book signing celebrating her new release: Hand in Hand, a sweet and heartfelt picture book celebrating all that parents do for their children. Brought to you by Avid Bookshop and The Athens Clarke County Library. Books will be available for purchase a the event and can also be pr-ordered at Avid Bookshop.
September is also Library Card Sign-Up Month. Children of any age are eligible to sign up for a library card with their parents or legal guardian. Choose from two awesome new child-friendly designs. Parents must provide a valid picture ID and proof of current address. Library cards are free to residents of Clarke, Oconee, Madison, Franklin and Oglethorpe counties. Don't miss out on the most important school supply of all...your library card!
Celebrate your freedom to read during ALA's annual Banned Books Week, September 25th -October 1st. Stop by the Children's Department to check out our display of banned and challenged books from around the country, and try your hand at Banned Books Bingo all week long.
Our Chapter Readers Book Club starts up again in October. Stop by the Children's desk to pick up your copy of The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman to be ready for our first fall meeting on Thursday, October 13th, at 4:00 p.m.