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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Author Kim Wright to visit Del Webb Library @ Indian Land tonight!
June 22, 7 p.m.

Please come. Even if you haven't read the book.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Here's a letter from Pickens County Library Director to her Rep

Representative David R. Hiott
418B Blatt Building
Columbia, SC 29201

Dear Representative Hiott,

My name is Allison Anderson and I am the Director of the Pickens County Library System. PCLS provides library service to approximately 117,000 Pickens County residents who, in the current stressed economy, need our services more than ever.  During the past year an average of 1,357 patrons visit our library system each day!  These patrons rely on our ability to provide crucial educational and employment assistance. 

In his June 9th, 2010 budgetary letter to the SC House of Representatives, Governor Sanford vetoed Aid to Public Libraries (item #31) and Federal Stimulus Funds for Public Libraries (item # 92).  If this 6.5 million dollars in funding disappears so does South Carolina’s public libraries’ ability to provide vital library service when it is needed most.  In Pickens County, Aid to Public Libraries provides over half of our materials budget for the collection and for workforce training programs.  The Federal Stimulus portion of the funding allows public libraries to bridge the gaps in technology, programs and services.  In addition, without the funding Governor Sanford vetoed in items #31 and #92, South Carolina public libraries may lose an additional $2.7 million dollars in Federal LSTA funds.

I am appealing to you as a Representative for Pickens County to support public libraries and the residents of Pickens County by voting to override the Governor Sanford’s veto of items # 31 and #92 on Tuesday, June 15th.  Your support is needed and appreciated! 


Allison Anderson, Director
Pickens County Library System

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TO:       Representative Deborah Long

FROM:  You

DATE:   June 11, 2010

Please give urgent consideration to overturning the governor’s vetoes that would severely curtail library services to the people of our state.

Veto #31 would mean the loss of $80,983 for books and children’s services in Lancaster County.  We have already had our local funding reduced and this cut would deal a devastating blow.

Veto #92 is Federal Stimulus Funds also designated for books.

In order to shift funds from other areas to buy books, there will be impacts on staff, operating hours and computer maintenance.

We all have a stake in helping children maintain their reading skills throughout the year.  I’m sure you have witnessed the large numbers our programs attract at the Del Webb library.

Assistance for out-of-work adults has become a huge priority for public libraries in this economy. They need libraries to continue their learning and  look for jobs.

And yet our book and technology resources are about to be wiped out.

Thank you for the difficult job you do and thank you for any help you can give us.


The Governor's vetoes (Veto 31 and 92) will be considered by the House
on Tuesday, June 15.  If the House does not override the vetoes then the
Senate will not even consider them. So, at this time, we must focus
exclusively on the House, and we must be relentless.  If we do not "win"
on Tuesday then over $6.5 million in State funds (including stimulus) is
GONE, and we jeopardize losing $2.7 million in Federal LSTA funds. 

Here are the details:

Veto # 31 on page 14 of the Governor's memo is Aid to Public Libraries -

This will mean for us the loss of $80,983 designated mainly for books. State Aid has already been reduced from $138,000 in 2008 and we have been hanging in there. But this will be a killer.

Veto #92 on page 28 of the Governor's memo is Federal Stimulus Funds -
$1,172,758 (.29/capita)

This amount for us is $17,791, all for books.

Here is the Message:

Eliminating these funds to public libraries will be devastating to our users.  How can we operate without books? Public libraries provide crucial educational and employment assistance and if this funding goes away so does our ability to educate and prepare
students and the unemployed for the workforce. 

Here is the Contact Information:


    Dist. No. 45 - Lancaster & York Cos.
1115 John Short Rd., Indian Land, 29707
(803) 547-5547
(803) 547-5215
414A Blatt Bldg., Columbia, 29201
(803) 212-6874

  * James M. "Jimmy" Neal [D] 
    Retired Principal
    Dist. No. 44 - Lancaster Co.
5148 Sandy Lane, Kershaw, 29067
(803) 475-3533
(803) 475-2358
422C Blatt Bdlg., Columbia, 29201
(803) 734-2976


    Dist. No. 16 - Lancaster & York Cos.
550 Ralph Hood Rd., Indian Land, 29707
(803) 246-1001
606 Gressette Bldg., Columbia, 29201
(803) 212-6024

If you would like to send them a fax, you may do so at the library. You may e-mail them to Richard Band and he will send them.

House Fax Number: 803-734-2925

Friday, May 28, 2010

Used Book Sale

FRIENDS MEMBERS UPDATE: SAVE THE DATE! SATURDAY JUNE 5 USED BOOK SALE IN FRIEND'S ROOM- MEMBERS ONLY PRE-SALE FROM 9-9:30!!!!!!!!- BUY ONE GET ONE FREE (of equal or lesser value) General public hours 9:30-12:30. Friends memberships also available for purchase and donations welcome. Proceeds to benefit library special programs.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Semi-Annual Used Book Sale

June 5, 9:30 to 12:30 in the Friends book shop. Come out with a fistful of quarters and leave with a bagful of books!

