This year Lexington County Public Library System celebrates 100 years of service to the citizens of Lexington County. Ten branch libraries throughout the county will host birthday celebrations, beginning at the Batesburg-Leesville location on March 19 and ending on September 23 at Lexington Main Library. Participants will have an opportunity to review highlights of the years from 1912 through 2012 in a video presentation and with displays that will travel to each of the branches.In honor of the Library's centennial, the SC Senate and the House of Representatives adopted resolutions recognizing the Library's importance to Lexington County as a vital resource for information, technology, and literacy. In the House on March 7, Lexington County Representative Kenny Bingham offered the resolution and Representative Mac Toole presented a framed copy to the Library delegation in the gallery above. Later that day, Senators Niki Setzler, Jake Knotts, and Ronnie Cromer presented their resolution to the Senate and a framed copy to Dee Bedenbaugh, Director, and members of the Library Board who attended both sessions.
The Library System is not only celebrating the past and present, but is also looking towards the future with a new Strategic Plan designed to maximize the county's investment in its wealth of community resources. County residents can expect to see additional training modules designed to advance technological literacy, more emphasis on partnerships with businesses and educational institutions, and expanded program outreach to underserved groups such as childcare centers and senior centers. With the help of dedicated staff members, the Library looks forward to creatively meeting the challenges of tomorrow by careful planning today.
For more information about the Lexington County Public Library System, visit http://www.lex.lib.sc.us.