Miriam, the Lander Memorial Library branch manager In March of 2020, the Lander Memorial Library, which serves Pelzer, West Pelzer, and Williamston, welcomed a new manager, Miriam Church.  Miriam has been working with the Anderson County Library System for over 5 years and worked as the Teen Librarian before becoming the Lander Library manager. Where are you from? I’m originally from Honea Path. In fact, as a kid I would go to the Jennie Erwin, Honea Path Library. It feels like I’ve known Cheryl [the Honea Path Library manager] my entire life. I would take out a stack of 10
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Powdersville Library Branch Manager Alex Currin reflects on the contributions of African Americans: At my segregated elementary school in Raleigh, NC, black history was celebrated the second week in February. However, my teachers told us about the contributions of African-Americans throughout the school year. We learned that there is strong evidence African nations had colonized the new world before Columbus. That a black man, Crispus Attucks, was the first American to die for this country. That the Chicago surgeon Daniel Dale Williams was the first physician to perform a successful heart operation. And that the black community in Los Angeles
Annie Sutton The Anderson County Library System welcomes Annie Sutton as the new Assistant Director this month. She takes over from Janet Price, who retired in December after twelve years with the Library to spend more time with her family, including her granddaughter. Annie, the South Carolina Library Association’s 2019 Outstanding Librarian, is a familiar face at the Library and around Anderson. She has been the Library’s Head of Access Services since 2014, overseeing the Circulation Department and the branch managers, as well as leading successful book clubs and volunteering her time with The LOT Project, United Way, PAWS, and

December 19, 2019

Discover Family History

As families gather for the holidays, it can be a great time to begin exploring your family’s history. The Anderson County Library System has a wealth of resources and tools to aid your genealogical research. The South Carolina Room, on the second floor of the Main Library, is staffed with archive and local history experts ready to help you get started, answer questions, and assist with any of the resources available free with your library card. Many of these resources are even available from home! Not sure exactly where to begin? HeritageQuest, available from your home through the library’s website,
SC Room