Friday, October 29, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
WHEREAS, libraries are an essential part of the fabric of communities throughout the state and they link us to one another and to the ideas and events of yesterday, helping us prepare for tomorrow, and serving as a sanctuary in which we are free to read, write, and dream about events and ideas of the past, present and future; and
WHEREAS, libraries have become powerful equalizing forces in society where every visitor is welcome and knowledge is free to all regardless of personal wealth or position; and
WHEREAS, Friends of the Library groups energize libraries by enhancing their services and capabilities in communities across the Palmetto State; and
WHEREAS, Friends of the Library volunteers give their time and talents to sponsor recreational and educational programs for children and adults and organize book sales and other events to raise funds to meet special library needs.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mark Sanford, Governor of the Great State of South Carolina, do hereby proclaim October 17-23, 2010, as
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY WEEK
throughout the state and encourage all South Carolinians to support their local libraries and to recognize the Friends of South Carolina Libraries and all local Friends groups for their dedication to the Palmetto State.
To join the Friends of the Abbeville Libraries, just stop by the circulation desk in Abbeville, Calhoun Falls, or Donalds. Memberships start at $10.00 -- what a great way to support our libraries!
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
The Best American Short Stories 2010 features the work of two authors who have spoken at the Abbeville Library in the past few years. Check it out, and read the latest work by Marlin Barton and Ron Rash. Richard Russo, this year's editor, says the writers have offered us "the gift of what they'd crafted with such care, hoping we'll be pleased. And you will be."