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Free Rides to the Library!

May 28 - August 31, 2019

Students can learn and play all summer long with a free ticket on a Gainesville Connection bus. 

Gainesville Knowlege Connection

The “Gainesville Knowledge Connection” is a collaboration between the Gainesville-Hall County Community Service Center, Gainesville City Schools, Hall County Library System, and United Way of Hall County. This summer program encourages children to continue their summer learning by using the scheduled bus service to access the library, parks, recreational facilities, art programs, youth clubs, and museums. FREE RIDES are available to K-12 students from May 28 to Aug. 31, 2019.

“Gainesville Knowledge Connection is a safe way for kids to take a trip to the library,” said Phillippa Lewis Moss, Community Service Center Director. “Thanks to this wonderful partnership, they can enjoy reading and participating in library programming all summer long.”

Here’s how the program works: 

  • K-12 Students, download the flyer below. Save to your phone or print it.
  • Flyers are also available at the Gainesville Connection Administrative Building at 687 Main Street, at youth recreation places around town such as Boys & Girls Club, INK, YMCA and Gainesville Parks & Recreation, or at a Hall County library. 
  • When a student boards the bus for the first time, the student must show the flyer to the Gainesville Connection driver, who will help the student make the bus connection to the Hall County Main Library or Blackshear Place Branch.
  • Once at the library the student will show the flyer to the clerk, who will place a Gainesville Knowledge Connection sticker on the student’s library card. Now, the student can ride the Gainesville Connection free of charge all summer. Note that while this program is designed to encourage students to use their free pass to take trips to the library, they can travel free of charge anywhere within the system using the pass. Visit Hall Area Transit Bus Services for bus schedule information.
Jointly operated by the City of Gainesville and Hall County Government, the Community Service Center coordinates human service programming. All Hall County residents can ride the public bus system, get extra support through financial services, or take part in programs designed to enrich the lives of mature adults such as the Senior Life Center and Meals on Wheels.

Gainesville Connection Office • 687 Main Street • Gainesville, GA 30501 • 770-503-3333