Are You Bored Yet?

Are you already saying or hearing, “I’m BORED” and looking for things to do? Be creative. Visit your nearest branch to find books to help you discover a new interest. Offer to help. Help with projects around the house like laundry and meal prep, or see if there is a local charity needing volunteers. Read […]

National Ice Cream Month

July is National Ice Cream Month but this isn’t your average food holiday conjured up by big corporations to give out freebies and market more products. Instead, President Ronald Reagan actually declared July as National Ice Cream Month in 1984, and in a very serious proclamation, made the third Sunday of the month National Ice Cream […]

Book Clubs

As library staff and employees, we’re sometimes asked whether people still use the library to check out and read actual books. While digital formatting offers many advantages, the truth is that many readers still enjoy traditional print. But the library isn’t just about books. It’s also about giving readers a community where they can come together to […]

Summer Slide

A long summer break is a great time for students to reset and take time away from studying but watch out for Summer Slide. Research shows that summer can take a real toll on your student’s knowledge and skills. Students who read less during the summer can lose up to three months of reading progress […]

National Trails Day

National Trails Day is devoted to hiking, biking and paddling trips, as well as, trail stewardship. The American Hiking Society sponsors this event each year on the first Saturday in June. The Palmetto Trail has planned several events throughout the state — including activities along the newly opened Newberry passage. This urban trail stretches for nine miles […]

Summer Programs

Looking for something to do this summer? Check out our calendar of events where you’ll find programs for all ages and a wide variety of interests. The library has something for everyone. 4 Reasons to attend Summer Reading programs: Literary Events: Meet local authors, attend book signings and enjoy literary discussions. Consider joining a book club […]

Marlena E. White Wins Friends Grant to ALA

United for Libraries has awarded the 2019 United for Libraries/ThriftBooks Friend Conference Grant to Marlena E. White, current Director of the Friends of the Lexington Main Library in Lexington, S.C. and President of the Friends of South Carolina Libraries. White will receive $850 plus full conference registration to attend the 2019 American Library Association (ALA) […]

Road Trip Ready

Now that warmer weather is in our sights and the last week of school is on the horizon, it’s time to start planning the details of those upcoming vacations. Whether it’s a road trip to grandma’s or an airplane getaway to a tropical island — we have the goods to keep you and your crew […]

Skin Cancer Awareness

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. How can you help prevent skin cancer? Follow these tips and share them with your friends and family. Seek the shade — especially between 10 AM and 4 PM. Don’t get sunburned. Avoid tanning and never use UV tanning beds. Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and […]

South Carolina Heirloom Gardening

About 15 years ago I was introduced to heirloom plants by a family member. I was always somewhat interested in gardening but learning that there is a long history to many of these plants opened up a whole new world for me. When I learned about all the different kinds of older verities of tomato […]