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Library Closed - Easter

04/20/2014 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
The Dorchester County Library will be closed in observance of Easter.  Outside book returns will remain open, however, no fines will be assessed during the time the library is closed.
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Jennie J McMahan Library
506 N Parler Ave
St George, SC 29477

George H Seago, Jr Library
76 Old Trolley Rd
Summerville, SC 29485
843 871-5075

Monday - Thursday: 9:30am - 8:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

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Our Page Is Born!

It seems as if we have been talking about a new web site forever!  Forever may be a bit of an exaggeration but it has been almost 3 years (May 2011) since we actually started working on creating this new web site.  It's taken a lot of negotiating, planning, designing, re-designing, construction, tweaking and who knows what else to get here.  And somehow it seems fitting (but not sure how) that it launches on Tax Day - April 15th.  

We hope you will take time to explore the site, visit the different pages and learn the new features it contains:
  • 4 separate blogs:
    • More Than Books (general library blog)
    • Novel Concepts   (adult books)
    • Kids Corner         (Children's blog)
    • Y Not                 (Teens blog)
  • Electronic newsletters that you can subscribe to receive news on new titles in your area of interest
  • Separate pages for our different audiences with news and books specific to those readers
    • Adults
    • Teens
    • Kids
  • Web Calendar with features we're still exploring
  • And other features which still need tweaking but they're coming

We would love to hear from you (one of the features that still needs work).  So tell us what you like, what you don't like, and other things you would like to see included.  We will look at all your comments and suggestions and work to make this site patron friendly.  But don't forget, it's as new to us as it is to you so changes may be a little slow to appear as we learn how to manage our new site.  Happy browsing!!

Money Smart Week

The Library held its first ever MONEY SMART WEEK last week, April 7 - 11, 2014.  Our focus was to offer seminars on a variety of financial topics intended for teens and adults, young and old.  The topics chosen for our programs were:
  • Finding Money for College
  • Identity Theft
  • Getting Your 1st Part-time Job
  • Budgeting
  • Banking 101
  • Job Search Strategies & Success

Over 40 people, teens and adults, took advantage of our programs.  The information and resources offered in the programs were excellent.  We also received requests to have additional programs on other financial topics which we are considering for future programs.   We want to thank our presenters for helping us host a successful week of programs:
  • Jason Broughton, Outreach Coordinator - South Carolina State Library
  • Reeve Conover, Volunteer Counselor - SCORE Coastal Chapter 825 Branch
  • Jim Friar, Volunteer Counselor - SCORE Coastal Chapter 285 Branch
  • Marti Phillips, Director - Identity Theft Unit, SC Department of Consumer Affairs
  • Marsha Scott, South Carolina Bank & Trust
  • Ellen Steverson, Starting Block Career Services
  • John Welch, South Carolina Bank & Trust

Access to financial information resources is available at http://www.moneysmartweek.org/


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