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August 2010 GPLS News is now available


A newsletter for friends and employees of Georgia's public libraries, volume 8, issue 1 | August 2010

Headlines from this issue...

Georgians help make National Library Advocacy Day a success
Nearly two dozen Georgia library advocates braved the sweltering temperatures in Washington, D.C., on June 29 to take part in the American Library Association (ALA) Library Advocacy Day rally on Capitol Hill. With more than 1,600 ALA members from across the country participating, the 2010 rally was the largest federal advocacy event in the organization's history.

Nearly 4,500 enter for chance to win $5,529 in college savings
On June 16 at Cobb County's Central Library in Marietta, first lady Mary Perdue joined representatives from the Path2College 529 Plan and Georgia's public libraries to encourage children to get involved in the Make a Splash – Save for College Sweepstakes and to encourage youngsters to continue reading throughout the summer.

Farmers market helps Spout Springs library grow value
By launching a weekly farmers market at its Spout Springs branch, the Hall County Library System has come up with a popular -- and colorful -- way of adding value for its patrons and for the community as a whole.

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