Sickle Cell Awareness Programs


Sickle Cell Awareness Programs

May 7-May 31, 2024

In-House Program
Saturday, May 25, 202411:00am-3:00pm
HQ Auditorium
823 Telfair Street

Best for ages 4-11
• A mother of a daughter with sickle cell disease, will do a read-aloud of a children’s book about sickle cell disease and will discuss their family’s experience with the disease

Best for ages 12 and up
• A nurse practitioner from Augusta University’s Sickle Cell Center will give a presentation at noon
• Afterwards, there will be a viewing of the documentary “Spilled Milk”
• A chance to win door prizes for the attendees.

Passive Program

Monday, May 6-Friday, May 31
Sickle Cell Awareness Bingo handout
For all ages.
We invite all community members to learn about sickle cell disease and to help spread awareness by picking up a Sickle Cell Awareness Bingo handout from any of our six locations. In addition, you will learn about all of the cool, free, and fun benefits of having a free PINES library card as well as have a chance to win awesome prizes as you play the Bingo game.
Please turn in your Bingo cards to any of our locations (Headquarters, Wallace Branch, Appleby Branch, Friedman Branch, Maxwell Branch, or Diamond Lakes Branch) no later than May 31, 2024.

How do I win?

BINGO: Complete a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line! Turn in your card, and you’ll be entered into the drawing for an Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet. You’ll also qualify for drawings to win a library tote bag or water bottle.

BLACKOUT: If you complete all 25 squares, you will be eligible to win one of 20 ceramic mugs (15 oz. with library logo).

The drawings will take place at the Headquarters library on Thursday, June 6, 2024. If you’re a winner, you will be contacted by phone or by email. If you have any questions, please email Jor’danan Curtis (YA Librarian) at or call (706) 434-2036.

Book Recommendations about Sickle Cell Disease

For Children:
Why Me? By Jalen Jackson-Brown and Rick McCormick
Sickle Cell Superstars: Jamal and Imani: A Guide for Kids by Gunner Doyle
My Life Beyond Sickle Cell Disease: A Mayo Clinic Patient Story by Hey Gee and Golden Ella
ABCs of Sickle Cell Disease by Elle Cole and Kate Hamernik
Puzzles by Dava Walker

For Teens:
I am a Sickle Cell Survivor: Ten Years and Still Counting by Carol Marriam Mulumba
Handling Sickle Cell Disease by Yvette LaPierre
Chronic Illnesses, Syndromes, and Rare Disorders: The Ultimate Teen Guide (It Happened to Me Book 49) by Marlene Targ Brill

For Adults:
Sickle Cell Disease: Concerns and Challenges by Sabrina Kelley
Sickle What? HOPE for SCD Compiled by Lisa Rose, M.Ed.
Sickle Cell Disease by Mark T. Gladwin, Gregory Kato, et al.
The Real-Life Stories of Sickle Cell – A Global Collaboration by Agnes Nsofwa, Maureen Mwewa Malama, and Solome Mealin
A Sick Life: TLC ‘n Me: Stories from On and Off the Stage by Tionne Watkins

This project was made possible in part by the Georgia Public Library Service and the MTS Sickle Cell Foundation, Inc.


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Benefits of Your PINES Library Card

• Borrow books, audiobooks, movies, and music at PINES libraries
• Borrow hotspots at the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System
• Borrow e-books, audiobooks, and e-magazines in Georgia Download Destination via the Libby app
• Access to digital resources (the Augusta Chronicle Database via the ARCPLS website, a variety of databases in GALILEO, eRead Kids, Libby, Georgia Historic Newspapers, and Kanopy)
• Learn new job and computer skills (Learning Express Library in GALILEO)
• Help your children do better in school
• Explore your family tree (Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest Online, and Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database in GALILEO)
• Check out passes for free and reduced-cost entry to Georgia attractions (ex. Zoo Atlanta, Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites, the Georgia Aquarium, The Center for Puppetry Arts, the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University, and more).
• Learn a new language (Mango Languages in GALILEO has over 72 foreign language courses)
• Access to free college prep tests, math and reading skills improvement tests for grade 4 through college, GED prep in English and Spanish, U.S. Citizenship Exam prep in English or Spanish, and more (Learning Express database in GALILEO)
• Access to the Explora database (a research portal for educators and grade school students) in GALILEO
• Access to free online Entrepreneurial Mindset Training and learn how to think (and act!) like an entrepreneur (in GALILEO)
• Access to Gale Legal Forms (in GALILEO)
• Access to study rooms and public computers
• Free high-speed WIFI at PINES libraries
• Access to the Candid’s Foundation Directory Online for non-profits at the Headquarters Library of the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System


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