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September is Library Card Sign-up Month!Throughout September ABBE Regional Library System joins with libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most import school supply of all – a free library card. Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school. Resources at the ABBE libraries are available to anyone who has a library card.

Today’s libraries are not only places of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where students can collaborate using new technologies, read the latest graphic novels, or just relax with peers. ABBE public libraries offer access to a variety of print and digital resources, e-books, and many online databases.

For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit your local public library or click the picture for Getting a Library Card information. Make sure you, your family and friends are carrying the coolest card this school year!

September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

Celebrate Library Card
Sign-Up Month!

Enter for a chance to win a ABBE tote bag and a $10 book sale gift certificate!

Here's how to win!

  • Take a picture in the Peanuts-inspired booth with your library card
  • Share the picture to the Aiken County Public Library Facebook page by September 30
  • Use the hashtag #MyABBEcard
  • A random winner will be selected on October 1

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We asked library patrons to vote for their favorite animal at 13 library locations. One penny equaled one vote.

The system wide results are in:
Dogs= 8,982 votes
Cats= 7,518 votes

In total our library patrons raised $165! Each county shelter received the votes raised by the libraries in their county. Cats vs Dogs was a part of our summer reading program, “Every Hero Has a Story.” Our goal was to show kids that small acts of kindness have a pawsitive outcome!

Pete the Cat and Clifford the Dog volunteered to carry all those pennies to the Aiken County Animal Shelter and present them to FOTAS (Friends of the Animal Shelter). They stayed to take a tour. Click the picture or the headline for a slideshow of Pete and Clifford's tour


The Aiken-Bamberg-Barnwell-Edgefield Regional Library System is pleased to announce it now offers the Mango Languages online language-learning system to its patrons and to public libraries across our four-county service area.

Mango is free for all library patrons and can be accessed anywhere with an Internet connection. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application by focusing on the four key elements of language learning: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.

Mango offers access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user's native language. In addition totraditional language courses, Mango also Mangooffers the opportunity to learn through foreign film with Mango Premiere™ and access to a variety of specialty mini courses, like Pirate, Medical Spanish and romance courses. Mango can be accessed at any ABBE library, remotely, or even on-the-go with apps for iPhone®, Android™, Kindle® and Nook®.

ABBE Regional Library System 314 Chesterfield Street SW Aiken, SC 29801 (803)-642-7575
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