Library News & Notes

Do you own a 'smart' device?

Yes, I have an iPad.
30% (25 votes)
Yes, I have an iPhone.
20% (17 votes)
Yes, I have a Kindle/Nook/Surface tablet.
24% (20 votes)
Yes, I have an Android.
14% (12 votes)
Yes, I have a Windows Phone.
1% (1 vote)
No, but I would really like one someday.
10% (8 votes)
Total votes: 83

National Library Week

Beaufort County Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, April 14–20. It's a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers who enrich and shape our communities. Please share with others that you value the libraries of America as a group, particularly those in our state and county!Read More...

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...

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