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Libraries to Close for Staff Development Day - April 24

Library System Offers Read-Down Fines Program for Adults during April

Ocean Springs Municipal Library invite entries for Pets Caught Reading photo contest

Vancleave Library offers Low Impact Chair Yoga - April

Vancleave Library offers Dancing with Seniors dance classes - Tues. & Fri.

Lucedale Library to host Teen Trivia Tuesdays

Vancleave Library hosts Yu-Gi-Oh! Gaming in April

Local Historian and Author presents "Early Families" at St. Martin Library - April 25

Moss Point Library hosts Teen book club - Apr 28

Vancleave Library schedules Painting Workshop for Teens - April 29

Free Shredding Day scheduled at St. Martin Library - May 2

Moss Point Library to host River City Quilters Annual Show - May 2

Ocean Springs Library offers Free Mug Rug Weaving Workshop - May 2

Pascagoula Library to host Comic Book Day May 2

Three Libraries host "May the 4th Be With You" Star Wars events

Ocean Springs Library to hold PEEPS Diorama Contest


On-Going Events & Meetings

Vancleave Library offers new Book Club

New time for preschool Storytime at Moss Point Library

Vancleave Library offers Low Impact Chair Yoga - Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.

Vancleave Library offers Dancing with Seniors dance classes - Tues. & Fri. in August

Friends of the Moss Point Library - Meeting 1st Monday of the month

eBooks are Here! Have an eReader? Want to know more?

Library System brings ebooks to patrons through Axis 360 Digital Media Library


Local Libraries offer new service: Digital Magazines for Patrons a with Library Card

The Jackson-George Regional Library System's website will soon be a great place to go to download a favorite magazine. The library system has purchased a subscription to Zinio Newsstand for anyone with Internet access and digital devices and computers. Anyone with a valid library card may access the new service free of charge.

This new service offers access to more than 70 popular magazines that can be read on computers, tablets, or smart phones. Some titles offered include; Car & Driver, Seventeen, Us Weekly, and Newsweek (which is no longer available in print). All magazines offered are complete editions, with some including enhanced content such as web-linked audio and video.

Zinio is the world's largest newsstand and bookstore. With its many digital products and services, Zinio creates better ways for people to discover published content, get more of it and do more with it. Now, readers can purchase content once to be read on any screen.
There is no waiting list and no need to return issues.

When reading Zinio magazines in your Internet browser, access to the web is required. If you would like to download the magazines to read them offline later on, download the Zinio Reader 4 App which is available for free.

To learn more about Zinio Newstand and get a preview of what the new service has to offer, stop by the library for a quick introduction. Patrons may also access eMagazines via the library website at www.JGRLS.org and click on the blue Zinio logo. A video demonstration is also available from the website.


Library System Offers Read-Down Fines Program for Adults during April

During the month of April, the Jackson-George Regional Library System is offering a "Read Down Fines" program for adults who may owe fines for overdue books or other materials. It is also in celebration of National Library Week - April 12-18.

Beginning April 1, adults may read-down fines by reading to themselves or to another person instead of paying the fine owed. Previously, only children to age 17 could participate in the ongoing program.

Adults will get $1 taken off of their fines for every 10 minutes that they read. Any print media will be accepted, including children’s books, magazines, or even newspapers.

Library director Lori Barnes said, "The purpose of this program originally was to empower older children to do something about fines owed to the library. We will be offering it to adults during the month of April in celebration of National Library Week."

Details for the program are; Adult patrons who owe fines may read down fines during April only. Fines for lost or damaged books are not included in this program. There is no sign up sheet or registration and is based on the honor system. Reading down fines must take place at the library and is available up until thirty minutes prior to closing time.

If an adult needs to purchase a replacement card but has no money, they can read for 10 minutes to cover that fee.

Other details about the program are available on the library website at www.jgrls.org. Patrons may call their branch library for information about their accounts.


Library System honors Volunteers at Annual Reception with MS First Lady

The Jackson-George Regional Library System honored library volunteers at the 28th Annual Volunteer Reception in the meeting room of the Pascagoula Public Library. See more here.


Friends of the Moss Point Library schedule monthly meeting - May 4

Anyone interested in joining a great civic-minded community group are invited to become a member of the Friends of the Moss Point Library. The Friends group will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, May 4, at 1:30 p.m. at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library.

The Friends group meets on the first Monday of each month and wants to encourage more local adults to attend and see what the Friends group is up to.

Friends of the Library are made up of local residents who know that any community becomes enriched when its libraries are improved. They lobby for and help raise funds to support enhancement and expansion of public library services. Many Friends work directly with the Library staff as volunteers, helping deliver library services on a personal, one-to-one basis.

Anyone can join a Friends group by completing a membership form available at the library. Members will also be notified of meeting dates and other library related events.

