Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal were joined today by Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) Commissioner Amy Jacobs to kick off Read Across Georgia Month, a campaign that supports increased childhood literacy in the state.
With operating and materials budgets again stuck at levels well below those of the prior decade, library systems and staff were forced in 2014 to be more creative than ever in their quest to provide the blend of electronic resources and traditional services that residents demand and depend on.
As a result of savings in IMLS LSTA funding for 2014, GPLS has
been able to award a total of $865,812 in LSTA STEM grants -- up
to $20,000 for each of Georgia's participating public library systems.
The talking book centers in Rome, Augusta and Macon closed for walk-in customers as of Jan. 1; patron support services for those areas now provided from Atlanta.
The new issue of Georgia County Government features great coverage of the way public libraries are building better communities through and impacting people's lives.