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FREE public reading of Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory,” Savannah

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Free Savannah Holiday Events: Reading of Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory Bob Strozier reads Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory” @  Flannery O’Connor’s childhood home in downtown Savannah. 

One of the founding members of the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home and a retired professor of English at Armstrong Atlantic State University, Bob Strozier returns for his annual reading of “A Christmas Memory” @ Flannery O’Connor’s childhood home in downtown Savannah. 

Don’t miss this much-loved holiday tradition. Be sure to arrive early to get a seat.

4pm, Sunday December 13 2015

The reading takes place in the parlor at the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, located at 207 E. Charlton Street on Lafayette Square in Savannah. All lectures are free and open to the public.

For more information, please visit  or call 912.233.6014.

Monet Children’s Books in celebration of Monet and American Impression Exhibit at Telfair Museums’s Jepson Center

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

Children's books Monet Savannah Telfair Museums

Children’s books about Claude Monet to help your kids get the most of out the Monet and American Impression Exhibit at Telfair Museums’s Jepson Center in Savannah. The exhibit will be on display Oct. 16 2015-Jan. 24 2016.

Monet! Paint like Monet is the theme of the Nov. 19 Stroller Tours (for ages 2-18 months & adult ) & Telfair Tots (for ages 2 ½-5 & adults) at the Jepson Center. More information on those here. 

Katie and the Waterlily Pond, by James Mayhew

The Magical Garden of Claude Monet, by Laurence Anholt

Linnea in Monet’s Garden, by Christine Björkman

A Child’s Introduction to Art, by Heather Alexander

Claude Monet, by Mike Venezia

Claude Monet: Sunshine and Waterlilies, by True Kelley

Where Is the Frog?, by Geraldine Elschner

Who was Claude Monet?, by Ann Waldron

Phillipe in Monet’s Garden, by Lisa Jobe Carmack

Katie Meets The Impressionists, by James Mayhew

Color Your Own Monet Paintings (Dover Art Coloring book)

The Green Fingers of Monsieur Monet, by Giancarlo Ascari & Pia Valentinis

Monet and the Impressionists for Kids: Their Lives and Ideas, 21 Activities (for kids series), by Carol Sabbeth

Monet Paints A Day, by Julie Danneberg

Claude Monet: The Painter Who Stopped The Trains, by by P. I. Maltbie

Charlotte in Giverny, by Joan MacPhail Knight

A Picnic with Monet (Mini Masters) board book, by Julie Merberg & Suzanne Bober

See more books about Monet on our Favorite Children’s Books Pinterest Page here. 

La Leche League of Georgia statewide conference, Nov. 6-8, Jekyll Is., Ga.

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

­ La Leche League of Georgia statewide conference, LLLove and Growth: Celebrating 50 Years, Nov. 6-­8, 2015, Jekyll Island, Ga

Register now for La Leche League of Georgia 2015 Breastfeeeding & Parenting Statewide Conference on Jekyll Island, Ga.

Parent and healthcare provider sessions will be offered.

Leche League of Georgia will hold its statewide conference, LLLove and Growth: Celebrating 50 Years, on Nov. 6­-8, 2015, on Jekyll Island, Ga.

The conference features infant sleep expert Dr. James McKenna. His opening session will discuss “Biological Origins of Humankind’s Oldest and Most Successful Feeding and Sleeping Arrangement” (CERP).

Register here. 


Breastfeeding, early childhood development, and parenting will be among the many topics covered during the conference. Continuing education credits will be offered to professional healthcare providers, and other sessions will offer support and enrichment for Georgia La Leche League Leaders and Leader Applicants.

Several hundred parents, children and healthcare providers plan to attend the conference to hear notable breastfeeding experts.

Featured speakers include Dr. James McKenna, Director of the Mother­Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame. McKenna, author of Sleeping with Your Baby: A Parents’ Guide to Cosleeping, is recognized as the world’s leading authority on mother­infant cosleeping in relation to breastfeeding and SIDS.

Other experts, including Dawn Burke, Associate Professional Liaison Administrator for La Leche League of Georgia, who will present a session on the La Leche League Leader’s role in custody situations, will present the latest information on healthcare issues related to breastfeeding.

