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Libraries in Jackson and George counties offering Curb-side Pickup Service

Jackson-George Regional Library System is again offering Curb-side Pickup Service at all locations beginning May 6, 2020. In an effort to continue serving our patrons during the COVID-19 crisis, branch libraries are offering curbside service. This will allow library customers in good standing to pick up library materials they have placed on hold or have requested by phone without leaving their vehicle.
Patrons should call their branch library, give their name or other information and a staff member will collect requested materials. All materials will be sanitized before delivery. Customers must allow up to 24 hours after placing holds/requests for staff to collect and prepare them for pickup. Customers must park, call, and present their library card and a photo ID. The customer’s account must be current with no fines or fees over $10, and fines cannot be paid at curbside. Once notified, customers must promptly pickup their materials within 3 business days or the item will be removed from holds.
Curbside service is available Monday through Thursday, 12:30 to 6 p.m. and Friday, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at all JGRLS locations. This limited service may be limited or cancelled when there is a shortage of staff or inclement weather. All book returns are open.
For more information, call the main library at 228-769-3060. Visit www.jgrls.org for further notices and information or on Facebook at JacksonGeorgeLibrary.

Free summer library programs for children offered on-line!

Children are invited to “Imagine Your Story” at coast libraries this summer with programs for all ages. The Jackson-George Regional Library System summer reading programs begin June 8,on-line from the library website at www.JGRLS.org.
Parents are encouraged to pick up a free summer program kit at libraries for a full list of on-line programs for children. Parents may also visit the library website at www.JGRLS.org/childrenSLP to download activity sheets, coloring sheets, and program lists.
Scheduled programs and events are: Elementary age on Tuesdays at 2 p.m.; Teens on Wednesday at 4 p.m.; and Preschool on Thursdays at 10 a.m., each week. Other scheduled programs are Monday Craft Days on June 15, June 29 and July 6, at 2 p.m.
Watch a different program video each week on the children’s page and review other information and announcements. Sign up for e-mail program reminders, too. Children are also invited to see on-line programs on Facebook at Jackson George Library or on the Library’s YouTube page.
“Because of the current Covid crisis, we have decided to place all programs on-line this year,” said JGRLS Youth Services Coordinator Bethany Carlisle. “We hope parents will encourage children participate in exciting learning activities we have planned. Everyone can participate by picking up a Summer Library Program Kit at their library and have fun,” she said.
The Jackson-George Regional Library System is comprised of nine branch libraries serving the two counties and surrounding areas. All locations provide free access to a large collection of books, ebooks, digital magazines, DVDs, audio books on CD and tape, and music CDs, Internet and free WiFi; research databases, newspapers, and more. Libraries continue to serve as cultural centers, presenting the highest quality programming, exhibits, and free events for children, teens and adults of all ages.
For more information and schedules, visit the library website: Children: www.jgrls.org/childrenSLP and adults: www.jgrls.org/adultSLP, or call 228-769-3060.


All on-line services are still available from the library website at www.jgrls.org. Library card holders will be able to check out downloadable materials such as e-books, magazines, audio books, and more. Many have been expanded for use. Other free resources include databases, language and learning software which may be useful to students that are home from school. Free downloadable apps are also available for these and other services.


For more information, call the main library at 228-769-3060. Visit www.jgrls.org for notices and information or here on Facebook at JacksonGeorgeLibrary.

Find us on Facebook @JacksonGeorgeLibrary and watch free videos and classes for crafts, preservation, and more!

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Preserving Family Photos part 2/videos/1138200903196512/

Lanette's Bedtime Storytime

Storytime with Ms. Bethany




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