17 October 2008

Celebrate the Library Friends Groups throughout the state

Governor Mark Sanford has declared October 19-October 25, 2008, Friends of the Library Week. Beaufort County Library has three Friends Groups. You can learn more about what they do by visiting their webpages. They post an online newsletter and the names of their respective leadership.

The Friends of the Beaufort County Library, serving the North of Broad libraries, including the Beaufort District Collection, has been generous with us. Here are just a few of the many ways in which they help support the mission of the Beaufort District Collection. For example, hurricane shutters protect the BDC in inclement weather because of them. They purchased additional file cabinets to hold the ever-growing forever historical vertical files. These will be put to good use when the BDC moves upstairs. They have graciously allotted money for programs and preservation supplies when we've needed more funds to stabilize historical materials. Even more, they let us lop off a piece of their storage area for BDC purposes. A hearty "Thank you" to all our Friends of the Beaufort County Library.

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