Subjects to be covered in this healthcare provider seminar include::
● Updates and most recent recommendations in positioning
● Ankyloglossia, also known as “tongue tie”
● Access to breastfeeding support in Georgia
● Meeting the needs of the African­American community

Popular parenting sessions will include discussions on working with your healthcare provider for
breastfeeding success, breastfeeding after returning to work, the mechanics of milk supply,
breast reduction surgery and breastfeeding, weaning, early childhood education, gentle
discipline, the importance of mother’s significant other, and ways to use herbs and natural
cleaning solutions in the home.

La Leche League of Georgia has been providing information, education, and support to the
breastfeeding families of our area since 1963. All members of the breastfeeding community are
welcomed to attend to develop their skills, deepen their understanding of the many variations of
normal, strengthen their foundations of friendship, and foster respectful collaboration.

Registration and complete conference session offerings and information can be found here.

About La Leche League

La Leche League (LLL) is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, and nonsectarian organization recognized as an authority on breastfeeding around the world. LLL’s mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother­to­mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

For more information, click here. On Facebook here. 

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Free Savannah Children’s Book Festival 2015 includes author Kate DiCamillo

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Free Savannah Children's Book Festival 2015 Forsyth Park

Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs will present the 11th annual Savannah Children’s Book Festival on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Forsyth Park.

The exciting 2015 lineup of renowned and award-winning children’s book authors and illustrators includes Newbery award-winning author Kate DiCamillo (“Flora & Ulysses” “Because of Winn Dixie”, “The Tale of Despereaux”, and more), the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

The festival celebrates the joy of reading, the power of the written word and the magic of storytelling with award-winning children’s book authors and illustrators from around the country.

This free day-long event in Forsyth Park in Savannah brings families together to meet their favorite authors and illustrators and enjoy a variety of hands-on activities throughout the day. Rain location for the event is the Savannah Civic Center.

For more information, call (912)652-3600. For updates, keep checking

At 10:30 am and 2 pm, Kate DiCamillo will deliver her keynote speech, sharing how literature can impact individuals and communities: “When we read together, we connect. Together, we see the world. Together, we see one another.”

She will also participate in new events inspired by her characters, including a Ulysses Squirrel book walk, and a poster contest featuring Edward Tulane. The festival coincides with the launch of the first-ever One Book program, centering on Kate’s Flora & Ulysses.

The National Ambassador program was established in 2008 and is co-sponsored by Every Child a Reader (ECAR), the Children’s Book Council (CBC), and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.


Enchant My Party Princesses & Characters

Savannah Children's Book Festival Enchant My Party Princesses New characters

Enchant My Party will have some of their favorite fairytale characters at the Savannah Children’s Book Festival and will be introducing 2 hero characters.

More details here. 

Enchant My Party,, Savannah, Ga.  912.713.1253, email 
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New parenting guide book “Baby Care Anywhere” by Savannah pediatricians Dr. Keith Seibert & Dr. Ben Spitalnick

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Baby Care Anywhere book Savannah pediatricians

Congratulations Savannah pediatricians Dr. Keith Seibert and Dr. Ben Spitalnick on their new book “Baby Care Anywhere” – a quick guide to parenting on the go. The book comes out July 7.

This portable pocket covers 150 of new parents’ most frequent questions and concerns including jaundice, diaper rash, earaches, immunizations, sleep, reflux, fever, and picking a pediatrician.  It’s available for pre-order on Amazon here.

Dr. Spitalnick will be live on SiriusXM Wed. July 1 11AM-Noon on Ch 81 talking about the book.

The book launches July 7 @ Amazon, Target, Walmart, Nook, Kindle, Kroger & more.

Baby Care Anywhere book Savannah  Dr. Keith Seibert Dr. Ben SpitalnickLearn about their upcoming book signings by following these two beloved Savannah physicians by liking their Facebook page here  & following them on Twitter here. 

Not surprisingly, Dr. Seibert & Dr. Spitalnick are on the list of  best Savannah pediatricians here – a helpful list for those of you who are new to the area or who are new parents.


Live Oak Public Libraries Summer Reading Program 2015; Free Showings of “Big Hero 6”

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Summer Reading Program 2015 Live Oak Public Libraries Savannah Chatham Pooler

Visit any Live Oak Public Libraries branch and pick up your Every Hero Has a Story reading log or download one from the Live Oak Public Library website,

Don’t forget to register online in the Hero Hangout area of our website so you qualify for all the great prizes.

