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Newsletter, Oct. 2011, Georgia Public Library Service

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A newsletter for friends and employees of Georgia's public libraries, volume 9, issue 2 | October 2011

Headlines from this issue...

GPLS wins National Leadership Grant to lead talking book software project

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded Georgia Public Library Service a $97,843 National Leadership Grant to plan the development of an open-source software system for libraries that serve users with visual or other impairments.

First Lady helps AMLAS celebrate downtown move

Sandra Deal, Georgia's first lady, joined Georgia Public Library Service staff to host the Sept. 19 grand opening of the Atlanta Metro Library for Accessible Services (AMLAS).

From its home on the fourth floor of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System's Central Library at One Margaret Mitchell Square, AMLAS now offers area residents with print impairments the smoothest-ever access to its collection of Braille and recorded books and magazines

Covington's Taylor Boyd wins College Savings Sweepstakes

Thanks to his participation in the Georgia Public Library Service's Summer Reading Program, "One World, Many Stories," Taylor Boyd not only developed his essential reading skills this summer, he won a $5,529 contribution to his college savings. Boyd, a 7-year-old from Covington, was the winner of the 2011 Destination College Savings Sweepstakes offered by the Path2College 529 Plan, in partnership with GPLS.

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Georgia Public Library Service News is published bimonthly by GPLS. This publication is made possible by a grant from the US Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Georgia Public Library Service under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.