Rachel daSilva, the Teen Librarian Rachel daSilva is the Teen Librarian for the Anderson County Library System. She’s lived in 3 countries and traveled to even more, and now lives in Anderson with her family. How did you become a librarian? I’ve always been in libraries, always a reader. Overseas, I was using a lot of lending libraries, which operate more on an honor system. Shelves were just stuffed with books and not often organized. And I was a teacher in Brazil, I taught 4th to 6th grade, and I also taught ESL for a time. When I moved to
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by Jennifer, Youth Services Librarian Recently, a Facebook group of which I am a member changed its name from “Librarians Serving Homeschool Families” to “Librarians Serving At-Home Learners and Homeschoolers.” Parents are more involved than ever in their children’s education, and it’s imperative that they know all the resources that are available to them, especially the ones that cost little to nothing.  Enter the public library. The Anderson County Library System is part of a consortium of twenty county library systems in South Carolina that share books and other items.  If we don’t have a book in Anderson County, but

September 18, 2020

Meet Our Staff: Cheryl

Cheryl Hughes, the Jennie Erwin Library branch manager Born and raised in Honea Path, Cheryl Hughes has been the manager of the Jennie Erwin Library in Honea Path for 28 years. She’s seen a lot of children grow during those years, and she loves getting to meet new readers each day. Are you originally from the Honea Path area?  Yes, I have lived on the same road my entire life.  I went to Honea Path schools and was in the second graduating class at Belton-Honea Path High. What brought you to working with the Anderson County Library System?   My daughter
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September 11, 2020

Meet Our Staff: Carolyn

Carolyn Davis, the Iva Library branch manager After 20 years of working with the Anderson County Library System, Carolyn Davis recently became the Iva Library branch manager. She’s busy meeting new people in Iva while catching up on some of her favorite series. How did you get started working for the Anderson County Library System? 20 years ago I wanted to change jobs. I had gotten tired of mill work. The construction on the new Main Library had just begun and there were multiple job openings in the newspaper. Plus, I love to read, so I decided to apply. I’ve
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September 4, 2020

Meet Our Staff: Lin

Lin McDowell, the Westside Community Center branch manager Linda McDowell began working with the Anderson County Library System in 2007 after retiring from SC DNR after 27 years. She has been the manager of the Westside Community Center Library branch since 2009. The Westside Library is a special place for Lin as an alumnus of the old Westside High school, which is now the Westside Community Center. What brought you to the Anderson County Library System? Well, I had retired from working with SC DNR for almost 27 years. I had a really beautiful office there, with big windows overlooking
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