Beaufort County Library System and Beaufort County School District unite to combat the loss of literacy skills with an innovative county-wide summer reading program.
This program will provide an easy-to-follow game board with incentivizing prizes that will, most importantly, promote reading and literacy.
Each student in the Beaufort County School District (BCSD) will receive a game board before schools break for summer. Beaufort County Libraries (BCL) will simultaneously distribute game boards to visitors of its branch libraries and Bookmobiles. This county-wide program is set to launch on June 1st and run until July 31st. No registration is required.
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).
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'...
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
The Friends of the Beaufort Library will hold a public art installation celebration at the Saint Helena Branch Library on Saturday, October 27, at 2 pm. “On the Way To the Market,” a National Sculpture Society award-winning bronze sculpture by Alex Palkovich, captures an African-American woman gracefully transporting a basket of vegetables on her head.
The sculpture was purchased by the Friends to commemorate the history of the African descendants in the Lowcountry, and will be a permanent installation at the library. The sculptor will be on hand to provide background about his work and to answer questions. Refreshments will be served, and all ages are invited to att...
(BEAUFORT, SC) The Friends of the Beaufort Library, a non-profit supporting the Beaufort County Library branches North of the Broad River, will again hold its annual blow-out BOOK SALE including a Silent Auction the weekend of September 28-30 at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort.