All branches of the Houston County Public Library in Centerville, Perry and Warner Robins are currently open during our regular business hours.

A few items to note:

  • We want our community and staff to be safe, so we ask everyone to wear a mask.
  • Items can be returned and will be in quarantine for 6 days before being checked in. No fines will be charged
  • There is limited computer services of one hour per day per patron.
  • We are limiting the total number of people in each building along with a large range of other protective measures.
  • Book donations can be made in the red Friends of the Library book drops. We are not taking inside book donations at this time. Please call the library before dropping off large donations.

If you have other questions, you can call me at 478-987-3050 x5 or email me at jspaulk@houpl.org.

J. Sara Paulk, Director, Houston County Public Library.

New Georgia Public Library e-Card

The Georgia Public Library Service is launching an e-card for all PINES public libraries.

The e-card provides immediate access to all digital resources offered at your local public library, such as eRead Kids, Mango Languages, Learning Express, and much more. 

As an added incentive, you can also receive information about how to register to vote using the e-card application.

Anyone in Georgia can register for a PINES e-card regardless of whether their local library is a part of the PINES network.

To apply, visit georgialibraries.org/register

Those who want to upgrade their PINES e-card to a full library PINES card to check out books and other materials can bring their e-card account number and photo ID to any PINES library.

If you have any questions, please call your local library for assistance.

GADD

Dear Georgia Download Destination (GADD) Member,

You may have heard in the news that Overdrive, Inc. was purchased by KKR, the same company that owns RBdigital. A re-organization of the company includes combining the RBdigital library business with OverDrive’s industry-leading technologies.

The Georgia Download Destination is transitioning from the RBdigital platform to Overdrive’s Libby platform.  This transition is scheduled to happen on or around October 1, 2020.

What does that mean to you?

  • You will use Overdrive’s Libby app to download and enjoy GADD’s large collection of ebooks and downloadable audiobooks
  • Your current holds, checkout history, and wish lists will NOT transfer over to the Libby app. We suggest you record those titles elsewhere so you do not lose them.
  • The checkout of magazines is will still be available through rbDigital for the near future.
  • All of GADD’s purchased content of ebooks and audiobooks will transfer to the new platform
  • You will not need a new library card
  • Kindle Paperwhite users will now be able to checkout from the GADD collection
  • Making the transition is easy. Just enter your library name and library card number in the Libby app starting 1 October.  The Libby app is available free in both Apple and Google stores.

You can find more information here:
resources.overdrive.com/rbdigital-acquisition-faqs

Employment Opportunity

Part-Time Circulation Assistant
Multiple Branches
Position open until filled

19 hours per week
$7.75 per hour

Houston County Public Library is seeking an energetic, self-motivated, and team oriented employee. Candidates must have excellent customer service skills, communication skills via in-person, phone and email, and be detail oriented. Candidates must employ good computer skills, organizational skills, problem solving skills, and work a flexible schedule.

Read More here >> Houston County Public Library System – PT CircAssist

Email resume and letter of interest to jobs@houpl.org.


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