September is Library Card Month
During the month of September the Florence County Library is joining the American Library Association and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time to remind parents, caregivers and students that a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.
Libraries play an important role in the education and development of children. Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.
Libraries offer free and fun educational resources and activities that bring families and communities together. The Florence County Library offers a variety of programming for all ages, from babies to children, teens, and adults. A schedule of these programs is listed on the library’s web site, www.florencelibrary.org, and can also be found at the Florence County Library at 509 South Dargan Street in Florence.
The Florence County Library is offering a prize to children ages 2-12 that get a new library card in September while supplies last.
For more information, contact the Greenberg Children’s Library at 843-292-7382.
Friends of Library to host authors
Friends of Florence County Library will host Francis Marion University Professor and Playwright Dr. Jon Tuttle, Thursday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library.
Tuttle will be presenting his book, “The Trustus Collection,” which is a collection of plays performed at The Trustus Theatre in Columbia. Skits from some plays will be performed.
On Thursday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m, Friend of the Florence County Library will host author Susan Boyer. Boyer will be presenting her new book, “Lowcountry Boomerang.”
The library is located at 509 South Dargan Street in Florence.
For more information and to register for this program, call (843) 413-7074 or visit www.florencelibrary.org.
Divorce, identity theft workshops to be held
The Doctor’s Bruce and Lee Foundation Library has several workshops planned.
The library will host a program on Social Security on Tuesday, Sept.10 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Attendees will be informed about the basics of eligibility for SSI and SSDI, finding attorneys for initial entitlement, as well as Social Security overpayments and cessation.
The library will host a Divorce Clinic on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. In this free informational session, attendees will learn how to do their own divorce. This program is open to all, but the information is best suited to those who have been separated for at least one continuous year, have no minor children from the marriage, and (if they have no property or debts to be divided) seek no money.
On Thursday, Oct. 10 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., the library will host a program on avoiding identity theft and scams. Attendees will be informed about how to avoid identity theft, steps to take if their identity has been stolen, security freezes, fraud alerts, and different types of scams.