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Library prepares opening of temporary service location during renovation


The Pickens County Library will be closed for renovations for the next 10-12 months. 

     The Pickens County Library in Jasper, located at 100 Library Lane, has closed to the public to prepare for upcoming renovations and expansions of its facilities through 2021. While the library is closed, a temporary, limited-service library location called “Pickens Grab & Go” will be available inside the Mountain Education Charter High School building, located at 339 West Church Street. The Grab & Go location is anticipated to open to the public during June 2021.

The library has launched a webpage at detailing the construction project with answers to common questions. Visitors can check the page frequently for updates about the renovations and expansions, as well as the opening date and service hours of the Pickens Grab & Go temporary service location once they are announced.

At the Grab & Go location, library patrons will be able to check out and return materials, place and pick up library holds, request interlibrary loans, pay fines, and browse a selection of items from the library’s collection. Express computer stations will also be available for users to access Wi-Fi, print, and make copies. Free Wi-Fi is still available in the parking lot of the Pickens County Library until construction begins in June.

From the beginning of June through the end of July, items returned to the library will not have overdue fines as part of the library’s fine-free summer promotion. Materials that have been checked out from the Pickens County Library have an extended due date of June 28. Pickens library patrons are encouraged to hold onto their borrowed items until service begins at the Pickens Grab & Go location. Pickens County residents may continue to contact the library by phone, online, or via social media to receive assistance and information about services and programming. Residents are encouraged to visit to access up-to-date information about the library’s Summer Reading Program.