Library News & Notes

Get homemade gift ideas from our vast collection of crafting books

With the holidays quickly approaching, many people are scrambling to come up with creative gift ideas for their loved ones. Instead of buying presents for your friends and family, why not make them yourself this year? A beautiful, handmade gift can be both economical and allow you to make a heartfelt gesture that shows you care. Beaufort County Library offers a wide array of books that can help you create the perfect gift.Read More...

Help foster a love of reading by sharing book with littlest of readers

I remember the first time I read a book to my daughter. At the time, she was barely a few weeks old and swaddled tightly. I knew she wouldn't understand -- and she might have been snoozing at the time -- but I was so excited to read to her. I had looked forward to this moment for years.Read More...

Modern children's picture books are works of art in their own right

November is Picture Book Month, an international literacy celebration of the beauty and value of picture books, and the Beaufort County Library is the perfect place to explore the stunning artwork contained in today's picture books.

If it's been a while since you ventured into the world of children's books, you will be surprised by the quality and variety of the artwork that these treasures contain.Read More...

Books, websites provide resources for veterans, military families

Veterans Day is a singular reminder of the debt our nation owes to its men and women in uniform. These soldiers often make the ultimate sacrifice or bear the physical and emotional scars of battle and military service.

This Veterans Day think about taking the family to the beautiful -- and very local -- National Cemetery on Boundary Street in Beaufort. Here rest veterans from wars as far back as the Civil War. It is a beautiful spot for reflection and connection to the past and present commitment by our military forces in defense of freedom.Read More...

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