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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Coming on Saturday, APRIL 1st!
Rosehill Estate's 2017
Egg Hunts
All proceeds to benefit children and teens programming at the AIken County Public Library (Click picture for printable PDF details).

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

10 a.m. to 12 noon
Free admission, but cash or check donations to the Friends of the Aiken County Public Library are encouraged! Children should bring a bucket or basket for the egg hunt to begin at 10:00 a.m.


1000 Books Before Kindergarten

ADULTS (ages 21 and up)
4 to 6 p.m. Tickets $20 presale* $25 at the gate
*To purchase tickets, visit Rose Hill Estate (221 Greenville St NW)
or Aiken County Public Library (314 Chesterfield St SW)


1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Our friends at Aiken Active Seniors filled over 3,000 eggs for our upcoming Children's Egg Hunt! On their Facebook page they wrote " It was a lot of work, but it's one of our favorite Projects With a Purpose!" We so appreciate all their hard work - and the children will be overjoyed to open their eggs to find fun surprises!

Annual Young Adult
Poetry Contest
@ Nancy Carson Library
March 15 through April 13
Awards Night April 27 @ 7:00 p.m.

Teens in Grades 6 - 12, don't miss this great event. Winners will be announced and receive their prizes during a ceremony at the Library on Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. Prizes will be giftcards from Amazon.com:

  • 1st place - $50
  • 2nd place - $25
  • 3rd place - $15

Guidelines are as follows:

  • Poems must be 50 Lines or less
  • Poem must be typed and double-spaced
  • Entry must include the student’s name, age, grade, school, and telephone number
  • Entries MUST be turned in by April 13th at 9 p.m.
  • Email files should be in .pdf, .doc/x, or .rtf format

Entries can be returned at the circulation or reference desks at the Nancy Carson Library. They can also be emailed to: nancycarsonlibrary@gmail.com

National Poetry Month

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Aiken County Public Library
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a new program sponsored by the Friends of Aiken County Public Library that encourages parents and caregivers to read with young children before they enter kindergarten. Register at the first floor desk, track your reading, and earn rewards along the way!

Children can visit the library after every 100 books to receive a sticker and these other fun rewards:

  • Child's name on the 1,000 Books display
  • Read to our giant stuffed bear, Mr. Teddy
  • Glitter maraca
  • Book bag
  • Child's name in their favorite library book
  • Free paperback book
  • Completion certificate & intercom announcement in the library

Any child who has not yet entered kindergarten is eligible for the program.

Click for MORE INFORMATION, or contact the children's department at 642-2020 ext. 1141.

Friends of the Library Big Book Sale


Cloud Library

ABBEnow has two primary services for digital materials so we can provide you more titles in the coming year:

Cloud LibraryCloud Library soon will feature new releases in both ebooks and audiobooks, including most of the titles that previously were available on Overdrive.

hoopla continues to provide a broader range of materials, including videos, comics, and music.

Elevator Out of Service
Book Drop CLOSED 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Elevator out of serviceThe elevator at the Aiken County Public Library has been taken out of service for interior refurbishment and upgrades to its electrical system.

Please return all materials inside if possible, or visit one of our other Aiken County library branches.

If you need curbside assistance
during business hours, call the
circulation desk at 642‐2020 ext. 1121.

Patrons are encouraged to visit any of five library branch locations in Aiken County, all of which are accessible. Branch libraries are located in Jackson, Langley, New Ellenton, North Augusta, and Wagener. For hours of operation and directions, visit the LIBRARY LOCATIONS section of the library's website.

Book Return


Return library materials inside at the first floor book return and enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card! A random winner will be selected when the elevator is back in service.

One entry per visit. Sponsored by the Friends of the Aiken County Public Library.

ABBE Regional Library System 314 Chesterfield Street SW Aiken, SC 29801 (803)-642-7575
Copyright © 2017 ABBE Regional Library System/ All rights reserved.

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