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COVID-19 Update 5/18/20

PRESS RELEASE:

May 18, 2020

 Libraries Reopening on May 20

The Brunswick Library and the St. Simons Island Library are reopening to the public on Wednesday, May 20. 

While in the libraries, please avoid close contact with others and cover your mouth and nose with a mask.  Remember to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available.  Both libraries will have hand sanitizer out for public use inside the buildings. 

Public computers and seating will be available at both libraries.  However, computer and seating capacity has been reduced to follow social distancing guidelines.  Please be aware that there may be a wait time for these services.  Wi-Fi will remain available from the porches and parking lots, as well as will be accessible inside the buildings after May 20.

In the Brunswick Library, Meeting Rooms, Conference Rooms, and Group Study Rooms are still unavailable for use.  The Teen Room and Heritage Room will be closed to general browsing, and any materials needed in the space will be available by request. 

All programming at the libraries will remain digital through June 2020.  Go to www.moglibraries.org for program information, as well as follow the libraries on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

A modified version of Curbside Service will still be available for patrons not ready to return to the libraries.  Please call the Brunswick Library at 912-279-3740 or the St. Simons Island Library at 912-279-3750 for more information.  Don’t forget to checkout our digital eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines available for checkout through RBdigital, too.

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COVID-19 Update 4/3/20

PRESS RELEASE:
April 3, 2020

 Libraries to temporarily end telephone service and closing book drops on April 3

Due to the Shelter In Place Order by Governor Kemp, the libraries will temporarily end telephone service and close the book drops as of today, Friday, April 3.  All due dates for physical items checked out have been extended, and no fines will accrue during this time.  

The Marshes of Glynn Libraries will remain closed to the public through April 30.  Until the libraries can reopen, patrons can find an array of digital services on the libraries website and social media pages.  
For more information, please visit https://moglibraries.org/.

You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Youtube.

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Library Closures Extended

PRESS RELEASE:April 1, 2020

 Extending Closure of the Libraries due to COVID-19

The Marshes of Glynn Libraries are extending closure to the public through April 30 due to COVID-19 concerns.  

Library services are available digitally.  Check out the libraries’ website and social media pages for storytimes, yoga, and book recommendations available for check out in the libraries’ eBook and eAudiobook collection.  Go to www.moglibraries.org for more information, as well as follow the libraries on Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube.  

If you don’t have a library card, don’t worry.  You can call either library location to sign up for a digital access library card over the phone. Telephone service at both facilities is available Monday – Friday from 9:30 AM to 5 PM, and on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 1 PM.  The Brunswick Library can be reached at 912-279-3740, and the St. Simons Island Library at 912-279-3750.

For those in need, the public Wi-Fi is accessible in the parking lots and porches of both facilities for patrons to use on their personal devices.  We ask you to remember social distancing guidelines when utilizing this service.

Book drops at both locations will be open, but library staff are asking patrons to please hold material at home until the libraries reopen.  Due dates will be extended, and any fines accrued during this time frame will be waived. 

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Library Services During COVID-19 Closure

PRESS RELEASE: March 18, 2020

 Library Service during COVID-19 Closure

The Marshes of Glynn Libraries are switching gears and going digital with programming while the physical buildings are closed to the public through March 31.  Check out the libraries’ website and social media pages for storytimes, yoga, and book recommendations available for check out in the libraries’ eBook and eAudiobook collection.  Go to www.moglibraries.org for more information, as well as follow the libraries on Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube.

If you don’t have a library card, don’t worry.  You can call either library location to sign up for a digital access library card over the phone. Telephone services will be available Monday – Friday from 9:30 AM to 5 PM, and on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 1 PM.  The Brunswick Library can be reached at 912-279-3740, and the St. Simons Island Library at 912-279-3750.

Throughout the closure, library staff will be working behind the scenes to clean and disinfect the building and contents as best as possible. 

Book drops at both locations will be open, but we ask patrons to please hold material at home for these two weeks.  Due dates will be extended, and any fines accrued during this time frame will be waived. 

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COVID-19 Update

PRESS RELEASE:

March 16, 2020

Marshes of Glynn Libraries Closing March 18 – March 31 due to COVID-19 Concerns

The Brunswick Library and St. Simons Island Library will be closing to the public March 18 – March 31 due to COVID-19 concerns.  All programs and events scheduled at the libraries will be cancelled through April 11.

Throughout the closure, library staff will be working behind the scenes to clean and disinfect the building and contents as best as possible.

Telephone services will be available Monday – Friday from 9:30 AM to 5 PM, and on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 1 PM.  The Brunswick Library can be reached at 912-279-3740, and the St. Simons Island Library at 912-279-3750.

Don’t forget, the libraries have a have a wonderful digital catalog of eBooks, eMagazines, and eAudiobooks all for free that can be checked out with your library card.  And be on the lookout for digital programs and reader’s advisory services for all ages to be offered through the libraries’ website and social media pages.

Book drops at both locations will be open, but we ask patrons to please hold material at home for these two weeks.  Due dates will be extended, and any fines accrued during this time frame will be waived.

