New Libraries Opening October 14


The Garden City Library and the New Islands Library are opening October 14.

Top Story | tags: Branch services

Savannah History: A Unique Perspective


Charles L. Hoskins, local author, historian and minister, will discuss Savannah history from his very personal and unique perspective. Father Hoskins is the author of eight books and a regular customer of Live Oak Public Libraries. His research into what he describes as “history,” not black or African American history, will provide fascinating insight into the narratives and lives of local history.

For Adults | tags: Carnegie, centennial, history

Carnegie Library Centennial Celebration


The Carnegie Library will begin the commemoration of its centennial in August with a full week of activities to remember the history of this community icon and celebrate its bright future.

Top Story | tags: Carnegie, celebration, centennial

Savannah's Jewish Community: A Legacy for Our Future


Live Oak Public Libraries presents the TREE Loft at the Bull Street Library, a dynamic interactive space showcasing our communities. The inaugural exhibit "Savannah's Jewish Community: A Legacy for Our Future," opens to the public Tues., Sept. 16 in partnership with MorningStar Arts.

For Adults | tags: Bull Street, Exhibit, History, Jewish, TREELoft

Meet Maya Van Wagenen, Teen Author of "Popular"


Before starting eighth grade, Maya Van Wagenen decided to spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide written by former teen model Betty Cornell to see the effect it would have on her social standing.

For Teens | tags: author, Hinesville, Southwest Chatham, teen

Reaching Reluctant Readers


Storytelling, Puppetry, and Creative Dramatic Arts as Literacy Tools: The Things We Learn with Joy We Remember Forever A FREE workshop for Teachers, Media Specialists, Pre-service Teachers, Librarians, Education Majors & Parents, Fri., Nov. 7, 2014

| tags: free class, reluctant readers, Southwest Chatham, workshop

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale


Proceeds benefit Live Oak Public Libraries branches in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties.

Featured | tags: book sale, booksale, friends of the library, Southwest Chatham

Young Writers Contest


Write a poem and include at least 5 words from some of our featured festival books. Your poem can be about any topic of your choice. So get creative and pick from the words in the flyer. Entry deadline is at 6 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 26, 2014

For Kids | tags: Bull Street, contest, Forest City, Hinesville, Islands, Midway, Oglethorpe Mall, Ola Wyeth, poems, poetry, Pooler, Port City, Port Wentworth, Rincon, Southwest Chatham, Springfield, Thunderbolt, Tybee, West Broad, WW Law, Young Writers Contest

“Love My Card” Balloon Party


September is Library Card Signup Month and we’re celebrating with a special balloon party presented by Savannah Balloons. Featuring the stories “Aladdin,” “Robin Hood” and “Harry Potter”. A library card isn’t required to attend the program (but if you don’t already have one, it’s a perfect time to “get carded”).

Featured | tags: Bull Street, Hinesville, Oglethorpe Mall, pooler, Rincon, Southwest Chatham, Thunderbolt, Tybee, West Broad, WW Law

Small Business Resource Fair


Live Oak Public Libraries has partnered with the FDIC and UGA Cooperative Extension Office to provide a one-stop shopping opportunity for entrepreneurs to meet with and learn about the many organizations that provide funding, educational services, technical assistance, and other resources to current and prospective small business owners

Classes | tags: Business, Professional Resources, Small Business, Southwest Chatham

Book Clubs @ Your Library


Join a book group at one of our branch libraries, or find out how to start one on your own. Call or visit today!

For Adults | tags: Book Clubs, Carnegie, Islands, Midway, Ola Wyeth, Southwest Chatham, tea time, Tybee

FIZZ! BOOM! READ! Summer Reading Program Winners


Area children earned an entry in the grand prize drawing every time they completed 10 hours of reading this summer. Children who are not reading on their own yet participated by being read to, encouraging families to read out loud together and share the joy of reading. The three winners are...

Featured | tags: Summer Reading

Hoopla: Streaming Movies!


Live Oak Public Libraries card holders can now stream or download movies, television shows, and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through hoopla digital – all you need is your library card!

Services | tags: e-books, library, streaming, video

Register to vote ONLINE!


Residents of Georgia can now register to vote online! You must have a valid driver’s license or identification card issued by the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) with signature on file with DDS. You may use this system to...

Featured | tags: voter registration, voting

TumbleBooks: e-books for e-kids!


TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love.

Services | tags: books and reading, e-books, Online services

Zinio Digital Magazines


Zinio allows you to download popular magazines to your computer, tablet or mobile device! 125 magazines are now available including The Economist; Newsweek; Us Weekly; Cosmopolitan; O, the Oprah Magazine; Rolling Stone; and many more!

Services | tags: e-books, Online services


Islands Library will be closed Monday, September 22, and will reopen Tuesday, October 14, at their new location at 50 Johnny Mercer Blvd. (Whitemarsh Island Rd. & Johnny Mercer Blvd.)