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The Union County Library System (UCLS) his hosting a number of activities for the summer and helping to promote others including its Summer Reading program, the 2020 Census, a Blood Drive being conducted by The Blood Connection, and the United Way Of The Piedmont’s “Stuff The Bus 2020” school supplies donation drive.

Upcoming Events

June 22-26

Visit the Library Facebook page ( to have fun with library staff and special guests each week!

Missed last week’s programs? View them at

Snack Break: Peanut Butter Sushi with Ms. Jamesha at

Tuesday Storytime: Kindness and Empathy with Ms. Raven at

Tech Talk: Making Art Using Technology — Makyu at

Get Crafty: Tissue Paper Flowers with Literacy VISTA Taylor at

Tech Talk: Making Art Using Technology — CNC Machine at


Visit the library Facebook page or our YouTube Channel to have fun with library staff.

June 22 | 1 p.m.

Imagine Your Story Treasure Box: Week 1 with Ms. Raven

June 23 | 10 a.m.

Tuesday Storytime: Imagination with Ms. Ra

June 24 | 4 p.m.

Crafternoon Fun: Toilet Paper Wizard with Ms. Raven

June 25 | 4 p.m.

Let’s Talk About STEAM: Witches Brew Challe with Kelton & Spencer

June 26 | 1 p.m.

Snack Break: Witch Hat Cookies with Ms. Ra

Summer Reading News and Info!

Summer Reading is officially here, running from June 22-August 17! Our 2020 theme is Imagine Your Story and we have lots of fun activities and videos planned. Our daily program videos will continue, and we’ll also have 3 virtual performers this year: ScienceTellers, Bright Star Theater, and the SC Aquarium.

We are using a new and exciting software to track and log reading/activities: Beanstack! ( (Yes, Beanstack also has a mobile app called Beanstack Tracker)

You will receive a lanyard after signing up (Blue, ages 0-5) (Green, ages 6-11) (Gold, ages 12-17) (Burgundy, ages 18+) and will have the opportunity to earn 31 badges throughout the summer! Badges include a Sign-Up badge, Reading badges, Weekly Activity badges, Special Activity badges, and Performer badges. Earn any 10 badges to receive a Completion badge! Earn all 31 badges to receive a Mystery badge! When you earn a badge in Beanstack, you’ll be able to get a physical button of the badge to add to your lanyard!

Anyone who signs up on Beanstack will be able to pick up a Treasure Box (bag full of weekly activities) at the library NEXT Monday (June 22) from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or Tuesday (June 23) from 3-6 p.m. Our programs are open to all members of the community. Anyone needing assistance to participate should contact the library.

Read more about our badges at

Census 2020

The United States of America’s 2020 Census is under way and Census Takers are needed.

A leaflet seeking Census Takers states that the jobs provide great pay, flexible hours, weekly pay and that PPE is provided.

Persons interested in working as a Census Take may apply online at

For more information or help in applying, please call 1-855-JOB-2020. (Federal Relay Service: 1-800-877-8339 TTY/ASCII

The US Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Virtual Music Fest

(Census 2020)

Union SC’s Virtual Music Fest will be held Saturday, June 27, and Sunday, June 28, on Facebook Live

The festival will be hosted by Union SC Complete County Committee Member Shayne Kinloch with surprise special guests. #UnionCensusFest

A flyer advertising the event invites the public to “join us for a virtual two-day musical event” during which:

We will remember and lift up the precious lives we’ve lost

• Learn stats, figures, and community needs about Union County directly from community leaders, local legislators, and newly elected officials

• Discover ways the Census will benefit your community and YOUR life

• Hear from your local faith leaders and community neighbors about current programs and those the Census could provide

• Find out what officials, advocates and community leaders are doing NOW to better Union

• Map a better tomorrow for Union County!!

The flyer states that “we will come together to remember those we have lost & to celebrate a brighter future for Union.”

On Saturday, night, June 27, from 7-10 p.m., the public is invited to “join DJ Dukeman for virtual party with today’s Hip-Hop and R&B hits.”

On Sunday night, June 28, from 6-8 p.m., the pubic is invited to “join DJ Holy Hands for a virtual gospel explosion with the best in old school and contemporary gospel music favorites.”

The flyer state that “remember: 10 questions take 10 minutes” and that “10 minutes covers you and those you love for 10 years.”

Blood Drive

A Blood Drive will be held Friday, June 26 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Main Street Junction in Downtown Union conducted by The Blood Connection and sponsored by the City of Union, Union County, and Lockhart Power Company.

A flyer advertising the Blood Drive states that all donors will receive a $20 VISA Card while those who donate from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. will also receive a free boxed lunch courtesy of Lockhart Power Company.

The flyer states that The Blood Connection is offering COVID-19 Antibody Testing with every blood donation. The flyer states the testing is not, however, COVID-19 diagnostic testing and that positive results do not confirm either infection or immunity.

