Amt. of new library cards increases
By Stephanie Johns
Library Manager Miriam Baker said the Morgan County Library has experienced a surge in new library card requests since moving into its new building on June 4.
“We have had close to 200 new cards requested each month,” she said. “We’re very fortunate ours is already on the upswing.”
The Morgan County Library is part of the Public Information Network for Electronic Services (PINES), which allows cardholders to check out and drop off materials from any of its member libraries. This service grants access to 14 million books from more than 275 libraries and affiliated service outlets.
Card holders can check out materials from the Morgan County Library or have materials sent to the Morgan County Library and then return those materials at any of the other PINES libraries.
Baker added that movies and audio materials are available for check out or drop off at any of the libraries in the Uncle Remus Regional Library System, which includes Greene, Hancock, Jasper, Morgan, Eatonton-Putnam, Monroe-Walton county libraries, O’Kelly and W.H. Stanton memorial libraries, and Walnut Grove Library.
The library will host storyteller Renee Hanna on Oct. 3 as she reads “Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad” by David Soman and Jacky Davis to PreK and Kindergarten students.
The reading is part of “Read for the Record,” which is a national campaign to celebrate literacy.
Printed in the September 20, 2012 edition