Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Library System receives Grandfamily grant

We were so pleased to learn earlier this week that the Abbeville County Library System has been awarded a grant to provide grandparenting information in our community.

"The strategic intent of the GrandFamily Resource Centers, created by the South Carolina State Library in partnership with public libraries in South Carolina, is to create one location in a community where resources for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren can be housed.

Each year, more and more grandparents from all geographic areas, socio-economic and ethnic groups are becoming primary caregivers for their grandchildren. As the children's parents struggle with substance abuse, mental illness, incarceration, economic hardship, divorce, domestic violence, and other challenges, grandparents are providing a vital safety net to children."

We're pleased to be a part of this important initiative!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Welcome back, Carrie!

We'd like to issue a special Welcome Home to Carrie Koerber, who returns from maternity leave this week! The family is doing great, especially little Christian, who turns 8 weeks old today (almost ready for his first library card!). Carrie, it's good to have you back -- :-)

Thursday, June 03, 2010

A morning of magic

Join us as magician John Tudor kicks off the 2010 Summer Reading Program! Sign-ups for the summer reading program begin after the show. This free event is Wednesday, June 9, at 10 am at the Abbeville Library. Come join the fun!

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

New fiction hits the shelves!

Vampire hunting? Check out the new Laurell K. Hamiliton book, Bullet

Political intrigue? Check out the new Steve Martini, The Rule of Nine

Feeling adventurous? Check out Clive Cussler's The Spy

A Lincoln Rhyme fan? Check out the new Jeffrey Deaver, The Burning Wire

Looking for an author you might not have tried? How about Charles Martin's The Mountain Between Us?

Look for these new titles, arriving today!