Library visits the state house

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Officials and supporters of the Colleton County Memorial Library traveled to the State House in Columbia on Jan. 29 to visit with members of the Colleton County Legislative Delegation.

The group met with Sen. Margie Bright Matthews, Sen. John Matthews, Sen. Brad Hutto, Rep. Mandy Kimmons and Rep. Michael Rivers. Rev. Robert Brown, Rep. Justin Bamberg and Sen. Chip Campsen were unavailable.

“The Colleton County Memorial Library system currently receives $100,000 in State Aid and we definitely want our legislative delegation to continue supporting us,” said library director Carl Coffin. In addition to state aid, the library system has received some education lottery funding as it becomes available during the fiscal year.

“Our purpose for visiting was to thank them for their continuing support of our library system and to ask them to continue supporting state aid for public libraries, as well as making sure public libraries remain a part of education lottery funding,” he said.

State aid funding helps the Colleton County Memorial Library by funding library books, and other items for borrowing, as well as making sure Colleton County citizens have access to online resources like e-books, digital audio-books, digital books for children, free online tutoring programs, educational computer’s for instruction, and much more.

“We are so grateful for the support of our legislative delegation,” Coffin said.

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