2017 Summer Reading Program

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The McCormick County Library is ready for summertime with an exciting schedule of fantastic programs for children. Performances will be held at the library each Wednesday at 2 pm from June 14th until August 9th.

These programs are free and are especially good for children aged 4 to 10 years old, but all ages are welcome and admission is free. Parents or caregivers must remain in the library during the programs. In addition to live performances, the library will also provide a simple way for children to keep track of the amount of time they spend reading this summer. If completed, this reading record can be exchanged for a prize. Reading is its own reward, but many reluctant young readers benefit from a little extra incentive in the beginning. Studies have shown that children will experience a backward slide in literacy during the long school break unless they are enabled and encouraged to read during the summer. Summer reading is significantly more effective if kids are allowed to choose their own books. The library has a wide selection of material for every interest and reading level.

The Summer Reading Program is made possible by the support of the McCormick Friends of the Library and by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. To sign up for the Summer Reading Program or to register for a library card, stop by the library located at 201 Railroad Avenue. The library is open Tuesday – Thursday from 10 am until 7 pm, Friday from 9 am until 6 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm until 5 pm. For more information contact the library at (864) 852-2821 or by email: mccormicklibrary@hotmail.com       

 

Ed Devos Book Signing – May 18th, 2017

Ed Devos 2017 book signing

Snakes In Your Yard – April 13, 2017

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Snakes are probably some of the most feared, hated and misunderstood animals around.  Some people even believe that, “the only good snake is a dead one!” Snakes actually play an important role in our backyards, so to help correct some myths and misconceptions, the McCormick Library will offer a free program about snakes on Thursday, April 13th at 6:30 pm.

Attendees will learn how snakes contribute to our environment, about common snakes found in South Carolina, how to distinguish between venomous and harmless snakes and about general snake safety tips. The program will be conducted by Carol Mavity, a local master gardener who was once a city girl (Indianapolis), but now enjoys frogs in her pond, bluebirds in her birdhouses and, most of all,  snakes in her yard.