Thursday, April 24, 2008

Library Visitors>>>>>>>>>

Periodically, Ms. Margaret Mimms, well known and respected educator here in Lee County brings her class in for a tour. This morning we had a great group come to visit. Along with the class, Ms. Nimat Brown a very loyal patron and assistant to Ms. Mimms joined the group. We had a great time pointing out the highlights and services offered by the LCPL.

Thanks Ms. Margaret, we always love to see you come in.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

ETV - and Clemson's "YourDay" visit the library......

Above: (from left) Bob McAnally, LCPL Director Dawn Ellen and Bob Schuster go over the script for the upcoming visit.

The LCPL ladies are thrilled to be part of the upcoming "Main Street Mayfest." Part of the festivities is a visit from "YourDay" a Clemson Public Service Project that is broadcast daily on ETV radio. Bob McAnally and Bob Schuster came to the library today to give us a heads up on what to expect. YourDay will be broadcasting live from the Library on May 14th (promo) and May 21st.

Monday, April 21, 2008

And the winner is..........

The Lee County Library Ladies have always believed that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, now it seems that the South Carolina State Library agrees with us.

The LC Library is pleased to announce that we are once again the First Place winners in the State Library’s 2nd annual Photo Contest: “Day in the Life of South Carolina Libraries.” For the second year in a row the Lee County Library has won the “Best Overall” photo as well as an honorable mention. Whoo-hoo, yea for us!!

Above: Best Overall Winner - Leslie Amerson quietly reading to her son, Sam

Honorable Mention - Jennifer Copeland studying with daughters Madison and Morgan.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Random thoughts and poetry.......

There is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away,
Nor any courser like a page
Of prancing poetry.

This traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of toll;
How frugal is the chariot
That bears a human soul!

Emily Dickinson
The LCPL is merrily celebrating both National Poetry Month AND National Library Week. In the above poem, Emily Dickinson sums up both in a lyrical manner.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Busy day at the Library....

Well, Spring Break is upon us at the LCPL and we had a pretty busy day. We were pleased to welcome Ms. Zenobia Johnson-McKnight who is an English instructor at Lee Central High School. She held an impromptu visit to the library with a group of her students and some of their parents. It's always great to seee students utilizing our library!! Come back soon, guys.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

LCPL Beautification - whooo-hooo

Director Dawn Ellen who is on the Lee County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is supporting the Chamber's efforts at beautifing downtown in advance of the Mayfest planned for the third week in May. During that time, we will be visited by the SC ETV Road Show. How much fun is that??!!

Monday, April 7, 2008

an unqualified success>>>>>>>

The first annual cook out for the 2008 Summer Reading Program went off without a hitch. Zack Medlin, the all around “fix-it” volunteer guy here at the library is now known, affectionately, as the “Condiment Guy.” Zack’s help at the service table made sure that everyone got their required condiments in each box. Laura Windham, friend and supporter of the library, is now known as the “cole slaw girl” for her excellent preparation of the cole slaw. Where others just see cabbage and mayonnaise, Laura sees opportunity for excellence. Cheryl O’Kelley Cole handled tickets and cash handling with aplomb. She also served as greeter and general back up guy. Elizabeth Roberts, a weekly volunteer/intern at the Library, helped on the service line and generally kept up the spirits and good humor of the entire group. A huge THANK you to all the volunteers who helped make this fundraiser a success. We appreciate your help and give you all a well deserved (metaphorical) hug!!

Above: from right - Zack Medlin, Librarian Elizabeth, Librarian Missy and intern Elizabeth

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Painting Bishopville Purple !!!!

The LC Library is proud to support the LC Chamber of Commerce's newest promotion - "Paint the Town purple." The effort is to show our support for the Lee County's "Relay for Life" fight against cancer. There are several events planned and we will keep you posted as they are announce.

Above: Purple Wreaths enhance the front doors of the LCPL

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Cook out mania - with a purpose

By now we hope you have survived all the April Fool’s pranks and have put your life back together. The Library ladies are hard at work getting ready for the 1st Annual Cookout to be held at the Main Firehouse on Friday April 4th. Listen, you like your library, right? You like to eat, yes? So this is a winning combination for you. You get lunch and the Library gets bucks for the 2008 Summer Reading Program. Extra bonus: we all get to see each other at the Firehouse. Sounds like fun to me – it’s all good. So plan on attending and purchase your tickets in advance at the Library.

Above - the picture of the grilled cheese sandwich with pickled okra (lunch) is one of ouor most popular on Flickr - the link to the sight is on the left hand column - check it out!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Strong partnerships make strong communities:

All food products for this Friday's Cookout to support the Summer Reading Program were purchased locally at the Piggly Wiggly, Bishopville.

We support the Lee County Chamber of Commerce's "Shop Local" Campaign.

The LC Library Ladies ARE big on the Pig