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 – www.leecountypubliclibrary.blogspot.com

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.