Athens Clarke Co. Library's African American Family Scan Day

Help preserve the story of the African American experience in Athens by bringing your family's historical documents (photos, letters, family Bibles, recipes, etc.) to be digitally scanned and preserved! The first Scan Day will take place at the First AME Church on June 3rd. Sign up for a scan appointment on our online calendar, or call for an appointment (706-613-3650 ext. 350).

This initiative is part of the National Endowment for Humanities' Common Heritage Grant. The goal of the grant is to preserve African American families' histories, which are often underdocumented. By helping families protect and preserve their heirloom documents, we hope to ensure that everyone's story is remembered.

How do I purchase a book for the library in a loved one's name?

The Athens Regional Library System Memorial or Honor Program is a practical, gracious, great way to pay lasting tribute to a loved one. You simply request that a book or books be added to the Athens-Clarke County Library or one of the branches in the Athens Regional Library System in memory or honor of the person you designate ($25 purchases one book). The library completes a bookplate and secures it to the front cover of the book bought with your contribution.

To participate, complete and print the "Honor a Loved One" form and mail with your check to:

Athens Regional Library System
2025 Baxter Street
Athens, Georgia 30606

If you have any questions about this form, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by email.

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