For more information call 228-475-7462. The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.


Moss Point Library hosts Teen book club - Apr 28

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library is continuing a free, expressive book club just for teens in the community. The group will meet on Tuesdays - April 28, beginning at 4 p.m.

Teens age twelve and up can be part of the group and help decide what books to suggested to the group. Also members will help name the group.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.

For more information, call the library at 475-7462 or visit 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.


Libraries to Close for Staff Development Day - April 24

The eight branches of the Jackson-George Regional Library System will be closed on Friday, April 24, for Staff Development Day. Libraries will reopen on Saturday, April 25, at regular hours.

Patrons are encouraged to visit the library website, www.jgrls.org, for reserving library materials or renewing items. All book returns will be available for borrowed materials at all branch locations.

Library staff will attend the annual day-long seminar that will include helpful training workshops about library services and procedures.

The branch libraries are located in the communities of East Central, Gautier, Lucedale, Moss Point, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula, St. Martin and Vancleave.


Ocean Springs Municipal Library invite entries for Pets Caught Reading photo contest

In celebration of National Pet Week, May 4 - 9, 2015, the Ocean Springs Library has partnered with the Jackson County Animal Shelter and invites you to submit a photo of your favorite pet reading.

Pets Caught Reading Photography Contest will take place from April 13 to April 30. Entries will be on display during National Pet Week, May 4-9, in the library.

In partnership with the Jackson County Animal Shelter, the library encourages the public to donate needed items to the shelter for the animals waiting for adoption.

For rules, visit the library and ask a staff member for more information and entry form.
For more information, visit 525 Dewey Avenue behind City Hall.


Local Historian and Author presents "Early Families" at St. Martin Library - April 25

The St. Martin Public Library will host "Early Families of St. Martin and d’Iberville" with local author Dale Greenwell, on Saturday, April 25, from 10 to 12 noon.

Mr. Greenwell, retired professor of Anthropology and noted historian, will lead in a discussion of early families that settled our area. Discover little-known facts about the land and people who made the North Biloxi area home.

Mr. Greenwell writes a weekly column in the local paper and is the author of four books. He was the first president of two local historical societies and has directed cultural research teams to digs at Tullis-Tuledano and other sites.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Library.

The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard in St. Martin.


Vancleave Library schedules Painting Workshop for Teens - April 29

The Vancleave Public Library will host a free Painting workshop for Teens on Wednesday, April 29, beginning at 3:00 p.m. in the library meeting room.

Explore your creative side and learn how to owls with our volunteer instructor, Cody Cameron. He will provide tips on capturing light, shading, and bringing objects to life. The class will paint and take home their own creations.

Reserve your seat today by calling 826-5857. All supplies will be provided by the Friends of the Vancleave Public Library.

For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit the branch at 12604 Highway 57 in Vancleave.


Free Shredding Day scheduled at St. Martin Library - May 2

The St. Martin Public Library will sponsor a free Shredding Day on Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., in front of the library.

Ace Data Storage will have a commercial shredding truck and equipment to shred old documents, bank statements, bills and paper of any sort.

Dispose of old, personal and household documents safely and for free to the public - no businesses please. The library reserves the right to limit excessive amounts.

The St. Martin Public Library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Blvd., next to the community center. Call 392-3250 for more information.


Moss Point Library to host River City Quilters Annual Show - May 2

The public is invited to join with the River City Quilters and view amazing hand-made, original quilts at the Annual Quilt Show, Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.,at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library.

The Quilt Club will showcase their latest masterpieces both inside and outside along the fence. Those attending will pick up a little bit of information about machine quilting, hand-stitching and so much more.

Refreshments will be provided by the River City Quilters. The group meets each week at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library.

For more information call 228-475-7462. The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.


Ocean Springs Library offers Free Mug Rug Weaving Workshop - May 2

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will offer a free Basic Weaving workshop on Saturday, May 2, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the library meeting room.

Anyone interested in weaving may attend a weaving demonstration by Jean and Roberta, members of DIW (Dyed in the Wool) Weavers and Spinners Guild.

They will demonstrate how to create an individual Mug Rug handy coaster and experience a weaving technique that gives quick results. Attendees will be able to make an item to take home. Materials will be provided.

Registration is suggested as seating is limited by calling 875-1193.

For more information, visit the library which is located at 525 Dewey Avenue behind City Hall.


Pascagoula Library to host Comic Book Day May 2

Kids of all ages are invited to the Pascagoula Public Library’s first Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 2, beginning at 11 a.m.

Visit the library and get a free comic book as long as supply lasts. Friends and families are welcome to attend. There is a limited number of age-appropriate books available.

Each year, Diamond Comic Distributors coordinates this event at comic book stores and public libraries with some amazing comic stories to hand out.

The library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street. For more information, call the library at 769-3060, ext. 234.


