Library News & Notes

Library Receives Planning Grant for Reconstruction Project from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Fo

The Beaufort County Library is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a $25,000 planning grant from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation. The funds will support the development of a creative curation project as part of the comprehensive plan to create a Beaufort County Interpretative Center on Reconstruction History. Partners for the project include SCETV, the University of South Carolina Beaufort, the University of South Carolina’s College of Education, The Mitchelville Project, Historic Penn Center, the Lowcountry Digital Library, the City of Beaufort and its mayor, Billy Keyserling. The creative curation project will work with artists, historians, designers and others to creat

Pacific Coast Trail Adventure Talk, Slow Flow Vinyasa, Internet Privacy Course, More at Hilton Head

From Mexico to Canada: One Islander’s Epic Trek Short Description of the Event: Hear – and see photos – about the Pacific Crest Trail as thru-hiker Michael Koslow chronicles his 2,663-mile journey. Get an idea of what goes into planning such an adventure, the landscapes traversed, and experiences to be had. Whether you would contemplate a similar long-distance hike or would like to live vicariously, come and be amazed! Time and Date of the Event: Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 3:00pm-4:15pm Price of the Event: Free Contact Information: Lauren Read, 843-255-6531, lread@bcgov.net Website: beaufortcountylibrary.org Event Name: Slow Flow Vinyasa Short Description of the Event: Join us for a sl

Holiday Closures at the Beaufort County Library System

All branches and departments of the Beaufort County Library System will be closed Friday, December 23 through Monday, December 26. All locations will reopen on Tuesday, December 27. Additionally, the Library system will be closed on Monday, January 2 and will reopen on Tuesday, January 3.

Learn about the Hurricanes of Beaufort’s Past

The Library’s special local history collection and archives unit revisits local hurricanes in January 2017. Hurricanes of Beaufort’s Past Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm Location of Event: BDC@ Beaufort Branch, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC 29902 Price of Event: Free but registration is required; Ages 12 – Adults. Register through the Beaufort History Museum website “Events” page. Contact info: Grace Cordial, 843-255-6468, gracec@bcgov.net Website: beaufortcountylibrary.org The Historical Hurricane Tracks website indicates that almost 100 hurricanes and tropical storms have struck within 65 nautical miles of Beaufort SC since 1852, some causing great impact on the subsequent course

Chocolate Olympics, Do you Wanna Build a Snowman, More January Events at Beaufort Branch Library

Event Name: Let’s Get Crazy with Legos! Short Description of Event: Let’s get those Legos moving! Free play fun with motors, gears, and battery power packs. All ages. Time and Date of Event: Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 at 2:00pm Location of Event: Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort, SC 29902 Price of Event: Free Contact info: Kathleen McTeer, 843-255-6469, kmcteer@bcgov.net Website: beaufortcountylibrary.org Event Name: Do You Wanna Build a Snowman? Short Description of Event: Join us for a couple of stories, a snowman craft, and light snack. Ages 2 + with adult caregiver. Registration required. Time and Date of Event: Friday, January 20 at 4pm Location of Event: Beaufort Branch Lib

Beaufort County Library Receives Grant to Expand Wifi Loan Program

Thanks to a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) administered by the South Carolina State Library (SCSL), a pilot partnership between Beaufort County's public schools and libraries seeking to bring Internet access to some families living in rural, northern Beaufort County has been so successful that the Library has been awarded a $23,194 grant to expand the program. The Beaufort County Library has partnered with Beaufort County, the Beaufort County School District and Kajeet to expand the reach and benefits of free access to the internet to underserved youth and communities by expanding the SmartSpot Educational Broadband Program. The grant allows for 50 mid

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