Oconee County Public Library, Oconee County, SC

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Library celebrates our users during 70th anniversary

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In celebration of our 70th anniversary, the library will host Customer Appreciation Week October 14 – 20 with special promotions and events.  Free special edition anniversary library cards will be available to all current customers who have lost, damaged, or just want to replace their current OCPL card (normally a $2 fee).  Cupcakes and other refreshments will be served at all branches on October 18th from 4:00-5:00 p.m., and at the Bookmobile stop at Fair Play Presbyterian Church from 1:30-3:00 p.m.   The library will be giving away prizes through contests on their Facebook page.

The biggest event the library is hosting is its Clean Slate Program, a program where customers who have fines and fees older than five years can have their account completely cleared and immediately have access to all the great services the OCPL offers. Westminster Branch Manager Leah Price came up with the idea after thinking of ways to get people back into the library. “A lot of people are afraid they owe the library a lot of money. We want people using the library and understand that sometimes things happen beyond your control and returning library books is the last thing on your mind.  We all deserve a second chance,” says Price.

To take advantage of having your account cleared, your fines must have been accrued more than five years ago and you must present a photo ID in person at any branch during Customer Appreciation Week. Please, no phone calls or emails, except for more information. For more information on these events, contact the library at (864) 364-5760.

 

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New Strategic Plan

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The Oconee County Public Library has completed preliminary work and gotten Board approval for a new strategic plan for the library for the next two years. We will be publishing the plan and rolling out some other new things during our Customer Appreciation Week and 70th Anniversary Celebration the week of October 15-21.

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New computer use policy

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Library users who owe more than the $5.00 fine limit will now be able to use the Internet computers in all our branches. Users must still pay their fines down to checkout books or use OverDrive.

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Story Times

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Story Time will resume in September, 2018, with a slightly new schedule. The dates and times will be announced in mid-August.

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New fine reductions in effect

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Starting July 24, 2018, fines for DVDs and Blu-Rays have been reduced from $1.00 per day per item, with a maximum fine of $6.00, to $0.50 per item per day for DVDs and Blu-Rays with a $3.00 maximum per item.

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Not too late!

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You still have until August 1, 2018 to turn in reading logs from Summer Reading in order to be entered for the Grand Prize drawing.

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New Bookmobile stops coming soon!

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The Bookmobile will begin stopping in the Utica community in Seneca at Ann Hope United Methodist Church on the 2nd and 4th Mondays, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., starting June 11. It will also begin a stop on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at the Foothills Shopping Center in West Union, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., starting June 13. Check out the whole schedule at http://oconeelibrary.org/library-and-community-resources-2/bookmobile-services/.

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Story Times

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The Salem Branch Library will continue to have Story Time through the summer, but all other branches will suspend Story Time for the summer. Check the summer reading calendar for more information.

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New e-Reading Room for Kids and Teens!

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eReading Room

Check out the new e-reading room in OverDrive for our kids’ and teens’ titles. Click on the banner above to be taken directly to e-reading resources for kids and teens!

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Community Planning Meeting to be held

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Thursday, February 22, 6-9:00 p.m. at the Walhalla Library. Please join others in your community at a planning meeting which will help the library decide what services and programs we should offer our community. The library is working on a strategic plan for the next 2-3 years, and wants community input. All are welcome! Light refreshments provided!

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    Walhalla
    Monday & Tuesday, 9-9
    Wednesday - Friday, 9-6
    Saturday, 9-1
    Sunday, 2:00-5:30

    Seneca
    Monday - Thursday, 9-8
    Friday, 9-6
    Saturday, 9-4

    Westminster
    Monday, 11:30-8
    Tuesday-Friday, 10-6
    Saturday, 9-1

    Salem
    Monday, 10:00-12; 1-6
    Tuesday-Friday, 8:30-12; 1-5

    Internet is not available for final 30 mins (15 mins in Salem) that the libraries are open.


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    Last updated 10/16/2018

  • Branch Locations

    Walhalla Library
    501 W. South Broad Street
    Walhalla, SC 29691

    Seneca Branch
    300 E. South 2nd Street
    Seneca, SC 29678

    Westminster Branch
    112 W. North Avenue
    Westminster, SC 29693

    Salem Branch
    5B Park Avenue
    Salem, SC 29676

  • Telephone Numbers

    Walhalla Library
    864.638.4133

    Seneca Branch
    864.882.4855

    Westminster Branch
    864.364.5760

    Salem Branch
    864.944.0912

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