Update on the Brunswick Library Renovation Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

August 2, 2018

The preconstruction planning of the Brunswick Library Renovation project has begun. Throughout the month of August 2018, library staff will be diligently preparing the library for construction that is scheduled to begin on September 4, 2018. The estimated completion time is 6 months, with a grand opening in spring 2019.

For the safety and comfort of the public, the Brunswick Library will be closed August 20, 2018 – November 30, 2018. Plumbing, HVAC, and other major work that has the potential to make the building inoperable for public use will be completed during the closure.

On December 3, 2018 the library will still be under construction, but will reopen to the public with a limited collection and hours.

During the entire renovation, the St. Simons Island Library will be fully operational. Patrons may check out, return, renew items, and pick up library holds at the St. Simons location. At any time, patrons may check the status of their library account and renew items online through www.gapines.org.

All regularly scheduled programs held at the Brunswick Library will either be at an alternate location or suspended until the renovation is complete. A listing of program dates, times, and locations will be available after August 6, 2018 at the library or on the website at www.moglibraries.org.

A temporary computer lab will be set up for public use at the Boys & Girls Club at McIntyre Court from September – November, 2018. The lab will only be available on a limited amount of weekday mornings. A complete listing of dates and times will be available after August 6, 2018 at the library or on the website.

As the Brunswick Library facility prepares to commence renovation, on August 22, 2018 the Marshes of Glynn Libraries will also commence its Turning The Page campaign. Donations to Turning The Page will allow the library to acquire needed additional educational, literary and technological assets.

Libraries Expand E-Book Offerings with GADD

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Starting February 6, the Marshes of Glynn Libraries will be official participants in GADD, a statewide library cooperative that makes e-content available to patrons of the member libraries. As a result, our library patrons will have greater access to e-books, e-audiobooks, and digital magazines. Patrons familiar with our RBDigital services – formerly known as OneClick Digital and Zinio for Libraries – will recognize the platform used by GADD. The biggest change will be with all the new content available starting February 6. Patrons with an existing RBDigital account do not need to do anything to gain access to the new content. Those wishing to try out our new e-books, e-audiobooks, and digital magazines can learn how to set up their accounts using their PINES card number starting here.

Note: As a result of our participation in GADD, the Marshes of Glynn Libraries will be phasing out access to e-books in Freading during February.

Open Hours to Increase at St. Simons Library in 2018

The St. Simons Island Library will be increasing open hours to the public in 2018.

Numerous requests have been made by the community to increase the operating hours at the St. Simons Island Library. The Marshes of Glynn Libraries are happy to announce that on January 2, 2018 the library will now be open at 9:30 AM Monday through Saturday. Thanks to the Glynn County Board of Commissioners, the library received an increase in the FY18 Budget to hire a new part-time staff member that made the change possible. Once the change is in place, both the public libraries in Glynn County will have matching opening hours.

The new hours for the St. Simons Island Library are as follows:

Mondays
9:30 AM to 5 PM

Tuesdays
9:30 AM to 5 PM

Wednesdays
9:30 AM to 7 PM

Thursdays
9:30 AM to 5 PM

Fridays
9:30 AM to 5 PM

Saturdays
9:30 AM to 1 PM

Sundays
CLOSED

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.

Summer Reading Prize Gallery

Check out our awesome selection of prizes for the winners of our 2018 Summer Reading Program Grand Prize Drawings!

Sign up at Beanstack to participate. By logging your reading, attending library events, and writing book reviews, you will earn points toward virtual badges, free books, and entries into our grand prize drawing at the end of the summer. The more points and badges you earn, the better your chances of winning!

  • SoundMoovz Musical Bandz

    SoundMoovz Musical Bandz

  • B. Toys Parum Pum Pum

    B. Toys Parum Pum Pum

  • Robotikits Solar Robot

    Robotikits Solar Robot

  • Magna-Tiles Glow Set

    Magna-Tiles Glow Set

  • XV-7 Microlite II Drone

    XV-7 Microlite II Drone

  • Singing Machine Karaoke Machine

    Singing Machine Karaoke Machine

  • B. Toys Meowsic

    B. Toys Meowsic

  • Electronic Snap Circuits Set

    Electronic Snap Circuits Set

  • Snap Circuits Light Set

    Snap Circuits Light Set

  • Fisher Price Code-A-Pillar

    Fisher Price Code-A-Pillar

  • Kala Ukulele

    Kala Ukulele

  • Glow Pad XL with Easel

    Glow Pad XL with Easel

    Everyone who earns at least 900 points will be entered into the grand prize drawing. Earning more points increases the chance of winning. Grand prize drawings will be split into the following age groups: 0-5, 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, and 15-18.

    Visit our Beanstack User Guide for additional information and instructions for signing up.

    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.

    Library Hosts LEGO StoryStarter Program

    LEGO Story Scene

    During the week of Spring Break for Glynn County Schools, the Marshes of Glynn Libraries hosted a pilot mini-camp for a group of students from the local Boys and Girls Clubs. Each morning, these students worked on a story development project using LEGO StoryStarter kits. With the kits, camp participants built five or six separate scenes using LEGO building blocks and characters in order to tell a story that their groups created. These scenes were photographed and loaded into LEGO’s Story Visualizer software in order to create a picture book.

    The LEGO StoryStarter kits were purchased with funds from a STEAM mini-grant that was allocated by the Georgia Public Library Service. The grant was made possible by the Federal Grants to States Program from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

    Feb. 4 – Tall Tales by Andy Offut Irwin

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    With a silly putty voice, hilarious heart-filled stories, and amazing mouth noises (arguably, the greatest whistler in the world) one-person-showman, Andy Offutt Irwin is equal parts mischievous schoolboy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of the Southern balladeer.

    Join us at the Brunswick-Glynn County Library in Historic Downtown Brunswick on February 4 at 6:30 p.m. as Andy Offut Irwin amuses us with his collection of tall tales as part of our month-long Big Read celebration.

    Scrabble Club to Meet on Friday Mornings

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    Bring your cup of coffee along and wake up your brain every Friday morning with a game of Scrabble. Can’t make it every week? That is OK, join us when you are able. All skill levels are welcome.

    The Scrabble Club will meet on Fridays at 10am from Jan. 15 through March 25 at the Brunswick-Glynn County Library.

    Event Details

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    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
    9:30 am - 5:00 pm
    WED
    9:30 am - 7:00 pm
    SAT
    9:30 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