In the Hero Hangout, you can also share reviews of your favorite books, see what others are reading this summer, make a wish list, and keep track of what you’ve read!

Read anything – comics, graphic novels, newspapers, e-books and, of course, library books.

You can also participate by listening to stories read aloud or by listening to audiobooks.

Yes, attending a library storytime or program counts, too! For the complete schedule of Summer 2015 programs, performances and storytimes at Live Oak Public Libraries, click here.

Read or be read to for a total of 10 hours. Complete and record your 10 hours from June 1 through July 31.

Keep track of the hours you’ve read by putting X’s through the books on your Every Hero Has A Story reading log.

Keep track of the book titles you’ve read on our Hero Hangout webpage online. You’ll need these to get your free book from Barnes & Noble (while supplies last).

LEVEL 1: Completed 10 hours? Starting June 9th, you can bring in your reading log and pick up your Level 1 Rewards Sheet, an entry for the grand prize drawing, and a coupon for a free book from Barnes & Noble (while supplies last). Note: Reading logs will not be accepted for rewards until June 9th.
LEVEL 2: When you finish another 10 hours (20 hours total), go to the library to pick up your Level 2 Rewards Sheet and another entry form for the grand prize drawing.
LEVEL 3: When you finish another 10 hours (30 hours total), you can pick up your Level 3 Rewards Sheet and another entry for the grand prize drawing.
LEVEL 4: When you finish another 10 hours (40 hours total), you can pick up grand prize drawing entry forms plus a special VIP Reader’s backpack and a Golden Ticket. You’ll also be recognized as a Summer Reading VIP in a special newspaper insert and at the Savannah Children’s Book Festival (Nov. 14th in Forsyth Park). Show your Golden Ticket at the VIP Reader’s booth at the festival and you’ll be given a VIP Reader’s badge to wear at the event and a copy of the newspaper insert.

GRAND PRIZE DRAWING on AUG. 10: The Grand Prize drawing will be held at the Bull Street Library on Aug. 10. Entry forms must be submitted by July 31 to qualify.

For details on Summer Reading prizes & Grand Prize, visit

For the complete schedule of Summer 2015 programs, performances and storytimes at Live Oak Public Libraries, click here.



Free showings of Big Hero 6 summer Savannah

FREE showings of “Big Hero 6” @ various Live Oak Public Library branches during June 2015

Mars Theatre, Springfield
Sat., June 6, 10:30 a.m.

Southwest Chatham Library
Sat., June 13, 10 a.m.

Garden City Library
Sat., June 20, 2 p.m.

Bull Street Library
Sun., June 21, 3 p.m.

Liberty Co. Performing Arts Ctr.
Sat., June 27, 10:30 a.m.

Islands Library
Tue., June 30, 6 p.m




Free Summer 2015 programs, shows for kids Savannah

For the complete schedule of Summer 2015 programs, performances and storytimes at Live Oak Public Libraries, click here.

Kids’ events @ Islands Library & other Live Oak Public Library branches, Savannah

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

free Whitemarsh Island Wilmington Is. Library kids events Free kids’ events @ Islands Library
50 Johnny Mercer Blvd.
Savannah, GA 21410

Every Wednesday morning at 10:30 am @ Islands LibraryMusic & Movement: A fun and exciting program full of songs, stories, instruments, dancing and exercise! For ages 0-4.

Every Wednesday afternoon at 4 pm @ Islands LibraryDog Days: Practice your reading skills with the most patient and loving listeners: therapy dogs. For readers of all ages.

Every Thursday morning at 10:30 am @ Islands LibraryStorytime: For ages 0-5.

Monday, April 20 at 3:30 pm  @ Islands Library: STEAM: Have fun with Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. This month’s program is Color Chemistry. Ages 5 and older.

Friday, April 24 at 3:30 pm @ Islands LibraryPoetry Picnic: Get a taste of different types of poetry, then try your hand at creating some of your own. Sorry, there won’t be any food at this picnic, but the poetry will be yummy. Ages 5 and older.


