February 2020
Now Accepting Award Nominations
Deadline for Awards Nominations - February 14, 2020      

Submit nominations for library supporters, advocates, and employees and to recognize elected officials who have gone “above and beyond in service to South Carolina Libraries”. Awards will be given at the FOSCL Conference on April 3, 2020.

For Awards questions contact Paul Dove: peedeejr41@gmail.com  

2020 Conference Registration Now Open
Register today for the 2020 Friends for the Future Conference.
Early Bird Registration is only $15 before March 13th, $25 after.

  • Thursday, April 2nd 5:00 – 7:00 tour of Pat Conroy’s Beaufort (Discounted Group Rate) and Dinner (Dutch Treat).
  • Friday, April 3rd 9:00 – 4:00 pm – Speakers, Programs, Lunch and FOSCL Awards. Check in and coffee at 8:00 am.
  • Friday, April 3rd 5:00 - 7:00 pm - Drop In Social at the Pat Conroy Literary Center - 905 Port Royal Street in downtown Beaufort.

Hotel Accommodations for Conference
Best Western Sea Island Inn
1015 Bay Street
Beaufort, South Carolina 29902
Phone: 843-522-2090

Room Rate: $134.99 plus tax, per room, per evening.

Please add $10 for each additional person. No more than four guests per room. Reserve by February 20th.
City Loft Hotel
301 Carteret St
Beaufort, SC 29902

Room Rate: $165.00 (inclusive of all taxes and fees)

Reserve by March 15th.
Service Opportunities Available
Smiling, Library-Loving People Need Only Apply
Board Meetings are 5 times a year at the South Carolina State Library in Columbia. Executive Board positions are 2 year terms.
Executive Board Openings

Treasurer - open April 2020
Duties include reconciling bank account, managing Excel membership spreadsheets and keeping the President from overspending.

President - open April 2021
Duties include overseeing meetings, having a passion for libraries, organizing content for FOSCL newsletter and delegating like a boss.
Sound like something you, a staff member or a Friend would be interested in? Nominate them or yourself by emailing fosclpresident@gmail.com!
FOSCL Grant Applications
Deadline May 31, 2020
The Friends of South Carolina Libraries (FOSCL) offers grants in amounts up to $250 for support of library Friends organizations in SC. The grants are intended to assist friends groups with an emphasis on the following purposes:
Expenses related to the formation/incorporation of a group
Expenses related to obtaining 501(c) 3 tax-exempt status for a group
Expenses related to the revitalization of a “dormant” group
Expenses related to the initiation of new or innovative programs/technology designed to foster local library support which are principally sponsored by a library friends group
Friends Groups submitting applications must be a current member of FOSCL. 

Need to renew your FOSCL membership?
Friends of SC Libraries | fosclpresident@gmail.com | www.foscl.org