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VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1
to the inaugural issue of the Fairfield County Library's newsletter: BookBytes.
The name seeks to blend the traditional and the cutting edge in library services.
Books, of course, are what libraries have been about for thousands of years. Bytes,
a technical term for small units of information used by computers, represent the library's
new world of computer terminals and on-line resources.
We hope to use this quarterly publication to keep you informed about the programs and
projects of the Fairfield County Library and the Friends of the Library, as well as state
and national issues of importance to libraries.
In addition to this column, regular features will include:
By the Numbers -- Statistical
Information about the library
- Just for Kids -- Information about
children's services and programs
From the Friends -- Programs and
projects of the Friends of the Library
Premiering in Print -- Highlights
about new books and/or authors to look for in the library
WebLinks -- interesting websites to
Let me know if there are other topics you would like to see
covered in our fledgling publication. Suggestions are welcomed! Reach me at
the library by phone (635-4971), by fax (635-7715), or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
|Just for Kids
|A free public library card is
your Ticket to Read. School media specialists, the South Carolina State Library, and
the Fairfield County Library are joining together to encourage all students in grades K-6
to get a public library card. The Ticket to Read publicity campaign will begin
February 1 and run through
||April 15, 2000. Sign up
for your card now!
Thursday, March 2, 2000, is "Read Across America Day." Adults, please take
this pledge: I pledge to read with a child on March 2, 2000, to celebrate the joy of
reading and Dr. Seuss's 96th birthday.
good way to keep up with new and forthcoming books is Book
Page, a monthly publication containing book reviews and interviews with authors.
Pick up your free copy at the library each month compliments of the Friends of the
award winners for children's literature
Caldecott Medal: Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback
Newbery Medal: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul
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