Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Thursday is Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Celebrate the second national Poem In Your Pocket Day on Thursday, April 30, 2009!

The idea is simple: select a poem you love during National Poetry Month, then carry it with you to share with co-workers, family, and friends on April 30, 2009.

Come by your library and pick out a poem to carry! We've got many poetry collections for adults, and for kids, too --

And check out this cool link of Americans reading and discussing their favorite poems:

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Get Healthy -- Stay Healthy

The library system has just added a significant number of new titles on health and wellness issues, including:

What to Expect When You Have Diabetes
Take your Pediatrician with You
Your Critically Ill Child
10 Best Questions for Living with Alzheimer's
Menopause with Science and Soul
Fit and Sexy for Life
After Miscarriage
The Art of Aging
Voices of Alzheimer's
Take Charge of Your Child's Eating Disorder
Life Disrupted: Getting Real About Chronic Illness in Your 20s and 30s
Anatomy of Exercise

Also, be sure to check out the health web links on our website, Follow the Reference Tab to Health.

Your library is a great place to get trustworthy medical information.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


We're celebrating National Library Week by adding a new way to listen to books! Playaway – the first self-playing digital audio book – is now available at the libraries, adding the innovative digital format to our existing audio book collection.

Each Palm-Sized Unit is Permanently Loaded with an Audio Book to Make Listening as Simple as Pressing Play.

Playaway is the simplest way to listen to digital content on the go. It comes with the audio book already pre-loaded and a battery to make it play. Simply plug in earbuds and enjoy. Each Playaway weighs only two ounces and has a universal jack.

Half the size of a deck of cards, Playaway is the simplest way to listen to a book on the go – with no tapes or CDs.

There are many titles available on Playaway, including selections for children, bestselling adult fiction, and classics. And because Playaway’s format is friendly for listeners of all ages, every patron can enjoy the new format. The Abbeville County Library System includes the titles:

· 6 Rainier Drive by Debbie Macomber
· The Skin I'm In by Sharon Draper
· Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
· Double Dutch by Sharon Draper
· Over Her Dead Body by Kate White
· Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir
· And many others!

Check one out today!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Tired of Reality?

Had too much reality lately? Head to the great new selection of science fiction and fantasy titles at the library! We've just added new books by Terry Goodkind, Robert Jordan, Beatrice Small, David Drake, Steven Erikson, David Farland, Trudi Canavan, and others. So whether you're a die-hard fan or a fantasy newbie, now's the perfect time to take a little break from the real world!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

How much can you save at the library?

Saving money is on everyone's minds these days.

How much more could you save by using services available here at your local library - - $5, $10, or $15, or more? You might be surprised by what you find out!

You can now visit the South Carolina Library Value Calculator and find out how much the library services used during a month equal in real dollar amounts.

Just click on the picture on the right! Happy Saving!