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Jackson-George Regional Library System Alena Burroughs July 14, 2009
Mission Statement The mission of the Jackson-George Regional Library System (JGRLS) is to provide high quality and relevantcustomer-oriented library and information services, collections of resources and programming that serves to expand and enrich the lives of our citizens. System Roles The primary role of JGRLS is to serve as a “Popular Materials Library” by providing current, high-demand, high-interest materials in a variety of formats for users of all ages. The secondary role is to serve as the “People’s University” by supporting customers in their formal education and independent learning endeavors throughout their lives.
Area Demographics Jackson County -Estimated Population, 2008- 130,694 -Persons under 18 years old, 2007- 26.5% Persons 65 years old and over, 2007- 11.5% -White, 2007- 74.3% -Black, 2007- 22.3% -Asian, 2007- 1.8% -American Indian and Alaska Native, 2007- 0.4% -Hispanic or Latino origin, 2007- 3.3% -Median household income, 2007- $43,411
Area Demographics, cont’d George County -Estimated Population, 2008- 22,406 -Persons under 18 years old, 2007- 28.8% Persons 65 years old and over, 2007- 11.2% -White, 2007- 89.1% -Black, 2007- 9.9% -Asian, 2007- 0.2% -American Indian and Alaska Native, 2007- 0.2% -Hispanic or Latino origin, 2007- 2.2% -Median household income, 2007- $42,581
Branches Gautier East Central Moss Point Ocean Springs
Branches Lucedale Pascagoula St. Martin Vancleave
Reference Services Reference In person Email Inter-Library Loan Databases Magnolia Database Genealogy Jackson County Law Library