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Mississippi Gulf Coast Libraries - Part Two

Stacks and Stories Podcast

Release Date: 02/24/2020

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Join Pod Squad member, Susan Liles, as she talks with two library directors from the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  This is the second segment featuring the state's coastal libraries. Lori Barnes, Executive Director of the Jackson George Regional Library System shares information about her system, including how many branches she has, how long they've been around, and some of the things that are going on. Susan also talks with Denise Saucier, Director of the Long Beach Library about a great event she recently hosted and the things she offers the residents of this small Mississippi coastal town.

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Join Pod Squad member, Susan Liles, as she talks with two library directors from the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  This is the second segment featuring the state's coastal libraries.

Lori Barnes, Executive Director of the Jackson George Regional Library System shares information about her system, including how many branches she has, how long they've been around, and some of the things that are going on.

Susan also talks with Denise Saucier, Director of the Long Beach Library about a great event she recently hosted and the things she offers the residents of this small Mississippi coastal town.