20 March 2009

Adjustment to Library Hours

All Beaufort County Library locations will be closed Wed., March 25th. The BDC will be closed on Wed., March 25, for Library Staff Training. Library staff will be learning new ways to serve you better!

On Thursday, March 26th, please visit the BDC between 10 am and 2 pm. I will be teaching Library employees about the "Wonders of the BDC" for the rest of Thursday afternoon. The BDC will be closed from 2 pm until 5 pm on March 26th.

The following week, the Beaufort County Library will begin rotating through all our branches to inventory all the materials we have in all our locations for a new cataloging system. Taking an inventory of materials is a standard practice in libraries throughout the world. While it might seem to some of you that we've done it recently, in fact, we last did a complete library materials inventory in Spring 2001. That's eight years, folks. It's well past time to update our records.

The branch libraries will be performing the inventory on a rotating basis so that you can use one of our other Branch Libraries while your closest branch library is closed. Check our Library homepage for the scheduled closings and for updates about the inventory process, the migration process, and the new catalog.

The facility at 311 Scott Street in Downtown Beaufort is the first location to perform the inventory. Beaufort Branch and Beaufort District Collection will be closed Wed., April 1, Thurs., April 2, and Fri., April 3 for inventory.

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