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TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE ON AUGUST 21, 2017

ALL ABBE Regional Library System Libraries will CLOSE AT NOON
The ABBE Libraries have NO MORE Solar Eclipse glasses

SAFETY FIRST:
Wear NASA Certified eclipse glasses at all times OR look at a projected image.
Supplies to Have Ready: Eclipse glasses, water, food, sunscreen, chair or blanket

To learn more about experiencing the upcoming eclipse in South Carolina, please view the SC State Library's Total Solar Eclipse 2017 Educational Resources and Eclipse Safety guides.

Total Eclipse Safety

BARNWELL VIEWING PARTY
@ 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Join us at Lemon Park in Barnwell to view the Solar Eclipse.

NANCY CARSON LIBRARY SOLAR ECLIPSE PARTY
@ 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Join us to learn more about why we have an eclipse and to paint galaxy rocks.


ADDITIONAL SOLAR ECLIPSE LINKS

Dupont Planetarium at USC Aiken

List of Solar Eclipses Visible from the U.S.

 

Build a Better World

 

Newly Published Top 10 Reads

NOW AVAILABLE! Visit LIBRARY READS each month for descriptions of librarian-recommended titles. Click the book covers for links to those that are available in the ABBE catalog.

Build a Better World

Summer Reading Program Ended on August 7
Summer Reading Bookshelf

CAREGIVERS, please take a few minutes to fill out this CAREGIVER SURVEY and let us know about your overall Summer Reading experience!

KIDS & TEENS, please fill out this KIDS & TEENS SURVEY and let us know about your overall Summer Reading experience!



AIKEN COUNTY BOOK DONATIONS
The Aiken County Public Library will NOT be accepting donations of books until the elevator is back in service. CLICK HERE FOR OTHER LOCATIONS where you may wish to donate them.


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.


ANNOUNCEMENT FROM AIKEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
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

WIN A $50 AMAZON GIFT CARD!

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.

 

Library Reads

CHECK THE
ONLINE CALENDAR
FOR THESE EVENTS
AND MORE!

AIKEN
-Dog Days of Summer Movie Series
- Rock Painting
-Cool Coloring for Grownups: Ice Cream Edition
-Digital Branch Help

BAMBERG
-Family Night: Minecraft Edition

BARNWELL
- Tech Help Tuesdays
- Solar Eclipse 101
- Adult Coloring
- Teen Anime & Manga
- Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

 

 

 

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