1000 books

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Get your reading log today for your pre-kindergarten children! YOU are your children's first teacher. Get them started on the path to academic success! Read books, get a prize for every 50 books you read together! When you reach 1000, your child recives a t-shirt! 








Any child from birth to Kindergarten is eligible to begin this program. To start, come to the Saluda County Library to get 1000 Books Before Kindergarten log. Start reading together and record the books. Read the same book more than once? Record it each time, repetition is the key to learning. Books read at library story time, at daycare or by others to your child all count! After each 50 books read, bring your log into the Saluda County Library and receive prize from the treasure box. After finishing 1000 books your child will receive a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten t-shirt.


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KIDS digital collection

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Visit our new digital collection for KIDS! 

The Saluda Library has expanded its services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids! The main digital eBook and eAudiobook collection, http://jasmine.lib.overdrive.com, now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids.
This provides a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children's section of the physical library is sectioned off, the same experience is now available on the digital collection. This appealing and user-friendly page contains eBooks, audiobooks, music and video. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check this page out now! http://jasmine.lib.overdrive.com/kids


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Tumblebooks now available, provided by the South Carolina State Library! 

The TumbleBooks collection includes over 500 fiction and non-fiction animated and talking story, and chapter books.  Also included in the collection are French and Spanish books found in the 'Language Learning' area as well as National Geographic videos, puzzles, games, and  songs; all resources designed to teach children the joy of reading and learning.  South Carolina public library patrons have unlimited access to TumbleBooks from computers or mobile devices so this great resource can be used in the library, at home, or on the go.  Users of the NOOK, Kindle Fire, iPads, and iPod touch users should all automatically redirect to 'TumbleBookLibrary: For iPads and Mobile Devices' for an easy user experience.

Indie SC

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Local authors of South Carolina can now showcase their digital material in Indie South Carolina! In this anthology, readers can peruse a growing collection of titles that span every popular genre of fiction and nonfiction. Readers will find historical books, futuristic science fiction novels, fantastical worlds and mysteries, memoirs, young adult and children's fiction and even a poetry collection — all from self-published and independent authors local to South Carolina.

And be sure to check out the “SELF-e Selections” Collection to find the best reads from your local authors, as chosen by Library Journal.


Welcome! The South Carolina State Library has made the SELF-e submission platform freely available to our patrons and local writing community. By submitting your indie-published book here, you can share your ebook(s) with patrons of your local library and libraries throughout your state.

You may also choose to submit your ebook for possible inclusion in the Library Journal SELF-e public library ebook discovery service. These curated modules, which will be sold nation-wide, will feature some of the best ebooks by self-published authors in a variety of genres, as chosen by Library Journal. This free service is available to all indie authors, no matter which self-publishing service(s) they use. All that is required is an engaging story and your ebook file.

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Ridge Spring Hours

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The Ridge Spring Branch Library Hours are Monday, Tuesday 9:00-12:00, Wednesday, Thursday Closed, Friday 10:00-4:00 and Saturday 10:00-1:00. Remember that you may use your Saluda County Library Card in Ridge Spring!


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Get a library card today!

Your library card is the smartest card in your wallet!

Saluda County residents and property owners or non residents who work full-time in Saluda County may get a library card. Bring your picture ID along with proof of address if your ID does not have the current address on it. Children may get their own library card too. Parents or guardians must be present to sign for their children and to present their picture ID.


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The Saluda County Library has e-books and downloadable audiobooks! The service is free to all library card holders. Simply click on the link below to browse the collection, check out with a valid library card (your pin is the last 4 digits of your library card), and download to PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices. Users will need to install free software. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod®, Sony® Reader™, and many others. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees! Get started today!

If you want to read or listen to a book that is not available, call the library and tell us! If it is available we may be able to add it to our ebook and eaudiobook collection!


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