NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK
Every year, libraries across the country celebrate National Library Week. How appropriate that this occurs during springtime, a time of rebirth. This year's theme is Lives Change @ Your Library. So true! Lives change, careers change, hobbies change and more. We learn new skills, make new friends, and improve our lives for the better ... all at the public library. Take a look at 52 Ways to Use the Library, one for every week of the year, and celebrate libraries by using them!
EARLY/ADVANCED VOTING IN FULTON COUNTY
Election day in Fulton County is Tuesday, May 20 and the County is providing a large number of early voting locations for registered voters. A complete list of locations is available here. From May 5 - May 16, the Roswell Library will serve as an early voting precinct for Fulton County. Anyone registered to vote in Fulton County may vote at the library or any of the early voting locations.
If you would like to view a sample ballot, you may pick up a copy at the Roswell Library (while quantities last) or view it online: Sample Ballots.
The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System will be closed Sunday, May 20, 2014 for the Easter holiday. As always, the bookdrop will remain open for your returns and the online system is just a click away at www.afpls.org.
Check out what's happening at the library. Our spring book sale is coming up - details are below. You can visit the Library Programs page to see a complete list of spring programs. Due to budget cuts, the branch has lost staff, so some of the programs have been post-poned until further notice. Be sure to see the change in branch hours listed below.
Read our latest newsletter, April 2014, and learn how to help the library with the greatest gift of all: your time.
We sponsor two books clubs at the Roswell Library. To learn more, visit the Noonday Nosh Book Club page and the Mystery Readers' Book Club page. Be sure to check out the archives for each group to see what they've been reading over the years.
If you want to learn more about the Friends, visit About the Friends.
FRIENDS' ANNUAL MEETING AND AUTHOR PROGRAM
Please join us Sunday, May 4 at 5:00 p.m. (please note new time) for a short meeting, an enlightening author visit, and refreshments in the library. Author Kevin Horgan will discuss his book The March of the 18th: A Story of Crippled Heroes in the Civil War, the true story of an invalid regiment serving behind the lines during the Civil War whose only desire was dignified service even after harrowing personal sacrifice.
SPRING 2014 BOOK SALE
Get ready for a new and improved book sale! Details are below:
Preview Sale for Members (new members may join at the door)
Wednesday, May 14. 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
No scanners on Preview Day.
Regular book sale
Thursday, May 15. 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday - The library is closed.
Regular book sale
Saturday, May 17. 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Regular book sale
Sunday, May 18. 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
SPECIAL NEWS ALERT
Due to budget cuts, all branches of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System must reduce their operating hours effective Wednesday, February 12. New Roswell Library hours are listed below. Bookstore hours will change, as well, and are now posted on the left side of this page.
Monday - 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday - 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday - 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday - Closed
Saturday - 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday - 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
For a complete list of new library hours, click here . Remember that you may access your library accounts and library databases, including ebooks, 24/7 at www.afpls.org
Check out our membership brochure. The brochure describes some of the projects we've done over the years, as well as details about levels of membership, annual dues and a membership form. It's the best bargain in town.
Feel free to contact us with questions, concerns, or comments.
The Friends are always looking for donations. Acceptable items include fiction and all kinds of non-fiction books, DVD's, CD's, and videos. We also accept magazines: regular magazines (no matter how old they are) and business/news magazines up to 4 months old. We are not able to accept Encyclopedias, stained, or damaged items. Donation bins are located in the library's lobby. Thank you!
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
The purpose of the Friends of the Roswell Library is to provide financial assistance to the library, to promote the library as a learning center for all citizens in the community, and to act as an advocate for improved library services.