Library News & Notes

Exciting Library News! County Council Approves Purchase of New Library Bookmobile

(June 29): On June 27th Beaufort County Council approved the purchase of a new Beaufort County Library bookmobile. Funding for the vehicle will come from Beaufort County Library Impact Fees and funding for staffing and operating the bookmobile were included in the library system’s FY17 budget. The Library system retired their last bookmobile in 1993. Library Administration is in the process of determining the new bookmobile’s collection, staffing, route and schedule. The new bookmobile will serve communities throughout Beaufort County.Read More...

The Value of Historical (and Permanent) Vertical Files

Historical vertical files can sometimes prove to be among the most useful collections of materials in a library or archives. They become especially valuable when viewed in a special local history collection and archives context. Sometimes an historical vertical file is the only place where one can find a ticket stub to a significant performance of a local play, a photograph of a church event, a railroad schedule, deed to a property, or a clue about just how influential an event or person may have been when it came to politics back in the day.Read More...

Well-Read episode #29 - Tackling Our TBRs

We all have them...our To Be Read list. On this week's episode, we're assigning each other reading from our TBRs, and as always, we end with what we're reading this week.

 

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Don't Leave Home Without Confirming the Schedule!

It's summertime and the living is easy. Well, perhaps not easy, but it is when a lot of Americans take a little time off from work to refresh themselves. AAA estimates that due to lower gas prices, more than 1/3 of Americans will take a family vacation this year. Some of these people will consider traveling to do genealogy research as the best way to rejuvenate or connect with family.Read More...

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