Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Carrie Koerber has
completed her graduate work
and been awarded
the Master's Degree in Library and Information Science
from the University of South Carolina.

Come join us
as we celebrate
Carrie's achievement!

Drop-in at
The Abbeville Library
201 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC

November 19
6:00 - 7:00

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Where would we be without our Friends?

What’s new with the Friends of the Abbeville County Libraries?:

This year, for the first time, the Friends provided stipends to library employees working on their Master's Degrees in Library Science. These stipends helped the staff pay for travel and textbooks.

This year, the Friends also gave their first scholarship to a high school senior. Students were judged on their applications and on an essay on the topic "What the library means to the community". This year's winner was Calhoun Falls High School valedictorian Brittany Rhodes. Brittany has just started her freshman year at Clemson University.

Upcoming Event:

Books by the Bag Sale on Dec. 6th in the basement of the Abbeville Library (located at 201 S. Main Street)

See you there!

Like to volunteer some of your time for a Friends event or become a member of the executive board? They'd love to hear from you. Please contact President Beth Krumwiede at 459-5726 for volunteer opportunities.

Book Donations:
The Friends are always in need of used books for our book sales. We especially need children’s books. Please bring donations to the loading dock at the Abbeville Library.

A big thank you to the Friends of the Abbeville County Libraries for their many, many gifts in 2008:

*Tables and chairs for the teen section at the Abbeville Library

* A train table for the children's room at the Abbeville Library

* Office equipment for the Donalds Library

* Facility improvements at Calhoun Falls Library, including new landscaping and outdoor benches

* Supplies and refreshments for teen parties and workshops

* Numerous books and DVDs added to the collections at all three libraries

Thank you for your continued support of the Friends. Your financial contributions and volunteer efforts are always appreciated.