During the month of May we tracked library users and made each user a link in a paper chain. Despite being closed on three regular work days, we were busy this month! Here’s what the chain looked like at the end of the month. How many library users do you think we counted? Please stop by the Lewisville Library and check it out.
Chester County Library is joining SCLENDS, a consortium of 16 county library systems within the state. SCLENDS will increase our patrons’ access to materials from approximately 93,000 volumes to over 2.5 million volumes. Your library card will give you access to over 53 locations across the state.
As Chester County Library prepares to go live SCLENDS June 1, 2012, our patrons will be affected by several changes. During preparations for migration to this consortium we will be moving to the open source library automation software called Evergreen. This will allow us to move funds from licensing software to providing services. There will be several interruptions to normal services during this adjustment time. Please be patient during this time of improving services for Chester County. The functions affected are as follows:
May 8, 2012: No consortium holds can be made after this date until June 2nd.
May 22, 2012: All Libraries closed – staff training and computer software migration.
June 1st: Overdue notices will not be mailed. Patrons will only be notified by email or text.
To learn more about SCLENDS go to http://sclends.org
The Chester County Library will hold a hot dog plate fundraiser on Friday, April 27 from 11am to 2pm in the large meeting room. Plates will be $5 each and will include 2 hotdogs, chips and cookies. Al proceeds will benefit The American Cancer Society/ Relay for Life. Please call ahead if possible 803-377-8145.
Friday April 27th(10am-5pm) & Saturday April 28th(10am-2pm) Book Sale with Paperbacks -.25¢, Hardbacks – .50¢ an inch, DVDs & CDs – $1.00, VHS – .50¢
*Thursday April 26th 6pm-8pm is Member preview night for Friends of the Library only. Door prizes and free treats on Member night!
–Chester County Library, Main Branch, Rear Basement Entrance–100 Center Street Chester, SC–
Sponsered by the Friends of the South Carolina Chester County Library
Did you know Chester County Library offers both audiobooks as well as digital books. Using Overdrive, we are able to offer content for today’s most popular readers including the Android platform, Amazon® Kindle, Apple iPod, Barnes and Noble NOOK, as well as many others. Visit our Overdrive site to take a look. For Overdrive help with your specific reader click Kindle, NOOK, iPod, Android, or Other Readers.
Free Comic Book Day is a single day – the first Saturday in May each year – when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE* to anyone who comes into their stores. *Limit one per patron (while supplies last) We have partnered with Rebel Base Comics(http://www.rebelbasecomics.com/) to bring you this event.
All ages welcome!
Young People have questions. Families need answers. Let’s Talk Chester County is here to help by providing a fun way to help parents, guardians, aunts, and uncles talk with children about their health, safety and success in school. Visit us @ http://www.letstalkchestercounty.org/
At their meeting on March 8, 2012, the Friends of the Chester County Library elected David Bannon of Chester as their new President. The Friends also want to thank Clevonne Jackson for her service as President. In other news, the Friends of the Library book sale will be held on April 26-28 at the Main Library at 100 Center Street in Chester and that donations are being taken at all branches. However, magazines and Readers Digest Condensed Books are NOT being taken. If you have a large number of donations, please call the Main Library at 377-8145 and the Bookmobile will come pick them up.