Library News & Notes

August 31, 2016

The St. Helena Branch Library is now open to the public.

Original Article

Due to an air conditioning outage, the St. Helena branch library will close at 5:00pm on Monday, August 29th.  The County is working to resolve the matter and hopes to reopen the branch to regular operating hours on Thursday, September 1st.

August 29, 2016

Due to an air conditioning outage, the St. Helena branch library will close at 5:00pm on Monday, August 29th.  The County is working to resolve the matter and hopes to reopen the branch to regular operating hours on Thursday, September 1st.

August 18, 2016

Article Published in Beaufort Gazette/Island Packet

By Stephen Fastenau, Beaufort Gazette

Just out the back door of South Carolina’s prettiest library, floor-to-ceiling windows lead to a covered patio with an amphitheater feel.

People often come to the quiet space at the St. Helena library just to eat lunch. But it will also host a music festival — bands playing just outside the doors of a place where whispers are thought to be the only acceptable form of communication.

But this new library isn’t a throwback. The $11 million building opened not only with a sleek look recognized with multiple design awards, but also with some pretty darn cool technology to serve a rural a...

August 17, 2016

Partnership with school district to help 50 families

Article Published in Beaufort Today

By Jessicah Lawrence, Beaufort Today

With technology now playing a vital role in learning, Beaufort County libraries north of the Broad River are teaming up with the school district to help more students gain access to the internet.

A pilot program last year provided 10 Beaufort County families from Whale Branch and Lady’s Island schools with devices to be used for educational purposes such as completing nightly homework assignments or projects. This year the program will help 50 students.

The program started in 2015 because the library constantly saw a need for internet access outsid...

August 3, 2016

Our Library system's St. Helena Branch Library has been named most beautiful library in South Carolina by Tech Insider magazine!

Read the full article here. 

August 2, 2016

World renowned artist Alex Palkovich has chosen the St. Helena branch of the Beaufort County Library System to display his award-winning bronze sculpture “On the Way to Market.”  This 44” tall bronze sculpture depicts an African-American woman with a basket full of vegetables balanced adeptly on her head.  The sculpture illustrates the heritage of African descendants in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. This work has already won the 80th Annual National Sculpture Society Exhibition People’s Choice Award.

“We are honored to have an exceptionally talented international artist such as Alex to display his work in Beaufort.  This statue in particular is a great fit for the...

August 1, 2016

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