Library News & Notes

Learn more about the Civil War through exhibits and programs at BCL

The Civil War is a timely topic as sesquicentennial commemorations are occurring throughout the nation. We live among the remains of the Civil War, fought 150 years ago, and seldom do we acknowledge the sites of horrific battles; the scars on our churches, buildings, and national character; or the war's impact on the American psyche.

For four long and terrible years, the United States was interrupted by a brutal war that helped define American democracy.Read More...

30 ways to use your Beaufort County library card this fall

30 ways to use your Beaufort County library card this fall

"Thirty days has September..."

If you haven't used your library card in a while, visit one of our five library branches to see all the things it can do for you.

Here are 30 of them:

BCL is a great resource for back-to-schoolers

As families settle into another school year, it's a great time to remember that one of the most beneficial resources for students of all ages is free and can be found in five convenient locations across Beaufort County.

That resource is your public library.

The Beaufort County library system has branches in Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head Island, Lobeco and St. Helena Island. Each one has friendly and knowledgeable staff ready to help you locate and use our print and digital resources.Read More...

There's an app for that: Must-haves for Lowcountry booklovers

In our fast-paced, high-tech, super-sized society, apps on mobile devices keep busy Americans in the know while they're on the go. In a recent report ("Smartphone Ownership 2013") Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project estimates that 56 percent of all American adults own and use smartphones. Similarly, Pew's "Tablet Ownership 2013" report finds that a third of American adults say they own a tablet computer.Read More...

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