Library News & Notes

Coastal Heritage Magazine: Oyster Reefs

"Lowcountry Living Shorelines: Restoring Carolina's Reefs," is the topic of the current issue of Coastal Heritage Magazine. The magazine is available in print in the BDC Research Room. For your convenience, the Sea Grant Consortium posts Coastal Heritage Magazine online at

Public libraries have a broad range of customers. Some customers prefer juicy tidbits of visual information. If you are one of these customers, view the "Beaufort County History Moments "Oysters" segment hosted by Natalie Hefter.Read More...

Dr. Eleanor Barnwell

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...

Gleason Honored

Each year National Women's History Month employs a unifying theme and recognizes national honorees whose work and lives testify to that theme. The theme for 2013 is "Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination.” Among this year's National Women’s History Month nominees is Kate Gleason, born Catherine Anselm Gleason in Rochester, NY on January 9, 1865. Although Miss Gleason never earned her engineering degree, she practiced engineering – and employed Beaufort County tradesmen on her local building projects during the deepest days of the Great Depression.Read More...

Email notifications about "expiring" accounts

Effective immediately: Our computer system will send out an email notification when your library card is going to “expire” in 30 days. If you receive such an email this simply means we have to update your contact information so your card remains usable. Please contact your local branch at your convenience to update your account. Please do not respond to the email, as our staff will not receive it.

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