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FALL 2014 BOOK SALES @ ABBE LIBRARIES
Support your local library - and find terrific bargains on hardback books, paperbacks, DVDs, and audio CDs! All materials for these library fundraisers have been contributed by our generous community members. The sales are sponsored by Friends of the Nancy Carson Library Foundation, The Friends of the Aiken County Public Library, and the Friends of the Bamberg County Library.

Donations of materials in good condition can be brought to the libraries during regular Library hours. For more information about our sponsors, visit the Friends of the ABBE Libraries page.

@ AIKEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Monday, November 17 to Wednesday November 19

@ BAMBERG COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Thursday, November 20
4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Friday, November 21
4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 22
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


MangoMANGO LANGUAGES
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®.


Center for the Book in the Library of CongressLetters About Literature Contest
Young readers in grades 4-12 are invited to write a personal letter to an author for the Letters about Literature (LAL) contest, a national reading and writing promotion program. The letter can be to any author (living or dead) from any genre (fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic) explaining how that author's work changed the student's view of the world. This reading and writing promotion is sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, in partnership with the South Carolina Center for the Book and the South Carolina State Library with financial support from the South Carolina State Library Foundation.

Prizes will be awarded on both the state and national levels. The South Carolina Center for the Book's panel of judges will select the top letter writers in the state, to be honored in an awards ceremony on April 29, 2015. Their winning letters will be published online at the South Carolina Center for the Book's website. South Carolina winners will also receive monetary prizes, and then advance to the national judging.

Submissions from Grades 9-12 must be postmarked by December 15, 2014. Submissions from Grades 4-8 must be postmarked by January 15, 2015.

Letters About LiteratureDownload the Entry Guidelines (PDF) for more information and for an entry coupon.

 

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