We value the partnerships we are able to create with organizations both locally in our community and broadly throughout the state of Georgia. Explore each of our partnerships below, and click the buttons to learn more!
More than 1 in 3 children arrive in Kindergarten without the skills necessary for lifetime learning. The Barrow Literacy Partnership is a collaborative partnership that aims to increase early literacy development and school readiness of children 5 and under in Barrow County. The Piedmont Regional Library System is a co-founder of this innovative program.
Two-thirds of Georgia’s third-graders are not reading on grade level. Get Georgia Reading Campaign partners are rallying people, organizations, and communities to help all children in Georgia become proficient readers by the end of third grade. We are proud to support this campaign! Both Barrow and Jackson counties are Get Georgia Reading Communities.
The Georgia Farm Bureau provides a new Agriculture-based title to our collections each month, and frequently partners with us to provide fun storytimes using these titles. Parents can continue the lessons at home using free resources through Georgia Farm Bureau, including book recommendations, activities and contests. They also offer the Farm Passport, your guide to discover Georgia, support local farms and experience fresh food.
Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled provides personal library services for individuals who are blind and to those whose physical abilities require the use of books and magazines in audio format or in braille. Available items include recorded and braille books, magazines, music, equipment and accessories. Any of our libraries can sign you up for this amazing service! A Spanish website and application are now available.
Friends of the Library groups are composed of volunteers that support their local library branches. Membership is open to all. These charitable organizations support their libraries by fundraising, raising awareness of library services in the community, and providing hands-on volunteering opportunities. If you want to know more about a library's Friends group, contact the library directly!