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Book a summer 'vacation' at your local library

Stuck on ideas for what to do this summer? Looking for something to do that the whole family can get involved in close to home? Vacation at your local library.Read More...

Exhibit in BDC Leaves June 27th

Have you ever gone to Charleston via US Highway 17? If so, you've gone slap through the middle of the Combahee Ferry Historic District. Learn about early transportation in SC, the lost settlement of Radnor, and the daring raid of the 2nd USCT and Harriet Tubman to free 700 enslaved people from rice plantations along the river 151 years ago in the Combahee Ferry Historic District exhibit now on display.Read More...

Ancestry.com downtime

Ancestry and Ancestry Library Edition users may have trouble accessing the site. Ancestry.com was recently the victim of a Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDoS). During the attack, Ancestry websites along with the Find A Grave website were clogged with massive amounts of bogus traffic that took the sites down. According to Ancestry.com's Facebook updates, no data was compromised, and they are working quickly to restore service.

Great reads you might have missed

Having provided reader advisory services to library customers for more than 35 years, I have read and listened to more than my fair share of great books (and not-so-great ones). There are many books that enjoy great hype and popular demand, while other equally deserving books slip by the wayside and gather dust on library shelves.Read More...

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