September 2019
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News from Around the State
A new independent bookstore has come to the Charleston area.
Turning Page Bookshop in Goose Creek opened its doors on Saturday, June 1, 2019 with a Grand Opening Celebration.
Not only is this one of the few independent owed bookstores in the Charleston area, it is only the second African American owned bookstore in South Carolina, following Malcolm X Center for Self Determination in Greenville.
VaLinda Miller, who previously owned The Booksmith in Seneca, decided to move the business closer to her Goose Creek home. Miller said she was sad to leave Seneca behind, but is excited for the new adventure.
“Goose Creek is growing fast, and I want to be part of the mixtures of imagination by showing the world that we are more than readers and support our small businesses,” Miller said. “We are what a diverse community can do and do well.”
The bookstore will be selling new books, including Bibles, Christian fiction, African-American books and Young Adult books. They will be serving coffee and will provide a relaxing space for book lovers and others a place to read books. There will be more events, including book signings from local and South Carolina authors, book club discussions and children’s events.
Turning Page Bookshop is located on 216 St. James Avenue, Unit F. Hours are from 10 am to 7 pm Monday through Thursday and 10 am to 8 pm Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, call 843-501-7223 or email at . You can also visit the website at .
Turning Page owner, VaLinda Miller, continues to volunteer for FOSCL as Social Media Coordinator. Thank you VaLinda!
Congratulations 2019 FOSCL Grant Recipients
The Friends of the Nancy Carson Library Foundation, Inc. and the Friends of the Lancaster County Library were each awarded $250.00. Grant applications are closed for 2019 and will reopen in January 2020.
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Questions about your Friends group? Meet Donna!
Donna is the development consultant at the State Library. She received her MLIS from the University of Rhode Island and has over 21 years of directing public libraries of all sizes in Connecticut, New Hampshire, Texas--including management positions in Florida public libraries. She is at SCSL to support general operations, staffing issues, trustee training and development, Friends development, advocacy, and leadership programs.

Donna Lolos, Library Development Consultant
(803) 734-8663
FOSCL Fall 2019 Regional Meeting
October 23, 2019 10:00 - 12:00 pm
The Friends of SC Libraries will host a Regional Meeting at the Greenwood County Library on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 10:00 - 12:00 pm. More details to come!

Greenwood County Library - Main Branch
600 South Main Street
Greenwood, SC 29646
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