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Provide library services to traditionally underserved populations
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July 2018
Began partnering with The Place to offer library services in conjunction with their mobile food pantry
Summer 2018
Offered weekly programs to children at The Place Summer Camp
May 2018
Provided onsite library card registrations for Spanish-speaking parents at Head Start facility and Brandywine Elementary
May 2018
Launched FCPL’s Pop•Up Library where visitors can register for library cards, browse library materials, get reference assistance and demonstrations of library resources, and participate in activities anywhere in the county
April 2018
Created the Books for Inmates Initiative, a partnership with Forsyth County Public Library Friends and Advocates to provide paperback books to inmates of Forsyth County Jail
April 2018
Educated The Place’s Job Fair participants about library employment resources
March 2018
Expanded the FCPL collection to include Hindi, Mandarin Chinese, Tamil, and Telugu language books
February 2018
Met with GED students at The Place to promote library services and library cards
December 2017
Partnered with Georgia Highlands Medical Services, Forsyth County Schools, and Literacy Forsyth to create Leap Into Literacy, which provides bilingual early literacy programming for new and expectant parents and children
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Expand awareness and outreach to both current and future library users
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Summer 2018
Presented programs at local summer camps, including at The Place, the YMCA, and Cumming First United Methodist Church
June 2018
Launched FCPL’s Unreadable podcast to discuss library services using a trendy method
May 2018
Launched FCPL’s Pop•Up Library where visitors can register for library cards, browse library materials, get reference assistance and demonstrations of library resources, and participate in activities anywhere in the county
April 2018
Created the Books for Inmates Initiative, a partnership with Forsyth County Public Library Friends and Advocates to provide paperback books to inmates of Forsyth County Jail
April 2018
Educated The Place’s Job Fair participants about library employment resources
April 2018
Participated in Forsyth County YMCA Healthy Kids Day Festival to acquaint attendees with free educational resources and programming at the library
April 2018
Prioritized our commitment to community outreach services by hiring an Outreach Manager
March 2018
Participated in BEECH Bazaar Homeschool EXPO to acquaint homeschool parents about free educational resources and programming at the library
March 2018
Partnered with Forsyth County Schools, The Humane Society of Forsyth County, and Makerspace Forsyth to present Forsyth Reads Together Celebration at Forsyth Central High School
February 2018
Met with GED students at The Place to promote library services and library cards
August 2017
Partnered with Forsyth County Schools in an effort to provide library cards to new and returning students through the student registration process
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Develop partnerships to maximize efforts to serve the entire community
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July 2018
Began partnering with The Place to offer library services in conjunction with their mobile food pantry
Summer 2018
Partnered with popular local fishing guide Ken Sturdivant and Hammond’s Fishing Center to bring eight informative workshops to all branches
Summer 2018
Developed a partnership with Forsyth County Parks and Recreation to provide free preview classes
May 2018
Partnered with the Sawnee Amateur Radio Association to host a workshop on HAM radio operation and licensing
May 2018
Developed relationships with local businesses to provide summer reading prizes
April 2018
Created the Books for Inmates Initiative, a partnership with Forsyth County Public Library Friends and Advocates to provide paperback books to inmates of Forsyth County Jail
Spring 2018
Partnered with University of North Georgia and Savannah College of Art and Design to produce a Royal Wedding series in anticipation of the wedding of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan Markle
November 2017
Began partnership with Forsyth County Senior Services Department providing inclusive programs at Senior Centers
August 2017
FCPL staff appointed to The Place Board of Directors
August 2017
Partnered with Forsyth County Schools in an effort to provide library cards to new and returning students through the student registration process
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Commit to reflecting Forsyth County's growing diversity through library programs, materials in the library's collection, and initiatives to increase diversity of staff representation
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August 2018
Partnered with University of North Georgia to launch Religions of the World series
May 2018
Improved website accessibility to vision impaired patrons as the result of staff attending the 2018 Georgia Accessibility Conference
March 2018
Expanded the FCPL collection to include Hindi, Mandarin Chinese, Tamil, and Telugu language books
February 2018
Commemorated National Black History Month system-wide through exhibits, performers and speakers
December 2017
Partnered with Georgia Highlands Medical Services, Forsyth County Schools, and Literacy Forsyth to create Leap Into Literacy, which provides bilingual early literacy programming for new and expectant parents and children
October 2017
Invited a representative from Chinmaya Mission to educate staff about the Indian community in Forsyth County at our annual Staff Day
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Broaden exceptional service to maximize the library experience
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May 2018
Launched FCPL’s Pop•Up Library where visitors can register for library cards, browse library materials, get reference assistance and demonstrations of library resources, and participate in activities anywhere in the county
August and October 2017
Delivered Disney Institute-inspired customer service training for Public Services staff in order to empower them to provide Wow! customer service
August 2017
Launched Tutor.com, a live, on-demand tutoring service that provides one-to-one learning solutions free to patron of all ages
2017
Purchased automated systems that offer real-time 24-hour check-in of multiple items to ensure immediacy of service
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Create personalized experiences for our users
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May 2018
Improved website accessibility to vision impaired patrons as the result of staff attending the 2018 Georgia Accessibility Conference
May 2018
Debuted the Suggestion for Purchase online form to enable patrons to request materials for the library collection
January 2018
Storytime Takeout kits were made available for patrons to check out to extend the library storytime experience in their homes
August 2017
Launched Tutor.com, a live, on-demand tutoring service that provides one-to-one learning solutions free to patrons of all ages
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Foster opportunities to inspire innovation
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Spring 2018
