At this time, the Middle Georgia Regional Library Board has implemented a phased reopening for all Middle Georgia Regional Library locations. Curbside pickup and in-person materials and services are now available at all Middle Georgia Regional Library Locations.
Computer use is limited to two hours. Masks are encouraged for all visitors but required for one-on-one appointments with staff. Seating will be limited, and extended visits are discouraged. Research by appointment is available in the Middle Georgia Archives and Genealogical and Historical Room at Washington Memorial Library. Check back regularly for updates.
We are still available to serve you via phone, email, and social media. This COVID-19 Response and Resource page includes information about accessing library services as well as local, state, and national resources and information.
What is COVID-19
In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for the disease. ’19’ stands for 2019.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an illness caused by a virus that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a new coronavirus that has spread throughout the world. COVID-19 symptoms can range from mild (or no symptoms) to severe illness.
Curbside holds pickup is available at all Middle Georgia Regional Library Locations except the Montezuma Public Library.
All pickup is by appointment only. Place holds at gapines.org or call your library! For more information visit our curbside services page.
We're here to answer your questions by phone Monday through Friday from 10:00 am-6:30 pm.
- Washington Memorial Library: 478-744-0800
- Charles A. Lanford, MD Library: 478-621-6970
- Riverside Library: 478-757-8900
- Shurling Library: 478-744-0875
Questions may be emailed for online assistance.
- Washington Memorial Library: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Charles A. Lanford, MD Library: email@example.com
- Riverside Library: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Shurling Library: email@example.com
Questions will be answered on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Mondays, 6:00 pm Mr. Tom, Washington Memorial Library
- Tuesdays, 10:30 am Ms. Rosie, Shurling Library
- Wednesdays, 10:30 am Ms. Shane, Charles A. Lanford, MD Library
- Thursdays, 6:00 pm Mr. Kevin, Bloomfield Library
- Fridays, 10:30 am Ms. Julie, Riverside Library
- Saturdays, 10:30 am Washington Memorial Library staff
You can still check out e-books, e-audiobooks, and digital magazines for free with your library card through RBdigital.com or the RBdigital app. If you need help logging in you can check out this tutorial or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're looking for grants for your nonprofit, Candid is offering at-home access to the Foundation Directory Online with access to over 100,000 funder profiles! Please email email@example.com for help getting connected. You can do market research for your business or nonprofit with ReferenceUSA, and check your investments with ValueLine. No library card? Apply for one online and get digital access.
- Scholastic has 20 days of learning projects.
- Kahn Academy has daily schedules and learning resources for children 2-18.
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has free resources to support distance learning.
- GALILEO is Georgia's Virtual Library. You can use it to access articles, eBooks, historical documents and photos, and much more. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the GALILEO password.
- World Book Online is offering free access through April 30. You will need to share your email address, then World Book sends you a username and password.
- Macon-Bibb County Libraries are continuing regularly schedule storytimes via Facebook Live.
- Storyline Online features videos of Screen Actors Guild members reading children’s books.
- BrainPOP provides animated interactive lessons, quizzes, and games for core subjects and a variety of electives. Offering free access during coronavirus school closure.
- National Geographic Kids connects kids with the popular National Geographic Kids magazine.
- PBS Kids has fun and informative activities and videos.
- ¿Qué Pasa? El periódico informativo de Georgia tiene dos componentes principales; Nuestra edición mensual escrita, con 12,000 ejemplares distribuidas atraves del sur de Georgia y nuestra página en el internet.
- Vida Salud tiene información sobre el coronavirus.
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper serves Atlanta and the state of Georgia.
- Georgia Public Broadcasting is the public media provider for Georgia.