Library News & Notes

December 20, 2016

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, design...

December 15, 2016

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...

December 8, 2016

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.

December 8, 2016

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 causin...

December 7, 2016

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 E...

December 7, 2016

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...

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