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Penn Celebrates Sesquicentennial

Penn School was founded in 1862 as part of the "Port Royal Experiment." This weekend Penn Center is honoring its long and enduring history with an "150th Annual Founders Day Celebration."

If you'd like to know more about this National Historic Site, the Library shares a number of relevant materials about the Teachers and Missionaries of the "Port Royal Experiment" and the Penn Center through our holdings.


National Historic Register information on Penn Center

List of Materials owned by the BCL about Penn CenterRead More...

Volunteers for Focus Groups Needed

We believe that the Beaufort County Library makes a difference in our community. Your input can help us provide evidence that our activities do indeed make a positive difference in the quality of life here in Beaufort County.

In order to establish a baseline for our upcoming community project, we are looking for volunteers to share what they already know about the country of Afghanistan. If you'd like to help us, please register to participate in a Focus Group.Read More...

Beaufort History Museum Free Admission Ending Soon

Earlier this month, I visited our sister cultural agency, the Beaufort History Museum, located in Beaufort City Hall.

Designed to showcase the collection of historic artifacts that belong to the City originally housed in the now defunct Beaufort Museum, the Beaufort History Museum is like a survey course on Beaufort history, with a sampling of a little bit of quite a lot — from arrow points that are evidence of the first technology, ca 8000 BC, to a picture of Beaufort taken from space in this century. Not to mention a few artifacts from the intervening years.Read More...

From the Beacon: Library's audiobooks bring novels to life

A Playaway is a preloaded digital audio player. It brings pages to life at the push of a button. I find that the Playaway is the simplest way to listen to an audiobook on the go. It's perfect to listen to at the pool or beach, when you go for a walk, on an airplane, or in the middle of the night when you wake up and can't go back to sleep. Our libraries have a great selection. I'll tell you about some of my favorites.Read More...

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