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Welcome to the Friends of South Carolina Libraries website. Since 1988 FOSCL has been dedicated to the support and enhancement of libraries through out South Carolina. Here you will find the latest information about FOSCL, its mission and the latest newsletters. You will also find details about Friends Groups, fund raising and advocacy efforts as well as library events across the state.

February 23, 2022
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Regional Meeting Now Virtual - Free admission
The Friends of South Carolina Libraries have shifted all participants in the upcoming Regional Meeting on Wednesday, February 23rd to virtual attendance only. The scheduled speakers and programs will remain the same. Registration is still open and all are welcome. Virtual attendance access will be emailed prior to the event.

If you are as passionate about the continued vitality of libraries as we are why don't you join us and become a Friend of South Carolina Libraries?

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2022 Annual Conference


March 26, 2022
9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Wando Mount Pleasant Branch Library
$25 In-person (includes lunch), $15 Virtual

Congratulations 2021 Award Winners

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2021 Employee Excellence Award
- Two Winners - Lois Rhodes, Library Services Coordinator, nominated by Abbeville County Library System and Tricia Gordon, Library Manager, nominated by Friends of the Libraries of Barnwell County

2021 Outstanding Individual Award - Kathryn Harvey, Principal of Neue South Collective, nominated by the Spartanburg County Public Libraries
2021 John Landrum Advocacy Award - Andy Flynt, Director of Information Services, nominated by the Spartanburg County Public Libraries

2021 Outstanding Friends Group - Friends of the South Congaree-Pine Ridge Branch Library

2021 Outstanding Public Official Award - Joint Nomination - Bobby Keisler, Lexington County Council Representative and McLain R. Toole, South Carolina House Representative, nominated by the Friends of South Congaree-Pine Ridge Branch Library.

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Last Updated: January 18, 2022