J Fic for Grownups

Many adult readers are drawn to the books on young adult shelves like Harry Potter, Twilight, The Hunger Games and so on. Even though these novels were written for teens and young adults they continue to appeal to adult readers. There’s no denying that we’re in the golden age of young adult fiction. If you don’t believe me, […]

Reading Aloud

How often do you read with your children — once a day, once a week or maybe not at all? No matter your answer, anywhere is a great place to start. The benefits of reading aloud are endless. It nurtures emotional bonding, opens doors to shared experiences, builds brain connections, strengthens comprehension skills, aids in language […]

Book Cover Trends

Book covers have a big job … they have to entice readers to pick up the book, be memorable, describe the essence of the book and have impact. Just like fashion, art and decorating — book covers go through design trends. These trends can be anything from similar background color, scenery, font type or any […]

Armchair Travel

It’s that time of year again. — the time when people travel. They visit friends and family, take a vacation, go to warmer (or cooler) climates and discover new cultures. All of these things are great, but they come with a price … traffic, crowds, airfare, gas prices, packing, unpacking, long waits and more. If […]

Back to School

Summer is coming to an end which means it’s time to get ready for school. Avoid the anxiety and let this be an exciting time for you and your children. Keep these tips in mind for a smooth transition back to school. Help your children prepare for the transition by taking time to tour their […]

S.C. Plants the Seed

Want some fresh vegetables? Pelion Branch Library received a book award grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for their S.C. Plants the Seed program this summer. The grant provides the library with children’s books on topics related to food and nutrition that will be used as giveaways at three educational programs this […]

Are You Bored Yet?

Are you already saying or hearing, “I’m BORED” and looking for things to do? e creative. Visit your local branch to find books to help you discover a new interest. Discover techniques for creative lettering, paper crafts, jewelry making, sewing and more. ffer to help. Help with projects around the house like laundry and meal […]

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 […]

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 […]

Apollo 11 Moon Landing

This summer we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. On July 20, 1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon, declaring the historical moment “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” An unprecedented 600 million people around the globe — 14 percent […]