Sunday, May 09, 2010


Annual Meeting this Tuesday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the library. Please come! You can vote if your dues are up to date.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Annual Meeting Announcement

Notice of Annual Meeting
May 11
The meeting room at the Del Webb Library at Indian Land
Time: 7:00pm

Guest Speaker: KIRK JOHNSTON,Superintendent of Andrew Jackson State Park

Election of Officers
Slate of Officers for the Executive Board 2010-2011:
  • President: Debbi Wallace
  • Vice-President: Marcie McCrehin
  • Secretary: Dolores Bottinelli
  • Treasurer: Susan McClure
  • Members-at-large: Jackie Garnatz, Mary Last & Mark Carlyle
Nominations from the floor will be accepted

Vote on bylaw amendments



Section 1. Membership in this organization shall be open to all individuals and corporations in sympathy with its purposes, and to representatives of organizations and clubs when such representation is desired.

Section 2. Membership is active upon payment of current dues. Each membership, with the exception of limited memberships, shall be entitled to one vote.



Section 1. The executive board shall consist of the officers of the organization, the chairmen of all standing committees, the library system director, a Lancaster County Library Board member and not less than one nor more than three at-large members. The branch manager shall serve as ex-officio member of the executive board.

Section 2. The executive board shall have the authority to appoint committees consistent with the purposes of this organization.

Section 3. A simple majority of the executive board shall constitute a quorum.

Section 4. Meetings of the board shall be held quarterly. Special meetings may be called by the president.

Delete library director and board member as officers. The State Library recommends against having trustees or library administrators serving on Friends boards due to the need to maintain a line of separation between library governance and volunteer supporters. The roles can bleed over and be perceived as a conflict of interest, especially where budget matters are concerned.

It is fine for a library staff member, such as the branch manager, to serve ex officio. This provides a liaison between the groups and is always recommended.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Friends Executive Board Minutes, March 9, 2010

Friends of the Del Webb Library at Indian Land

Minutes of the Executive Board Meeting

Date: March 9, 2010 @ 6:30pm

Attendance: D. Wallace, J. Tenney, N. Berry, R. Band, B. Zagor, C. McConaughay, K. Paulson, A. Jamison, D. Bottinelli

1. The meeting was opened by the president, Debbie Wallace.

2. Roll Call was completed.

3. Secretary’s report: Following a change in the net proceeds from the used book sale, the minutes of the February 9, 2010 meeting were approved.

4. Treasurer’s report: For the period ending February 28, 2010, as follows:

Income: Friends Shop…$445.50

New Membership…$35.00 Renewal…$100.00

Check book balance: $4036.09

5. Public comment: There was no public comment.

6. Library Staff report: The attendance for preschool story time was 317, movie night was 67. With the fiscal year ending on June 30, the 2010-201 may be difficult for the library. There will be state and county budget cuts, along with talk of furlough. The library is lobbying for stimulus funds and lottery funds. Time will tell. Special thanks to the Friends for their help. Since July 2009, 154 books have been purchased with funds from the Friends shop. In one month, the Discovery passes have been checked out 25 times. The Friends will be listed as a sponsor on the flier for the Summer Reading program. The “Pocket Change” drive netted $265.00. To date, there are 25,000 books on the shelves, the library opened with 10,000, and there are 6656 patrons.

7. President’s report: The Discovery passes are released 3 at a time, with 2 on reserve. The reserve passes are available for Friends members. The library is being utilized by the community. Planning for the upcoming year will take place at the April meeting.

8. Standing Committees’ report:

a. Friends Shop: The chairperson was interviewed by the SCCL “Living Magazine” and will be featured. Additional copies will be available.

b. Membership: Membership cards are ready.

9. New Business:

a. The library has asked for support from the Friends in sponsoring the Rewards for adults and young adults participating in the Summer Reading Program. A motion was made, and seconded, to donate $400.00 for the rewards for adults and young adults participating in the summer reading program. The vote was unanimous.

b. Discussion on the Friends participation in the “Fashion event Charity Day” sponsored by Belks in May, resulted in unanimous approved to go forward. K. Paulson will coordinate.

c. April’s meeting will be a volunteer faire. Advertising will include a newspaper announcement, email, phone tree and a posting on the library web site. Committees will include: The Friends shop (C. McConaughay), Fall Festival (D. Wallace), Youth Group/Children’s activities, Book Club for adult and young adults, PR/Hospitality, Author Talk (D. Bottinelli), Development (A.Jamison), Membership (E. Kirby). Each committee will make a short presentation.

d. A nominating committees, as well a chair is needed. Open seats will be president, vice president, and treasurer. R. Band will chair the bylaws committee.

e. The May meeting will be the annual meeting.

10. Adjournment: A motion was made to adjourn the meeting and seconded.