Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas Holidays

The Abbeville County Library System will be closed from Saturday, December 22nd through Wednesday, December 26th so that we can celebrate with our families.

Please come see us this week (Monday through Friday, December 17-21), and stock up on great holiday novels, picture books, movies, and music.

We'll re-open after the holidays on Thursday, December 27th for our regular hours.  A Merry, Merry Christmas to all, and to all, lots of great reading!

Friday, December 07, 2012

Cookies, cookies, cookies!

The annual library/4H cookie contest was great fun!  Really, when you combine Christmas and cookies (two of my very favorite things), how can it not be a success?

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Week

Happy Thanksgiving!  Please join us for a Thanksgiving-themed storytime this week
in Donalds on Monday at 4 pm
in Abbeville on Tuesday at 4 pm
in Calhoun Falls on Wednesday at 4 pm

The library system will be closed from Thursday through Sunday so that we can celebrate with our families.  Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  We're thankful for lives surrounded by great books and the great folks who check them out!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sleepytime Storytime

Sleepytime storytime was a big hit last night at the Donalds Library. Kids (oh, and their parents, too) braved the pouring rain to come out in their pj's and hear some great stories.

Sorry you missed it?  There's still time to join us! 

We're hosting Sleepytime Storytime again tonight at the Calhoun Falls Library at 7 pm and Thursday at the Abbeville Library at 7 pm.

Put on your pj's, grab your teddy bear, and join the fun!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Becky's Box of Puppets!

You loved her this summer.  Now, join us for Becky's great autumn show!

When?  This Friday, October 26

Where?  The new Abbeville Library at 1407 North Main Street in Abbeville, SC

When?  4:00 pm

Get your weekend off to a great start with Becky's Box of Puppets!  Don't miss our first children's event at the new library!

This great program is free and open to the public, so join the fun!

Friday, October 05, 2012

Open for business!

The new Abbeville Library is open for business!  Come see our beautiful new building at 1407 North Main Street.

You'll love it!

Thursday, September 06, 2012


You've been watching as the building progresses in Abbeville, and now, it's time!  We start our move to the new building on Wednesday (Sept. 12) and we'll be moving for two weeks.

The Abbeville Library will be closed from Sept 12 through Sept 30 to allow us to move to our beautiful new location.  We hope to re-open at the new building at 1407 N Main Street on Monday, October 1st.

What can you do to help us move?  We thought you'd never ask :-)

This week ( from now through Tuesday, Sept 11), come by the Abbeville Library and check out a STACK of books, movies, music, and magazines (toys and puppets, too!).  Each card can check out up to 25 items. 

This stack will keep you going through the two weeks that we're closed.  And every book that's out in the community being read is a book we don't have to move on moving day!

So come by, get yourself a fun stack at the old building, and return it to the new!  Nothing will be due until Oct. 15, so you'll have plenty of time to return it to our new location after we open.

And remember, the Donalds and Calhoun Falls libraries will be open for most of the time that the Abbeville Library will be closed.  You can visit either (or both!) of those locations to check out materials and use the computers while Abbeville is closed.

Thanks for all your support!  Can't wait to see you at the NEW Abbeville Library :-)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

It's that back-to-school feeling.  New books.  New pencils.  New backpacks.

What were your favorite things to read in school?  Did you ever get in trouble for reading under your desk (when, you know, you were supposed to be looking at the blackboard)?  I sure did.  That's how librarians are made :-)

Have a great school year, everyone!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Storm damage at the Abbeville Library

The Abbeville Library suffered some severe storm damage Thursday evening.  As many of you know, we have suffered from leaks (and lost books due to damage) at numerous times through the past few years.  Thursday's storm, however, was like nothing we'd dealt with before. 

Though we did lose numerous items (some juvenile non-fiction and some of our novels for teens), we are well on our way to getting the building dry and ready to reopen. 

We hope to reopen for regular business on Tuesday, August 14.  Of course, we'll waive any overdue fines you may have accumulated during our closure. 

Hope to see you soon in the almost-dry library --

And remember, only a few more months until we're in a building with no leaky roof!! :-)

Monday, July 30, 2012

Poe week starts tonight!

Teens 12 - 18!  Join us tonight as Poe Week begins.  Get ready for lots of creepy stories and great fun.  Quoth the raven, "See you at the Abbeville Library from 6 - 7:30 tonight!"

