Biblioteca y Centro Educativo de la Communidad de Pinewoods

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  • Lunes 11:00-6:00
  • Martes 1:00-8:00
  • Miércoles 11:00-6:00
  • Jueves 1:00-8:00
  • Viernes 10:00-1:00


1465 Hwy 29 North Lot F-12

ATHENS GA 30601-1103


Monday 11:00-6:00
Tuesday 1:00-8:00
Wednesday 11:00-6:00
Thursday 1:00-8:00 
Friday 10:00-1:00

Bienvenidos a Sistema Bibliotecario Regional de Athens!

Las personas que entran en la biblioteca de Pinewoods.

Nuestra principal misión es ayudar a que nuestra comunidad hispana este mejor informada en los Estados Unidos de America. Nosotros ofrecemos un gran número de servicios a la comunidad entre los que se encuentran clases de ingles, clases de computación, seminarios de salud, ayuda con las tareas de los estudiantes y muchos otros programas para adultos, jóvenes y niños. La biblioteca cuenta con varias computadoras y acceso a la internet, al igual que muchos libros y videos. Todos nuestros servicios son gratuitos. La Biblioteca de Pinewoods es un recurso invaluable para la comunidad hispana. Visite nuestra página de eventos para más información sobre los programas.

All Athens Regional Library System branches’ buildings remain closed to the public at this time. We now offer curbside holds pickup and are accepting returns in our book drops, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at most branches. Please contact us at if you have any questions regarding library service during this time. We will update you as more information becomes available.

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Summer Reading Program

Message from the Director

June 18, 2020

Message from the DirectorDear Library User,
As always, I start this message with sincere thanks to our library patrons for your understanding and patience as we navigate our way through the various phases of reentry during the COVID-19 crisis.  Please know the entire staff is working to get services safely up and functioning for our communities.  
Over the last three weeks, we have opened our book drops, begun providing curbside and concierge selection of our circulating collections.  We have started our summer reading program for children, teens, and adults and provided a range of summer programs and activities for the entire family to enjoy virtually.  Please read the Message from the Director for the full statement.

Need to Use a Computer? 

computer sessionsNeed to use a computer? We’re excited to announce that Athens Regional Library System will offer computer sessions by appointment starting Monday, July 13! Reserve your one-hour session by calling the library. You can reserve one session per day.  Please note you will be required to wear a face mask while at the library, and limited staff assistance will be available. Printing services will be available. For more information, including details on what to do when you arrive at the library for your appointment, click here.

Library announces expanded services

library services updatedAs part of its phased reentry plan, the Athens Regional Library System continues to expand its available services while protecting the health and safety of patrons and staff.

Curbside Holds Service: Place holds at our website, through the PINES mobile app, or by phone. We’ll notify you when your items are ready for pickup. Visit your local library between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, to check out and pick up your items! Most of our libraries also offer curbside services 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

Book Drops: Our book drops are open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Most of our branches have their book drops open on Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., as well. Return your checked out items to the book drops during these specified times. Please note, we’ll hold all returned items for 10 days before checking them in, which means your return won’t show up on your account right away. Don’t worry! No fines will be charged at this time. Please note, our libraries are not accepting donations for the time being.

Print Pickup: Need to print something but can’t do it at home? We’ve got you covered! Simply email your document as an attachment to your local Athens Regional Library System branch. Find your library’s printing email here. We’ll print your file and notify you when it’s ready for pickup! Printouts will be available the next day during curbside service hours. Learn more about this service here

One-on-One Virtual Sessions: Heritage Room and Computer Tutorials

connecting Heritage Room virtual one-on-one sessions: Are you working on a research project or genealogy question? Need access to materials and support? Email or call us at 706-613-3650, ext. 350, to request a 45-minute one-on-one virtual research session. The Heritage Room staff will be available electronically or via telephone, to assist with genealogy research.  These 45-minute one-on-one sessions are by appointment and are designed for those working on research projects, those with genealogy questions, and those who need access to materials. (Starting the week of 6/22)   

Virtual One-on-One Computer Tutorials and Online Computer Classes: Need a little extra help with a computer skill? We now offer virtual one-on-one computer tutorials! These free, 45-minute interactive sessions cover basic computer skills like creating a Word doc, accessing the Internet and navigating Facebook. We also offer virtual computer classes on a range of topics from keyboard skills to Google Docs to Internet privacy and security. Patrons can register for computer classes or tutorials on our library’s virtual events calendar and can join in using Google Meet.

