By Tia Lynn Ivey
For a fun family outing, head over to the Morgan County Library. The local library is getting creative and finding ways to stay connected to the public while continuing to service the people’s educational and leisure reading needs.
The Morgan County Library is not open to the public due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but library staff is still working hard to ensure patrons have access to books and other vital public services.
For the last three weeks, the Morgan County Library has been offering “curbside service” by appointment only for individuals and families wanting to check out books, DVDs, or other library materials. According to library officials, the new program is a hit!
“It seems like we have been busier now than before,” said Colby Hunter, library manager. “People really love it.”
Morgan County Library staff also created an outdoor “Story Walk” in the library’s garden designed for children.
“Right now we have “Dragons Love Tacos,” on display out there,” said Hunter. “Families can walk with their kids through our garden as they read the story at different stations.”
According to Hunter, the library will change stories every two weeks.
Morgan County Library staff is determined to provide services to the public the best they can during the pandemic.
“People don’t realize how important the library is until we close,” said Hunter. “We are trying to fill that void. We can’t be open to the public right now, but we are still trying to fulfill the services we need to do for people.”
According to Hunter, the library will continue to offer curbside service for book checkouts even after the pandemic is over and library reopens to the public.
“People seem to love it, so we are going to continue to do it,” said Hunter.
To schedule an appointment to check out a book, visit: www.gapines.org. There you can peruse available books and other library materials and schedule an appointment for pickup. You can also call the Morgan County Library at: (706) 342-1206.