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Welcome to the Athens Regional Library System

The Athens Regional Library System is here to enrich the lives of the residents of Clarke, Franklin, Madison, Oconee, and Oglethorpe counties. Visit your local branch today to find out what the library can do for you.

Spring 2009

Athens Council of the Blind Music Fundraiser

There will be a Music Fundraiser for the Athens Council of the Blind on Friday, April 17th from 6:00-9:00 pm at Little Kings which is located at 223 W. Hancock St. in Athens. The Musicians that will be playing are: The Box Devils, Mike Blake, The Grayhound Bluegrass Band, The Singing Circles, and The Vinyl Strangers. The cover charge is a donation to the Council. For more information you can call 706-316-9886.

Show Us How You Read

In order to show potential new patrons how Talking Books can benefit them, we would like to create a display board of photos of current patrons using their Talking Books. This display board will be taken to presentations and expos to show how much current patrons love their talking books. We will not identify patrons by name or give out any information about you. Mail pictures to: Special Needs Library 2025 Baxter St. Athens, GA 30606 or email digital pictures to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2009 Patron Survey

If you are viewing this survey in our online newsletter, please call in your answers. Feel free to speak to one of our staff at 706-613-3655 or 800-531-2063.

  1. What kinds of programs would you like to see offered at the library?
  2. What kinds of prizes would you like to see offered for program winners?
  3. Have you ever used the descriptive video collection?
    • yes
    • no
    • I am not familiar with this service. Please send me information.
  4. Do you order books online, using the Web OPAC?
    • yes
    • no
    • Send me information about this service
  5. If your account is "request only," would you like to receive notification that you need to submit more book requests?
    • yes
    • no
  6. Are you interested in receiving a digital machine when they are available?
    • yes
    • no
    • maybe in the future
  7. Do you read the Special Needs Blog? (
    • Yes
    • No, I do not use the computer.
    • No, the blog is not useful/relevant to me.
    • I did not know about the blog.
  8. What do you like most about our services?
  9. Aside from machine/book quality, what could we improve about our service?
  10. Overall, how would you best describe the quality of service you receive from the Special Needs Library?
    • excellent
    • very good
    • good
    • fair
    • poor

Garden Books

  • RC 63285 The Night Gardener   by George Pelecanos SE ST VI
  • RC 63530  Kids' Container Gardening: Year-round Projects for Inside & Out   by Cindy Krezel grades 3-6
  • RC 64433   Death in the Orchid Garden: A Gardening Mystery  by Ann Ripley
  • RC 64800  Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life  by Barbara Kingsolver
  • RC 65281   Blue Rose: An English Garden Mystery   by A. Eglin VI ST
  • RC 65382   Among Flowers: A Walk in the Himalayas  by J. Kincaid
  • RC 65395  Garden Spells  by Sarah Addison Allen ST
  • RC 66180  Elements of Organic Gardening: Highgrove, Clarence House, Birkhall  by Charles, Prince of Wales
  • RC 66349   Dog-Friendly Gardens, Garden-Friendly Dogs  by Cheryl Smith

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