Your Bryan County Libraries at Pembroke and Richmond Hill are celebrating National Library Card Sign-Up Month in September.
Do you know all of what your local libraries have to offer?
• Your library is much bigger than it looks. As a member of PINES (Public Information Network for Electronic Services) we can request books from more than 281 libraries in Georgia. That means almost 10 million books to choose from, delivered right to your library.
• As a Georgia resident, your PINES Library Card is free. Just bring photo id and proof of current address.
• Your PINES card and your PIN (ask for it at the library) can give you access to your library account from any internet computer 24/7.
• We have GALILEO and you can, too. GALILEO is the Georgia Library Learning Online and includes encyclopedias, journals and magazine articles, all available through your computer. Your child waited until Saturday night to remember a report is due on Monday? Get the password each quarter at the library and use it to enter GALILEO and a vast world of resources. No more panic over that report.
• Your libraries have free Internet access. Whether you need to use a computer or just need a Wi-Fi connection for your laptop, you can find it at your library.
• Want to research your family? Ancestry Library Edition is available through GALILEO at your library (not available at home). Come in and use library computers to trace your ancestry.
• Prefer to read e-books or listen to them on your iPod or MP3? Ask us about free access to downloads at GADD.
• No time to read? Check out our audiobook collection and listen to a book while commuting to work or school.
• Planning a family movie night? Choose a DVD from our collection.
Come in and check out all of these services and more at your Bryan County Libraries. For more information, call the Richmond Hill branch at 756-3580, the Pembroke branch at 653-2822 or visit http://www.georgialibraries.org.
Barker manages the Richmond Hill Public Library.