(Atlanta, GA) – This week, Fulton County Library System (FulcoLibrary) encourages all community members to visit www.fulcolibrary.org to explore and access virtual services and programs. FulcoLibrary offers a wide array of online resources that are available from the comfort of home, including popular resources like OverDrive, hoopla digital, Kanopy, LinkedIn Learning and more.
Monday, April 12, FulcoLibrary will celebrate Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.) Day, a national celebration of reading designed to remind families to make reading a priority activity in their lives, with a Social Media Take Over. Starting at 8:00 a.m. FulcoLibrary will hold an all-day, virtual read-a-thon courtesy of FulcoLibrary staff. Throughout the day, a new story will begin every 15 minutes on YouTube and Facebook at @fulcolibrary. Stories will include books for children, teens and adults, with longer titles having a 15 minute passage read aloud. We hope this will encourage our viewers to “Drop Everything and Read” a book today and in the future.
Money Smart Week 2021 kicks off Saturday, April 10th with an exciting line-up of virtual programming for residents, including curbside pick-up crafts at select branches. FulcoLibrary is happy to join libraries across the nation as we participate in Money Smart Week®, April 10 - 17, 2021. Virtual events will focus on such diverse financial issues as first-time home buying, obtaining renovation loans, preparing a personal spending plan, the property tax appeal process, evaluating financial aid packages, choosing the proper Medicare plan, and the basics of wills and trusts. Libraries also are offering programs on options for tax-free savings and charitable tax strategies.
Below is a list of virtual Programs offered during Money Smart Week:
- Sat April 10 @ 10 am CT Talking Cents
- Sun April 11 @ 10 am CT Savings: A Little Can Make a Big Difference
- Mon April 12 @ 12 pm CT Bank On It: Finding Safe + Affordable Bank Accounts
- Tues April 13 @ 12:30 pm CT Understanding the Basics of Federal Student Loans
- Wed April 14 @ 1:00 pm CT Tax-Related Fraud + Identity Theft
- Thurs April 15 @ 1:00 pm CT Managing Personal Finances During Covid-19
- Fri, April 16 @ 12:00 pm CT Housing Protections + Resources
- Sat, April 17 @ 10:30 am CT Tips for Managing Money Ups and Downs
In addition to upcoming webinar programming and resources mentioned above, each event webpage includes online resources to compliment program topics. Please check out www.moneysmartweek.org for additional details.
During these challenging times, libraries of all sizes have been going above and beyond to adapt to our changing world by expanding their resources and continuing to meet the needs of their patrons. Libraries across the country are making a difference in people’s lives by providing electronic learning resources like online homework help and wi-fi access for students and workers who may lack internet access at home. FulcoLibrary is supporting the community with virtual programs and services, like daily streaming storytimes, weekly fitness, crafting and cooking programs for all ages, as well as, storytimes for adults and teens! In addition to streaming programs on social media, the FulcoLibrary has been hosting Zoom Book Clubs and launched a new Online Book Club for patrons to participate in a way that suits them!
For more information, visit the library’s website at www.fulcolibrary.org.