Library News & Notes

Hurricane Season 2013 has Begun!

It is that time of year again! Hurricane Season starts June 1st and ends November 30th. Get ready and be prepared. As the saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Q: What can you do to prepare yourself and your family? A: Here are 3 important steps to get ready for a hurricane: Be informed. Make a plan. Build a Family Emergency/Evacuation Kit. The first step is “Be informed.” Learn about municipal and county plans regarding Hurricane Season.Read More...

Do You Like Using Computers? Become a Mac Media Lab Volunteer!

 Are you a techie? A gadget fiend? ...Or are you just really into computers? 
The St. Helena Branch Library is seeking people JUST LIKE YOU!
Come volunteer and work with iMac computers or work with audio visual equipment as an instructor's assistant. 
No Machintosh computer experience required, just basic computing skills such as: operating a mouse, keyboard, and surfing the internet. 
Come show off your tech skills with us and pick up some new ones! 
Call Melanie at 255-6547 to set up a volunteer appointment today!

Settle into summer with these children's books

The Beaufort County Public Library System is gearing up for its annual Summer Reading Program for all ages. Here are some great books to share with your children to help them "dig into reading" this summer:
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

Gullah Culture

The term "Gullah" or "Geechee" describes a unique group of African Americans descended from enslaved Africans who settled along the Atlantic coast, often on sea islands, between what is now Wilmington, NC to Jacksonville, FL. Gullah is a broad culture embracing the political, social, economic, linguistic, and artistic life of native African-American Sea Islanders.Read More...

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