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Lay Park Resource Center

Open Hours

Monday - Friday: 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: Closed


297 Hoyt Street
Athens, Georgia 30601

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Library closed for Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 26

All libraries in the Athens Regional Library System will close for Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, November 26. Libraries which are usually open late on Wednesdays will close early at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25. Regular hours resume on Friday, November 27.

Special Black History Celebration Storytime

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Tuesday, Feb. 24th - Feb. 27th, 4:30 p.m.
Ages 8 and up

"Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson changed America" by Sharon Robinson

Mr. Robinson, a famous baseball player, helped pioneer the way for advancement in the Black community. The "content of his character" was severely tested at times but the test only served to sharpen his athletic skills and strengthen his resolve. He was an inspiring example of determination, commitment, loyalty, and patriotism. Like Dr. Martin Luther King, he sought justice for the black community in a none violent way.

The Center is located on the 3rd floor of the Lay Park Community Center. This Resource Center was established with SPLOST 2000 funds and is staffed by the Athens-Clarke County Library.

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Upcoming Events at the Lay Park Resource Center

Closed for Thanksgiving Day
Thu Nov 26, 2015 @12:00AM
Holiday Closing
Thu Dec 24, 2015 @12:00AM
Holiday Closing
Fri Dec 25, 2015 @12:00AM
Holiday Closing
Sat Dec 26, 2015 @12:00AM
Closing Early for New Year's Eve
Thu Dec 31, 2015 @ 6:00PM -
Closed for New Year's Day
Fri Jan 01, 2016 @12:00AM
Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Mon Jan 18, 2016 @12:00AM