Thursday, November 07, 2013

Fall fun @ the library

It was a great autumn full of storytime fun!

You can still join us for one more fall program:  Thanksgiving Storytime at the Abbeville Library will be Tuesday, November 26 at 4:00 pm.  Don't miss it!

Friday, September 13, 2013

We're offering a new series of programs for homeschoolers!  Join us at the Abbeville Library every third Friday at 11 am.

The programs are geared to children 3rd through 6th grade, but younger and older siblings are welcome.

September 20:  Getting to know your library

October 18: Why do leaves change color?

November 15: Native Americans

December 20: Christmas around the world

Thursday, August 08, 2013

It's almost time for school to start! You're stocking up on glue, scissors, paper, and folders for the new year.  Be sure that you get your kids the most important school supply of all -- a library card!

Cards are free for anyone who lives, works, or goes to school in Abbeville County, and children under 18 need to have a parent sign for them.  Stop in today, and start the school year off right!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Summer Reading is in full swing!

Summer Reading is in full swing at the libraries!  Whether you're a child, a teen, or an adult, we've got something special going on for you. 

Upcoming events for kids include Amelia Bedelia Day, Digging for Dinosaurs storytime, and two nights of Lego fun

Upcoming events for teens include a Hobbit Party and a Game Night

Upcoming events for adults include a Gardening Workshop and a Steampunk Workshop

Kids and teens can track their reading and activities throughout the summer and earn prizes along the way.  Adults who get caught reading out in public or at the library may get a fun surprise!

So, however old you are, be sure to keep the library in mind all summer long.  Join the fun!

Friday, June 14, 2013

How Books Can Open Your Mind

How Books Can Open Your Mind : a Ted Talk

A six-minute presentation on one woman's life changing experiences with books.

Let it inspire you for lots of great summer reading!

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Get Ready, Get Set . . . Read!!

That's right -- school's out, and Summer Reading is about to begin!

The kick-off program for kids is The Great Fettucini at the Abbeville Library at 11:00 on Wednesday, June 12.

Kids can sign up to keep track of their reading this summer right after the show or any time thereafter. 

It's gonna be a great summer of fun at the library for kids, teens, and adults! 

Drop by any of the libraries for more information and a complete schedule of events.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

We bet you've read LOTS of them!

BBC 6/100 books meme

This is an oldy but a goody -- and we know how you love to read!

Have you read more than 6 of these books? Some of the blogs report that the BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here.

How many have YOU read?  You can add your number as a comment below, if you'd like to.  Go ahead -- it's okay to brag :-)

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 The Tin Drum – Gunter Grass
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
34 Emma – Jane Austen
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Berniere
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
52 Dune – Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses – James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal – Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession – AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
94 Watership Down – Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Come 'fill up' for the weekend

Filling up your gas tank for the weekend?  That can get expensive.

Come fill up at the library, too, with a big bag of books, magazines, music, and movies.   

Now that's a great value to start your weekend off right!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Here's how YOU can help your libraries

It's National Library Week!

That makes it the perfect week to let state
legislators and the governor know how
 important libraries are to you and to
Abbeville County.

It will only take a few minutes but your message
will make a difference. The South Carolina State
Library Association has provided an easy and
effective way for you to write your elected
officials to let them know how much you value
the libraries in the community. Here is that link:

Consider sharing a personal story about how your public, school, or college library
makes a positive impact in your own community. For example, let your elected
officials know how much your children depend on their school libraries to help them
succeed in school, or explain how much you depend on your public library to connect
you to information you need.

Then, please forward this message to your friends, family, and colleagues
 in the state. Ask them to take this opportunity to support libraries in their
communities, too!

Thank you for advocating for the libraries you love!

*This blog post includes information from
Michael Dowling
Director, Chapter Relations Office
American Library Association

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

April Showers storytime!

Join us for our April Showers storytime! 
Fun stories, fun crafts, fun times!

At the Donalds Library on Monday, April 15 at 4 pm,
At the Abbeville Library on Tuesday, April 16 at 4 pm, and
At the Calhoun Falls Library on Wednesday, April 17 at 4 pm

Monday, March 11, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Storytimes!

Get ready for St. Patrick's Day!  Don your green and join the fun!

Monday, March 11 at 4 pm at the Donalds Library
Tuesday, March 12 at 4 pm at the Abbeville Library
Wednesday, March 13 at 4 pm at the Calhoun Falls Library

Stories, crafts, and a great time!  It IS easy being green at the library :-)

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Come celebrate Valentine's Day with us!

It's almost Valentine's Day, and we can help you celebrate!

Pinkalicious storytimes (with pink stories, pink crafts, and even pink refreshments) will keep the kids entertained. 
Monday in Donalds at 4 pm,
Wednesday in Calhoun Falls at 4 pm, and
Thursday in Abbeville at 4 pm.

Teens can join us Monday night, February 11 from 6:00 to 7:30 for the annual I Love My Library Party!  It'll be a blast!

And remember -- you can always pick up a great romance novel, a sweet movie, and some romantic music.

Happy Valentine's Day, everybody!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Wednesday, January 09, 2013


How many items can you check out on your library card at one time?  25!!

Think you can't do it?  Just follow this recipe:

Pick up a stack of good novels and a few non-fiction books.  Add up to five movies.  Sprinkle in some audio books and a couple of magazines.  Include a pinch of music to taste.  You'll be enjoying your limit in no time!

During this season of counting calories, counting our pennies, and counting the days till springtime, it's nice to know that one number is guilt-free and always fun!  Here's to 25!

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

New Year, New You!

Wondering how to make that New Year's resolution stick?

Come by the library for books and information to make your wishes come true.

Losing weight?  We've got diet books and cookbooks, even workout DVDs to get you started.

Financial health?  Check out our materials on budgeting and debt reduction.

Organization?  We've got books to walk you through the de-cluttering process.

Whatever you're interested in, let us help.  Let's make it a great 2013!