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“Just Kids” exhibit on view Nov. 13 – Dec. 13

From November 13 through December 13, the Marshes of Glynn Libraries will be hosting photographer Ryan Johnson’s “Just Kids” exhibit, which mixes documentary and portraiture style photographs to give viewers a front-row seat to stories of families and their loved ones who have an intellectual or developmental disability. This exhibit, sponsored by Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS), began its tour in July at the Southwest Georgia Library for Accessible Services at the Decatur County-Gilbert H. Gragg Library in Bainbridge. The tour is continuing through January 2019, with stops at the following library systems: Augusta-Richmond County, Northeast Georgia Regional, Marshes of Glynn, Oconee Regional, Middle Georgia Regional, Lee County, Chattahoochee Valley, Athens Regional, Conyers-Rockdale, Forsyth County, Cherokee Regional, West Georgia Regional, Sara Hightower Regional, and Uncle Remus Regional.

Photographs from the “Just Kids” exhibit are currently on display at both the Brunswick-Glynn County Library and the St. Simons Island Public Library through December 13.

1st Grade Library Card Campaign

St. Simons Elementary 1st grader Carolyn Morrow is excited to receive her very own PINES library card from Library Director Geri Lynn Mullis.

Marshes of Glynn Libraries and Glynn County Schools have partnered to create the “1st Grade Library Card Campaign” for the 2017-2018 school year. Library card applications have been – or will soon be – distributed to all 1st graders in the Glynn County School System, and library staff are delivering the cards to the schools for those who sign up. Thanks to the generosity of the St. Simons Rotary Club, every 1st grade student is also receiving a free book to help start or grow a home library.

Board of Commissioners Honors Friends of the Brunswick-Glynn County Library

The Friends of the Brunswick-Glynn County Library were officially honored by the Glynn County Board of Commissioners at the October 19 Commission meeting as part of National Friends of the Library Week. Pictured from Left to Right: Glynn County Commission Chairman Bill Brunson, Brunswick-Glynn County Library Manager Lori Hull, Friends Volunteer Diane Mueller, FOL President Betsy Stafford, FOL Reading is Fundamental Coordinator Sally Easley, FOL Book Store Coordinator Margie Young, FOL Treasurer Dick Young and FOL Book Sale Coordinator Diane Hughes.

ST. SIMONS ISLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY CLOSED FOR NON-TOXIC MOLD REMOVAL

The St. Simons Island Public Library closed Wednesday, October 11 after non-toxic mold was discovered inside the facility. The mold growth is attributed to the extended power outage following Hurricane Irma during which the library did not have a functioning HVAC system. This allowed the humidity in the library to reach higher than normal levels for an extended period of time and create favorable conditions for mold growth. Local emergency restoration experts have confirmed that the mold present in the facility is not toxic, but it could affect those with mold sensitivities. The library began mold remediation on Thursday, October 12, with treatment and cleaning projected to be complete by Tuesday, October 17. Upon completion, the St. Simons Island Public Library will re-open to the public on Wednesday, October 18.

Inclement Weather Closure for Marshes of Glynn Libraries

Due to inclement weather from Hurricane Irma, the Brunswick-Glynn County Library and St. Simons Island Public Library will be closed to the public on Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9. The libraries will remain closed to the public on Monday, September 11 and Tuesday, September 12. All library programs will be cancelled on Friday, September 8, Saturday, September 9, Monday, September 11, and Tuesday, September 12. While the libraries are closed, please do not return any library materials to the book drops at either facility. The libraries will forgive all fines until the facilities can safely be reopened. The Marshes of Glynn Libraries are a member of the PINES system, and library card holders may use any PINES affiliate library in the state. Go to http://gapines.org for a complete listing.

LIBRARIES CLOSED THURSDAY OCT. 6 AND FRIDAY OCT. 7

Due to inclement weather from Hurricane Matthew, the Brunswick and St. Simons Island Library will be closed to the public on Thursday, October 6. The libraries will remain closed to the public on Friday, October 7. Operations on Saturday, October 8 may be suspended based on weather conditions. All programs will be cancelled on Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7 for the libraries. Programs on or after October 8 may be suspended based on weather conditions. While the libraries are closed, please do not return any library materials to the book drops at either facility. The libraries will forgive all fines until the facilities can safely be reopened. The Marshes of Glynn Libraries are a member of the PINES system, and library card holders may use any PINES affiliate library in the state. Go to http://gapines.org for a complete listing.

Free Access to 10,000 Digital Books though August 31

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Through a partnership between Get Georgia Reading – Campaign for Grade Level Reading and myON, all educators, librarians, students and parents in Georgia have free access to over 10,000 enhanced digital books from myON through August 31st.

These enhanced digital books, with flexible reading scaffolds, are the core content of myON’s award-winning personalized literacy environment with embedded tools and metrics to support and track student reading and growth.

During this trial, all readers will share a single account that provides them with unlimited 24×7 access to myON’s enhanced digital books, without the personalization elements.

HOURS

BRUNSWICK
MON & WED
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
TUE & THU
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
FRI & SAT
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
SUN CLOSED

ST. SIMONS
MON, TUE, THU & FRI
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
WED
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
SAT
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
SUN CLOSED

LOCATIONS

BRUNSWICK-GLYNN COUNTY LIBRARY
208 GLOUCESTER ST.
BRUNSWICK, GEORGIA 31520

ST. SIMONS ISLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY
530A BEACHVIEW DR.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA 31522

CONTACTS

BRUNSWICK
912-279-3740
EMAIL

ST. SIMONS
912- 279-3750
EMAIL