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 Held in March each year at the Walhalla Main Branch with an interesting speaker.

Friends READ TO ME program
photo of Barb Askew and Susan Roberts with READ TO ME bag                                   Friends officer and grandchild

The Oconee County Friends of the Library launched a program in 2011 in co-operation with Oconee Medical Center and the Booksmith called READ TO ME.  READ TO ME (still ongoing) is designed to encourage parents to begin to read early to their infants and very small children.  President Barb Askew and Vice President Susan Roberts (l to r, pictured above) of the Friends display the tote bag and one of the board books that are being presented to all new mothers and their babies.  The bag also contains brochures explaining to the parents why it is so important to begin reading early in a child's life, a "first library card" to be validated at any branch of the Oconee County Public Library system and a "book buck" for use at the Friends' book sale.  A growth chart marked with appropriate books for children as they grow is included in each bag.  Friends believe that, begun early, reading can become a very special part of a baby's and child's experience and can extend into a lifetime of pleasure and learning.

For further information call Barb Askew at 944-6976

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Let's Talk About It is a FREE book discussion group where participants choose a theme and then participate in discussions based on those books, usually led/moderated by a Clemson professor. The discussions take place at the Seneca Library. The meeting schedule and the book titles can be found by clicking HERE, or call 882-4855 for more details!


A South Carolina Sampler: Celebrating the SC Academy of Authors Inductees of 2012
Read some of South Carolina’s finest writers of both fiction and nonfiction that were honored by the SC Academy of Authors in 2012.

The Sea is So Wide And My Boat is So Small: Charting a Course for the Next Generation by Marian Wright Edelman
The Girl Hunters, The Snake, The Twisted Thing by Mickey Spillane
The River Home: A Return to the Carolina Lowcountry
by Franklin Burroughs
Down by the Riverside by Charles Joyner


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The Booksmith, Dogwood Plaza, Seneca South Carolina (864) 885-0872
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Used Books Sales: CLICK HERE for more information.  

 Check the main OCPL calendar (click on the calendar tab above) for all the latest Friends and OCPL activities!

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