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Library Closures for Hurricane Dorian

September 1, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
In preparation for Hurricane Dorian, the Brunswick and St Simons Island Library will close to the public on Tuesday, September 3, and will reopen to the public on Friday, September 6, if possible. 

All scheduled library programs will be canceled during the closure, and no library fines will be assessed or charged to patron accounts during this period.

We wish everyone a safe week ahead.


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Brunswick Library to Re-open April 4

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The Brunswick Library will open on Thursday, April 4. The major library renovation is coming to an end, and the library will resume normal business hours. Those are Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 5 PM, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 AM to 8 PM. The construction crew is still working on a couple of last minute details, so please be aware that there may still be work going on during this time. 

The grand opening celebration is scheduled for Friday, April 5. Ribbon cutting is at 4:30 PM, and the celebration event will start at 5 PM during First Friday in downtown Brunswick. The public is invited to attend. 

Brunswick Library Renovation is almost complete!

PRESS RELEASE:

March 1, 2019

Brunswick Library Renovation is almost complete!

The major renovation that has been taking place since fall 2018 at the Brunswick Library has transitioned into the finishing stages.  During this transition, the Brunswick Library will temporarily close to the public starting on Monday, March 4 to begin installing the refinished shelving and furniture.  

Also on March 4, Glynn County Public Works will be removing plants in the library’s planters on Gloucester Street and preparing the library lawn on Bay Street for new sod. The work will temporarily affect parking along Gloucester Street and Bay Street next to the library.  New plants will go in the planters and new sod put in on Bay Street to complete the landscaping portion of the project.

It is anticipated that the library will reopen with regular hours and services at the end of March or beginning of April 2019.  A grand opening celebration is scheduled for April 5 during First Friday in Downtown Brunswick.  Additional details about the grand opening will follow at a later date.

While the Brunswick Library is closed, patrons will not be able to pick up holds or return checked out materials to the facility.  Overdue fines will not accrue for Brunswick patrons during the closure.  The St. Simons Island Library will be fully operational.  At any time, patrons may check the status of their library account and renew items online. 

Turning The Page, a giving campaign for the Brunswick Library Renovation, is still underway.  Donations will allow the library to acquire needed additional literacy, educational, and technological assets.  If you are interested in donating, please contact Geri Mullis, the Marshes of Glynn Libraries Director, at 912-279-3734 or gmullis@glynncounty-ga.gov, for more details. 

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Final push of the Brunswick Library Renovation

February 5, 2019

Construction is coming to an end for the Brunswick Library Renovation this month.  In March 2019, the project will transition into the finishing stages.

During this transition, the Brunswick Library will temporarily close to the public starting on Monday, March 4 to begin installing the refinished shelving and furniture.  After installation, library staff will move the collection back onto the shelves and make the final preparations to reopen to the public. 

It is anticipated that the library will reopen with regular hours and services at the end of March or beginning of April.  A grand opening celebration is scheduled for April 5 during First Friday in Downtown Brunswick.  Additional details about the grand opening will follow at a later date.

While the Brunswick Library is closed, patrons will not be able to pick up holds or return checked out materials to the facility.  Overdue fines will not accrue for Brunswick patrons during the closure.  The St. Simons Island Library will be fully operational.  At any time, patrons may check the status of their library account and renew items online. 

Turning The Page, a giving campaign for the Brunswick Library Renovation, is still underway.  Donations will allow the library to acquire needed additional literacy, educational, and technological assets.  If you are interested in donating, please contact Geri Mullis, the Marshes of Glynn Libraries Director, at 912-279-3734 or gmullis@glynncounty-ga.gov, for more details. 

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Brunswick Library Reopening December 10

The Brunswick Library Renovation has been going full steam ahead. The project is on schedule, and the next phase is to open a section of the facility to the public on December 10. When reopen, patrons may enter the library from the front porch on Gloucester Street. A temporary wall has been built to route patrons into the Children’s Room, where a temporary library has been set up until the full renovation is complete in spring 2019.

Due to the restricted space, there will be limited library services and hours available. The library will have laptops and printing, popular books for check-out, and audiobooks for check-out. The majority of the collection is still being stored, including the DVD collection, and will not be available until the renovation is complete. The library will also have limited hours, and will only be open Mondays – Fridays from 9:30 AM to 5 PM.

Preschool Storytime, Baby Storytime, and Lunchtime Yoga will still be held offsite in the Recreation Center at Howard Coffin Park. All book clubs will meet at the St. Simons Island Library. The Pop-up Library will continue to “pop up” around Glynn County. Please visit the Marshes of Glynn Libraries website for a complete listing of programs and events at www.moglibraries.org.

As a reminder, during the entire renovation the St. Simons Island Library will be fully operational. And at any time, patrons may check the status of their library account and renew items online.

Turning The Page, a giving campaign for the Brunswick Library Renovation, is still underway. Donations will allow the library to acquire needed additional literacy, educational, and technological assets. If you are interested in donating, please contact Geri Mullis, the Marshes of Glynn Libraries Director, at 912-279-3734 or gmullis@glynncounty-ga.gov, for more details.

Calendar of Events

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HOURS

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