Extended hours at select JMRL branches

JMRL is adding more hours to the below branches starting Monday, November 16.

Central Library (curbside service only): Mondays 10am to 7pm; Tuesdays through Saturdays 10am to 5pm; Sundays 1pm to 5pm

Gordon Avenue Library (curbside service only): Mondays and Wednesdays 10am to 7pm; Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 10am to 4pm

“We’re pleased to offer more options for patrons picking up curbside items; adding an additional evening for those working during the day, and Monday morning for those who want to pick up earlier in the week,” said Camille Thompson, Gordon Avenue Library Branch Manager.

Greene County Library: Monday: 12pm-7pm (appointment service)
Tuesday: 10am-5pm (curbside service)
Wednesday: 10am-5pm (appointment service)
Thursday: 10am-5pm (curbside service)
Friday: 10am-5pm (curbside service)
Saturday: 10am-5pm (appointment service)

“We are excited to expand an hour at the beginning of each day to help accommodate early birds, and an added hour at the end of each day to help teachers/students to get library service after school,” said Ginny Reese, Greene County Library Manager.

The Louisa County Library will now offer appointments on Saturdays, beginning Saturday, November 14.

“We’re delighted to extend our services to include appointments on Saturdays to help families who are unable to get here during the week,” said Ophelia Payne, Louisa Branch Manager.

To make an in-person appointment, please contact a participating branch and ensure you bring a face covering to your appointment.

For more information about hours and services, visit jmrl.org.

JMRL launches webpage to assist students and families

JMRL has created a webpage to connect students, teachers, and families with a variety of library resources to support virtual learning.

The Learn at Home webpage features links to helpful databases, booklists, Homework Help, social media pages, eBooks, eAudiobooks, Ask a Librarian and more.

Young Adult Services Manager Tim Carrier said the webpage encompasses a wide variety of JMRL services all in one spot.

“With at-home learning being a big part of this school year, we thought it would be beneficial for educators, parents, and students if we pulled together those resources in one place for quick access,” he said.

“We hope this page and its links will be useful to the community as the school year progresses.”

For more information, visit jmrl.org.

JMRL to offer Free Comic Books

This year, Free Comic Book Day will be Free Comic Book November at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library!  

In partnership with Telegraph Art & Comics, the Library will offer a variety of free comics for kids, teens, and adults to be selected online and picked up during curbside service from November 9 – 30, while supplies last.

Patrons can choose up to five comics starting November 9. Then contact their branch to pick them up via contactless curbside service.

“JMRL has participated in Free Comic Book Day for many years,” said Young Adult Services Manager Tim Carrier.

“We’re delighted to be able to observe the event this year, even though it’s a little different from the past.”

For any questions, please contact the Library at 434.979.7151 x4.