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Library News & Notes

Taxes, Taxes, Taxes

Taxes are always on our minds: We're bemoaning them, paying them, collecting them, preparing how to get out of paying them, listening to politicians talk about minimizing or raising them, arguing about how to spend them, etc. It's enough to make one's head spin! Taxes, of course, are one of the two certain things in this life according to Benjamin Franklin: "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." (From a letter he wrote to Jean-Baptiste Leroy in 1789, which was re-printed in The Works of Benjamin Franklin, 1817).Read More...

Digital Literacy

Libraries and librarians are very interested in the issues of equal access for all and digital literacy. Recently the Public Library Association, a division of the American Library Association, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, OCLC’s Web Junction, the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, the Federal Communications Commission, and the non-profit Connect2Compete formed a partnership to address these issues. The goal is to provide access to broadband Internet services and digital literacy training for the 100 million Americans who do not have access from home.Read More...

National Poetry Month: Mary S.B. Dana

Native daughter, Mary Stanley Bunce Palmer Dana Shindler (a.k.a. Mary S. B. Dana) is the perfect person to transition from National Women's History in March into National Poetry Month in April.Read More...

Family Treasures Workshop

Like libraries, museums, archives and other organizations throughout the world, the Beaufort District Collection works every day to preserve cultural history. 
The Heritage Health Index Report (2005) uncovered some startling statistics.  Over 4.8 billion artifacts are held in public trust by more than 30,000 archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, scientific research collections and archaeological repositories in the United States.Read More...

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