Library News & Notes
Speaking of social media:
Heather Ewing wrote a wonderful blog post re: connection between the Smithsonian Institution and our own Library's history. Be sure to read it: "The Smithsonian and South Carolina in the Civil War." The short link is http://bit.ly/11zeFQX.
To see a list of what was confiscated, visit our Local History and Nature page "History of the Collection" written by Information Services Coordinator emeritus, Dennis Adams. The short link is http://bit.ly/17um0J0.
Libraries are always in a state of changing and adapting to new ways of providing services to our communities. Anyone who's breathing knows that Facebook and Twitter exist and that some people use these platforms to communicate and connect with other people. So, do libraries need to take advantage of social media platforms to get our message of "access for all" out into the world? "Yes," says the 2013 State of America’s Libraries Report from the American Library Association. Embracing new technologies to improve our services is just the way that libraries roll.Read More...
As another school year winds down and kids and parents start thinking about summer plans, it's the perfect time to visit the nearest branch of the Beaufort County library and unearth all sorts of interesting books.
After the last report card is received, kids have the luxury -- for at least part of the summer -- of reading their own selections, rather than being tied to a school reading list. We have books for every interest, hobby and reading level at your local library, and for free.
To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Combahee River raid, here is a transcription of the Commanding officer's report to Major-General David Hunter, Commanding Tenth Army Corps, Department of the South as given in the Supplement to the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, volume 14, serial 20, p. 104:
June 2, 1863. Union raid on the Combahee River, South Carolina.
Report of Colonel James Montgomery, Second South Carolin Infantry (Union), of operations at Combahee River, South Carolina, June 2, 1863.
Beaufort, South Carolina, June 3, 1863.Read More...