Free Access to ABCmouse.com at the Library

Age of Learning is offering free access to their educational resource ABCmouse.com to all libraries

ABCmouse.com: From Age of Learning, Inc., the award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-7+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with 5,000+ learning activities across all major subject areas-reading, math, sicence, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it!

Children can follow learning paths or create their own path. Completing activities provides tickets which can be used in the in-game shop to decorate virtual rooms and dress avatars.

Available for use in the library only. Parents may create a free account to save their child’s progress. We hope you and your child get the chance to learn and play using ABCmouse.com.

Click the following image to access the website from a library computer or on your own computer using Library Wifi.

ALL BRANCHES – Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS)

GLASS has partnered with Bookshare to offer over 455,000 free e-books to Georgia residents who are unable to use standard print books due to a disability. Bookshare books allow patrons to listen to their book or read it in an alternate format. Books are available for use on computers, tablets, smartphones, assistive technology devices, and MP3 players.

GLASS patrons of all ages are eligible to join for free. If you are not a registered member of GLASS and have a disability that prevents you from reading standard print, the GLASSS application is available online at www.georgialibraries.org/glass. The Northwest Georgia Regional Libraries also have printed applications that can be filled out if needed.

For more information, please visit the GLASS Website or call 1-800-248-6701.

Flyer about Bookshare through GLASS

Georgia Libraries’ Family Passes

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Did you know that Georgia Libraries offer free or discounted passes to families who check out certain materials? They can be used once per family, and the value is unbeatable! Click on an image go to the websites for the companies where you can find hours, locations, and more.

Zoo Atlanta Family Pass

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The Zoo Atlanta Family pass can be checked out once per year per family. The pass provides up to four tickets–for free! All you have to do is check out the Zoo Pass Video and watch it. When you bring it back to the library, the staff will give you a zoo pass.

 

How It Works

  • Check out the video from the library, watch it, then bring it back on time or early.
  • The librarians provide you with a zoo pass that you fill in with your family’s name.
  • Sometime in the next fourteen days, go to the zoo with up to two adults and two kids and get free general admission! Make sure to bring some ID!

Things to Remember

  • Zoo Pass DVDs cannot be held for anyone! We cannot guarantee the videos will be available, and they are checked out frequently.
  • The best way to get the pass is to give your local library a call and ask if it’s available. If it is, then rush over to grab it, because it might not be there for long. If it isn’t, give it a few days and call again.
  • Pass DVDs check out for up to seven days and cannot be renewed. Overdue fees are $0.50 per day and overdue zoo pass DVDs are not eligible for the pass. A lost Zoo Pass DVD costs $30.00 to replace.

Frequently Asked Questions for the Zoo Pass

Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites Pass

The library offers family passes to visit a Georgia Historic Site with a parking pass. It can be checked out once per year per family. It provides four tickets–for free! All you have to do is check out the pass and then go to the park.

How It Works

  • Check out the pass from the library.
  • Do some research on a historic site to visit at Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites
  • In the next seven days, visit the park and use the hang tag to get free parking. Make sure you bring some ID!
  • Return the passes to the library.

Things to Remember

  • State Park Passes cannot be held for anyone! We cannot guarantee the pass will be available.
  • The best way to get the pass is to give your local library a call and ask if it is available.
  • Passes check out for up to seven days and can be renewed once. Overdue fees are $3.00 per day. A lost State Park and Historic Site Pass costs $100.00 to replace.

Michael C. Carlos Museum Pass

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The Michael C. Carlos Museum Family pass can be checked out once per year per family. The pass provides up to six general admission tickets–for free! Drop by the library and check the pass out using your valid library card. Bring the pass with you to the museum to receive free access.

 

How It Works

  • Check out the pass from the library.
  • Within the next seven days, visit the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Bring the pass back to the library.

Things to Remember

  • Michael C. Carlos Museum passes cannot be held for anyone! We cannot guarantee the pass will be available.
  • The best way to get the pass is to give your local library a call and ask if it is available.
  • Passes check out for seven days. Overdue fees are $3.00 per day. A lost Michael C. Carlos Museum Pass costs $50.00 to replace.
  • Guided tours are available on Sundays at 2:00pm (excluding holidays).
  • Museum audio tours, special events, and programming are not covered by the pass and must be purchased.

Museum Information

The Michael C. Carlos Museum is open Tuesday – Friday from 10am – 4pm; Saturday from 10am – 5pm; Sunday from 12pm – 5pm; Closed on Mondays and university holidays. The Museum’s contact information and location is 404-727-4282, 571 South Kilgo circle NE, Atlanta, GA. Parking in the Oxford Road Parking Deck costs between $4.00 and $12.00 on weekdays (free on weekends) and is not included in the pass.

Go Fish Education Center Passes

The library offers family passes to visit the Go Fish Education Center in Perry, Georgia. It can be checked out once per year per family. It provides up to four tickets–for free! All you have to do is check out the pass and visit the center.

 

How It Works

  • Check the pass out from the library.
  • Within the next seven days, visit the Go Fish Education Center on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Make sure you bring some ID!
  • Bring the pass back to the library.

Things to Remember

  • Go Fish Education Center Passes cannot be held for anyone! We cannot guarantee the pass will be available.
  • The best way to get the pass is to give your local library a call and ask if it is available.
  • Passes check out for up to seven days and cannot be renewed. Overdue fees are $3.00 per day. A lost Go Fish Education pass costs $50.00 to replace.
  • Center for Puppetry Arts Museum Pass

    The library offers a Center for Puppetry Arts Museum Pass for the Center in Atlanta. The pass allows a family of up to four to gain free access to the Puppetry Arts Museum and holders can get discounted tickets to the shows and workshops with it. All you have to do is check the pass out, make reservations, and go!

    How it Works

    • Check out the pass from the library.
    • Make reservations to attend the museum at least 48 hours before you go to the center.
    • Go to the museum! Purchase tickets for shows or workshops while there if you want to attend those. Make sure you bring some ID!
    • Return the pass to the library.

    Things to Remember

    • Center for Puppetry Arts Museum Passes cannot be held for anyone! We cannot guarantee the pass will be available.
    • The best way to get the pass is to give your local library a call and ask if it is available.
    • Passes check out for up to seven days and can be renewed once. Overdue fees are $3.00 per day. A lost Center for Puppetry Arts pass costs $50.00 to replace.