(January 8, 2021) – Due to the rise of COVID-19 cases and for the health of staff and patrons, all Anderson County Library System locations are returning to curbside services beginning Monday, January 11. Public access within libraries will be suspended.
“We want to do what is best for the safety and health of our staff and our patrons,” says Anderson County Library Director Faith Line. “Curbside services allow us to continue serving our patrons and community in a way that is both safe and effective. We will be monitoring our operations on a daily basis and evaluating how best to serve patrons while minimizing risk to staff and the public.”
Patrons will be able to place holds online through their SCLends account, or by contacting their library by phone or email, then pick up materials at their local library. Use nr1 dating source of information to get your soul mate to read library together. Materials can be returned any time in the outdoor book returns located at all library locations, excluding the Westside Community Center library. There will be no fines for late materials during this time.
Current library hours are:
Anderson Main Library: Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm
Lander Memorial, Pendleton, and Powdersville Libraries: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
Belton, Honea Path, Iva, and Piedmont Libraries: Monday-Friday 10am-1pm; 2pm-6pm. (closed 1-2pm for lunch)
Westside Community Center Library: Monday-Friday 10am-4pm
WiFi access remains available 24/7 outside of every library location. Limited printing, faxing and copying are available at all locations. Notary service is available at the Main Library only. For more information on current available services, visit www.andersonlibrary.org/curbside
eBooks, digital audiobooks, streaming content, and online resources are available 24/7 with a library card. Community members who do not have a library card can apply for a digital library card online at www.andersonlibrary.org/digital-card
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Looking to start 2021 right? See if the Anderson County Library System can help!
With eBooks and digital audiobooks from the Library, reading is easier than ever. Download the Libby app and check out up to 8 eBooks or audiobooks at a time. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Request an item by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Find more eBooks as well as music and TV on Hoopla Digital and browse the latest issues of popular magazines on Flipster.
Bonus: Join the Facebook group Upstate Reads to share what you’re reading and get recommendations and challenges from our librarians!
Spend Time with Family
With storytime, early literacy skills, take-home activities, and trivia, the Library has great free events to help your family spend quality time together.
Bonus: Research your family’s history with AncestryLibrary and the Library’s genealogy resources. At-home access to AncestryLibrary has been extended through March 31!
Learn and Improve Skills
Take online classes on hundreds of subjects at your own pace with Universal Class, or get practice tests for high school, college, and careers with LearningExpress Library. Need some extra help? Access Tutor.com with your library card for one-on-one assistance.
Bonus: Watch award-winning on-demand courses and lectures with The Great Courses on RB Digital!
Sew, knit, bake, paint, and decorate with hundreds of classes and projects from Creativebug, ranging from beginner to advanced.
Bonus: Look for monthly Take ‘n Make craft kits and Creative Crafters videos from the Library!
Explore downtown magic with the storefront storywalk in Anderson! Visit downtown Anderson this December for a special, self-paced walking tour of the book The Magic Snowflake by local artist and author Scott Foster. The illustrations and text of each page in the book will be featured in store windows along Main Street. Start with page 1 at Belle Beauty, then follow the map on the sidewalk and read the magical story, or have the book come to life in a dramatic reading podcast produced by Market Theatre!
Storywalks are a great way for families to share the magic of reading, and the downtown storefront storywalk is the perfect opportunity to bring a love of reading and practice literacy skills while supporting downtown Anderson. After you finish the story, visit Carolina Wren Park for Holiday Ice, take pictures by the Christmas tree, or visit one of the local businesses that have copies of The Magic Snowflake available for purchase.
Visit the Anderson Main Library for a special scavenger hunt based on the book, then check out The Magic Snowflake or explore additional books perfect for the holidays. Complete the scavenger hunt and be entered in a drawing for a copy of the book and other fun prizes. Children can also pick up a Take ‘n Make snowflake ornament kit, and adults can pick up a Take ‘n Make craft kit to make a winter evening scene.
This unique event is presented by the City of Anderson in partnership with the Anderson County Library System, with a dramatic podcast by Market Theatre.