The Saluda Library has expanded its services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids! The main digital eBook and eAudiobook collection, http://jasmine.lib.overdrive.com, now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids.
This provides a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children's section of the physical library is sectioned off, the same experience is now available on the digital collection. This appealing and user-friendly page contains eBooks, audiobooks, music and video. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check this page out now! http://jasmine.lib.overdrive.com/kids
We now have access to Mango Languages! 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 to traditional language courses, Mango also offers 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 the library, remotely, or even on-the-go with apps for iPhone®, Android™, Kindle® and Nook. http://connect.mangolanguages.com/saluda-county/start
Fund Raise with the Friends of the Saluda County Library!The Friends of the Saluda County Library is an Amazon Associate! This means that if you plan to purchase a product from Amazon- books, electronics, movies, tools, anything- use the link below to enter Amazon.com. When you purchase products through this link, a portion of the purchase is returned to the Friends of the Library! PLEASE be aware that if you leave the site at anytime before completing your purchase we will not be credited for the purchase. If you leave Amazon at any time please re-enter through the link to complete your order. Thank you!
The TumbleBooks collection includes over 500 fiction and non-fiction animated and talking story, and chapter books. Also included in the collection are French and Spanish books found in the 'Language Learning' area as well as National Geographic videos, puzzles, games, and songs; all resources designed to teach children the joy of reading and learning. South Carolina public library patrons have unlimited access to TumbleBooks from computers or mobile devices so this great resource can be used in the library, at home, or on the go. Users of the NOOK, Kindle Fire, iPads, and iPod touch users should all automatically redirect to 'TumbleBookLibrary: For iPads and Mobile Devices' for an easy user experience.
Welcome! The South Carolina State Library has made the SELF-e submission platform freely available to our patrons and local writing community. By submitting your indie-published book here, you can share your ebook(s) with patrons of your local library and libraries throughout your state.
You may also choose to submit your ebook for possible inclusion in the Library Journal SELF-e public library ebook discovery service. These curated modules, which will be sold nation-wide, will feature some of the best ebooks by self-published authors in a variety of genres, as chosen by Library Journal. This free service is available to all indie authors, no matter which self-publishing service(s) they use. All that is required is an engaging story and your ebook file.
Local authors of South Carolina can now showcase their digital material in Indie South Carolina! In this anthology, readers can peruse a growing collection of titles that span every popular genre of fiction and nonfiction. Readers will find historical books, futuristic science fiction novels, fantastical worlds and mysteries, memoirs, young adult and children's fiction and even a poetry collection — all from self-published and independent authors local to South Carolina.
And be sure to check out the “SELF-e Selections” Collection to find the best reads from your local authors, as chosen by Library Journal.
Summer Reading runs June 1 - August 15!
Your family may come by the library to pick up your reading logs starting June 1st! All reading logs must be turned in by August 15th in order to pick up your summer reading prizes! Summer Reading is for all ages! Books read to a child and audiobooks count also.
The Ridge Spring Library Hours are Monday, Tuesday 8:30-12:00, Wednesday 12:30-4:30, Thursday 8:30-12:00, Friday 8:30-4:30 and Saturday 9:00-12:00. Remember that you may use your Saluda County Library Card in Ridge Spring!
Get your reading log today for your pre-kindergarten children! YOU are your children's first teacher. Get them started on the path to academic success! Read books, Get a prize for every 50 books you read together! When you reach 1000, your child recives a t-shirt!
Get a library card today!
Your library card is the smartest card in your wallet!
Saluda County residents and property owners or non residents who work full-time in Saluda County may get a library card. Bring your picture ID along with proof of address if your ID does not have the current address on it. Children old enough to sign their own name may get a library card too! Parents or guardians must be present to sign for their children and to present their picture ID.
The Saluda County Library has e-books and downloadable audiobooks! The service is free to all library card holders. Simply click on the link below to browse the collection, check out with a valid library card (your pin is the last 4 digits of your library card), and download to PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices. Users will need to install free software. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod®, Sony® Reader™, and many others. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees! Get started today!
If you want to read or listen to a book that is not available, call the library and tell us! If it is available we may be able to add it to our ebook and eaudiobook collection!
Want to get involved in your community and help out the library? Join the Saluda Friends of the Library!
What is a Friend?
The Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization to promote the use of our library, sponsor various fund raising activities, and develop library awareness programs. Friends are citizens who value the library's services, are kept informed of the library's plans and progress, and serve as a 'connecting link' between the library and the community.