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Lewis A. Ray Library

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4500 Oakdale Road
Smyrna, GA 30080 United States
(770) 801-5335

Hours

Monday – Wednesday: 10 am – 7 pm
Thursday – Friday: 1 pm – 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Closed Sunday

Your Commissioner is Bob Ott.

History

In 1962 the Lemons-Vinings area was a growing area of Cobb County with new subdivisions, stores, fire stations and schools – but no library.  The Trillium Garden Club voted to spearhead a drive to develop a branch library in cooperation with the Cobb County-Marietta Library System.  The Oakdale Library opened in October of that year in the basement of the Oakdale Fire Station on S. Atlanta Road.  The current facility located at 4500 Oakdale Road was built with $88,000 provided from bond funds and was dedicated in March 1967.   The branch was named in honor of Dr. Lewis A. Ray, a local dentist, who was the Chairman of the Cobb County-Marietta Library System.

The Lewis A. Ray Library is known as “the popular library,” as the collection focuses on current materials.  The patronage includes many who have been using the branch since it opened, as well as new residents and visitors seeking library services.  The Lewis A. Ray Branch provides a broad range of resources responsive to the diverse and changing needs of our community.

Lewis A. Ray Library

June 2019

Koding Kiddos

Wednesday, June 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 2:00pm

Lewis A. Ray Library, 4500 Oakdale Road
Smyrna, GA 30080 United States
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Join us for a fun session of coding related activities that exposes children to the world of coding. We will focus on hands-on coding activities including crafts and more that introduces young minds to coding concepts. Laptops are not required. This program is geared toward 1st through 5th grade-aged students and is on a first come, first serve basis. Caregivers must be present throughout the duration of the program.

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Make and Take Crafts: Universe of Stories Edition

Friday, June 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, July 26, 2019

Lewis A. Ray Library, 4500 Oakdale Road
Smyrna, GA 30080 United States
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Lewis A Ray Library has craft events for children of all ages. Stop in the library anytime between 2 PM and 4 PM to make Universe of Stories themed crafts to take home and use for educational materials and/or decorations. The library will provide all materials and directions to create your crafts. You only need to bring your creativity. Crafts will be set up in the Children’s area. You may stop by and make, or finish your craft at home.  Be sure to pick…

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Cinema Saturdays

Saturday, June 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 20, 2019

Lewis A. Ray Library, 4500 Oakdale Road
Smyrna, GA 30080 United States
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Come by and see a PG- rated (or under) film at the Lewis A. Ray Library. This free event takes place in the cozy confines of our Children’s area on a digitally-projected big screen. Feel free to check our event calendar for future movie showings. As always, the programs at Lewis A. Ray Library are free and open to the public.   Feel free to contact the staff at our library for more information by calling (770) 801-5335.

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July 2019

Summer Storytime!

Monday, July 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until Monday, July 22, 2019

Lewis A. Ray Library, 4500 Oakdale Road
Smyrna, GA 30080 United States
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Babies and toddlers aged 3 and under, with their caregivers, are welcome to join us for a 30-minute program of stories, songs, rhymes, and play.  Support your child’s development of early literacy skills and have fun together!

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Make and Take Crafts: Universe of Stories Edition

Friday, July 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, July 26, 2019

Lewis A. Ray Library, 4500 Oakdale Road
Smyrna, GA 30080 United States
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Lewis A Ray Library has craft events for children of all ages. Stop in the library anytime between 2 PM and 4 PM to make Universe of Stories themed crafts to take home and use for educational materials and/or decorations. The library will provide all materials and directions to create your crafts. You only need to bring your creativity. Crafts will be set up in the Children’s area. You may stop by and make, or finish your craft at home.  Be sure to pick…

Find out more »

Cinema Saturdays

Saturday, July 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 20, 2019

Lewis A. Ray Library, 4500 Oakdale Road
Smyrna, GA 30080 United States
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Come by and see a PG- rated (or under) film at the Lewis A. Ray Library. This free event takes place in the cozy confines of our Children’s area on a digitally-projected big screen. Feel free to check our event calendar for future movie showings. As always, the programs at Lewis A. Ray Library are free and open to the public.   Feel free to contact the staff at our library for more information by calling (770) 801-5335.

Find out more »

Summer Storytime!

Monday, July 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until Monday, July 22, 2019

Lewis A. Ray Library, 4500 Oakdale Road
Smyrna, GA 30080 United States
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Babies and toddlers aged 3 and under, with their caregivers, are welcome to join us for a 30-minute program of stories, songs, rhymes, and play.  Support your child’s development of early literacy skills and have fun together!

Find out more »

Koding Kiddos

Wednesday, July 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 2:00pm

Lewis A. Ray Library, 4500 Oakdale Road
Smyrna, GA 30080 United States
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Join us for a fun session of coding related activities that exposes children to the world of coding. We will focus on hands-on coding activities including crafts and more that introduces young minds to coding concepts. Laptops are not required. This program is geared toward 1st through 5th grade-aged students and is on a first come, first serve basis. Caregivers must be present throughout the duration of the program.

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Meet Man’s Best Friend! Cobb County Police K9 Visits Lewis A. Ray Library!

