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Live Oak Public Libraries is a system of 16 library locations serving a 3-county region in southeast Georgia.

Each year, the Library typically hosts more than 1.1 million visitors, checks out over 1.1 million items, answers in excess of 485,000 questions, registers more than 555,000 computer sessions, and presents programs to nearly 125,000 patrons in Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty Counties.

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Live Oak Public Libraries presents this exhibit as part of the Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) Digital Exhibits Program. The objective of the program is to empower libraries to use their unique digitized materials to tell the stories of their libraries and communities. Using the Omeka S platform, Live Oak Public Libraries has curated this online local exhibit using content already available in the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG). 

Live Oak Public Libraries greatly appreciates the cooperation of the City of Savannah Municipal Archives, The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, and Ellie Isaacs in providing some images and permissions for this exhibit.

This site was created by Live Oak Public Libraries with support from the Georgia Public Library Service, using Library Service and Technology Act funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Fair Use Statement

This site is for educational purposes only and complies with copyright laws and fair use guidelines. Fair use is a doctrine in United States copyright law that allows limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the rights holders, such as commentary, criticism, news reporting, research, teaching or scholarship. It provides for the legal, non-licensed citation or incorporation of copyrighted material in another author’s work under a four-factor balancing test.


Takedown Request Statement

Items on this site were exclusively sourced from the Digital Library of Georgia. This site honors DLG's Collection Development Policy and in particular its Removal Policy. Items may be removed from this site at the discretion of the site owners for one or more of the following:

  1. Site is not consistently available and reliable
  2. Inaccurate data, facts, or information
  3. Proven violation of copyright
  4. Site or content is no longer available for free to the public


Exhibit Curation

Linda Bridges: Librarian, Kaye Kole Genealogy and Local History Room, Live Oak Public Libraries


Additional Technical Support

Miriam Early: DigEx Program Assistant, Archival Services & Digital Initiatives, Georgia Public Library Service 

Sarah Collier: Director of Communications, Live Oak Public Libraries