To contribute to the success of the citizens of our diverse community by offering a full range of library services that meet their informational, educational and leisure interests, fostering the love of reading in our youth and the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for all.
From the 2010-2011 Fiscal Year Statistics:
From the 2012 Summer Reading Program:
A state public library capital outlay grant to replace the Forest Park Branch Library with a 16,000 square foot new library was funded by the General Assembly. The old Forest Park Branch Library opened in 1967 and had 8,100 sq. feet. SPLOST funds for site acquisition and the local matching funds for this grant were approved in 2008. Construction was completed and the new library building opened in December of 2012.
CCLS participates in PINES, a public library network of 281 libraries in 140 counties throughout Georgia. PINES creates a statewide "borderless library" that provides equal access to information for all Georgians. Georgians with a PINES library card have access to materials beyond what is available on their local library's shelves and enjoy a shared collection of 8 million books that are delivered to their local library free of charge. During Fiscal Year 2009-2010, our libraries borrowed 22,242 items from and lent 31,226 items to other PINES libraries.
CCLS is a member of GALILEO, Georgia's 'virtual library' which facilitates online access to over 100 databases (including magazine articles and online books) for researchers and students on a wide variety of topics.
CCLS also provides access to additional online services: Mango, AtoZdatabases, Foundation Grants To Individuals, Gale Virtual Reference Library, Chilton Auto Manuals, OverDrive, TumbleBooks, Sesame Street Online Books and more. Learn more about the Library Databases.