Wednesday, December 13, 2017

EMRL Revised Holiday Hours

Below you will find the revised hours for the upcoming holiday season for all branches of the East Mississippi Regional Library. Don't forget to visit us ahead of time to meet all of your holiday reading and entertainment needs!
Closed Thursday December 21st, 2017 for a Staff Development Day
Closed Monday and Tuesday, December 25 - 26, 2017 in observance of Christmas
Closed Monday, January 1, 2018 in observance of New Year’s Day

In addition, the Mary Weems Parker Memorial Library will be closed on Saturday December 23rd and Saturday December 30th.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Flora and Ulysses Book Club and Giveaway!

Join us at at the Quitman Public Library this Wednesday November 8th at 4:30pm for our Flora and Ulysses Book Club!

Also remember that you have until November 17th to register to win a Kindle Fire!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

EMRL Branches Closed for Columbus Day

All branches of the East Mississippi Regional Library will be closed Monday, October 9th in observance of Columbus Day. We will resume our normal hours of operation on Tuesday October 10th.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Revised Hours for Thursday, September 28th

The East Mississippi Regional Library System will be observing the following revised business hours on Thursday, September 28th to hold a staff meeting: 

Bay Springs: 8am – Noon
Enterprise: Closed
Heidelberg: Closed
Pachuta: Closed
Quitman: 8am – 1pm
Stonewall: Closed

We apologize for the inconvenience, and look forward to resuming our normal hours of operation on Monday, October 2nd.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

All EMRL Branches Closed Monday, September 4th in Observance of Labor Day

All EMRL branch locations will be closed Monday, September 4th in observance of the  Labor Day Holiday. We will resume our regular hours of operation on Tuesday, September 5th. Have a safe and happy holiday!

For more information on the Labor Day Holiday, visit

Monday, August 28, 2017

New "Mini Library" for the Shubuta Mississippi Community!

The East Mississippi Regional Library System would like to say a special thanks to Outreach Health Services, Inc. for partnering with us to offer free books to the Shubuta, Mississippi community in Clarke County! Our thanks as well to Jeff Rhoden of Structures Unlimited in Stonewall, and S&S Signs also of Stonewall.

Make sure to visit our "mini library" at the Shubuta Clinic and get your books today.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

EMRL Program Schedule for the rest of July
Summer Vacation may be winding down for kids in Clarke and Jasper Counties, but EMRL is still going strong with programs to keep them busy for the rest of July! Check out our schedule of remaining summer programming below:

July 19th at 10am: Health and Safety Day at the Quitman Public Library

July 19th at 3pm: Storytime at the Bay Springs Municipal Library

July 20th at 10:30am: Fun with 3D Printing at the Bay Springs Municipal Library

July 26th at 3pm: Storytime at the Bay Springs Municipal Library

July 27th at 10:30am: Summer Reading Program Awards Day at the Bay Springs Municipal Library

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

EMRL Revised Hours for Independence Day

In celebration and observance of Independence Day, all EMRL branch locations will be closed on July 3rd and 4th. Normal hours of operation will resume July 5th. We hope you have a safe and happy holiday.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The EMRL 2017 Summer Reading Program is Almost Here!

The 2017 EMRL Summer Reading Program is almost here! This year's theme is “Build a Better World.” We will be exploring topics including engineering, science, community involvement, and more.

Summer Reading events will take place at our Bay Springs, Pachuta, Quitman, and Stonewall branches beginning June 1st. You can see the full calendar by clicking here or the "Summer Reading" tab on our website for program dates and times. All events are completely free of charge.

Children ages 4 – 15 are eligible to register for the program. To register your child today, visit any of the library branches listed above, or to register online click the following link and fill out the brief survey: 2017 Online EMRL Summer Reading Signup Form

We can't wait to see you in June! 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

EMRL Revised Hours for Thursday May 4th, 2017

Due to a staff development day, EMRL branches will observe the following revised hours on Thursday May 4th, 2017:

Bay Springs Municipal Library: 8am – 1pm
Enterprise Public Library: Closed
Mary Weems Parker Memorial Library: Closed
Pachuta Public Library: Closed
Quitman Public Library: 8am – Noon
Stonewall Public Library: Closed

We apologize for any inconvenience. If you can't make it in to see us, remember you have access to thousands of ebooks via Overdrive with your library card! Click the link below to get started today.

Monday, April 10, 2017

National Library Week Giveaway & Fine Free Week April 10th - 13th!

Make sure to visit your local EMRL branch in Bay Springs, Enterprise, Heidelberg, Pachuta, Quitman or Stonewall to celebrate National Library Week April 10th - 13th! Kids can enter to win one of two great building sets, and librarians will be waiving fines all week! Visit our Facebook page or any of our branches for more information, or check out the flyers below!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sign up today for the Stonewall Community Garden!

The Stonewall Public Library along with the Town of Stonewall and the Stonewall Historical Society would like to invite you to sign up for a spot in the Stonewall Community Garden! All are welcome to use the garden which will be located behind city hall, but space is limited--so make sure to reserve your spot today.

The deadline to reserve your space will be April 4th. Please call the Stonewall Library at 601-659-3080 for more information.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Join us for "Library Day" at the Mississippi State Capitol on March 14th

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Make sure to join us for “Library Day” at the State Capitol on Tuesday, March 14th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on the first floor rotunda. The Mississippi Library Commission, East Mississippi Regional Library System, and libraries throughout the state want to increase awareness about libraries in a collaborative way. There is strength in numbers and we feel that it is important to make our combined voices heard about the importance of our work in Mississippi’s communities. Our legislators would love to hear from our patrons as well about the role that libraries play in your life. 

For more information, visit the "Library Day" Facebook page at:  

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

All EMRL branches will be closed Monday, February 20th in observance of President's Day

Normal hours of operation will resume on Tuesday, February 21st.

Did you know that President's Day was originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, and it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government? Find out more about President's Day by clicking on this link from the History Channel.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Introducing Playaway Launchpad Learning Tablets!

Beginning Monday February 13th, patrons of the Bay Springs Municipal Library will have the opportunity to check out a new library item: a Playaway Launchpad Learning Tablet!

Each tablet is pre-loaded with high-quality learning apps for hours of fun, and is 100% secure, so you don't have to worry about your child viewing unintended content. They are easy to use, and ready to play right out of the box! There are eight different tablets for children ranging in age from 3 to 10+.

For more information, click on the video below, or contact the Bay Springs Municipal Library.

Introducing Playaway Launchpad from Findaway on Vimeo.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.