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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 throughout 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.

Greetings And Welcome
A Letter From President Kitty Spires
 


Dearest Friends of South Carolina Libraries,

I consider it an honor to serve as the incoming 2022-23 President of Friends of South Carolina Libraries. I am excited about the opportunities ahead as we work to support and grow libraries in South Carolina. I look forward to a great year of exciting events and profound learning experiences. Keep on the look out for emails about upcoming virtual and in-person regional and statewide events. We are always looking to present programs of interest and need, so please do not hesitate to email, or call anyone of the officers or board members with your suggestions and ideas. If I can ever be of service to any group, I’m only an email or phone call away. 

For the Friends,  

 





Regional Meeting


Join the Friends of South Carolina Libraries our Regional Meeting at the Spartanburg County Library - Main Branch on Friday, January 12th. Check in and coffee opens at 9:45 am with the program beginning at 10:00 am and ending at 12:00 pm. The program will include presentations from Todd Stephens, Director of the Spartanburg County Library and the Friends of the Spartanburg County Library, followed by a tour of the facility. 

Free and open to all library Friends members and library enthusiasts. Register today at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/january-2024-regional-meeting-tickets-773348254447

For questions, contact fosclpresident@gmail.com.



Annual Conference


The Friends of South Carolina Libraries Annual Conference is an opportunity for library Friends, Board Members, Trustees, and Staff to receive information and engage in networking. The training is designed to assist in their mission to support libraries in South Carolina. Hosted by the Aiken County Public Library and the Friends of the Aiken County Library.

This program is funded by SC Humanities; inspiring, engaging and enriching South Carolinians with literature, history, culture and heritage. Visit our Web site, www.schumanities.org.

2023 Conference program recordings are now available. 

Leesa Aiken, State of South Carolina Libraries (PDF of PowerPoint attached): https://youtu.be/5BJSx1Ymz6U 

Dr. Len Lawson, Keynote Speaker: https://youtu.be/xzllQaxYpHc 

Bill Reynolds, Securing Support for Aiken's $3 million Library Renovation: https://youtu.be/RJlT94EKZ-U 

Additional information about the Aiken Library renovation is available on their website, https://aikenlibraryfriends.org/renovation/ 

FOSCL Award Presentation: https://youtu.be/pMvXtFqjpRE

FRIENDS 101, presentation on recruiting and engaging boards: https://youtu.be/Zbg3jSewSCc  



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Last Updated: January 2, 2024