Friday, May 25, 2007

Summer Reading Program Revealed.......

Summer Reading Program Activities:

June 13th: a visit to Dalton Steven’s Button Museum. Mr. Steven’s is a nationally recognized celebrity artist. He has appeared on Johnny Carson many times and other nationally known television shows. Mr. Stevens started his craft while suffering from insomnia. He started gluing buttons on “stuff” and never looked back.

June 20th: a visit to Emmett Acres Alpaca Farm. This has become a Summer Reading tradition. The visit includes meeting and greeting the alpacas, checking out the llama and, of course, the miniature goats. The children love this field trip and it’s a nice day of sunshine and fresh air.

June 26th: lunch at the Drug Store Café in Lynchburg. The owners are graciously allowing us to offer lunch to the summer readers. We hope to include an introduction to basic etiquette and table settings during this stop.

July 11th: a visit to Pizza Hut. This has become another tradition with us. The children get to make a pizza and learn a little of what goes on “back house” at a restaurant.

July 16th: “Judy Tunes”, aka Judy Pancoast is a nationally renowned singer and storyteller. Her press reviews emphasize her interaction with the audience and how she engages even the smallest of children.

July 27th: Field trip to EdVenture in Columbia with a side trip to Richland County Library. This trip is underwritten by the Friends of the Library.

July 30th, Summer Reading Logs must be turned in.

August 3rd: Gala Summer Reading Closing Celebration to be held at the Lee State Natural Area. The readers will receive their awards and enjoy a great cook-out and scavenger hunt.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Sumter County Library Grand Opening

Elizabeth J. Kerr, Chair of the LC Library Board and Librarians Brenda and Elizabeth attended the Grand Opening of the Sumter County Library on Saturday. What a fine time. The weather was absolutely gorgeous.

The new facility is breathtaking. We want to thank Faith Line for inviting us to participate in this special day with her. The facility is a credit to all her hard work.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Lee County Chamber of Commerce

Congratulations to Beth Hedegor and Pam Kelley for the fabulous "After Hours" last night at the Visitors Center. The occasion was to welcome all the new Chamber Members. There was lots of good food and fellowship.

It's great to meet up with old pals and make new ones. Thanks to the Chamber!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Community Outreach.........

Librarians Brenda and Elizabeth went out for a "Parent Chat" at the Bishopville Primary School this morning. Also attending was Darlas C. Moore from Clemson 4-H, Alan Watkins Director of LC Parks and Recreation and Mary Randall, Principal of BPS.

The LC Library is partnering with Clemson and Parks and Rec during the "Summer Reading Program" and this community chat gave us all an opportunity to reach out and touch our patron base. The parents were very excited with all activities offered this summer by our organizations. We're pretty excited too!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Friends of the Library............

The Friends of the Library have made a generous donation to the Summer Reading Program that will enable us to expand our program even more this year. We are hoping to charter a bus and take the "summer readers" to Ed-venture in Columbia and also visit the Richland County Library so our readers can see a BIG library

We extend the largest, warmest "thank you" to President Davis Kirkpatrick, the Board of Directors and all the Friends of the Library for their generosity. The Librarians, and especially the children, really appreciate your kindness.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Lee County Council

At this morning's meeting of the Lee County Council, Chairman Charles Arthur Beasley had some very kind words for the Lee County Public Library. We thank Chairman Beasley and the entire council for their support and generosity.

Summer Reading Update: We are pleased to announce that Judy Pancoast, also known as Judytunes, will be appearing on Monday July 16th at 2:00PM at the South Carolina Cotton Museum. Ms. Pancoast is a nationally renowned children's artist.

"Judy's catchy tunes and lyrics capture a child's world in a humorous and original way."
The Concord Monitor

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Library Baby Celebrates One Year!!

Ms. Jaidyn Wright, one year old this weekend, is one of our favorite Library Babies!

Happy Birthday Jaidyn and many happy returns.

Here, Jaidyn is riding through the Library in our little red wagon.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Essay Contest

The LC Librarians will be passing out posters this week to promote the Essay Contest. The Contest is being held to commemorate Flag Day on June 14th. We have moved the start date to May 7th. The theme is "What the American Flag Means to Me". Categories are broken down by grades: Grades 1 - 3, Grades 4 - 7 and Grades 8 - 12.