Hancock Library to convert to new catalog system

The Hancock County Library System will begin transitioning to a new Integrated Library System, beginning Monday, November 26. The final day for customers to use the current system and catalog is Wednesday, November 21 at 5 p.m. Any holds customers made prior to November 21 will be honored.

Library staff will perform manual check ins and check outs on Saturday, November 24, but no holds will be able to be placed at that time. During the transition period, the library’s catalog will not be available on the library computers or customers’ home computers beginning Wednesday, November 21.

The new system, Atriuum, a web-based Integrated Library System, will be available on the library’s website and catalog on Monday, November 26.

Library’s Holiday Tree Gala set for December 2

A breathtaking display of exquisitely decorated trees will delight the public at the Hancock County Library System’s 24th annual Holiday Tree Gala, set for Sunday, December 2 from 1-4 p.m. at the Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library. This year’s theme is All is Calm, All is Bright. The public is cordially invited to bring the children and see the enchanting display of trees and tell Santa their Christmas wishes

Musical entertainment will be provided by the South Hancock Elementary Children’s Choir at 3:00 p.m. Santa will greet children, and punch and cookies will be served.

“More than 50 businesses, organizations and schools are displaying trees this year,” said Jennifer Baxter, HCLS Executive Director. “This event has been hailed as the premiere kick off for the holiday season in Hancock County, and we are proud to host it.”

In conjunction with the gala event, The Bay-Waveland Garden Club will present their annual Christmas Flower Show "All is Calm, All is Bright" in the Seal Meeting Room at the Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library on Highway 90 in Bay St. Louis, on Sunday, December 2, 2018, from 1 to 4 p.m. Fall and Winter horticulture and Floral Designs grown and created by Club members will be displayed. This show is complimentary and open to the public. More information on the flower show is available by calling Darlene Underwood at 228-216-1366.

Hanukkah, the Jewish celebration that begins at sundown on December 12, will also be represented in the display case at the Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library. The display will be available to the public through the end of December.