Food For Fines
November 1 - December 15, 2014
Exchange canned goods & other foods for library overdue fines to help Harvest for Hope Food Bank. Food for Fines, will be offered from November 1-December 15, 2014, at all Chesterfield County Public Libraries. Library card holders will get $1 in current fines* waived for each can or package of the following foods:
- Canned meats chicken or tuna
- Canned vegetables
- Peanut butter
- Canned fruit
- Canned soup
Bring canned goods, or items in boxes or plastic bags (no glass can be accepted) to the circulation desk at your library. Don't forget to bring your library card!
- No glass containers
- No open packages
- No repackaged or expired food
All donations go to Harvest Hope Food Bank - Pee Dee Area Food Drive. * Food for Fines does NOT include replacement fees for lost or damaged materials, card replacement fees, and future overdue fines.
We are pleased to introduce our new Youth Services Manager, Mrs. Charity Harvey, from Ruby, SC. The fall story hours will begin the week of September 15, 2014. A preschool story hour will be at the main branches at 11:00 on Mondays in Chesterfield, Tuesdays in Pageland, Wednesdays in Cheraw. Head Start, local day care visits, and church schools will resume the same week, with a similar schedule. The themes include; This is for the Birds, A Pirate’s Life for Me, and Princesses and Dragons, not your typical fairy tales.
The library's after school program will take on a new approach this fall with an interactive monthly program geared towards school aged children between 5 and 12 years old. The afterschool programs will be held the last full week of each month in the larger branches, following this schedule: Mondays- Chesterfield, Tuesday- Pageland, Wednesday- Jefferson, and Thursday – Cheraw. This takes place between 3:30 and 4:30 the week of September 22, 2014. (Because of a meeting, the Monday Chesterfield program will be moved to September 29.) Come join us for our new after school program, The Magic School Bus Experience with Ms. Frizzle (a.k.a Mrs. Harvey). This new program will begin the last full week of the month; check our library page or grab a calendar in the branches to see when it’s coming to your location. Kids will get to hear fun facts about some favorite science topics every month! They will also get to participate with crafts, games, and read books with Ms. Frizzle!
A Teen Advisory Board Meeting will be held at Cheraw on September 25. If you are interested in knowing what is going on with the teens and the Chesterfield County Library, contact Mrs. Harvey at 623-3028.
Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge
We are in to a new year….a new reading challenge!! This year we will be stirring up the pot a bit…the soup pot. We have kicked off the “Alphabet Soup” Reading Challenge. It will run from Jan 1st, 2014 through Dec 31st, 2014.
The challenge is to read a total of 52 books: 26 alphabetically by Title and 26 alphabeticalyl by Author. It’s a great way to challenge yourself to read books and authors you normally would not have selected. We hope you end up reading everything from A-Z. Write you book titles and authors on a spoon and put in the Soup Bowl at the library. You can get your spoons and more details from the library staff.
SCLends OPAC is available!
The new online catalog is now available. Check it out! For an overview and how to use, watch this video. Thanks to Rogan Hamby, York County Library, for providing the video.