The COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of the Hancock County Library System. But they were determined to continue serving the community.
- Story by Natalie Daspit, photos by Ellis Anderson
We also offer Brainfuse, where users can receive live help from a tutor on many subjects. There are a ton of great learning tools on our website, and of course we continue to provide free wi-fi at all five of our branches.
We are happy to get to see more of our patrons now that we have curbside services. If you would like to reserve books for pickup please visit our website to browse our catalog.
We are also working on a plan for general beautification involving some creative signage that we are making in-house. We particularly are focused on improving the pre-teen and teen sections of the library to try to better serve those age groups.
We were determined to provide summer reading in some form this year. We have reached out to performers and will have a ton of content available to watch on our website and social media. The Mississippi Library Commission provided us with a really cool app called Beanstack, which has allowed us to create fun interactive challenges. You can win badges, write book reviews and be entered to win real prizes. In addition, we’ve brought back Adult Summer Reading challenges this year in the hope that this will help those who are still at home. For the full schedule please visit our website.
We hope everyone is staying safe, and we can’t wait to see you all back at the library as soon as possible!