Library News & Notes downtime

Ancestry and Ancestry Library Edition users may have trouble accessing the site. was recently the victim of a Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDoS). During the attack, Ancestry websites along with the Find A Grave website were clogged with massive amounts of bogus traffic that took the sites down. According to's Facebook updates, no data was compromised, and they are working quickly to restore service.

Great reads you might have missed

Having provided reader advisory services to library customers for more than 35 years, I have read and listened to more than my fair share of great books (and not-so-great ones). There are many books that enjoy great hype and popular demand, while other equally deserving books slip by the wayside and gather dust on library shelves.Read More...

Libraries keep up with fast-changing technology

Before Mother's Day, I wondered whether any patrons would come in showing us their new iPad, Kindle or other e-book device and ask if we could help them download e-books to their new Mother's Day gift.Read More...

Keep up your love of learning with BCL's Summer Reading Program

 As the school year winds down and the long, lazy summer stretches before you, don't forget the Beaufort County Library. We have so much planned for the kids in your life, and the good news is, it's all free.

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