Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Bookmobile almost ready
After years of hard work, fundraising and grant writing, the library and county took possession of the Mobile Literacy Library (Bookmobile) in April.
For the next 120 days or so, it is being customized with shelving and computer workstations by a company in North Carolina. When it is ready, a special ceremony will be held.
Donna Osborne is the Berkeley County Library Director. “The truck and body are beautiful,” she said. “The ‘box’ company did a superb job and it looks great.”
According to Mrs. Osborne, the Mobile Library will serve the rural communities of Berkeley County, including the Bethera, Bonneau/Macedonia, Cordesville, Cross, Huger, Jamestown, Pineville/Eadytown, Russellville, Ridgeville and Wando communities.
The vehicle is capable of holding 2,000 volumes and four to six laptop computers for Internet access.
The Library System was awarded a $50,000 LSTA grant through the State Library to help fund the Bookmobile. In addition, the Friends of the Berkeley County Library has provided about $35,000 and subsequently pledged another $10,000.
Donations can still be made to The Friends of Berkeley County Library/Mobile Literacy Center Fund, 100 Library Street, Moncks Corner, SC 29461.
Happy May Birthday
Jayla Porcha, Amy Hiers Belcher, Kay Lambert Gaskins, Jamaica Taylor, Michaela Taylor, Patricia V. Thurman, Jordan Stewart, Jadyn Wigfall, Denean Raysor, William Perry, Willie Mae Wright, Nancy Wilson, John Thompson Sr., Nikki Bone, Linda Feathers, Legrand Bunch, Titus May, Johnnie Hamlet and Wendell Tucker.
Shenard Smalls, Lorrine Gaskins, George McCrackin, Sandy Wilson, Jr., Evelyn Scott-Smalls, Lance Britt, Debra Gaskins, Ray Snider, Wilton Green, Ernest Foster (Margaret Maybank’s brother), Ila Shuler, Debbie Beauford, Christine Reames, Phillip and Debbie Rowland, Leon Bradshaw, Ausy McConnell, Lorenzo McConnell, Bernice Taylor, Flora Beauford, Cleecy Lewis, Diane Mazyck, Walter Taylor, Marvin Brunson and Shirley Smith.
Please remember our sick community members and our law enforcement, our military, and their families.
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