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04/23/2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

For builders 6 to 12 years of age. Bring your own Legos, your imagination and build your own Lego creations.
Questions?  Please call Children's Services in St George, 843 563-9189

St George Library


04/24/2014 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Toddlertime is Thursday mornings for all children ages 18 to 42 months and their parent or caregiver. This is usually a 20 to 25 minute program and class size is limited to 20 children.  
For additional information contact Michaela in Summerville at 871-5075. 
Summerville Library

eReader Assistance

04/24/2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Do you have a computer, tablet or smart phone? Learn how to download Library e-books and audio books to your device. This service is available at both Dorchester County Library facilities.
For more information contact Jennie Redmond 843 563-9189 at St George or Melissa Hatch 843 871-5075 at Summerville.

The New Book Club

04/24/2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
The New Book Club will meet in the Training Room to discuss the current selection, The Year of the Fog by Michelle Richmond.
Please join us!
Contact: Jane Bailey @ 563-9189
St George Library

Open Family Storytime

04/25/2014 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
Drop in and join us for our Open Family Storytime.  This storytime is best suited for children up to 7 years of age with their parent or care-giver.  There is no registration required, but class size may be limited by order of the Fire Marshall.
Questions? Please call Summerville Children's Services at 843-871-5075 
Summerville Library

Weekend Family Storytime

04/26/2014 - 10:30am to 11:00am
This program is presented by the Friends of the Summerville Library.  Join Miss Carol for stories, songs, and puppets.  All ages welcome, no registration required.
Questions? Please call Summerville Children's Services at 843-871-5075. 
Summerville Library
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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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More Than Books

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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