Library News & Notes

Bon Appetit

Would you like to try a local traditional recipe dish for your summer parties, gatherings, and cookouts? We stock a variety of cookbooks in the Beaufort District Collection and Local History sections at the Branch Libraries. We even have a food and recipes page for several lowcountry delicacies online at sirsi/frogmore.htm#Hoppin'%20John.

Some Lowcountry local cookbook author’s websites to visit are:

Pat Branning website
Debbie Covington website More...

Beaufort District Collection Research Room

Our usual and customary Research Room hours of operation are adjusted for the next 5 business days. We are open for business 10 am until Noon and 1 pm until 5 pm from Wed., June 19th through Tues., June 25th. We will be closed for lunch from Noon until 1 pm on each of those workdays.

Regular Research Room hours of operation resume Wed., June 26th.Read More...

The Smithsonian and [Beaufort] South Carolina in the Civil War

Speaking of social media:

Heather Ewing wrote a wonderful blog post re: connection between the Smithsonian Institution and our own Library's history. Be sure to read it: "The Smithsonian and South Carolina in the Civil War." The short link is

To see a list of what was confiscated, visit our Local History and Nature page "History of the Collection" written by Information Services Coordinator emeritus, Dennis Adams. The short link is

Social Media at the Library

Libraries are always in a state of changing and adapting to new ways of providing services to our communities. Anyone who's breathing knows that Facebook and Twitter exist and that some people use these platforms to communicate and connect with other people. So, do libraries need to take advantage of social media platforms to get our message of "access for all" out into the world? "Yes," says the 2013 State of America’s Libraries Report from the American Library Association. Embracing new technologies to improve our services is just the way that libraries roll.Read More...

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