Summer Reading Program

Every year we look forward to spending the summer with our summer readers.  This year we have a special treat.  Thanks to a surprise grant from Duke Energy, we will be taking our readers to Ripley’s Aquarium in Charleston!  Each year, the Duke Energy Foundation donates $30 million in charitable grants to communities just like ours.  We are very grateful for their generosity!  

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JUNE 21, 2017 – SC Plants the Seed Program

Wednesday we participated in the . Farmers, librarians, and state employees are banding together to launch the SC Plants the Seed program, providing fresh produce to people across South Carolina. The goals of SC Plants the Seed are to promote early literacy and lifelong learning, to increase awareness about locally farmed produce, to provide lower income and rural populations the chance to buy healthier foods, and to educate residents about safe food preparation and storage. Public libraries, in partnership with the South Carolina State Library, Department of Social Services, Department of Health and Environmental Control, and local farmers, will provide training on nutritional foods and free children’s books to all SC Plants the Seed attendees. [...]  read more

2017 SRP Lee State Park

June 14, 2017 – 2017 Lee County Summer Reading Program Kickoff

Cloudless blue skies, gentle breezes, and temperatures in the 70’s – how could you ask for a better day? Well, you could go out to the Lee County State Park and walk around to enjoy nature. That is exactly what the 2017 Lee County Summer Reading Program did to kick off the summer! We gathered out at the park’s education center where our intrepid park ranger and pal, Laura Kirk introduced herself and the day’s program. The theme this summer is “Build a Better World” and Laura pointed out that to help build a better world you should be aware of the existing world. With that, we all trooped down to the pond where we extracted small and microscopic creatures. (It’s great to be near the water on a warm summer day!) We then headed back to the education building where Laura examined and presented our specimens under the electron microscope. [...]  read more

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MAY 26, 2017 – Coming in June

June is bustin’ out all over
The feelin’ is gettin’ so intense,
That the young Virginia creepers
Have been huggin’ the bejeepers
Outa all the mornin’ glories on the fence!
Because it’s June…

                       Rodgers and Hammerstein

News! Excitement! New partnerships! It is all good at the library this month. We are right in the middle of our sign up period for the 2017 Summer Reading Program. We are hoping for a record for this year’s program. The kick off will be June 9th at the Lee State Park at 10:00 AM At that time our friend, Ranger Laura Kirk, will conduct one of her famous field trips and then we will have lunch in the pavilion. Over the years, this has become one of the most popular programs. What’s not to love – a day in the fresh air and sunshine and then lunch. [...]  read more

Build a Better World - 2017 Summer Reading

MAY 20, 2017 – “Build a Better World”

Well, it’s finally here!!! The rollout of the 2017 Summer Reading Program! Yay! The theme this year is “Build a Better World’ so we have designed each program to enrich the theme. Here are some important dates: May 30th to June 5th is the signup period and on June 9th we will have our kick off at the Lee State Park at 10:00 AM. At that time our friend, Ranger Laura Kirk, will conduct one of her famous field trips and then we will have lunch in the pavilion. Over the years, this has become one of the most popular programs. What’s not to love – a day in the fresh air and sunshine and then lunch!! Laura’s field trip will emphasize: “Wildlife in our World – The best way to start making the world a better place is learning more about it. At Lee State Park, we are going to learn more about wildlife that lives in South Carolina. Be prepared to use your observation skills as we look for animals, both big and small.” We look forward to seeing Laura and spending the day learning about our world. [...]  read more