Ocean Springs, MS -- Ocean Springs Municipal Library will reopen to the public on Monday, August 14, at 9 a.m., Jackson-George Regional Library System announced today. The library underwent a 1.6M renovation, which saw the installation of a new roof, HVAC system, carpet and tile, fresh paint, LED lights, and a new circulation/information desk.
The City of Ocean Springs contributed $30,000 towards the cost of the roof replacement from insurance proceeds for damage suffered during Hurricane Zeta in October 2020. The remaining funding for the project came from the Jackson County Board of Supervisors, in what was a 287-day project.
The City of Ocean Springs would like to thank architect Hoppy Allred, AIA of Allred Stolarski Architects, PA, project contractor Dan Hensarling, Inc., and the JGRLS team for their dedication to completing this renovation. While the library will host a grand opening and ribbon cutting to celebrate the renovation's success, patrons can already take advantage of the website to reserve or renew books, find electronic resources, research databases, and access free learning platforms. For any other questions, contact the library at 228-875-1193.