Saturday, November 27, 2021

Shop Local!

Independent stores are taking yet another hit this year; 'treading water' as one shop owner put it. Please support our area indie book shops. We want them around in future. Book Shop lets you buy on-line while supporting indies. Here are a few shops in the north metro.

Johns Creek Books and Gifts

Read It Again

Phoenix and Dragon

Book Miser

Book Shop (shop on-line or find a store near you)

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Friends Book Store

Ocee Friends are disbanding at the end of December. The Friends of Ocee Library Book Store will CLOSE 4 December 2021. There's lots of adult fiction and kids' books left as well as non-fiction DVDs and CDs. Please phone the library for hours. Any books remaining will go to other Fulco Friends groups.

Holiday Hours

All Libraries will be closed starting at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, November 24 and reopen on Saturday, November 27 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Happy Diwali!


Diwali is a festival of lights symbolizing the spiritual victory of light over dark, goodness over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. The festival has its origins in India and is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and some Buddhists. Celebrations take place over 5 days time.

Books to Donate?

Here are some alternatives since Friends of Ocee is no longer accepting books. Please visit websites or phone before showing up with donations. COVID-19 may have changed their guidelines and procedures.

A number of Fulco library branches have Friends groups. Please check the website for links to those near you

There are several Little Free Libraries in our area. Their website has a locator feature.

Better World Books has a drop box locator on their site

Books for Africa warehouse is in Marietta

Schools and Scouting groups often collect books for service projects

Goodwill stores have been a little overwhelmed. Check first

Churches may have book ministries

Books for Veterans groups

Hospitals often have patient libraries. Check first

Senior living centers. Check first

Swap books with friends, neighbors, and colleagues


Friends of Ocee Library is no longer taking book donations. 

The book store will close permanently 5 December. 

There will be no more book sales. 

Ocee Friends organisation will cease to operate 31 December 2021.

Friends of Ocee Library CLOSING

When the Robert E Fulton Library at Ocee opened in October 2004, Friends of Ocee Library had been working years before to ensure that a library was built in our neighborhood. Much has changed in those last 20 years including the fact that our Board of 10+ members has now dwindled to 3. While we've enjoyed advocating, fundraising, planning with library staff, blogging, book sales, and meeting all of you; it's a bigger job than we few can continue to do. 

Effective 31 December 2021, the Friends of Ocee Library, a 501(c)3 non-profit organisation, will be dissolved. The Fulton Country Library Foundation will manage any monies for Ocee that FoOL has remaining. 

Book donations are no longer accepted. 

The Friends of Ocee Library Book Store will close 5 DecemberShop early for the best selection. "Leftover" books will go to other Fulco Friends groups.