Library News & Notes

Digital Literacy

Libraries and librarians are very interested in the issues of equal access for all and digital literacy. Recently the Public Library Association, a division of the American Library Association, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, OCLC’s Web Junction, the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, the Federal Communications Commission, and the non-profit Connect2Compete formed a partnership to address these issues. The goal is to provide access to broadband Internet services and digital literacy training for the 100 million Americans who do not have access from home.Read More...

National Poetry Month: Mary S.B. Dana

Native daughter, Mary Stanley Bunce Palmer Dana Shindler (a.k.a. Mary S. B. Dana) is the perfect person to transition from National Women's History in March into National Poetry Month in April.Read More...

Family Treasures Workshop

Like libraries, museums, archives and other organizations throughout the world, the Beaufort District Collection works every day to preserve cultural history. 
The Heritage Health Index Report (2005) uncovered some startling statistics.  Over 4.8 billion artifacts are held in public trust by more than 30,000 archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, scientific research collections and archaeological repositories in the United States.Read More...

Grace White, 1910 - 2010

As we entered the 21st century, two authors undertook separate projects interviewing residents of 20th century Beaufort County to explore what it was that made the lives they were born into and/or carved for themselves here so noteworthy. Only two women, Dr. Eleanor I. Barnwell and Grace White, are featured in both Beaufort Through the Ages by Gloria Singleton (2010) and one of the three Remembering the Way It Was volumes by Fran Heyward Marscher (2005, 2006,and 2007).Read More...

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