The Kershaw County Library has launched its summer bookmobile session for children, teens and adults.
KERSHAW COUNTY, South Carolina — Kershaw County Library promotes summer reading.
They do this by using their library on wheels, their bookmobile, to help provide books to people living in apartments and communities, churches and parks in areas they call “Book Deserts”.
Amy Schofield of the Kershaw County Library says the book wasteland is, “where there’s a shortage of printed materials of books, of course being librarians we’re behind in reading, having books available in these places in these deserts of books is hugely important.”
Schofield says the bookmobile focuses on students.
“We try to get books into the hands of kids who may not have them at home,” she says and adds that the books are not just for kids and teens, but for adults too. .
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“Going to a library creates an extra step, an extra barrier, you have to have transportation and then they don’t have to worry about bringing it back, they’re theirs too, there’s no fines , there’s no replacement fee, so we’re trying to make it as accessible as possible,” Schofield said.
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Below is a full list of locations.
328 Ballfield Dr. (Camden) Third Friday at 2 p.m. June 17, July 15, August 19
- Hallmark @ Truesdell Apartments
186 Roy Truesdell Road. (Lugoff) First Fridays at 3 p.m. June 3, July 1, August 5
841 Frenwood Ln. (Lugoff) Second Wednesdays at 2 p.m. June 8, July 13, August 10
971, boul. Wateree (Camden) Third Fridays at 3 p.m. June 17, July 15, August 19
- Sherwood Forest Apartments
7 Sherwood Court. (Lugoff) Second Wednesdays at 3 p.m. June 8, July 13, August 10
65 Payne Pond Road. (Westville) 12 p.m. on the dates below on Tuesday, August 16
6390 Lockhart Rd. (Kershaw) 1 p.m. ** on the dates below Wednesday, July 20
- El Bethel Faith Community Church
905 Longtown Rd. (Lugoff) 2 p.m. on the dates below Monday June 20
1633 Perkins Road. (Cassatt) 2 p.m. on the dates below on Friday, August 12
- Sandy Level Baptist Church
2920 Timrod Road. (Bethune) 12 p.m. on the dates below Thursday, July 20
- St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church
3238 John G. Richards Road. (Liberty Hill) 1 p.m. on the dates below Wednesday, June 15
1615 Campbell St. (Camden) Fourth Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. June 22, July 27, August 24
192 Stower St. (Camden) Second Fridays at 11:30 a.m. June 10, July 8, August 12
3 Competition Dr. (Camden) Third Mondays at 11.30 am on June 20, July 18 and August 15.