Santa Claus is Coming – Dec 9th, 2017

NORTH POLE – Papa Elf announced today that Santa’s workshop is running slightly ahead of schedule for the first time in 223 years! As a result of this happy news, Santa and Mrs. Claus have planned an extra visit to see the children before Christmas. “It’s a rare treat to have Mrs. Claus join me on one of my many trips throughout the world,” said Santa with a lovely twinkle in his eye. “We can’t wait to visit McCormick again!” Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be traveling to McCormick in their custom railway car which will be pulled by the Polar Express. This magnificent train is quite invisible under normal circumstances, but it can be viewed by children who know where to look in their local library. Everyone is invited to meet the Clauses and take pictures on Saturday, December 9th from 1 until 4 pm at the McCormick County Library. Holiday snacks will be served.

Talking Book Services Available


On Thursday, December 7th at 3:30 pm, Sandy Knowles of the South Carolina Talking Book Services will give a presentation and answer questions about this beneficial free program for eligible citizens. The presentation will be held at the McCormick County Library.

According to Mrs. Knowles, “The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped was created in 1931 by an act of Congress. Yet, despite existing for 86 years, it seems to be one of the best kept secrets in America.”

South Carolina residents (all ages and income levels) unable to read or use standard print materials as a result of temporary or permanent visual or physical limitations are eligible for this service. Participants receive audio equipment and their choice of audio books delivered through the mail.

“We hear all the time from our elderly, homebound patrons how important the books are to them. Many say it keeps them alive and it definitely keeps their minds sharp,” said Mrs. Knowles.

Please join us for this informative session at the library. Applications to participate in the Talking Book Service will be accepted and are always available at your public library. Call the McCormick Library for more information: 864-852-2821.

Veteran Services Available