Check it Out!
August 2022 Issue
by Kelly Hunter
Do you want to take a yoga class? Play Scrabble? Learn a new language? Join a book club? Write a better journal? Make a craft? Enjoy an art exhibit? Use a computer? Learn to deal with grief? Listen to some live music? Play chess? All of this and so much more is possible at your public library!
I’ll bet you thought libraries were just for books. Well, think again! Books are the main event, but the learning doesn’t stop there. Public libraries offer a variety of programs, from classes to clubs to concerts. Some even show movies! Even if you just need a place to get out of the heat for a while, your public library is there for you, no purchase necessary!
Your library card (if you don’t have one, go get it) is the key to unlocking all sorts of online content, too. You can stream movies, read magazines and newspapers and do some serious research, all from the comfort of your home computer. It’s not all about staying inside, though. You can even check out a pass to Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites and other fun activities at the information desk (based on availability).
Back to those all-important books: Your public library has an ever-changing and unique collection of good, old-fashioned, bound paper, but it also houses tons of audio books and offers access to thousands of e-books. While we’re on the subject of access, did you know that your local Georgia library can offer you far more than its own collection? Through the PINES network’s interlibrary loan, you can request and borrow just about any book from libraries across the state, and even the nation.
If this all sounds pretty terrific, and you want to do your part to support your public library, you’re in luck! Your local library is always looking for volunteers. If you are ready to take it a step further, join a “Friends of the Library” group. All of our local libraries have one. Just visit your library’s website to learn more!
Glynn County is served by Marshes of Glynn Libraries,
www.moglibraries.org, with two locations:
208 Gloucester Street | Brunswick, Ga
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 am to 8:00 pm
Friends of the Brunswick Library website: friendsbwk.org.
St. Simons Library
530A Beachview Drive | St. Simons Island, Ga
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
The Literary Guild of St. Simons website: litguildssi.org.
McIntosh County is served by the Three Rivers Regional Library System, www.threeriverslibraries.org, which has locations in six counties across the region. The libraries in McIntosh County are:
Ida Hilton Public Library
1105 North Way | Darien, Ga
Hours: Open Tuesday through Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Call for information about The Friends of Ida Hilton Public Library.
Hog Hammock Public Library
1023 Hillery Lane | Sapelo Island, Ga
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Also open by appointment.
Because Sapelo Island is only accessible by boat, non-residents are asked to call for an appointment so that transportation may be arranged.
Call for information about The Friends of Hog Hammock Public Library.