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From the Friends

The Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Library will be Sunday, April 27, 2003, at 4:00 pm at the library.  There will be a short business session to elect officers.  Dr. Tom Johnson will be the guest speaker.

Dr. Johnson, who recently retired from the South Caroliniana Library, is an acknowledged expert on South Carolina authors.  He chaired a committee (which included our own Dr. Clyde McCants) that developed the South Carolina Literary Map. 

The map, published by the Palmetto Book Alliance, is “a county-by-county guide to South Carolina’s colorful literary culture featuring poet laureates, African-American writers, inspirational quotes, and other sparkling gems from each of the Palmetto
Palmetto Book Alliance Literary Map.

State’s 46 counties.”

He will discuss the authors listed from Fairfield County,  as well as other fun map facts.  Copies of the map will be available for each program participant.

Refreshments will be served after the program.


Friends Annual Meeting
Sunday, April 27th ~ 4:00 p.m.


By the Numbers

Your library staff numbers nine people.

  • Seven of us work full-time and two of us work part-time.

  • We provided 4,406 hours of public service last fiscal year.

  • We circulated 83,819 items last fiscal year.

Number nine.
  •  We open the Main Library 52 hours/week, the Ridgeway Branch 16 hours/week, and provide outreach through two bookmobiles.

  • Four of us have worked at the library for more than 25 years.

McCants Book Hits the Shelves.

Cover of Opera for Libraries.

Clyde McCants, Chairman of the Fairfield County Library Commission, has recently become a nationally published author.  His book, Opera for Libraries, is now available from McFarland Publishers.

The book is a guide to help libraries develop a core collection of opera recordings, books, and serials.  Part I is a list of recommended operas.  Part II suggests books, periodicals, and online resources as well as suggestions for locating hard-to-find materials and ways libraries can spark patron interest in opera.

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