Vancleave Events

12604 Highway 57
Vancleave, MS 39565
(228) 826-5857
Lauria Barton, Branch Manager

Gift Basket Giveaway

VANCLEAVE, MS __ Monthly giveaway at Vancleave Public Library starting July 2024! The patron with the most checkouts each month wins a mystery gift basket. Every item checked out increases your chances to win



COOKING MATTERS® for Adults with MS State Extension Service

Vancleave, MS __ Vancleave Public Library is offering a six-week course called COOKING MATTERS® for adults. The course includes a weekly two-hour class from trained educators who will teach food preparation, grocery shopping, food budgeting, and nutrition. Participants will learn how to use a knife, read food labels, cut up a whole chicken, and make a healthy meal. The course will take place on Thursdays from Wednesday, June 19 – July 24, from 4 pm to 6:00 pm, at the Vancleave Public Library. Participants will receive ingredients to take home at the end of the first four classes to practice preparing class recipes. Some participants have already shared their experiences, and Nikki said, “This class has taught me that food can be healthy and flavorful.” Meanwhile, Cassidy said, “This course has affected my household greatly. We cook more together and I feel more confident in the kitchen.” To sign up for the COOKING MATTERS course, please contact Shelby E. Naron, RDN, LDN 228.769.3213 or

Baking Club!

VANCLEAVE, MS __ Join the Baking Club at Vancleave Public Library on the first Wednesday of every month at 2:30 PM. Chef Dan Langley will lead the fun afternoon of baking and the library will provide all the supplies. However, due to limited supplies, pre-registration is required. This program is open to patrons aged 17 and above. For more details, please call 228-826-5857.

Library Friendship ( Friends of the Vancleave Library)

VANCLEAVE, MS __The Vancleave Public Library hosts a meeting of the Friends of the Vancleave Library every 3rd Thursday of the month at 5 pm. This is an opportunity to meet the new officers of the Friends of the Vancleave Library and be part of the change. Everyone is invited to join and share ideas on improving and enriching the local public library. We hope to see you there.


Vancleave Food Truck Friday

VANCLEAVE, MS __Vancleave Public Library invites you to join them on the fourth Friday of the month for a variety of food trucks from 11 am to 7 pm, starting from April 26th. For more information, please call 228-334-1296. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Vancleave Library.

“The mission of the Jackson-George Regional Library System (JGRLS) is to provide high quality and relevant customer-oriented library and information services, collections of resources, and programming that serves to expand and enrich the lives of our citizens.”