May 4, 2021
May 2021
Libraries Open with Expanded Services & Safety Practices

Live Oak Public Libraries are open with newly expanded services and safety practices. You can visit your library to pick up and drop off materials, use computers and internet, and more!

Great Place to Work Certified

Live Oak Public Libraries has been Certified™ by Great Place to Work®. The prestigious award is based on current employee feedback about their experience. Thank you to library staff for their hard work to make us a better organization. And we celebrate our customers and community as our focus and what motivates us every day.

Share Your Library Story

Thank you for sharing so many wonderful library stories. Read and watch all of the ways that libraries make a difference in the lives of individuals and in our community. We want to hear from you too! Share Your Library Story for a chance to win a limited edition Live Oak Public Libraries mug, while supplies last.

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Celebrate Asian American stories and explore a diverse group of authors through the Read Woke Asian American Voices Reading List. Adults, teens, and children can find links to books as well as e-resources in our collections.

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support Line is available daily from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM. Call or text 1-866-399-8938 for free counseling services and referrals to community resources.

Hoopla Bonus Borrows are Back

In May, hoopla Bonus Borrows are back! Choose from hundreds of instant titles without affecting your monthly limit. And you can still access hoopla's collection of over 950,000 ebooks, audiobooks, movies, and TV shows.

Pop-Up Outdoor Storytime

Thursday, May 6 | 10:30 AM
Port City Library*
Come on over for a socially-distanced, outdoor Storytime at Port City Library. Bring your own blanket or seating and enjoy stories and songs in the sun. Masks required for ages 6 and up. *Weather permitting

Power of Poetry

Forest City Library Manager Tonya Johnson shares ideas about how to get kids interested in writing poetry. Hint: it's easier than you think!

Interlibrary Loan

Searching the PINES catalog and still can't find what you're looking for? Try Interlibrary Loan (ILL). ILL works with libraries throughout the country to obtain items not held by Live Oak Public Libraries or other Georgia libraries in the PINES library network. Fees apply for ILL services.

Teen Book Bundles

Check out book bundles customized just for teens and tweens. Just click on the link below and tell us what types of books (or audiobooks) you like and we will create a special stack to-go! Or stop by your local library and talk with staff.

Anime Club

Fridays at 4:30 PM | Online
Teens can have fun with this virtual weekly club for youth featuring a variety of anime-related activities and discussion topics. For more information, call (912) 921-2082 or email

Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program is June 1 - July 31, but you can pre-register today! Get ready for some fun in the sun this summer. All ages can join the adventure. Download the Beanstack App to track reading, enjoy activities, and earn fun rewards too.

Holiday Closure

All Live Oak Public Libraries locations will be closed Monday, May 31, 2021 in observance of Memorial Day.

Visit us online anytime to access ebooks, eaudiobooks, movies, and more!
Live Oak Public Libraries
Live Oak Public Libraries is a system of 16 libraries providing programs and services in Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty Counties. Our mission is to provide excellent, responsive service to enrich people’s lives, support lifelong learning and build and enhance our communities.