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The new Abbeville Library -- in Legos

Tyler Rauton, one of our young patrons at the Abbeville Library, put his lego skills to work and created his version of our new building.  It has a circulation desk, stacks for the books, a computer area, and yes, even restrooms.  Too cool!  (The life-size building will be done and we'll be in by Christmas.  Can't wait!)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Old Abbeville video

Have you seen this great video on youtube?  Cool Abbeville history.  Check it out!
Abbeville video

Monday, June 11, 2012

Just one of the reasons that summer reading is so important

Watch the video below as Brian Williams from NBC News explains the ways that children can fall behind if they don't read during the summer.  Remember, kids of all ages (and you adults, too!) can join the Summer Reading Programs at the library and read all summer long! Sign-ups for kids begin Wednesday, June 13.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Summer Reading begins June 13

The 2012 Summer Reading Program begins
June 13!  Plan now to join the fun @ your library all summer long!

Keep an eye on this page.  More details about the programs -- for kids, for teens, and for adults -- coming soon.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

This year's theme for National Library Week was "You belong @ your library." Here's what people had to say in Abbeville County about why THEY belong at their libraries:

 "I love books, the smell of books and love the entire concept and organization of the library."

"My family and I really enjoy checking out books and movies. We come at least once a week."

"Not only is there a vast number of movies and books, but the most interesting people are found at the local library. Some of these people are not only the patrons but the librarians themselves as well."

"My children love to come to the library and check out books to read. We also occassionally check out a movie to have a movie night together. We love the Donalds Library!"

"I love to read and love to get on the internet! The library is a great resource for my kids!"

"I feel at home. I love being able to come in everyday on my way home from work. They are the best people and I do consider the library family."

and the most basic reason of all: "I love to read!"

Whatever your reasons, we're glad you belong @ your library!!

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Origami, anyone?

Hey, tweens! Are you between 8 and 12? Are you looking for something cool to do this weekend? Let's try origami! Join us this Saturday, May 12, at 3:00 at the Abbeville Library. We'll be trying our hands at the traditional craft of origami
. Don't miss the fun!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Great 30-second library commercial

Check out this great commercial done by the Cedar Rapids Public Library. Thank goodness for libraries!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Titanic Time!

What is it?
At the Abbeville Library at 3:00 on Saturday, April 14
For tweens ages 8-12

Come join us on Saturday, April 14 (100 years since the Titanic sunk) to learn about the great ship!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thursday at the Abbeville Library

Remember, it's 'Drop Everything and Read' tonight at 7 pm at the Abbeville Library! Come enjoy some good friends, some good food -- and some great books!

Monday, April 09, 2012

You belong @ your library!

National Library Week!
It's National Library Week, and this year's theme is You Belong @ Your Library. Come by any branch of the library system, tell us why YOU belong @ your library, and be entered to win a fun drawing! One entry per person, age 18 and over.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Easter closing

The Abbeville County Library System will be closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for the Easter holiday. We'll reopen on Monday, April 9. Happy Easter!

Friday, March 16, 2012

It's Family Game Night!

Monday, March 19
6 - 7:30 pm

at the Abbeville Library

Bring the kids and your favorite board games to play together. Snacks will be provided. Don't miss this fun event for the whole family!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

St. Patrick's Day storytime

Green, Green, Green!
It's an all green storytime for St. Patrick's Day! Wear your green clothes and come hear some great stories. Join us:
on Tuesday, March 13 at the Abbeville Library, on Wednesday, March 14 at the Calhoun Falls Library, or on Thursday, March 15 at the Donalds Library. All storytimes are at 4 pm. Don't miss it!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime!

Calling all babies and preschoolers! Did you know that there's a storytime at the library just for you? Come by on Friday, February 17 and again on Friday, February 24 for great stories and songs. (Bring your parents and caregivers, too!) See you there!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine's Day fun!

Stop by any branch of the library system on February 14, and get a romance novel to keep! One per adult, while supplies last. Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

We love to have friends!

Did you know that the Abbeville County Library System has a facebook page? You can get library news, find out about upcoming events, and learn about the new books, movies, and music you can check out from the libraries.

Head to your facebook page, search for the Abbeville County Library System, and click the 'like' button. So glad we're friends :-)

Thursday, January 05, 2012

11 Places to Find Free eBooks

Did you get an ereader for Christmas? You might want to check out this great blog post for a list of free downloadable books! Happy reading!

11 Places to Find Free eBooks for Yourself and Your Students