Saturday, May 25, 2013

Book - a - Palooza

Heads up citizens.  So, you say you like books….you say you like book sales… say you like books that are priced to sell….well, look no further!!  On June 5th, 6th and 7th the Friends of the Lee County Library will be holding a book sale at the Library Annex.  These books will be priced to sell - $.25 - $1.00 for everything.  We have a great selection of classic children’s literature, classic and newish fiction and a wide selection of non-fiction books.  The sale starts on Wednesday June 5th at 10:00 AM and runs until Friday June 7th at 5:00 PM.  That’s three days from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM.  We will have specials on bags of books and boxes of books.  So make plans to come join us and pick up some bargains for your summer reading. 

Friday, May 10, 2013

One more week.....

Plan on joining us!!

It’s that time of year again! The 17th Annual SC Book Festival is being held at the Columbia Convention Center on May 17th -19th. This is a great family day in Columbia. There are book dealers, author talks and a wonderful children’s exhibit with puppets, plays, music and general silliness. The children will love it. The Lee County Library will be represented and in past years we have met CJ Box, Scott Turow, Mary Alice Monroe and my personal favorite Pat Conroy. If you have never been, make plans to come this year. I know you will have a great time. I hope to see you there.

This year, Mr. Conroy will be back along with his wife, Cassandra King. Also attending will be Mary Kay Andrews (Savannah Breeze), Dori Sanders (Clover) and Mrs. Frances Ginsberg’s sister in law Nathalie Dupree, author of several popular Southern cookbooks. Director Dawn mentioned that she was excited about Patti Callahan Henry – we have several of her books on the shelf. We will be purchasing any new releases that the authors have written, and hopefully have them signed.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Book Sale at the Library!!!

It’s Book – a –palooza at the Library!  We have had a huge donation of books down at the Annex, and we have NO room for them.  Therefore we will be having a HUGE book sale starting on Wednesday June 5th to Friday June 7th.  Make plans to come to the Library Annex and take advantage of this opportunity to stock up.  We have priced all the books to GO.  So mark your calendars now and plan to join us. 

Thursday, February 28, 2013

New and improved.........

Okay, Update on 'lil 'ol Lee County Library.

I am still working on the new website. Will be up and running soon! Meanwhile, some county citizens are organizing a community event calendar and I have linked it here on our blog. (Third link on the right.)

If your local organization would like to post an event please contact me at the e-mail listed.

The main purpose of this calendar is to help organizations plan their events so that they do not overlap.

Right now, we have a limited number of administrators. If your organization would like to name an individual as administrator; giving them the authority to post contact me, Don Mathis or Retta Tindal.

Will try to be more consistent in posting, but really, I want to get the website done!!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Lee County Library Joining SC Lends

The Lee County Library is joining SC Lends, a consortium of 18 county library systems within the state. SC Lends will increase our patrons’ access to materials from approximately 45,000 items to over 2.5 million items, providing them with increased ability to borrow books, movies, audio materials, and other resources!

During preparations for migration to our new library automation software, patrons will be affected by several outages. Once the library is live on SC Lends beginning October 15th, patrons will be asked to update library accounts as well as have access to numerous new features!

The outages and updated features are as follows:

• 9-29-12
No hold requests for materials can be made after this date until
10-16-12. Patrons currently on waiting lists for books will remain on those lists and may even find their holds filled within the first weeks of joining SC Lends!

• 10-8-12 Online access to card catalog stops until 10-15-12.

• 10-8-12 through 10-13-12
Library will be CLOSED to the public.
Library staff will be receiving training and maintenance/cleaning
will be done to the library facility. No items will be due during this week.

• 10-15-12
Library REOPENS and is live on SC Lends!
Online card catalog reactivated and patrons may begin placing holds on items from the participating libraries. Remember to search “everywhere” in the card catalog to see all your options. Look for DVD’s, Audio Books, and Music CD’s as well as favorite Books! Requested items will ship to the library in Bishopville and be held for one week for pickup. Patrons may check out these requested items with their library card. Limit of 10 holds per library account.

• New Features:
E-mail notification for hold requests and overdue items.
Three Day “Almost Due” reminder available by e-mail.
Text-Message notification for hold requests and overdue items.
Receipts printed with every transaction listing due dates.
Access library account online 24-7 to renew items, request items, and check status of hold requests –

200 N. Main Street Bishopville SC 29010 803.484.5921

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Strong Partnerships make strong communities......

Caption: Director Dawn Ellen and Librarian Brenda Brisbon examine the register tape from Dollar General 20106

Yikes, it has been awhile since your faithful blogger has posted. Between the 2012 Summer Reading Program, new programs here at the library and new partnerships in the community there has been plenty to write about. Of course, with all the new stuff happening at the library there comes a certain restraint to the time it takes to write about everything.

But, I digress.

The one thing that happened this week that I did want to note was the great partnership we have with the Dollar General store in Sumter. Gary Fredericks the manager of Dollar General store 20106 has always stepped up and helped the library with donations and close outs at the end of the seasons. This week however, he out did himself. When Librarian Brenda stopped by the store Gary was ready for her and by the time she was done, she had a cash register receipt measuring about 30 feet. The total bill? (Wait for it.....) $36.15. Yep, about a buck a foot. The summer seasonal things she got are going to fit right in with the 2013 Summer Reading Program theme: "Dig into Reading."

We wish to thank Gary and his staff for all their support.