Library News & Notes

November 21, 2018

Donate a new or like-new baby’s or child’s book to the library during December 2018 and your library fines* will be forgiven (up to $20 per card).

Books will be donated to the Born to Read program to support their goal of promoting early literacy to parents and children in Beaufort County.

*Forgiveness applies only to fines from overdue items and to Beaufort County Library cardholders only. Donation must be in new or like-new condition (please bring to any Beaufort County Library location).

November 15, 2018

The Beaufort County Library system is pleased to announce that the Friends of the Hilton Head Library organization is the recipient of the South Carolina Library Association (SCLA) Friend of Libraries Award. 

The award recognizes outstanding service to a library or libraries, which has furthered the expansion of library services in South Carolina.

The Friends of the Hilton Head Library received the award in recognition of their contributions to the Hilton Head Library and dedication to supporting quality library service to their community. Library Director Ray McBride, at the recent South Carolina Library Association conference, accepted the award on the Friends'...

November 6, 2018

Beaufort County Library Director Ray McBride is this year’s winner of the South Carolina Library Association (SCLA) Hall of Fame Award!

This award is given to recognize significant career accomplishments and contributions to the development of library and information services in South Carolina, as well as leadership and service contributing to the advancement of the goals and objectives of the South Carolina Library Association.

Mr. McBride is the first individual to receive this new award, which recognized his 20 years as a professional librarian in South Carolina, including:

  • Three years as Systems Administrator in Darlington County Library System

  • Seven year...

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