Through a generous donation from the Friends of the Beaufort Library, the Children’s Programming Room at the Beaufort Branch Library has received all new carpeting and paint. The room’s floors and walls, well-worn after decades of children’s events, is now bright, new and ready for the Library’s full schedule of fall programming. The room’s kitchenette also received new floor covering, as did the foyer leading into the room.
“The Friends of the Beaufort Library, through their Scott Street Renovation Fund, are delighted that the children will have a cleaner, brighter, and more inviting room for their activities and hope to continue raising money to fund additional renovations, which are sorely needed,” Friends of the Beaufort Library’s President Marilyn Harcharik states. “The Fund was initially seeded by the members of the Clover Club – a local literary group that has been instrumental throughout the library’s history. They started the first circulating library in 1902, staffed by their own members, and then spearheaded the 1911 fund raising drive to build the initial library in downtown Beaufort. The Friends sincerely thank all donors for their support in making this significant improvement.”
The project was completed in a little over a week. Children’s storytimes resumed in the programming room with just over 25 families attending as soon as the last coat of paint dried.