Provided a comprehensive technology workshop series for adults that included topics such as Google Suite, Microsoft Word, voice-based smart home systems, internet safety and more
January 2017
Began offering workshops in innovative technologies such as Python and Scratch programming languages
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Promote the library as a community center to meet the individualized needs of Forsyth County residents
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May 2018
Launched FCPL’s Pop•Up Library where visitors can register for library cards, browse library materials, get reference assistance and demonstrations of library resources, and participate in activities anywhere in the county
December 2017
Formalized a unique Community Authors collections at each library
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Change perceptions about what a public library can be
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June 2018
Launched FCPL’s Unreadable podcast to discuss library services using a trendy method
May 2018
Launched FCPL’s Pop•Up Library where visitors can register for library cards, browse library materials, get reference assistance and demonstrations of library resources, and participate in activities anywhere in the county
January 2018
Storytime Takeout kits were made available for patrons to check out to extend the library storytime experience in their homes
October 2017
Presented at the 2017 Georgia Libraries Conference on FCPL’s thriving teen volunteer program to enlighten other library systems about the impact of teen volunteers
September 2017
Hosted a Virtual Dementia Tour by Second Wind Dreams that allowed patrons to experience the effects of aging and dementia through simulation
September 2017
Fostered leadership potential in motivated teens to develop and present educational programs for children
August 2017
Acted as community representatives for the Total Solar Eclipse 2017 event by distributing official STAR_Net eclipse glasses and offered educational programs for all ages
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Inspire Forsyth County residents to be active lifelong learners
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March 2018
Expanded the FCPL collection to included Hindi, Mandarin Chinese, Tamil, and Telugu language books
Winter 2018
Hosted the Great Decisions series of lectures by University of North Georgia faculty
November 2017
Began partnership with Forsyth County Senior Services Department providing inclusive programs at Senior Centers
August 2017
Launched Tutor.com, a live, on-demand tutoring service that provides one-to-one learning solutions free to patrons of all ages
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Connect library users with materials that promote literacy and lifelong learning to all ages
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May 2018
Debuted an enhanced summer reading experience utilizing Beanstack software where participants of all ages earn prizes donated by local businesses
May 2018
Launched FCPL’s Pop•Up Library where visitors can register for library cards, browse library materials, get reference assistance and demonstrations of library resources, and participate in activities anywhere in the county
March 2018
Expanded the FCPL collection to include Hindi, Mandarin Chinese, Tamil, and Telugu language books
August 2017
Launched Tutor.com, a live, on-demand tutoring service that provides one-to-one learning solutions free to patrons of all ages
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Prioritize library programs for adults and continue to exceed expectations in providing programs for children, teens, and families
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August 2018
Partnered with University of North Georgia to launch Religions of the World series
Summer 2018
Developed a partnership with Forsyth County Parks and Recreation to provide free preview classes
May 2018
Partnered with the Sawnee Amateur Radio Association to host a workshop on HAM radio operation and licensing
May 2018
Offered adult culinary seminars with topics that included summer entertaining to cooking safely with pressure cookers
May 2018
Partnered with popular local fishing guide Ken Sturdivant and Hammond’s Fishing Center to bring eight informative workshops to all branches
April 2018
Hosted a system-wide program series on financial wellness for Money Smart Week
March 2018
Partnered with University of North Georgia and Savannah College of Art and Design to produce a Royal Wedding series in anticipation of the wedding of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan Markle
March 2018
Partnered with local organizations to present programs for all ages that celebrated the novel Wicked, culminating in the well-attended author event, Forsyth Reads Together: An Evening with Gregory Maguire
January 2018
Developed system-wide adult program series focused on culture, technology, life skills, and wellness
Winter 2018
Hosted the Great Decisions series of lectures by University of North Georgia faculty
September 2017
Hosted a Virtual Dementia Tour by Second Wind Dreams that allowed patrons to experience the effects of aging and dementia through simulation
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Increase collaboration with places of learning within Forsyth County
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Summer 2018
In cooperation with University of North Georgia, facilitated The Challenged book club, a group for parents to discuss targeted children’s books
February 2018
Staff members participated alongside other community leaders in mock interviews at Forsyth County High Schools in support of their Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) program
December 2017
Partnered with Georgia Highlands Medical Services, Forsyth County Schools, and Literacy Forsyth to create Leap Into Literacy, which provides bilingual early literacy programming for new and expectant parents and children
November 2017
Worked with West Forsyth High School drama students to offer brief presentation of their children’s show Winnie the Pooh to library patrons
October 2017
FCPL supported Literacy Forsyth by competing in the annual Spell Check Live! and advertising the event online and throughout the branches
October 2017
Offered programs featuring University of North Georgia’s UNG Reads selection Bless Me, Ultima
August 2017
Partnered with Forsyth County Schools in an effort to provide library cards to new and returning students through the student registration process
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Encourage technological literacy through a variety of library resources and instruction
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Spring 2018
Provided a comprehensive technology workshop series for adults that included topics such as Google Suite, Microsoft Word, voice-based smart home systems, internet safety and more
January 2017
Began offering workshops in innovative technologies such as Python and Scratch programming languages
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Serve

the entire
Forsyth County community

 

Deliver

a transformational
library
experience

 

Champion

literacy
and
lifelong learning

Mission
FCPL champions literacy,
lifelong learning,
and personalized service
to all patrons.
Vision
FCPL is a vital participant
in the Forsyth County community,
striving to improve
the quality of life for everyone.
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