Resources That Promote Equity

current events resourcesThe Athens Regional Library System embraces diversity, inclusion, and social justice. These are a part of our organizational values and at the heart of our public services. We support the members of our communities who are in pain, those who are on a quest to educate themselves around the issues of race, and those wondering how to talk with children and young people about these issues. To help with those endeavors, we have developed the following list of resources. We will be adding to this list as the days go by. Much like the challenging events our communities have experienced over the last three months, the Library believes that we are in this together, and together we will see our way through. Visit our resources here

Imagine Your Story: 2020 Summer Reading Program

srp This year, the Athens Regional Library System is taking your summer reading program entirely online! Children, teens and adults can keep track of reading and participate in fun, interactive challenges that will keep everyone engaged all summer long! Visit our Summer Reading webpage to sign up and learn more about Beanstack. Beanstack is a free, easy-to-use online platform everyone can use to log reading and discover fun activities this summer.

And don’t forget to visit our regional online events calendar and join us on social media to participate in free virtual programming. Tune in for storytimes, book clubs, cooking demos, and exciting performances by special guests, including flamenco dancing, a virtual petting zoo, and more! Find your library branch’s Facebook page here 

Share your family's experiences as part of our library's community archive

Are you keeping a journal of your experiences during the coronavirus pandemic?share your story Did you post a photo on social media of empty shelves at the grocery store? Whether you’re writing in an old school diary or recording voice memos, everyone's experience is unique. The Heritage Room at Athens-Clarke County Library wants to help preserve our community’s story of this unprecedented time in our collective history. We are interested in stories from everyday people. No story is too small! How you collect your thoughts is up to you: write in a journal, take photos or videos, record voice memos or even save social media posts. Full details are available here using a Google account. If you don't have a Google account, use this link.

Foro de información de preguntas y respuestas del censo en vivo de Facebook 

Facebook Live Census Q&A Info Forum

Únase a nosotros para un foro en vivo de preguntas y respuestas del censo en Facebook del 27 de abril al 1 de mayo.

Un especialista del censo de cada condado se unirá a los líderes de su biblioteca local para discutir las actualizaciones del censo durante COVID 19. Aprenda cómo puede completar el censo desde su hogar, por qué es importante participar y cómo el censo afecta específicamente a su comunidad. ¿Tiene preguntas? Escríbalos en los comentarios y los responderemos al final del foro.

Viernes 1 de mayo, A las 2:00 PM Biblioteca Pinewoods, una de las bibliotecas del Condado de Clarke en Athens

¡Bilingüe en español e inglés!

Monday- April 27, Franklin County

Tuesday- April 28, Athens Clarke County

Wednesday-April 29, Oglethorpe County 

Wednesday-April 29, Athens Clarke County

Thursday-April 30, Oconee County

Friday-May 1, Madison County

Friday-May 1, Athens Clarke County

  • Pinewoods Branch 2PM
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English!
  • Pinewoods Library: @pinewoodslibrary
  • Library Leader: Aida Quinones
    Census Specialist: Aura Morris
  • With guests Alejandra Calva and Frances Torres

Message from the Director

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Mensaje de la Directora

Estimado usuario de la Biblioteca, me gustaría ofrecer una actualización sobre el estado operativo del Sistema de Bibliotecas Regionales de Atenas. En un esfuerzo por apoyar a nuestras comunidades y funcionarios locales a medida que disminuimos la propagación del coronavirus, nuestros edificios no se abrirán al público el lunes 27 de abril de 2020. Sin embargo, mientras nuestras instalaciones estén cerradas, nuestros servicios esenciales estarán disponibles para el público a través de nuestra presencia virtual y sitio web.

La naturaleza y las actividades de una biblioteca pública requieren que consideremos y planifiquemos cuidadosamente los servicios en este entorno pandémico y no queremos arriesgar la salud de nuestros usuarios, nuestro personal o nuestro comunidades. 

Please read A Message from the Director for the full statement in English.


Un voluntario y una niña

We need volunteers at Pinewoods Library!

This is great experience for Education majors and Spanish majors, but volunteering is open to anyone! Volunteers should be good with children. The ability to speak Spanish is NOT required. Our biggest need right now is volunteers to help with the children during our adult ESL classes. Anyone interested should contact the library at 706-613-3650 or fill out the online volunteer application. Thanks!

Nosotros necesitamos voluntarios en la Biblioteca de Pinewoods.

Toda persona interesada en ayudar a la comunidad hispana esta invitada a participar como voluntario en nuestro centro. Si usted quiere ayudar puede contactar a biblioteca a telephono 706 613 3650.

Virtual Storytime

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Muzzy Club Language!

Available on your computer (sign in with your library card number)

Got Caught!

Did you receive A+++ service?

Tell Us!

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Ereads Kids - Ebooks for Kids

GALILEO: Georgia's Virtual Library

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