Time to Register for Drawing Extended

I found out just this morning that the Public Library Foundation of Beaufort County is extending the period during which a donation to the Compact Shelving Fund will also enter your name into the drawing.

If your donation is received by the Public Library Foundation of Beaufort County before November 30th, your name will be placed in a Friends of the Beaufort County Library drawing to win an autographed copy of A History of Beaufort County, South Carolina, vol. 1 by Dr. Larry Rowland.

Checks should be made out to the "Public Library Foundation of Beaufort County" with a notation that your donation is for the "Beaufort District Collection" compact shelving project.

Mailing Address:

Public Library Foundation of Beaufort County
311 Scott Street, Suite 201
Beaufort, South Carolina

Any donation that you can make to help us reach our goal of $85,000 will be graciously appreciated. We really need proper storage for the "Treasures of the Beaufort District Collection." We cannot be good stewards of the historic materials entrusted to us without your financial help in raising the necessary funds to purchase the mobile, high density storage. Please help if you can.

About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.