Kids events @ other Live Oak Public Library branches

Homeschool Math Club
Homeschoolers ages 7 to 12 and their families are invited to this specially designed math program.
Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432
Tuesday, April 21, 1 p.m.
Thursday, April 23, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, April 28, 1 p.m.
Thursday, April 30, 1 p.m.


Tee Off With TWIGS!
Saturday, May 30 at Bull Street Library
The Bull Street Library will be transformed into an 18-hole miniature golf course with a SUPERHEROES theme
Tee off in your favorite superhero costume, any time between:
10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Tickets available online NOW
Players must be age 4 and older. All foursomes must include at least one adult.
Cost is $10 per player. You may purchase your tickets online (see link) or simply register online and pay at the door.
Proceeds benefit Live Oak Public Libraries.


Kids’ Creative Writing Challenge 2015 for grades K thru high school, Savannah

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Writing Challenge Contest 2015 Savannah

Leopold’s Ice Cream and Live Oak Public Libraries present the 5th Annual Creative Writing Challenge. The 2015 theme is “Rivers.”

Entry Deadline: April 2, 2015

Competition Categories: Grades K – 2, 3 – 5, 6 – 8, and high school.

There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner in each category.

For contest details download the official flyer.

Best Children’s Books: Winners the 2015 Caldecott, Newbery & more

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Here’s what our kids should be reading – the children’s books that won this year’s Caldecott Medal, Newbery Medal and more!

Randolph Caldecott Medal

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
by Dan Santat
Beekle is tired of waiting to be imagined, so he sets out on a journey to find the perfect friend.

John Newbery Medal
Coretta Scott King Author Honor

The Crossover
by Kwame Alexander
This fast-and-furious middle grade novel in verse explores the bonds of teammates, family, and brotherhood.

Randolph Caldecott Honor

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole
by Mac Barnett, illus. by John Klassen
Up? Down? Right? Left? These confused characters don’t know which way to turn—but crosscut illustrations show readers the way.

Randolph Caldecott Honor
Pura Belpré Award for Illustration

Viva Frida
by Yuyi Morales
She was fearless, exciting, and super-creative! Learn more about the life—and remarkable art—of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo with this bilingual tribute.

Randolph Caldecott Honor
Michael L. Printz Honor

This One Summer
by Mariko Tamaki, illus. by Jillian Tamaki
This teen graphic novel is a gorgeous, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful story about a girl on the cusp of childhood—a story of renewal and revelation.

John Newbery Honor

El Deafo
by Cece Bell
Going to school and making new friends can be tough, but doing it with a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest requires superpowers!

John Newbery Honor
Coretta Scott King Author Award
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor

Brown Girl Dreaming
by Jacqueline Woodson
This poetic autobiography tells the moving story of the author’s experiences as an African American girl growing up in the 1960s and ’70s.

Michael L. Printz Award
Stonewall Book Honor
I’ll Give You the Sun
by Jandy Nelson

Michael L. Printz Honor
Grasshopper Jungle
by Andrew Smith

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award
When I Was the Greatest
by Jason Reynolds

Caldecott Honor
The Right Word: Roget and his Thesaurus
by Jen Bryant
Nana in the City
by Lauren Castillo
The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art
by Barb Rosenstock, illus. by Mary GrandPré

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
You Are (Not) Small
by Anna Kang, illus. by Christopher Weyant
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor

Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor
Elephant & Piggie: Waiting Is Not Easy!
by Mo Willems

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor
The Family Romanov
by Candace Fleming

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Winner
Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek
by Maya Van Wagenen

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalists
The Family Romanov
by Candace Fleming

The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
by Steve Sheinkin

Schneider Family Book Award
Rain Reign
by Ann M. Martin

Odyssey Award for best audiobook for children & young adults

H.O.R.S.E.: A Game of Basketball and Imagination
by Christopher Myers and narrated by Dion Graham

Honor audiobooks:

Five, Six, Seven, Nate
narrated and written by Tim Federle

The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place
by Julie Berry, narrated by Jayne Entwistle

A Snicker of Magic
by Natalie Lloyd, narrated by Cassandra Morris

Savannah homeschoolers: Independent Learning Network seeks home-school teens for book author event

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Homeschool teens Savannah needed for book author eventThe Independent Learning Network, Inc. in Savannah is seeking home-based learners, ages 14-19, to participate in a student-led planning committee to host an event with Author Ernest J. Gaines.

