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Library services return to Pearlington

A temporary, miniature library is now open inside the Pearlington Gym. A temporary, miniature library is now open inside the Pearlington Gym.
PEARLINGTON, MS (WLOX) -

Pearlington residents have been without a public library for nearly two months. But that all changed Thursday when leaders opened a temporary, miniature library inside the Pearlington Gym.

"Right now I'm job hunting resume building," said Pearlington Resident Wilton Acker.

Acker said the library plays an important role in his future. He said although it's small, it's here and to him that's all that matters.

"Not only for me, but like I said my community has a place where we don't have to drive 30 minutes out of town to get resources that we can get right here at home."

Resident Jean Collins echoed his words.

"My computer got damaged in the storm, so it's in the repair shop."

Collins said she relies on the library at least once a week, and being without one has been tough.

"This is a temporary place and I'm grateful for it."

It's not a full service library, but leaders say residents will be able to find everything they need.

"We wanted to put a little bit of everything in there that we have in a regular library," said Patty Furr, Executive Director of Hancock County Libraries. "We have a copy machine, we have books, DVDs and CD books to check out. We put in four desktop computers for people who need to go online. We also have eight laptops for teens to use after school and tables where they can do their home work."

The temporary library is located right across the parking lot from the flooded Pearlington Library. That building is expected to reopen sometime in January.

To get more information on the programs that are being offered to adults and children there, contact the library at (228) 533-0755.

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