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Library picks name
The Glynn County Library Board of Trustees had a lengthy list of names for the newly created single-county library system to look at during Wednesday's board meeting.

The board had invited the public to submit ideas for a name for the new library system. Some names were well-thought out and some were completely unrelated to literary nomenclature, but the board narrowed it down quickly to three options - Golden Isles Public Libraries, Golden Isles Libraries and Marshes of Glynn Libraries.

With a vote of 8 in support, the Marshes of Glynn Libraries was the final choice. Several board members, including the chairman Matthew Permar, appreciated the title for its literary reference as well as its nod to an important feature of both Brunswick and St. Simons Island.

The new library system is taking its name from the poem "Marshes of Glynn" penned by Sidney Lanier in 1875.

The board, still in the process of setting up the new regional system, said it will request several services from Glynn County, including information technology services, human resources, finance, facility maintenance and, if possible, legal services. It also plans to interview three final candidates for manager of the St. Simons Island Library during an open session on March 5.

* Reporter Sarah Lundgren writes about education and other local topics. Contact her at, on Facebook or at 265-8320, ext. 322.

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