Box 15, Folder 11, Document 15

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‘The Atlanta Public Library will provide library branches or book-
mobile service in the following communities within the target areas:


West Central:

Almond and Carey Park

Grove Park
Dixie Hills



South Atlanta

High Point and Joyland

Northwest-Perry Homes:

Perry Homes
East Central:

Glen Iris
Bass Community



Branch Library

Dogwood Branch

South Branch

Inman Park

Kirkwood Branch

West Hunter Branch
is located on edge of

Bookmobile Stop

Bowen Homes

Shopping Center

Humphrey Street
Carver Homes
Carver Homes

High Point and —

Perry Homes

Capitol Homes

The Library will continue to act as resource for other agencies in the
area, supplying books, films, records, etc., to any agency requesting


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Special volunteer storytellers will be trained and provided to tell

’ stories to children on the bookmobiles, at the branch libraries, in
the community school program or EOA centers, Storytellers will
be scheduled as needed with particular emphasis on placement in
disadvantaged communities,


A bookmobile program labeled '"'The Indian Giver'' will be in operation
this summer to distribute books on a 'readum-'n-swapum" basis, The
unit will remain in an area from 6:00 p.m, to 9:00 p.m. in order to
better serve adult "working people's'needs, During this period a film
program will be shown in a nearby neighborhood center. EOA poverty
areas already designated for this program are: Mechanicsville,
Summerhill, Grant Park and Bedford Place. Two fulltime staff members

have been assigned to this program,
Film Program

Weekly film programs will be provided in EOA neighborhood centers
and in City recreation centers,

Study Centers

The branch libraries in disadvantaged areas will remain essentially
as study centers at the close of the school day for children who have
severe limitations in such facilities at home.

Book Depositories

Paperback book depositories will be set up in EOA neighborhood centers
and City recreation centers.

Functions at Main Library

The Main Library will continue to act as an agency through which
programs can be planned, Groups will be brought to the Library for

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"Monday Morning Movies,'' group tours, as well as providing the
normal services of supplying films, art prints and reference services
to individuals,

Our Children's Department will continue to encourage children to earn

a certificate for reading twelve books under our Read-All-Year Program,
The Library will continue also to encourage Head Start to bring groups

to the Main Library for picture book hour, storytelling, which is ‘now

a very popular service. In addition, the Vagabond Marionettes will be
sent to five branch libraries in disadvantaged areas, Our traveling
storyteller will also continue rotation of storyhours at Decatur Street,
Vine City, Georgia Avenue, Hunt Street and Simpson Street.

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