Thursday, July 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lewis A. Ray Library, 4500 Oakdale Road
Smyrna, GA 30080 United States
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Calling all dog lovers! Here’s your opportunity to meet a real Cobb County K-9 Unit public safety dog! Join us and learn about how these specialized, hard working dogs are trained and what they do to help keep our communities safe.  A Cobb County Special Operations Division/K-9 Unit handler will demonstrate training techniques and commands with a certified K-9 Unit dog at the Lewis A. Ray Library  on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm. This program is for school-age…

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Make and Take Crafts: Universe of Stories Edition

Friday, July 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, July 26, 2019

Lewis A. Ray Library, 4500 Oakdale Road
Smyrna, GA 30080 United States
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Lewis A Ray Library has craft events for children of all ages. Stop in the library anytime between 2 PM and 4 PM to make Universe of Stories themed crafts to take home and use for educational materials and/or decorations. The library will provide all materials and directions to create your crafts. You only need to bring your creativity. Crafts will be set up in the Children’s area. You may stop by and make, or finish your craft at home.  Be sure to pick…

Find out more »

Cinema Saturdays

Saturday, July 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 20, 2019

Lewis A. Ray Library, 4500 Oakdale Road
Smyrna, GA 30080 United States
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Come by and see a PG- rated (or under) film at the Lewis A. Ray Library. This free event takes place in the cozy confines of our Children’s area on a digitally-projected big screen. Feel free to check our event calendar for future movie showings. As always, the programs at Lewis A. Ray Library are free and open to the public.   Feel free to contact the staff at our library for more information by calling (770) 801-5335.

Find out more »

Summer Storytime!

Monday, July 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until Monday, July 22, 2019

Lewis A. Ray Library, 4500 Oakdale Road
Smyrna, GA 30080 United States
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Babies and toddlers aged 3 and under, with their caregivers, are welcome to join us for a 30-minute program of stories, songs, rhymes, and play.  Support your child’s development of early literacy skills and have fun together!

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Celebrate National Watermelon Month with the Cobb County Farm Bureau!

Monday, July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lewis A. Ray Library, 4500 Oakdale Road
Smyrna, GA 30080 United States
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Want to know some fun facts about watermelons? Watermelons are mostly water! About 91% of the watermelon by volume is made up of water which may explain why they are so refreshing during the hot summer months. The seeds and rind of the watermelon is edible. Watermelon is both a fruit and a vegetable. There are roughly 1,200 varieties of watermelon. The heaviest watermelon ever recorded weighed 350 pounds! Come celebrate National Watermelon Month with Chy Kellogg from the Cobb…

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A Raging Good Time with Ranger Jake!

Wednesday, July 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lewis A. Ray Library, 4500 Oakdale Road
Smyrna, GA 30080 United States
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Families with school-aged children are welcome to join Ranger Jake from Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park as he shares historical and natural artifacts from this park that is right in our backyard. He will teach us about natural history and the different animals you might see at the park.  He will also discuss the life of civilians and soldiers around Kennesaw Mountain at the time of the battle. Ranger Jake will bring various tools of daily life a child might have had or…

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Make and Take Crafts: Universe of Stories Edition

Friday, July 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, July 26, 2019

Lewis A. Ray Library, 4500 Oakdale Road
Smyrna, GA 30080 United States
+ Google Map

Lewis A Ray Library has craft events for children of all ages. Stop in the library anytime between 2 PM and 4 PM to make Universe of Stories themed crafts to take home and use for educational materials and/or decorations. The library will provide all materials and directions to create your crafts. You only need to bring your creativity. Crafts will be set up in the Children’s area. You may stop by and make, or finish your craft at home.  Be sure to pick…

Find out more »

Cinema Saturdays

Saturday, July 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 20, 2019

Lewis A. Ray Library, 4500 Oakdale Road
Smyrna, GA 30080 United States
+ Google Map

Come by and see a PG- rated (or under) film at the Lewis A. Ray Library. This free event takes place in the cozy confines of our Children’s area on a digitally-projected big screen. Feel free to check our event calendar for future movie showings. As always, the programs at Lewis A. Ray Library are free and open to the public.   Feel free to contact the staff at our library for more information by calling (770) 801-5335.

Find out more »

Kid Architect- Let’s Build Something Fun!

Saturday, July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lewis A. Ray Library, 4500 Oakdale Road
Smyrna, GA 30080 United States
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Are you interested in learning what it takes to be an Architect? Join Matthew Middleton as he guides you on the process of taking a design from in your head to an actual, real-life structure! You will learn how to plan, design and build your own miniature building! Children will be provided a  unique learning experience while being exposed to a thorough hands-on architecture and design project. This program is appropriate for school-aged children, kindergarten through fifth grade. Parents must…

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Summer Storytime!

Monday, July 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until Monday, July 22, 2019

Lewis A. Ray Library, 4500 Oakdale Road
Smyrna, GA 30080 United States
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Babies and toddlers aged 3 and under, with their caregivers, are welcome to join us for a 30-minute program of stories, songs, rhymes, and play.  Support your child’s development of early literacy skills and have fun together!

Find out more »

Koding Kiddos

Wednesday, July 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 2:00pm

Lewis A. Ray Library, 4500 Oakdale Road
Smyrna, GA 30080 United States
+ Google Map

Join us for a fun session of coding related activities that exposes children to the world of coding. We will focus on hands-on coding activities including crafts and more that introduces young minds to coding concepts. Laptops are not required. This program is geared toward 1st through 5th grade-aged students and is on a first come, first serve basis. Caregivers must be present throughout the duration of the program.

Find out more »

Make and Take Crafts: Universe of Stories Edition

Friday, July 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, July 26, 2019

Lewis A. Ray Library, 4500 Oakdale Road
Smyrna, GA 30080 United States
+ Google Map

Lewis A Ray Library has craft events for children of all ages. Stop in the library anytime between 2 PM and 4 PM to make Universe of Stories themed crafts to take home and use for educational materials and/or decorations. The library will provide all materials and directions to create your crafts. You only need to bring your creativity. Crafts will be set up in the Children’s area. You may stop by and make, or finish your craft at home.  Be sure to pick…

Find out more »
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