Thursday, December 21, 2006

Happy Holidays!!

It's gotten cold today -- and it finally feels like Christmas!

Please remember that the Abbeville Library System will be closed starting tomorrow (Friday the 22nd). We will reopen with regular hours on Wednesday, December 27.

Thanks to all those who have made a point to wish us the joys of the season. Some of you baked cookies, some of you sent cards, and some of you simply took a second to wish us well. Thank you!

And to all our library friends and patrons: Happy Holidays -- and thanks for the many ways you make our jobs fun and useful all through the year!

--Mary Eliz.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Get out the popcorn . . .

Tired of shopping? wrapping? writing cards? making cookies? Get out the popcorn, put your feet up, and check out some of our new movies:

Enemy at the Gates with Joseph Fiennes, Jude Law, and Ed Harris

Sliding Doors with Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeanne Tripplehorn

Serendipity with John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale

A Simple Plan with Bill Paxton and Billy Bob Thornton

Cars from the Pixar studio

and more! Come by, check out a video or DVD, and take a break from the holiday whirl for a couple of hours ---

--Mary Elizabeth

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Christmas Ornaments and Happy Holidays

Every year, Wright Middle School sells Christmas ornaments which depict one of the buildings in Abbeville -- the courthouse, Trinity Church, and other well-known spots. We're pleased that the Abbeville Library has been chosen as the 2006 ornament! Ornaments may be purchased for $8.00 at the library and proceeds go to support Wright Middle School. So go on -- get in the spirit -- and put a little of the library on your tree this year!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Not just in the library . . .

People are often surprised at how much of the 'library' actually goes on outside of the library buildings. Just this morning, for example, library staff could be found discussing education in Abbeville County with community leaders -- a meeting put on by the state's Education Oversight Committee.

Then, later this morning, the library was represented at the Abbeville senior center, reading a holiday story and describing the resources the library offers seniors.

And, of course, we have people throughout the county using the library's services online: through the website, through databases like Heritage Quest, on the blog and on our myspace.

We still love for you to come in, browse the shelves, and hang out. But the library goes far beyond our four walls -- and we wouldn't want it any other way!

--Mary Elizabeth