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Lexington Library to Host State Poet Laureate June 1

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The Lexington Library will host SC Poet Laureate, Marjory Wentworth, for The Power of Poetry & Social Engagement.

WHEN Thursday, June 1, 2017, 6:30 – 7:30pm

WHERE Lexington Main Library

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Kershaw Library Selected for NASA @ My Library Program

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Seventy-five U.S. public libraries have been selected to receive resources, training and support through NASA@ My Library, a STEM education initiative that will increase and enhance STEM learning opportunities for library patrons throughout the nation, including geographic areas and populations currently underserved in STEM education. Forty-nine states are represented.

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Staff News from Saluda County Library

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Staff News from Saluda County Library

Changes have taken place recently in staffing of the Saluda County Library. These include: Following 12 years of exemplary service, Library Assistant Sandra McAlister, has retired. Geri Martin is promoted to the position of Library Assistant.  New staff members include Lisa Lyon, Director, and Sarah Johnson, Library Aide. Lisa Lyon comes to Saluda from Tryon, NC where she served as director of the Lanier Library. Her past positions include many years working with children and young adults in the public library systems of Spartanburg and Laurens counties.

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Dorchester County Library hires new Executive Director

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Dorchester County Library has hired a new Executive Director. Robert C. Antill has been selected by the Dorchester County Library Board of Trustees to lead the growing library system effective May 1, 2017. After a successful bond referendum in which the library system will replace its Summerville location and add an additional location in North Charleston in the near future. Mr. Antill comes in at an integral part of growth in a system that has served the residents of Dorchester County with only two branches since the late 1970’s.

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Storytellers at the Laurens County Library

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Laurens County Public Library system is excited to host two storytellers and singers during the month of March. These programs are a part of the Family Night Out series. Families from around Laurens County are encouraged to come to these events to enjoy activities, story times, and special guests.

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State Library to provide free training to public library managers on PLA's Project Outcome

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Be a part of a cohort of public libraries interested in implementing Project Outcome to drive change, influence decision making, and demonstrate the true impact of the library’s programs and services on the community. This important workshop will be held at the SC State Museum on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Berkeley Library Launches New Young Learner’s Toolbox Program

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Monday’s ribbon cutting ceremony celebrated the official opening of the Young Learner’s Toolbox Learning Lab, a section of the Moncks Corner Library that features multi-sensory toys, learning kits, and technology designed to encourage children to learn while they play. Attendees of the ribbon cutting included; County Supervisor William Peagler, Councilmen Kenneth Gunn, Joshua Whitley, Dennis Fish, and Caldwell Pinckney, as well as members from the Berkeley County School District, South Carolina State Library, and the Town of Moncks Corner.

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