Ernest J. Gaines is the author of the following:
A Lesson Before Dying
A Gathering of Old Men
In My Father’s House
A Long Day in November
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Of Love & Dust
Catherine Carmier

Application Forms are due Friday, December 5, 2014. For more information and to submit application form email or call 912-355-7557

The Independent Learning Network, Inc. (ILN) in Savannah is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the academic excellence of home-based and other non-conventional learners.

ILN offers individualized educational plans for homeschoolers – academic levels 3-12, tutoring, monthly field trips and summer programs.

The ILN resource center is located at 7160 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite #101. Hours are by appointment.

Independent Learning Network, 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr., Suite 101, 912-355-7557, On Facebookhere. Savannah Independent Learning Network is a advertiser. 

FREE Winter Reading Program @ all Live Oak Public LIbrary branches

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

FREE Winter Reading program 2014 Live Oak Public Libraries

Winter Reading Program
Dec. 1 to 31
All Live Oak Public Libraries branches
Ages 0 to 18
Children and teens are invited to participate in this year’s Winter Reading Program at Live Oak Public Libraries.

To get started reading for prizes this winter break, stop by any Live Oak Public Libraries branch to sign up and pick up your Winter Reading Record.

Each time you read a total of three hours, return your reading record to the library for prize (while supplies last) plus an entry form to win one of the Grand Prizes, a 7” tablet. All entry forms for the Grand Prize must be submitted by Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, to qualify. Grand Prize drawings will be held the first week of January.

Learn more here.

Discover Hope for Autism with Tyneise Seaborough, Savannah Autism Specialist & Author

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

autism resources support Tyneise Seaborough Savannah Hope for Autism book Tyneise Seaborough, Autism Specialist & Pediatric Occupational Therapist, releases new e-book, “Hope for Autism: 10 Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges”, as an answer to the many questions posed daily by parents desperately seeking ways to simplify the lives and daily tasks of their children living with autism.

This book addresses topics such as making eye contact, sleeping, trying new foods, homework, play skills, tantrums, communication, waiting, toileting, and transitions.

Incorporating a multi-disciplinary approach, Hope for Autism: 10 Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges, allows the reader to:
*Discover the appropriate way to develop social stories, a visual guide that presents information in a story format to help children with ASD learn daily routines, expectations, procedures, and behavioral standards.
*Gain access to the M-CHAT-R (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers), a scientifically validated screening tool used to assess the risk of ASD in children 16 to 30 months of age.
*Obtain insight from a host of specialists in designated fields such as feeding, vision, dental, clinical psychology, applied behavior, and speech therapy, just to name a few.
*Get connected to social networks, support groups, and local/online resources.
*Be empowered from practical solutions and the insightful interviews from a variety of specialists.

Download your copy today on Amazon for only $3.99.

If you would like more information about this topic, or to request Tyneise to speak at your next event, please contact TYNEISE SEABOROUGH at (912)401-4105 or

Connect with Tyneise  on Facebook here. 

Subscribe to the Hope for Autism webpage today at

Autism Specialist & Pediatric Occupational Therapist Tyneise Seaborough, author of new e-book,  “Hope for Autism: 10 Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges”,, (912)401-4105, email On Facebook here.  Tyneise Seaborough is a advertiser

FREE Savannah Children’s Book Festival 2014 with visiting children’s book authors, Nov. 15

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Savannah Children's Book Festival 2014

One of our favorite annual children’s events – 2014 Savannah Children’s Book Festival is Sat. Nov. 15 in Forsyth Park. 

So many amazing children’s book authors will be here in our very own Savannah for this fun and educational annual event including – James and Kimberly Dean, the creators of the “Pete the Cat” book series; Lois Lowry (“The Giver”); Tedd Arnold (“Fly Guy”), Rosemary Wells (“Max and Ruby”), David Ezra Stein (“Interrupting Chicken”),

Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs present the 11th annual Savannah Children’s Book Festival on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Forsyth Park.

The festival celebrates the joy of reading, the power of the written word and the magic of storytelling with award-winning children’s book authors and illustrators from around the country.

Authors and Illustrators 

Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs are proud to announce a stellar lineup for this year’s book festival.

