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BOOKBYTES

VOLUME III, ISSUE 1

From the Friends
The Friends of the Library will co-sponsor the SC READS project in January (see front page article), and the Friends Board is busy planning for spring activities such as the Annual Meeting and the Book Sale. 

Recent Friends activities include providing judges for the Halloween Costume Contest, readers for Children's Book Week programs, and purchasing a new wreath and garland for the library's front door (see picture).

On February 27,  the Friends will sponsor a group to attend Library Legislative Day.  Library trustees, Friends, and library staff

The front door gets a new wreath.from all over South Carolina will gather in Columbia for a luncheon with members of the South Carolina House and Senate.  The event provides an annual, structured opportunity for discussing public library issues with our state elected officials.

Friends membership forms are available at the library or online at www.fairfield.lib.sc.us (click on Friends of the Library).
Ask someone to join today!

By the Numbers
How many people do you think visit the library in a typical week? 
The library staff has done sample weekly door counts in Winnsboro and Ridgeway twice in the last two years and the numbers may surprise you.
From April 10-15, 2000, 1052
By the Numbers. people came in the doors and of those 248 used a computer.
From July 9-14, 2001, 1338 people visited the library and 411 used a computer while they were in the building.
We plan to do another sample in January.
WebLinks A mouse! Another mouse! Yet another mouse!
It's tax season and once again the Fairfield County Library will be assisting the IRS and the SC Department of Revenue by distributing tax forms.  Most of the basic forms and instructions will be available in bulk on the tables and racks in the front lobby of the library in Winnsboro and at the Ridgeway Branch.
Library staff can assist by making photocopies of odd

forms,but please come prepared with the form number or name.  We are not tax experts and do not know which forms you need!
Forms may also be downloaded at the following websites:

www.irs.ustreas.gov/prod/forms_pubs/index.html

www.sctax.org/formspdf/2000/pdfform00.html

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