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BookBytes.

Volume III, Issue 1

Compliments of the Friends of the Library

January - March, 2002

Fairfield County Kicks Off Midlands
SC READS Program in January
The votes are in and it's official:  Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is the book people in the Midlands of South Carolina will read for the inaugural SC READS project sponsored by the South Carolina State Library, the South Carolina Humanities Council, The State newspaper, and your local public library.

Fairfield County Library will host the kick-off program in the six-month project on Tuesday, January 22, at 7:00 p.m.  Nancy Kreml, professor of English at Midlands Technical College, will lead a lecture/discussion on Bradbury's novel.  Copies of the book are available for check-out from the library. 

South Carolina Reads.
Fahrenheit 451.
Community reading projects are spreading like wildfire across the country, following the lead of cities like Seattle and Chicago.  What better way to celebrate reading than to  read and discuss Bradbury's vision of a future without books!  So…

...pick up your book
...start reading
...tell a friend

...and join us at the library on January 22, 2002, for a great program.  For more information, contact Sarah McMaster at 635-4971.

Shirley Hildebran.
Shirley Hildebran

Shirley Hildebran to retire in January

After 21 years with the Fairfield County Library, Shirley Hildebran will retire January 31, 2002.

Shirley joined the library staff as Community Services Librarian in 1981.  Working part-time she was the library's outreach person to daycare centers, nursing homes, and the Fairfield County Detention center.  In 1996, Shirley's position became full-time and she expanded her duties to include children's programming at the Main Library and the Ridgeway Branch. 

"Shirley has forged strong, cooperative relationships for the library with many community agencies and organizations," says Sarah McMaster, Library Director.  "She has worked particularly closely with local school media specialists, and one of the results is our wonderful Read-In at Fortune Springs Park each spring.  We will miss her terribly, but wish her well as she moves back to her hometown in North Carolina."

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