Oconee County Public Library, Oconee County, SC

Friends’ Home Page

NEW: The Friends will be holding appointment-only sales each Thursday from 12:30-3:30. Appointments may be scheduled by contacting the Friends at their new email address, ocplfriendssc@gmail.com.

membership application form

No time for the sale? No problem! The Friends are now offering “grab bags” for $3.00 in addition to the individual titles they were already offering for $3.00 each. Come by the Walhalla Main Branch and take a $3.00 bag home today! (Bags cannot be opened in advance. You just pick a genre and get a selection of high quality books in that category.) Ask the staff inside the inner door at the service desk for assistance.

pic of Friends' lobby sale in Walhalla close up of grab bags in Walhalla Lobby

NEXT USED BOOK SALE: postponed until further notice

Oconee Friends of the Library at the State Friends of the Library meeting

Full calendar of 2020 Sales: Members only until further notice.

Newsletter Summer 2020

Memorial Gift Form

Opportunity to help the Friends through Amazon Smiles

Next time you want to order from Amazon.com, instead order through their satellite site Smile.Amazon.com, and they will donate 0.5% of the price to FOL!

If you go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/57-0810157, then our FOL is preselected and “Supporting: Oconee County Friends of the Library” will show up directly under the search bar.  All your regular Amazon account information and Wish List will still be active.  Or you can go to amazon.com and in the search bar type in AmazonSmile.  It will ask you to select a charity, so select Oconee County Friends of the Library (The one in South Carolina).  Once you’ve done that you don’t have to repeat it as the web site smile.amazon will take you there automatically.

ABOUT

The Oconee County Friends of the Library was organized in 1985. It is a 501(c)(3) organization of volunteers dedicated to serving the Oconee County Public Library System. All activities are undertaken for the purpose of contributing financial and volunteer assistance to supplement the library’s resources, support library programs and stimulate community awareness, use and involvement with the Library.

What do the Friends do?

  • The Friends of the Library supplement the Oconee County Public Library funds used to purchase . . .
    • Books (printed, audio and e-books) and other audio-visual materials.
    • Children’s and Teens’ summer reading programs, and the Adult Summer Reading Program – including guest appearances, performances, programs and awards.
    • Furnishings and accessories.
  • The Friends sponsor discussion groups . . .
    • “Let’s Talk About It” – a series of programs offered in conjunction with the South Carolina Humanities Council that are led by guest professors, mainly from Clemson University. Books are provided free by the South Carolina Humanities. (See below for current schedule)
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  • The Friends organize . . .
    • Used Book sales that help fund the purchase of new books for the libraries. (Held the second Thursday of every month at the Walhalla Library. In addition, Saturday sales are held three to four times a year.)
    • Free Family Movie specials and outreach programs at all branch libraries.
  • The Friends provide assistance for special library programs and other services when requested.
  • The Friends steward (supply and maintain) seven Little Free Libraries: Fair Play Presbyterian Church, High Falls County Park, Lake Hartwell State Park, Long Creek Post Office, Sloan Street Apartments in Seneca, South Cove County Park, and West-Oak High School.

  

Let’s Talk About It, Fall, 2020

No Let’s Talk About It for Fall, 2020. Stay tuned for Spring, 2021.

  • Hours

    Starting Tuesday, September 8, 2020

    Walhalla
    M, Tue, 10:00 - 6:00; W - F, 10:00 - 4:00

    Seneca
    M, Th, 10:00 - 6:00; Tue, W, F, 10:00 - 4:00

    Westminster
    M, 10:00 - 6:00; Tue - F, 10:00 - 4:00

    Salem
    M, 10:00 - 6:00; Tue - F, 10:00 - 4:00; closed 12 - 1 for lunch each day

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

  • 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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    Last updated 11/23/2020