Saturday, January 29, 2011

Coming soon...Library Lovers Month!

Break out your pink and red clothing...February is just a few days away and that means that it's time for our month long celebration of National Library Lovers' Month at Socastee Library!

All month long be sure to enter our Library Lovers Gift Basket Drawing. Adults, each time you check out 3 books during February, you get a free entry to win the Gift Basket Drawing! Check out 6 books, get 2 free entries! Enter as many times as you can by close of February 28. The winner will be notified March 1.

On Friday, February 11, we will be hosting our Library Lovers' Appreciation Day. Join us for free coffee, snacks, music, and Bundles of Romance Book Sale, all starting at 10 a.m. Local classical guitarist, Dennis Sergent, will be performing from 10:30 a.m. until 12 noon. Don't miss out on the fun all month long as we give out hugs & kisses (of the Hershey's chocolate kind) at the Circulation Desk!

You can "love" your library by joining our Friends of the Socastee Library organization, donating your time to help keep our shelves clean and orderly, donating used books, or by advocating on behalf of your local library.

Be sure to check out our display of library and librarian themed books and add your comments about why you love your library to our famous Wall of Hearts!

See you then,

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Happy New Year!
This time last year (has it already been that long?) I wrote about getting organized, starting a new hobby, going back to school, or finding a job.
This year we have something new--you may have heard us talking about Universal Class before, but it's really a perfect tool for anyone looking to pick up a new skill, sharpen their mind, learn something out of the ordinary, or generally better themselves in the new year.
You can learn Accounting and Airbrush Tanning, Writing and Yoga (sorry, no "Z" classes!). See an A-Z list of all classes here.

To log on to Universal Class:
  • Visit and click "databases" in the middle of the screen
  • Scroll down to "Universal Class" at the bottom of the page
  • Enter your barcode and PIN if accessing from home
  • Your first time in UC, create a new username and password. After that, log in to pick up where you left off.