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Unique Spaces for Every Passion and Ability at the Library

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May 29, 2024

Visiting a library today is like embarking on an adventure filled with endless possibilities. While the image of quiet reading rooms and towering bookshelves still holds true, the modern library has transformed into a dynamic space brimming with activities and resources that cater to a wide range of interests and needs. It’s a place where you can ignite your creativity, explore your passions, and connect with your community. So, why not plan your next visit? 

Unleashing Creativity: Makerspaces

The makerspaces, a hub of innovation and creativity. Here, visitors of all ages can experiment with 3D printing, sewing, and more. The air is filled with the hum of machines and the chatter of collaborative projects, as people transform ideas into tangible creations. Whether you're crafting a personalized gift or prototyping a new invention, the maker space is your workshop. Makerspaces are located in many of our Cobb Libraries.

Discover Your Talent: Creative Studios our Audio/Visual Makerspace

You might find yourself drawn to the library’s creative studios, where budding filmmakers, content creators, and musicians can access green screens, cameras, editing software, and various instruments. This space democratizes media and digital production, enabling you to create everything from vibrant graphics and polished videos to professional-grade podcasts. Whether you’re a seasoned musician or a curious beginner, the studios also offer the chance to explore new sounds and rhythms, letting patrons borrow instruments to use within the studios without needing to purchase one. These studios are a testament to the library’s dedication to fostering digital literacy and creative expression.

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Growing seeds: Gardens

Embark on a journey from seed to harvest as the library invites patrons to delve into the joys of gardening through diverse programs and initiatives. At North Cobb Regional Library’s Family Garden, discover a hands-on experience that nurtures both body and mind, whether you're exploring new recipes or diving into the soil. Across Cobb, other libraries also offer smaller gardens and engaging programming centered around the art of gardening.

Delving into History: The Georgia Room

For those with a penchant for history, the Georgia Room offers a treasure trove of local archives and genealogical resources. Here, you can delve into the rich tapestry of your community’s past, uncovering stories and tracing your ancestry. The room is a serene space where history buffs and genealogists can immerse themselves in research and discovery. Additionally, the Georgia Room staff offer a wide variety of historical programs and services to help preserve your memories, ensuring that the stories of the past are accessible for future generations.

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Embracing Inclusivity: Accessibility Services

The library is a place for everyone, and this is especially evident in the Accessibility Services area located at Switzer Library. Designed to cater to individuals with any abilities, this space offers sensory-friendly materials, adaptive technologies, and quiet zones. The library's commitment to inclusivity is further demonstrated through a variety of inclusive programs and services throughout all Cobb County that address the unique needs of all patrons. Additionally, the department assists visitors in connecting to state and local resources or technologies beneficial to their individual needs, ensuring every visitor can enjoy a comfortable and enriching experience.

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Expanding Reach: Cobb Library Bookmobile

The Cobb Library Bookmobile enhances literacy and learning by delivering services to communities facing economic, social, and transportation challenges or for families looking for a fun thing to do outside. The bookmobile visits various locations and events throughout Cobb County, offering materials in both Spanish and English for all age groups. Patrons can borrow and return materials seamlessly just like the rest of the library’s 15 locations. Additionally, the Bookmobile provides internet access during its stops, ensuring connectivity for everyone. By bringing the library to the people, the Bookmobile exemplifies the library’s commitment to accessibility and community engagement.

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