ANSWER: Library visitors can currently buy two styles of
car magnets ($1) and cloth bags ($5).
Embroidered beanies (just in time for colder weather) and... fanny packs
(for festivals and more!)!
Have an idea for more library merch items? Let us know!
Chauncey and Wells (Albany) libraries take
Stuffed Animal Sleepovers to a new level
In Chauncey, library staff created a "hidden cameras" video
showing some of the stuffies' overnight shenanigans when left alone in
the library. And in Albany, participants dropped off their animals
for a first aid-themed sleepover, where a local "nurse"
fixed ailments so that animals and their humans could enjoy more
years of fun together!
Meet Amy, Athens Public Library Manager
What kinds of things have you enjoyed most about your job, and what are you planning/dreaming about starting someday?
love all the weird and wonderful questions we get -- and the
rabbit-holes of exploration they open up. I learn so
many wonderful things every day and become aware of things I
NEVER knew even existed! It's so much fun!
am always dreaming big. I have many very ambitious projects that I am
constantly thinking about. Currently, I am looking into working on a
Monarch butterfly garden. We love having monarchs here at the library
over the summer and watching them emerge.
am also constantly looking for ways we can highlight or collaborate
with local area groups that patrons or my staff might not know
We had a generous donation of a baby grand piano a
couple of years ago, and I love the access to world-class musicians
we have been able to provide for free.
I love and respect the community I get to serve at this library system. I am constantly thinking of ways the Athens library can expand our resources in our community.
What does a "typical" day look like for you right now?
days are filled with lots of variety -- usually a bit of desk/book
returns time, which gives me a chance to actually look at and
handle lots of books (YEAH!). Helping staff with all nature of
questions, from complex patron account issues to library policies
and scheduling. I enjoy the constant change. (Basically, if you
don't like doing something as a librarian, just wait a second!
Something more interesting will soon be needing attention.)
If you could tell library visitors about an ACPL resource or service that they might not know about, what would it be?
I love that we have a Northstar Digital Literacy computer drop-in class
that our Tech Trainer Sarie runs every Monday here at the Athens
branch. Sarie offers in-person assistance for computer literacy.
Northstar Digital Literacy is a great, self-paced online computer
learning platform. It's a wonderful resource, and I would love to see
more patrons take advantage of it.
Protect your finances, invest wisely, grow your wealth
help finding the right Medicare plan for you during open enrollment is
one of the many financial literacy topics offered through Weiss
this library resource to save both time and money by using
its Personalized Medicare Supplement Insurance Planner with step-by-step guidance:
Learn What Medicare Does and Does Not Cover
Find Out Your Options
Pick a Medigap Plan
View Rates for each Plan & Insurer, so you can be sure you're getting the best rate
Locate the Best Insurers
Find an Authorized Agent
Get started by creating a free account here using your library card number and pin/password.
November is for authors:
Meet local writers at these upcoming library programs
Did you know you can create, edit, format, and generate print-ready and eBook formats
for your book manuscript with your library card?
What is Pressbooks Public? With this free ACPL resource, you can create professional-quality, print-ready eBook files
to distribute commercially, use privately, or share with your library.
Who can use it? Authors of all types. Whether you’re just starting or having multiple completed works,
Pressbooks Public is a simple way for authors at any stage in the writing process
to get their work formatted and ready for sharing.
Why should I use Pressbooks Public? You
don’t have to hire a designer or developer to have a quality eBook.
Book production services can often cost authors a substantial amount of
money. With Pressbooks Public, you control the entire process yourself and still get professional-quality results—
all at no cost to you (thanks to your local library!).