Library News & Notes

May 29, 2017

The Beaufort County Library team is gearing up for another fun Summer Reading season. Children of all ages, teens, and adults can register for the program beginning Monday, June 5 at any of the Library’s locations, including the Library’s new Bookmobile.

The program’s premise is simple -- participants read books to win prizes. Participants choose what they want to read, and points are issued along the way.

In addition to the reading component, participants can attend events built upon this year’s theme, “Build a Better World.” Teens, children, and families can participate in events centered on building structures, miniature cars, space crafts, and LEGOs. Staff from the...

May 24, 2017

Wednesday, May 24: Due to a power outage, the St. Helena Branch Library will be closed for the remainder of the day. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

May 24, 2017

It's official! Members of County Council, County Administration, the Library Director, and Library Board of Trustee Members celebrated the unveiling of the Beaufort County Library system’s new Bookmobile yesterday at the Bluffton Branch Library.

The Bookmobile will visit the branches of the Library system next week, we hope to see you there!

May 24, 2017

Adult Summer Reading Program

Short Description of the Event: “Build a Better World” @ your library and win prizes for participation.

Time and Date of the Event: June 3 – July 21

Price of the Event: Free

Contact Information: Priscilla Pomazal, 843-255-6524,


Meditation + Yoga

Short Description of the Event: Group meditation is a great way to get support and develop a mindfulness routine for a brand new, spotty, or long-time practice.  We sit in silence for 30 minutes.  New to the program is that the meditation is to be followed by a 45-minute yoga session, to draw from heightened awareness to practice mindful movement....

May 22, 2017

Our Beaufort Branch has reopened! The Beaufort County Library system would like to extend a special thanks to Beaufort County Council, Beaufort County Administration, the Friends of the Beaufort Library, our patrons, and staff for all of the hard work, patience, and support during the renovation (carpet installation/new public internet computers).

May 18, 2017

Summer Reading Kickoff - Tinker and a Movie

Build whatever you want and enjoy an awesome movie.   All Ages.

Time and Date of the Event:  Monday, June 5 at 1:30pm

Location of Event: Bluffton Branch Library 120 Palmetto Way Bluffton, SC 29910

Price of the Event: Free

Contact Information: 843-255-6510,


Nature Walk

Take a nature walk at the library and discover what critters and plants are outside. Ages 5 and up.

Time and Date of the Event:  Wednesday, June 7 at 10:00am

Location of Event: Bluffton Branch Library 120 Palmetto Way Bluffton, SC 29910

Price of the Event: Free

Contact Information: 843-255-6510,


May 16, 2017

Get a first look at the Beaufort County Library Bookmobile

The Beaufort County Library system is holding a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the launch of its brand new Bookmobile. The community is invited to attend the event celebrating this momentous occasion.

The ribbon-cutting will be held on May 22 at 1:00pm at the Bluffton Branch Library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton, SC 29910. Bookmobile staff will be available to answer questions and attendees can tour the new Bookmobile from 2:00pm-5:00pm.

The Bookmobile will bring popular books, audiobooks, and DVDs to more than 40 scheduled stops across Beaufort County. The Bookmobile will also make “Special Occasion” stops at commun...

May 15, 2017

The Beaufort District Collection (BDC) offers local history programs about the Revolutionary War and native son and hero, Robert Smalls, during June. 

“Be Free or Die” Author Reading

Book talk, sale and signing with author Cate Lineberry whose latest book recounts the amazing story of Robert Smalls’s escape from slavery.  Limited space. First come; first seated. Seating begins 20 minutes before program. Program is co-sponsored by the Beaufort County Historical Society. 

Time and Dates of Events: 

Session 1: Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 11:00am, BDC@ Beaufort Branch, 1st floor, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC 29902

Session 2: Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 3:00pm, BDC@ Bluff...

May 15, 2017

Find out what's happening at all of our branches this summer.

The Library's Summer 2017 Guide to Events and Services is now available for online viewing. Copies will be available in the branches soon. 

Like the cover art? That image is just one of many in our new Russell J. Arnsberger Postcard Collection. Check it out here!

May 15, 2017

Teen Summer Reading Kickoff

Short Description of Event:  Kick off our summer series with the movie, Ender’s Game and pizza.  Registration and a signed permission slip is required for this after hours event. Ages 12 and older.

Time and Date of Event:  Friday, June 2 from 5:00-7:00 pm

Location of Event:  Hilton Head Branch Library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head SC 29926

Price of Event: Free

Contact info: Julie Bascom  843-255-6529,


Build-a-Bration Summer Reading Kickoff

Short Description of Event:  Drop by and get signed up for summer reading, create some amazing structures with our building toys, and...

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