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BookBytes

Volume II, Issue 1

Compliments of the Friends of the Library

January-March, 2001

McMaster Gift Will Establish
Book Endowment for Children
On Friday, December 29, 2000, Colonel and Mrs. Robert G. McMaster of Winnsboro presented stock with the approximate value
of $90,000  to the library to be used to
establish the Robert and Rebecca McMaster Book Endowment.

Proceeds from sale of the stock will be
invested and the income used to purchase
books which will be given away to children
in Fairfield County.

Colonel McMaster says, "We hope that the
library will act as a catalyst to encourage
many people and organizations to help with
time, money, and ideas.  What is needed is
a county-wide effort to teach young people
to learn to love reading."

Library Director Sarah McMaster said
that the fund will allow the library to
support some of the reading initiatives that
are already in place in Fairfield County
such as the Health Department's book
program and FamilyRead which is
sponsored by the Fairfield County Literacy
Council.

Bob and Becky McMaster with Clyde McCants.
Bob and Becky McMaster with Clyde McCants

"Reading to a young child is the best preparation for school success", McMaster says, "and this endowment will allow the library to encourage family literacy by finding ways to get books into the hands of families in Fairfield County.  Having a library card and using the library is important, but every child should also have books that they own."

Dr. Clyde McCants, Chairman of the Fairfield County Library Commission, accepted the gift on behalf of the board.

Hello and Goodbye...

Hello and Goodbye….

The Fairfield County Library Commission welcomes three new members recently appointed for four-year terms by the Fairfield County Council:  George Mobley, Plumie Richmond, and Mary Lynn Zeno.  They join current board members Clyde McCants, Bubba Lyles, Lanna McMeekin, and Dorothy Martin.
Saying hello to three new members also means saying good-bye to three retiring members.:  Virginia Roseborough, Harriet Pauling, and Elizabeth Patrick.  Each has served two consecutive four-year terms and has made significant contributions to the library and its programs. 

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