Thursday, June 26, 2008

LCL hosts an after hour drop in for Salkehatchie Service Group

The LCL Librarians hosted an after hour drop in for the Salkehatchie Sevice Group, Bishopville, during their stay in Lee County.

The Salkehatchie volunteers donate a week of their time to rehab home of underpriviledged an elderly residents of Lee County. Their annual visit is hosted by area churches and supported by area organizations.

The service group is comprised of young adults from around the state.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

2008 LCL Summer Readers at Ovis Hill Farm

The Summer Readers went to Ovis Hill Farm in Timmonsville. We learned about food and fiber and also the story of shep and wool. We had hands on experience feed baby lambs and calves. Finally we went on a hay wagon and went to the field for a demonstration of the border collie, Diz, herding the sheep.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Summer Reading Kick Off....

Ranger Laura Kirk
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Tuesday, June 17th was the kick off for the 2008 Summer Reading Program. The theme, "Catch the Reading Bug," plended itself perfectly to a visit to the Lee State Natural Area.

We not only caught the Reading Bug, we caught a BUNCH of creepy crawly things.

Park Ranger Laura Kirk took us on a grand tour of the pond where we hauled out insect samples. Then it was off to the lab to look at them under the microscope. We had a BALL!!! (Oh yeah, and we learned some stuff too!!)

Special thanks to Laura for her great introduction to the world of insects and the natural world around us.


Lee County's Finest
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When I posted this photo to the Flickr account I misidentified Mr. Eric Parker. So, here we have two of Bishopville's finest - Mr. nathanial Bradley and Mr. Eric Parker.

Sorry Eric - my bad - my apology!!!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Good partnerships = strong communities

Camp Burnt Gin
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Librarian Elizabeth partnered with the Pilot Club of Bishopville who donated an aquatic lift to Camp Burnt Gin so that the campers could more easily get in the swimming pool.

Camp Burnt Gin is a summer camp offering a variety of camping experiences for disabled and children with special needs.

A visit to this camp is truly inspiring - an opportunity to glimpse at the strength of human spirit and compassion.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Catch the Reading Bug.....

The LC Librarians are "Catching the Reading Bug" all over the place!!! This week is signup week for the Summer Reading Program. Be sure to sign up so you wont miss all the great programs. On June 17th the kick off will be at Lee State Park where Ranger Laura Kirk will help catch some REAL bugs!!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Gift to the Chief

Gift to the Chief
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When Clifford visited the Library a few weeks back, we got a great picture of Chief John Ewing, his daughter Lauren and Clifford. We thought it would make a great gift for Chief John's office. (Just in time for Father's Day!!!)

Here, Librarian Brenda presents the framed copy to Chief John. (Who seemed a little more than touched by the gesture!)

Thanks Chief for all you do.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Summer Reading Sign Up Week

Summer Reading program Sign-Up week is June 9 - 13th. Make sure you get signed up so you don't miss any of the fun programs Librarian Brenda has planned!!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Just another day in the Library

This little patron was stylin' while she checked out her books.

Too Cute!!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Summer Reading = Summertime FUN!!

Well, we have got our summer reading program put together and this year is going to be AWESOME!!!

We are going to Ovis Hill Farm - an organic farm. The SC Aquarium in Charleston and the Charleston Library. Those are just TWO of the planned adventures during this eight week program.

Sign up week starts on June 9th. Make sure you sign up early so you won't ;miss the fun.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Getting Ready for 2008 Summer Reading Program

All Finished
Originally uploaded by leecolibrary
Brain Eargle and Nathaniel Bradley heading back to the station after putting up the Summer Reading Banners on Main Street.

I swear to you those banners looked HUGE when we were putting them together. Well, we tried!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Randy Burns visits with Matt

Randy and Matt
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Our favorite reporter from The Sumter Item, Randall T. Burns (Cub Reporter), visited today with his grandson Matt.

Check out the delighted expression on Matt's face. The LC Librarians LOVE happy babies!!

Ravi is BACK!

Ravi is BACK!
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One of our favorite patrons, Ravi Kaluri, is back from India. he visited the Library with his wife, Radhika Kothapalli and sons Adarsh and Amrit.

The Kaluri's brought Librarians Brenda and Elizabeth gorgeous, hand made purse/clutches. See the pictures on the Flikr page.

We love our presents - thanks Kaluri family!!