Discover how to use your free Georgia library card

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Read along to discover how to use your free Georgia library card. Georgia libraries are great resources for every member of your family. And with the help of Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS), Georgia public libraries are also accessible to those who are blind or whose physical abilities require the use of books and magazines in audio format or in braille.

Use your free Georgia library card for more than just checking out books. Start achieving your reading, research and learning goals today!

picture of a PINES free Georgia library card.
PINES library cards are available to all Georgians. Photo by Georgia Public Library Service.

Before you can take advantage of dozens of freebies, find your local library. Use the Public Library Directory on the Georgia Public Library website to find the location closest to you. Then, simply sign up for a free Georgia library card.

Benefits of your free Georgia library card

  • In addition to book and e-book resources, you’ll also have access to movies and music.
  • Learn new job and computer skills.
  • Explore your family history with genealogy resources.
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Markerspaces

What is a markerspace? The Georgia Public Library System describes their makerspaces as a collaborative work space for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses no-tech to high-tech tools. These creative spaces are open to kids, adults and entrepreneurs. Some of the equipment you may find include: 3D printers, virtual reality glasses, Legos, paint sets, soldering irons and even sewing machines.

Check with your local library to see what they have available.

ABCmouse.com

Help your kids do better at school with ABCmouse.com. Use ABCmouse.com for free at your local library. It’s an online learning program designed for kids ages 2-8. Through my partnership, you can try it for free at home with this link.

Free Admission

An especially cool are all of the free things you can do with your library card. Simply complete simple tasks at the library for free admission to top Atlanta attractions.

Georgia public libraries have partnered with organizations across the state so that families can visit places like museums and sporting events for free.

Atlanta Gladiators Hat Trick for Reading. For grades K-12. Read with your kids and earn a free ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket to an Atlanta Gladiators hockey game. 

Fox in a Box. Get your elementary school on board with this amazing program. This interactive exhibit teaches children key classroom lessons, from American history and the Civil Rights Movement to economics and the importance of communities. 

Zoo Atlanta Pass. Get free Zoo Atlanta entry when you check out, watch and return the Zoo Atlanta Library Pass DVD .

Atlanta Braves Blooper’s Book Club. This book club program rewards kids in grades K-12. Earn free Brave’s ticket by reading books and completing an online activity.

Chattahoochee Nature Center. Use your library card to check out a pass good for 4 people. Then visit the Chattahoochee Nature Center for free.

Atlanta Hawk’s Check It Out Reading Challenge. Students in grades K-12 who read at least 5 books will receive a free youth ticket with the purchase of at least 1 adult ticket to an Atlanta Hawks game. Check the Hawk’s website for registration dates.

Michael C. Carlos Museum Family Pass. Use your library card to check out a pass. Then, visit the museum with up to 6 people for free.

Center for Puppetry Arts: Passport to Puppetry. Use your library card to check out the Passport to Puppetry pass. Then, visit the museum with up to 4 people for free.

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