SC Public Library News

South Carolina Libraries Respond to Flooding

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Residents meeting with FEMA staff, Lexington County Public Library Photo by Melissa Hudson

Over the weekend of October 3–4, Hurricane Joaquin brought record-setting rainfall and catastrophic flooding to the Southeast, leaving South Carolina in a state of disaster. In the central and eastern part of the state, rivers overran their banks, washing out roads and bridges, breaching dams, and destroying property. To the south, high tides pushed water inland over sea walls. President Barack Obama declared the state a disaster zone, and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local efforts.

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RICHLAND LIBRARY TO ASSIST FEMA APPLICATIONS AT MAIN LOCATION

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Richland Library plans to assist customers with FEMA applications during its normal hours of operation.  Initially, the FEMA assistance will be available at Richland Library Main (1431 Assembly Street). The plan is for other Richland Library locations, in the most impacted areas, to offer this assistance in the coming weeks.  

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Learn more about Coyotes in South Carolina

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Hearing odd howls in the night?  Are large carnivores darting across your lawn?  Is something strange lurking outside?  Laurens County has certainly changed over the years, and one of those changes is the increase in our coyote population.  The Laurens County Library has invited DNR Wildlife Biologist Jay Butfiloski to visit the library at 6:30 p.m. on October 1 to explain the facts about this interesting and somewhat controversial species that seems to be showing up everywhere.

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Charleston Friends of the Library Hosts its Annual That BIG Book Sale Event

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Book lovers and bargain hunters are in for a real treat when the Charleston Friends of the Library host its 34th annual That BIG Book Sale, October 9-11, at the Omar Shrine Auditorium. Over 60,000 books, DVDs, CDs, books on CDs, sheet music and maps will be on sale to the public with prices starting at just $.50. For the price of one movie ticket or one new paperback book, shoppers can walk out with a basket full of books, DVDs and CDs that they can enjoy over and over again, or pass on to a friend.

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Dedicated Volunteers Join Richland Library Foundation & Richland Library Friends

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New faces are joining seasoned ones as two groups of volunteers commit their time and talents to the Richland Library Friends and Richland Library Foundation Boards. The library’s mission is to provide experiences that inspire, inform and entertain to improve the quality of life for everyone who interacts with the library. On average, more than 8,500 people visit our 11 locations throughout Richland County daily.

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Beaufort County Library Partners with Hoopla Digital to Give Patrons Online and Mobile Access to Free Movies, Music, eBooks and More

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Library cardholders can instantly explore, borrow and enjoy dynamic content on their smartphones, tablets and computers.

The Beaufort County Library System will soon feature public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, eBooks, audiobooks and Comics, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital (hoopladigital.com).

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Spartanburg Library Hosts 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition

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The Spartanburg County Public Library invites visitors from August 14 through October 18 to view artwork on display in the AT&T Exhibition Lobby during library's 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition. Amber Smith, former Assistant Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC served as juror for this year's exhibition.  Join the Library in celebrating the hard work of artists in our community.

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Sherman’s Flame and Blame at the Laurens County Library September 10, 2015

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During the Civil War, General William T. Sherman gained a reputation for being ruthless.  Learn more about his tactics when the Laurens County Library, the Laurens District Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogy Society and the Humanities Council of SC present “Sherman’s Flame and Blame” at the Laurens County Library at 7:30 PM on September 10, 2015.

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