As a preventative measure for helping to contain the spread of COVID-19, operating hours for West Georgia Regional Library System (WGRLS) libraries will be affected.
For now, the libraries in Mount Zion, Whitesburg, Temple, Buchanan, Centralhatchee, Ephesus, and Franklin will close for two weeks beginning Saturday, March 14, and no in-person service will be available through March 29. Carrollton locations at Stallings Center and Log Cabin will close today at 1pm and will be closed until March 29. Neva Lomason Memorial Library is still closed for renovation.
Douglas County libraries will close at 5pm today and remain closed to the public through March 29. The Villa Rica Public Library will also close to the public from March 16-29. Douglas County libraries and Villa Rica Public Library are pursuing the possibility of modified services, so please follow their Facebook pages for ongoing updates. Paulding County libraries will close at the end of business today, March 13, and will remain closed until March 23. The Warren P. Sewell Memorial Library in Bremen will currently remain open but will cancel public programs for the next week as they monitor other closures. Advanced voting at Dog River Public Library will continue as normal. Updates on library hours can be found on the WGRLS website.
Administration for WGRLS will continue to meet daily for updates in the community and will make further decisions on closures as needed. Materials returned to closed locations will be checked in when these locations reopen, so they may still show up on a patron account. Late fees will not accrue during closed periods.
Patrons are encouraged to use the variety of online services available through the library system’s website at wgrls.org. Under the digital tab, there are several options for downloading ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and children’s materials, as well as other digital materials and online learning opportunities.
About West Georgia Regional Library System
West Georgia Regional Library System is a dynamic community-focused system that serves a population of almost half a million. The System spans the counties of Carroll, Douglas, Haralson, Heard, and Paulding, offering premier library service for 19 member libraries.