In the last decade, Fulton County has transformed itself into a thriving county-owned community.
With the help of a local library, it has become a centre for arts and culture.
Now, its library is giving back.
The library has become an important part of a community that has long seen its resources being used for the greater good.
“The librarian in my community was kind enough to give me her time and I have been delighted to have her to take me to the local theatre, to see a show in the arts centre,” said local resident Mary Jo Tackett.
The librarians job has evolved over the years.
Tackitt has gone from being a teenager to a retiree with a full-time job.
“I have been reading since I was a child and I started going to the library for my library card.
When I graduated from high school I was able to get my first job and I worked for the library,” she said.
“They have been a wonderful resource for me.”
Tackett is just one of many local librators who have worked in the past decade.
They have helped with bookings, book purchases, library supplies and even helped organise book festivals.
Librarians have also been involved in local politics.
“The county librarian was the first person to raise the issue of the budget for the county library and the local library board decided to get involved and we have been campaigning on a variety of issues,” said Laura Rios, chair of the Fulton County Library Board.
“I think there is a great deal of pride in our library being in a place where we can do the best work we can, to provide the best service to the people of Fulton County,” said L.A. County Supervisor, Mark DeWitt.
The library has also become a cultural hub for the community.
In the past, people from all walks of life have come to the county for its great library and community resources.
“It is really hard to get the community involved in the work of a library,” said Tacketts daughter, Mary Jo.
Libraries have also become an extension of the community in the last 20 years.
“Our community has always had a great history and our libraries are really important to us,” said Rios.
The Librarian’s Day on Sunday will feature activities and a performance.
It will also offer free wi-fi and a chance to visit the library with family and friends.
For more information about the Librarian Day, visit the Fulton Library’s website at http://fultonlibrary.org.
A version of this story was first published on Al Jazeera England.