Lucedale Library to host "May the 4th Be With You" Star Wars event - May 4

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host a special "May the 4th be with you" Star Wars day of fun on Monday, May 4, from 4 to 6 p.m.

All children and teens are welcomed to participate in this family-friendly event. Star Wars trivia contests, crafts and games will be offered during the special day. Participants are invited to dress up as their favorite character. Parents are welcome as well.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

For more information, call the library at 601-947-2123 or visit at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.

Pascagoula and Moss Point also host "May the 4th Be With You" Star Wars events

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library and the Pascagoula Public Library will each host a special "May the 4th be with you" Star Wars day of fun on Monday, May 4, from 4 to 6 p.m.


All children and teens are welcomed to participate in this family-friendly event. Star Wars trivia contests, crafts and games will be offered during the special day. Parents are welcome as well.

The Pascagoula library will offer photos with a Storm Trooper or other characters for anyone with a camera. The Moss Point library will present certificates for those completing Jedi Training.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

For more information, call the Moss Point library at 228-475-7462 or visit at 4119 Bellivew Street near downtown. Call the Pascagoula library at 228-769-3060 or visit at 3214 Pascagoula Street..


Vancleave Library offers Low Impact Chair Yoga - Thursdays

The Vancleave Public Library will continue the free Beginning Chair Yoga classes with local instructor Carol Mathews on Thursdays in March, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. in the library meeting room.

Carol is a retired special needs teacher and is working toward her certification with River Rock Yoga. This is a limited, low impact class and is designed for individuals who may work daily at a desk or those with physical limitations.

Class size limited. Participants should register by calling the library at 826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Hwy 57 near the schools.


New time for preschool Storytime at Moss Point Library - weekly

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library has announced a new time and day for preschool storytime on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at the library.

The children’s programs will be coordinated with youth services assistant LaDonna Sims. She will tell stories, offer crafts, and more during the new storytime hour. Groups should call for reservations.

For more information, call the library at 228-475-7462 or visit at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.


Vancleave Library offers new Book Club - Monthly

The Vancleave Public Library is inviting anyone "Fiction Addiction" a new book club meeting each Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Those who attended the Adult Summer Reading programs will enjoy this new club! Patrons may bring a friend and meet with others who like to share their good reads and have fun.
Coffee will be provided by the Friends of the Vancleave Public Library.

For more information, call 826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57.


Vancleave Library offers Dancing with Seniors dance classes - Tues. & Fri.

The Vancleave Public Library will host "Dancing with the Senior Stars" Sessions will be offered each Tuesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. through the month - call for details - 826-5857.

Anyone interested in dancing, fun, and exercise may attend. Friends of the Library will provide refreshments.

Local resident James Hall will be offering free instruction in various styles of line dancing such as Charleston, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Samba, Country, Cajun and Rock n’ Roll - just to name a few.

Registration is suggested as space is limited by calling 826-5857. The library is located at 12604 Hwy 57 near the schools.


Lucedale Library to host Teen Trivia Tuesdays in April

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer a Teen Trivia Tuesday for all teens in grades 6 through 12 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in April. The group will meet every Tuesday, except for holidays, each week.

Compete and test your knowledge by answering questions from various topics and have a blast! We'll have fun, enjoy snacks, and maybe win prizes!

Registration is a must as seating is limited! Call 947-2123.

Sign up solo or pick a team of up to four friends in advance. Grades 6 to 12 please.

For more information, visit the library at 507 Oak Street, next to City Park.


Gautier Library organizes Youth Advisory Council on 1st & 3rd Tuesdays

Teens of all ages interested in books, activities and programs are invited to join the group at the Gautier Public Library beginning Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The group will meet each first and third Tuesday of the month.

Teens attending may earn community service hours for scholarships or organizations. The group will also discuss new books and topics about the library.

For more information, call the library at 497-4531 or visit 2100 Library Lane, next to the Community College.


Vancleave Library hosts Yu-Gi-Oh! Gaming in April

The Vancleave Public Library will host a free "Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card" beginner's guide for middle and high school students on Tuesdays in April at 4:00 p.m., at the library.

Attendees will learn how to play the popular card games with volunteers and friends. Beginners and others interested in game play are encouraged to attend.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Vancleave Public Library.
For more information, visit at 12604 Highway 57, near the schools.


Vancleave Library offers Club for "Bookaholics"

The Vancleave Public Library is inviting anyone interested in forming a new book club to join them on Monday, beginning at 1 p.m. The club will continue meeting every first Monday each month.

Those who attended the Adult Summer Reading programs will enjoy this new club! Patrons may bring a snack or lunch and bring a friend, meet with others who like to share their good reads and have fun.

Tea or lemonade will be provided by the Friends of the Vancleave Public Library.

For more information, call 826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57.


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