Library News & Notes

Well-Read episode #5 - Books That Make You Cry

Need a good cry? Ann and Halle have some suggestions for tearjerkers, and we'll close with what we're reading this week.



Well-Read episode #4 - YA books for Adults

If you've never read YA, it's time to start! Ann and Halle will introduce you to the amazing world of Young Adult literature, even when you're no longer a teen yourself. As always, we'll end with what we're reading this week. 



Well-Read episode #3 - Page to Screen

This week we discuss our favorite books that have made the leap to the screen. As always, we close with what we're currently reading.


Every Hero Has a Story: Susie King Taylor

This year the theme for the Library system's Summer Reading programs is "Every Hero Has a Story." Because our responsibility is local history, I am going to highlight just a few of the historical everyday heroes in Beaufort District's past.

An unsung heroine who confronted the injustice surrounding her was Susie King Taylor. Taylor served the 33rd USCT [the United States Colored Troops within the Union Army raised locally] as a nurse and a teacher. She did so without payment. She taught and nursed here in Beaufort among the freedmen being treated in the Contraband hospitals.Read More...

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