Library News & Notes

Jonathan Francis, [Sr.], 1910 - 1963

Our new St. Helena Branch Library, located at 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road on St. Helena Island, will soon be opened to the public. We've been asked for a little information about the namesake of the road.

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Celebrate Archives Month!

Although the noun “archives” has several meanings, the definition most relevant to the management and daily operation of the BDC is “a facility in which records of permanent historical, cultural, or evidentiary importance are preserved, providing a means through which present and future generations may gain knowledge of and maintain continuity with the past.” Every day our staff of two manages archives of donated materials from individuals and organizations that demonstrate contributions of enduring local historical and cultural value to our area. Read More...

From the Beacon: Beaufort District Collection to be open for tours in October

October is a very busy time for the staff in the Beaufort District Collection. We have lots to celebrate as it is both Archives Month and Archaeology Month.

ARCHIVES MONTH

Although the noun "archives" has several meanings, the definition most relevant to the management and daily operation of the Beaufort District Collection is "a facility in which records of permanent historical, cultural or evidentiary importance are preserved, providing a means through which present and future generations may gain knowledge of and maintain continuity with the past."Read More...

Students + Libraries = Success

Studies show that children learn best when they have the opportunity to pursue their own interests. That’s why a library card is the most important school supply of all. Libraries provide students with access to innovative programs, classes and educational resources to support their curiosity. Some of our branch libraries even have homework centers staffed with volunteers to help. Best of all, it won’t cost you a thing – it’s all free with a Beaufort County Library system library card.Read More...

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