FOL Author’s Night 2014


Ed DevosThe McCormick Friends of the Library invite you to Author’s Night 2014 on Thursday, September 11th at 6:30 pm. Local author Ed Devos will talk about his new book, The Chaplain’s Cross. This inspirational historical novel honors the chaplains and the men who served in the US Army Air Corps in World War II. The story follows two men—one an army air corps chaplain and the other a Japanese fighter pilot. Each man faces a crisis in conscience in his own way, leading to a surprise ending that has implications for us today.

Ed DeVos is a retired US Army Infantry officer with over 20 years of active duty service in Vietnam, Germany, and other locations in the United States and overseas. He is a distinguished graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College where he received his Master’s Degree in Military Arts and Science with an emphasis on military history.

The free event will be held at the McCormick County Library. Refreshments served.


Chaplains Cross

Playaway audio books for youth




The McCormick County Library now offers audio books on portable digital players called  Playaways. These small players are each pre-loaded with one book and can easily fit in your pocket. Attach ear buds or your own headphones and you are ready to listen anywhere. The handy, high-tech devices have many advantages. There is no need to juggle multiple CDs, worry about  scratching a disc, or download anything to a device. They can also be connected to the audio jack in your car or to a set of external speakers. Patrons may checkout these audio books two at a time for a period of three weeks. Batteries are included and ear buds may be included for a $3 deposit.


The selection of books available is geared toward children and teens. Just a few of the available titles appear below. You can search the entire collection by visiting the online catalog. Contact the library for more information at 864-852-2821 or


Now available on Playaways at the McCormick County Library:


Princess Academy by Shannon Hale


The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly


Bull Run by Paul Fleischman


Watership Down by Richard Adams


Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner


Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech


American Tall Tales by Mary Pope Osborne


2014 Summer Reading Program Schedule