ABOUT FIRST REGIONAL LIBRARY

First Regional Library is a five-county public library cooperative with fourteen branches located in Northern Mississippi. The Region was formed among DeSoto, Tate, Panola and Lafayette counties in 1950.  Tunica County joined the System in 1968.  The regional headquarters is located inside the branch in Hernando, MS, located about 20 miles south of Memphis, Tennessee.

HEADQUARTERS STAFF

Meredith Wickham – Director

Nancy Anderson – Business Manager
David Brown – Brand & Marketing Strategist
Emily Burton – Library Materials Selector
Mike Driffill – Facilities Coordinator
Lewonda Gipson – Collection Development Manager
Annette Jones – Human Resources Manager
Hanna Lee – Youth Services Coordinator
Amy Poe – Staff Development Coordinator
Jenniffer Stephenson – Assistant Director for Public Services

REGIONAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The First Regional Library is governed by a five-member Board of Trustees, the Members representing each of the five counties served by the Library System.

Derick Biglane – Representing DeSoto County
Jolee Hussey Representing Lafayette County
Jane Carlson – Representing Panola County
Rhonda Still– Representing Tate County
Evelyn Hubbard – Representing Tunica County

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees of First Regional Library will be held on October 8, 2020 at 2:30 p.m., at the Hernando Public Library, Hernando, Mississippi, to consider the approval of minutes, the payment of bills, the approval of financial reports and such other matters as may come before the board. In the event one or more trustees cannot be physically present, a teleconference or video conference may be held in accordance with Mississippi Code section 25 – 41 – 5. Public access will be provided at the above address.

First Regional Library Annual Audits: 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

First Regional Library Policy Manual

Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 10:15 am, the scheduled meeting of the First Regional Library Board of Trustees will be held at FRL Headquarters. The Board will be meeting virtually, but those wishing to attend may enter through the west doors and view the meeting in the large conference room upstairs. The doors will be open for this meeting only, and all social distancing and other protective procedures will be in place. If you have any questions, please contact feedback@firstregional.org.

YOUR LIBRARY CARD

Your First Regional Library card can be used at any of the fourteen branches in the system. Anyone who lives, works, owns property, or goes to school in one of the five counties is eligible for a free library card. We have NEW NO-FINES card options for kids! To find out more, visit our Library Card page.

Borrower Card Application

To review your account or to renew items, you will need your PIN #. To get this number, call one of the library branches.

Computer & Electronic Device Use Policy 

BORROWING AND RETURNS

Most materials may be checked out for three weeks, although some types of materials have different loan periods.  While there is no charge to check out library materials, overdue fines are applied when items are not brought back by their due date.  Items can be renewed in person, by phone, or by logging into your account via the Internet (you must have your library card number and PIN to do this).  If an item you have checked out is on hold for another person, you may not renew that item (this rule applies to any book borrowed through the Mississippi Library Partnership as well).  You may use any library’s book drop for your after-open-hours convenience.  You may return any item to any FRL branch location.

LIBRARY SERVICES

These are just a few of the services offered by the First Regional Library:
*Copy and fax machines
*Interlibrary loans
*Meeting rooms MEETING ROOM POLICY    MEETING ROOM RESERVATION FORM  MEETING ROOM USE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
*Adult and children’s exhibits and programs, including preschool storytimes and the Summer Library Program
*Information and Reference services
*Courier service among all the branches for fast delivery of requested material