Friends of the Library Activities
Read to Me
The Oconee County Friends of the Library launched a program in 2011 in co-operation with Oconee Medical Center and the Booksmith called READ TO ME. READ TO ME (still ongoing) is designed to encourage parents to begin to read early to their infants and very small children. Pictured above (r) is one of the tote bags that are being presented to all new mothers and their babies. The bag also contains brochures explaining to the parents why it is so important to begin reading early in a child’s life, a “first library card” to be validated at any branch of the Oconee County Public Library system and a “book buck” for use at the Friends’ book sale. A growth chart marked with appropriate books for children as they grow is included in each bag. Friends believe that, begun early, reading can become a very special part of a baby’s and child’s experience and can extend into a lifetime of pleasure and learning.
For further information call Barb Askew at 944-6976
Mobile Computer Lab for the Library–Coming Soon
The Friends have also lent their assistance in creating a mobile computer lab using Toshiba Chromebooks. Chromebooks are cloud-based Internet laptops that will allow the OCPL staff to teach basic computing skills, Internet, and email at all branches, including the new bookmobile (coming February, 2017)!
Let’s Talk About It
Let’s Talk About It is a FREE book discussion group where participants choose a theme and then participate in discussions based on those books, usually led/moderated by a Clemson professor. The discussions take place at the Seneca Branch Library. The meeting schedule and the book titles can be found below, or call 882-4855 for more details!
ALL OF THE BOOKS HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED.
The spring series is:
Tragic Affairs Abroad
Used Book Sales
The Friends of the Library hold a used book sale in the lower level of the Walhalla Main Branch on the second Thursday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. They also hold special Saturday sale four times a year from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the same location. They offer hard cover books, paperback, CDs and DVDs, games and puzzles, and more! Prices are reasonable, and proceeds benefit the Libraries!
NEXT SALE IS THURSDAY, February 9, 2017, 9-5.
NEXT SATURDAY SALE: April 22, 2017.