Festival 2014 Guests Include

Lois Lowry

Tedd Arnold

Rosemary Wells

Bob Staake

David Ezra Stein

Bruce Degen

Bob Shea

Kevin O’Malley

James and Kimberly Dean

Ted Dunagan

Meaghan Fisher

Kelly Starling Lyons

2014 Coastal Authors and Illustrators.

This free day-long event in Forsyth Park in Savannah brings families together to meet their favorite authors and illustrators and enjoy a variety of hands-on activities throughout the day.

The festival will also include more than 50 authors and illustrators from throughout the Lowcountry and Southeast region, arts and crafts, an International Tent, costumed characters, a graphic/comics area, and a variety of food and entertainment. In addition, a book walk will be staged among the trees so families may enjoy a story together reading from one page to the next throughout the park.

Rain location for the event is the Savannah Civic Center. For more information, call (912)652-3600. For updates, keep checking and follow Live Oak Public Libraries on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

FREE events for pre-teens & teens: Meet teen author of “Popular”, Savannah

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

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.

The real‐life results were painful, funny, and profound. In her New York Times bestselling young adult novel, Maya explores the true meaning of popularity and how to survive middle school.

Maya Van Wagenen:
Hinesville Library
Wed., Oct. 15, 6 p.m.

Southwest Chatham Library
Thurs., Oct 16, 6 p.m.

Download the flyer.


“Popular: A Memoir” will be available for purchase.


Beautiful storytime rooms in new Islands & Garden City libraries

Monday, October 6th, 2014

New Islands and Garden City Live Oak Public Libraries

Expect a whole different storytime experience at the Islands & Garden City Live Oak Public libraries.

That’s because the Islands & Garden City each will have brand new, $5 million libraries this month!

Two new Live Oak Public libraries opened Tues. Oct. 14

Garden City Library: 104 Sunshine Avenue, Garden City, GA 31405
(Dean Forrest & Sunshine Avenue)

Islands Library: 50 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Savannah, GA 31410
(Whitemarsh Island Rd. & Johnny Mercer Blvd.)

Each library is 16,000 square feet. Features include:

More than 40 computers for adults and children
More than 30,000 items (books, CDs, DVDs) added to the overall collection
Extended hours of operation
—Mondays & Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
—Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Large meeting room that can accommodate 50 lecture‐style, 30 with seminar seating
Three meeting/study rooms – one for up to 10, two for up to 6
Large dedicated children’s area
—Transportation theme (trains, planes, boats, trucks) for Garden City Library
—Ocean theme for Islands Library
—Storytime room with seating space for more than 100 children on risers for optimum viewing
—Dedicated arts & crafts and activity space to foster active learning
Exterior book drop
Self‐check in & out
“Behind the Scenes” window for a glimpse into library operations
Silver LEED Designation
—Unique, energy‐saving lighting options ‐ sleek LED blade lights
—Ceilings in the central reading room are more than 20 feet high with abundant natural light
—Fully landscaped with native plantings for ease of maintenance
Covered entrance
Hands‐free restrooms


Parent & Me time: FREE library storytimes

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Free kids events Savannah library storytimesLive Oak Public Libraries storytimesare a wonderful FREE way to expose your child to storybooks read aloud by a librarian as well as songs and fingerplays.

Plus, attending storytimes regularly helps your child to become accustomed to visiting the library regularly.

Free storytimes are offered for different age groups at the local branches – including Wilmington Island, Bull Street, Pooler, Thunderbolt, Oglethorpe Mall branch & Tybee Is. – at various times on weekday mornings. You can find a storytime happening at at least one branch Mondays through Thursdays.

There’s even a new afternoon, after-school storytime now that’s offered for ages 5 to 11 at 4 PM Tuesdays at the Oglethorpe Mall branch library.

Each library branch storytime brings something a little different – Bull Street library storytime unfolds inside a cottage playhouse that looks like it’s right out of a Golden Book while storytime at Southwest Library next to Savannah Mall is in a new, sunlit auditorium.

Enjoy energetic choruses of “Hurry Up, Hurry Up, Drive that Fire Truck,” “Little Red Wagon” and standards like “Wheels on the Bus” plus fun stories, crafts and more.

Click here for the breakdown of regular storytimes at Live Oak Public Libraries.