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News from the Annie T. Jeffers Library in Bolton

The Jackson/Hinds Library System connects Hinds County communities to a world of information and they want to help you find the information you need, whether in digital or print format. Their goal is to provide quality service through their 14 locations, including the Annie T. Jeffers Library in Bolton Mississippi.

If you have a JHLS library card, you now have access to hoopla BingePass. Borrow seven days of unlimited access to 50 digital magazines or educational videos from The Great Courses. hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, phone or TV. Titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere. The hoopla digital service is offered through the Mississippi Library Commission.

Libraries will be closed December 23-25 for Christmas and December 31-January 1 for New Year's Day.

Indoor programs are back! Library staff can now offer programs in the meeting rooms again with social distancing and limited capacity. Masks required. There is also limited seating within the library for individual patrons. Meeting rooms are still not available for rent at this time.

You can see all upcoming JHLS programs for Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year's Day at

Virtual Story Time from the Annie T. Jeffers Library: James Anderson reads the book "The Night Before Christmas" by Clement C. Moore in a way that allows children's imaginations to visualize the story. Watch the Library's recording of his reading, below.

James Anderson, who was raised in Bolton and lives in Bolton today, is a cancer survivor, actor, vocalist, craftsman, writer, creative director for an advertising agency, member of the Board of Trustees for New Stage Theatre, arts director at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Bolton, and leads congregational singing at two area churches. He is also the craftsman and creator of Scarvin' Artist scarves, a perennial favorite, on sale now.



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