Tuesday, August 24, 2010

We are losing a friend...

We are losing a friend today. Randy Burns reporter for the Sumter Daily Item is retiring today. Randy frequently filed his stories from the Library to save him time and relieve him from having to drive home.

We jokingly designated the conference room as "The Item Satellite Office."

Lee County has had it's share of discouraging news lately, but Randy always accentuated the positives about Lee County. he is a special friend to Lee County Library - his grandchildren and family always came to our programs and Randy always gave us great press coverage.

We will miss Randy's smiling face but we know he will be no stanger to us. We hope him great happiness in his retirement.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Summer Winding Down...............

During the dog days of August the Librarians get a chance to regroup, rethink and reevaluate the programs and services offered at the Lee County Public Library. It’s going to be hard to achieve the success of the Summer Reading Program but we are pretty sure that we can.

This fall we will be offering new programs for children and young adults. We will have a schedule put together soon and will post it on the web as well as publish it here!!

We also invite the adult community in Lee County to contact us regarding services we offer. We have talking books, large print books and many other services available to us via the South Carolina State Library. In addition, we have Wii Fit, an interactive exercise program. Wii Fit combines fun and fitness into one product. It can change how you exercise, how you balance, and even how you move. We invite adults to contact us to utilize these services.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

If you see Librarian Brenda Brisbon around make it a point to thank her and congratulate her for a fabulous and successful 2010 Summer Reading Program. For eight weeks our summer readers had a selection of fun and worthwhile activities.

The final “wrap” party was held last Friday at the Annex. The readers ate pizza, played with the video games and received their certificates. It was a great afternoon for the youngsters and their parents. We thank everyone who participated in this year’s program for making it such a success.

In the near future we will be announcing our Fall Schedule of activities, so check the future columns.