Library News & Notes

Introduction to the 1940 Census - BDC Program on June 22nd

*Want to find yourself - or some relatives - in the 1940 US Federal Census? Sign up to attend the Beaufort District Collection program on precisely this topic in June! To help illuminate the ways and means of census taking, and how to put the 1940 census to the test of extracting information about an ancestor (or yourself, if you happen to be older than 72 years old), we will be offering a workshop on these topics Friday, June 22nd.Read More...

Beyond The Hunger Games

Did you gobble up The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins and would like other similar books to read? Here are some suggestions for other action-packed titles:Read More...

Registration for Summer Reading Starts Soon

It's never too early to share the joy of books!

Summer Reading programs have long been a mainstay of public libraries in the USA. Registration at BCL begins on Monday, June 4th.

The themes for Summer Reading 2012 are:

“Dream Big – Read!” ages 4 – 11
“Own the Night” for teens
“Between the Covers” for adults – ooh la la

Monitor our library homepage for details about all that BCL has on offer this summer to support the joy of reading.

May is National Historic Preservation Month

Before I forget to mention that May is National Historic Preservation Month:

The SC Department of Archives and History’s 2012 Historic Preservation Month poster “Finding South Carolina’s Hidden Gems” is available online at It's not a Beaufort District related house, but it is a fine house nonetheless. What's particularly helpful is the guide about how to start researching an historic property which you'll find on page 2!Read More...

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