Category : Kids

Celebrate National Library Week April 8-14

This week, Gwinnett County Public Library joins libraries nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries lead their communities through the transformative services, programs and expertise they offer.

April 8-14 is National Library Week, an annual celebration of the life-changing work of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries aren’t just places to borrow books or study—they’re also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies and develop their skills and passions.

Libraries of all types have long been evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. Diverse groups including elected officials, small business owners and students depend upon libraries and the resources they offer. Resources like e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners and programs for job seekers are just a few ways libraries and librarians are transforming to lead their communities. Community members can also develop their own leadership skills at the library, with endless opportunity to build skills and confidence through resources and programming.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.

Peachtree Corners Branch to Close Temporarily for HVAC Replacement

The Peachtree Corners Branch will be closed from April 23 to 27 for an HVAC system replacement.

Book drops will remain open, but fines for items due during the closed period will be waived.

Customers are encouraged to select alternate pickup locations for holds expected to arrive at the Peachtree Corners Branch during this time, and can call the Library Help Line with questions at 770-978-5154.

Toys “R” Us

If you’ve been following the news recently, then you probably know that Toys”R”Us is planning on closing its stores across the United States.

At the end of last week, Toys”R”Us announced on its website that people have only until April 15, 2018, to use their Toys”R”Us gifts cards. Advice from Toys”R”Us customer service representatives is to use your gift cards as soon as possible, whether in-store or online.

The Federal Trade Commission recently reminded consumers on its website that “purchases from a company that’s going out of business are usually ‘final sales.’ That means you should choose wisely because you probably won’t be able to return the item for a refund. Even if store credit is an option – you’d want to use that quickly too. If you have questions about refund and return policies, ask before you make any purchase.”

Read more information about this at web pages from the Toys”R”Us website by clicking on the links below:

To get more great information about finance and managing your money feel free to take a look at the GCPL Personal Finance Guide.

GCPL to Host Game Changers: Women’s Career Panel at Duluth Branch on March 20

Gwinnett County Public Library’s Duluth Branch will host Game Changers: Women’s Career Panel on March 20 at 5:30 pm.

A panel of professionals from the public, private and non-profit sectors will share personal stories about their career paths and answer questions from the audience. The program is free and open to the public. Middle and high school students are encouraged to attend.


Representative Brenda Lopez, State Representative and Attorney

Marsha Anderson Bomar, Engineer and Duluth City Council Member

Samantha Diaz Roberts, Multimedia Reporter at Mundo Hispánico

Chineka McKenzie, Recruiter at U.S. Army

Dr. Natu Mmbaga, OB/GYN at Modern Obstetrics and Gynecology of North Atlanta

Michelle Dimitroff, General Manager of Laser Quest Gwinnett

Shenee Holloway, Parent Instructional Coordinator at Duluth High School

The Duluth Branch is located at 3480 Duluth Park Lane, Duluth, GA 30096.

Women’s History Month for Kids 2018

Celebrate Women’s History Month with these titles for kids. (And here’s a secret: they’re actually really good for all ages!) Find these at the Gwinnett County Public Library!

Picture Books About Immigration and Refugees

Share a story with your child about the lives of immigrants and people from far away places. Find these titles at the Gwinnett County Public Library!

GCPL Presents: Don’s Corner Episode 16

Have a reluctant reader in your life? Mr. Don has a few suggestions for you on this week’s episode!

GCPL Presents: Don’s Corner Episode 15

There’s really something for everyone, and it’s all free with a library card. Check our calendar for events near you:

Engineers Week for Elementary Students

Engineers Week (February 18–24, 2018) is the annual celebration of engineers and all they contribute to society. Elementary school students can join GCPL throughout the week with STEAM programs and more. Check the calendar for more programs!

Monday, February 19

Five Forks Branch Complete engineering activities! 1:00 pm: K-5th grade
Collins Hill Branch • Complete engineering activities! 2:00 pm: K-5th grade
Lawrenceville BranchFoil Boat Challenge! 2:00 – 3:00 pm: for ages 5-10

Tuesday, February 20

Suwanee Branch • Complete engineering activities! 3:30 pm: K-5th grade
Grayson Branch • Complete engineering activities! 3:30 pm: K-5th grade
Norcross Branch Build a Teepee / Tipi! 4:00 pm: K-5th grade
Snellville Branch • Complete engineering themed activities! Tuesday-Thursday February 20 – 22; 4:00 pm: for ages 10 & under

Wednesday, February 21

Lawrenceville Branch • Complete engineering activities! 2:00 pm: K-5th grade
Lilburn Branch • Meet a career engineer! 3:30 pm: for ages 6+
Buford Branch • Engineering Pinwheels! 4:00 pm: for ages 5-10
Peachtree Corners Branch • Build a Teepee / Tipi! 4:30 pm: for ages 6-10
Mountain Park BranchBuild a Marshmallow Tower! 4:30 pm: Grades 2-5

Thursday, February 22

Hamilton MillMeet a career engineer! 2:30 pm: for ages 6+
Dacula • Shaky Skyscraper Challenge! 4:00 pm: K-2nd grade
Five Forks Branch • Sailboat Challenge! 4:00 pm: for ages 6+

GCPL Presents: Don’s Corner Episode 14

Moving into 2018 Mr. Don wants to know what types of programming you’re interested in seeing at your local GCPL to help fulfill your New Years Resolution. Take a look at our calendar to see what we have to offer: