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McDONOUGH — The Henry County Library System will extend its operating hours every first Friday of the month starting in September.

At rotating locations, the libraries will be open for extended hours from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the first Friday of the month to provide fun, family programming, regular circulation of materials and computer usage.

First Fridays are a part of an ongoing effort to extend access to library services for all members of the community.

The inaugural First Friday event will be held at the McDonough Public Library, located at 1001 Florence McGarity Blvd. in McDonough on September 6.

The event will have a Superhero Academy theme. Attendees are encouraged to suit up for a fun-filled evening of superhero crafts, stories and games. Children can sit in on superhero story time and teens can create comic strips and superhero magnets. Everyone can participate in team building games, because every superhero needs teammates in case they need to assemble against a greater villain.

The next First Friday event on Oct. 4 will be held at the Cochran Public Library, located at 174 Burke St. in Stockbridge, and will carry the Hocus Pocus Night theme. Attendees are encouraged to come celebrate Halloween early with a night filled with themed activities based on the 1993 Disney movie “Hocus Pocus,” including a trivia challenge.

In November and December, First Friday will center around Harry Potter. On Nov. 1, the event will be held at the Fairview Public Library, located at 28 Austin Road in Stockbridge. That First Friday event will have a Harry Potter Night complete with Harry Potter trivia and other magical activities. On Dec. 6, the next First Friday, featuring a Harry Potter-themed Yule Ball, will take place at the Fortson Public Library, located at 61 McDonough St. in Hampton. Costumes are encouraged for both events.

For more information, contact the Henry County Library System at (678) 432-5353.

Government Reporter

A native of Hampton, Georgia, Joe Adgie has worked for the Valdosta Daily Times, Clayton News, Rockdale Citizen and Newton Citizen. Adgie joined the Henry Herald in April 2018.

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