Library News & Notes

Summer Reading books, all in one place!

Your one-stop-shop for summer reading books Students and parents can now easily obtain copies of recommended books for summer reading! Choose between elementary, middle, or high school grade levels Local schools' reading lists are available for easy access Books are alphabetized by title and include a description Readers can choose from a variety of formats Easily place a hold on an item, or, some formats offer immediate download Content will continue to be added to these pages as summer approaches. CHECK IT OUT!

Summer Reading Kicks Off June 4th!

Join the Beaufort County Library for a summer full of books, movies, music, prizes and fun! Who can join? Babies, toddlers, children, and teens How do I participate? Beginning June 4, 2018, visit any Beaufort County Library location to register. Don’t have a library card? Sign up for that too! It’s all free. How does it work? Points are earned by reading and by attending library events. Receive small prizes for every 100 points earned. Earn 500 points for a chance to win a grand prize! What else should I know? All branches offer events and an enthusiastic team ready to create a fun and engaging summer for all ages. For easy access to our holdings of summer reading books, visit BeaufortCounty

Libraries will be closed on Monday

All branches and departments of the Beaufort County Library system will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. We will reopen to normal operating hours on Tuesday, May 29.

We've made some improvements

Things are a-changin' at the Beaufort Branch Library! Over the past two years, the Beaufort Branch Library has received new carpeting, meeting room renovations, new service desks and furniture, and - finished just this week - renovations on a new staff work area. These projects were made possible by the generosity and dedication of the Friends of the Beaufort Library. All proceeds earned by the Beaufort Friends from things like book sales and memberships are recycled back into various projects for the Beaufort, St. Helena, and Lobeco branch libraries.

Beaufort Friends' HALF OFF SALE

Half Off Summer Reading! The Friends of the Beaufort County Library announce a month-long half-price sale beginning June 1 at the downtown Scott St. location. The Friends Book Store operates year round in support of library programs and resources, and offers almost-new condition books, DVDs and books on CD at community-pleasing prices. Gift certificates and tote bags are also available, and make wonderful end-of-school gifts! The Book Store is open during library hours, and all sales are cash or check only. Details:

Library Announces Second Bookmobile

In June 2017, Beaufort County Council funded the first Library Bookmobile in 21 years. Based on the phenomenal success of this service to Beaufort County citizens in its first six-months of operation, the Friends of the Hilton Head Library decided that they would like to fund a second vehicle. The Friends of Hilton Head Library Board of Directors worked with Library Director Ray McBride to discuss the feasibility of a second vehicle. After a quick study of the available data and discussions with Library Board of Trustees, Beaufort County Administration, and Beaufort County Council, it was decided that this was a fantastic opportunity. The Friends of the Hilton Head Library agreed to fully fu

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