Persons interested in donating are urged to schedule their appointment now by using this link:

All first-time donors must create an account.

The flyer urges those who make an appointment to save 10-15 minutes by pre-answering their health questions on Friday — which must be done the day of the drive — via this link:

For those who want to donate but are unable to schedule an appointment online, email [email protected]

Stuff The Bus 2020

United Way Of The Piedmont is holding “Stuff The Bus 2020” to “help local students go back to school prepared to succeed.”

The flyer publicizing the event states that “donations directly support Union County students” and lists the following items as being most needed:

• Backpacks

• Plastic two-pocket folders

• Wide-ruled notebook paper

• Composition notebooks

• #2 pencils

• Pink pearl erasers

• Colored pencils

• Pencil sharpeners

• Index cards

• Headphones

The deadline to donate is July 30 and donations may be dropped at the Union County Carnegie Library.

For more information go to

The event is sponsored by the United Way Of The Piedmont, Union Medical Center, and the Union County Library System.

New Items Added

Search our catalog and call or email us to place items on hold!

Adult Fiction

A week at the shore by Barbara Delinsky

Across the way by Mary Monroe

All adults here by Emma Straub

Always the last to know by Kristan Higgins

American dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Amish generations: Four stories by Kathleen Fuller

Big summer: a novel by Jennifer Weiner

Camino winds by John Grisham

Fearless by Fern Michaels

Hello, summer by Mary Kay Andrews

Hideaway by Nora Roberts

If it bleeds by Stephen King

Masked prey by John Sandford

Miss Julia knows a thing or two by Ann B. Ross

On Ocean Boulevard by Mary Alice Monroe

Texas outlaw by James Patterson

The 20th victim by James Patterson

The Jane Austen society by Natalie Jenner

The book of longings by Sue Monk Kidd

The book of lost friends: A novel by Lisa Wingate

The wedding dress: A novel by Danielle Steel

Then she was gone: A novel by Lisa Jewell

Walk the wire by David Baldacci

Adult Non-Fiction

Dirt: Adventures in Lyon as a chef in training, father, and sleuth looking for the secret of French cooking by Bill Buford

Fierce, free, and full of fire: The guide to being glorious you by Jen Hatmaker

Five to thrive: How to determine if your core needs are being met (and what to do when they’re not) by Kathy Koch

Fortitude: American resilience in the era of outrage by Dan Crenshaw

Get out of your head: Stopping the spiral of toxic thoughts by Jennie Allen

Heroes: The Greek myths reimagined by Stephen Fry

Hidden Valley Road: Inside the mind of an American family by Robert Kolker

Hollywood Park: A memoir by Mikel Jollett

Hustle harder, hustle smarter by Curtis Jackson

More myself: A journey by Alicia Keys

Open book by Jessica Simpson

Our time is now: Power, purpose, and the fight for a fair America by Stacey Abrams

Plague of corruption: Restoring faith in the promise of science by Dr. Judy Mikovits

Relationship goals: How to win at dating, marriage, and sex by Pastor Michael Todd

Strange planet by Nathan W. Pyle

The chiffon trenches: A memoir by Andre Leon Talley

The feast of fiction kitchen: Recipes inspired by TV, movies, games & books by Jimmy Wong

The kitchen garden by Alan Buckingham

The lost memoir by Lou Gehrig

The splendid and the vile: A saga of Churchill, family, and defiance during the blitz by Erik Larson

Together: The healing power of human connection in a sometimes lonely world by Vivek Hallegere Murthy

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Juvenile Fiction

Cursed by Jen Calonita

Flunked by Jen Calonita

Forest of shadows: An original tale by Kamilla Benko

Hansel and Gretel by Rachel Isadora

Heart of the moors by Holly Black

Jackrabbit McCabe & the electric telegraph by Lucy Margaret Rozier

Switched by Jen Calonita

The Ghanaian Goldilocks by Tamara Pizzoli

The three little wolves and the big bad pig by Eugenios Trivizas

Tricked by Jen Calonita

Wished by Jen Calonita

You’re not ugly, duckling! by Steve Smallman

Juvenile Non-Fiction

Growing a beanstalk for Jack by Joanne Mattern

High-five to the hero by Vita Murrow

If we were gone: Imagining the world without people by John Coy

Keep it simple, Rapunzel!: The fairy-tale physics of simple machines by Thomas Kingsley Troupe

Little Red Riding Hood stories around the world: 3 beloved tales by Jessica Gunderson

Making a Raft for the Three Billy Goats Gruff by Sue Gagliardi

Making a bridge for the Gingerbread Man by Sue Gagliardi

Making a pulley system for Rapunzel by Nikole Brooks Bethea

Making a windproof house for the three little pigs by Sue Gagliardi

Making a witch trap for Hansel and Gretel by Joanne Mattern

Move on up that beanstalk, Jack!: The fairy-tale physics of forces and motion by Thomas Kingsley Troupe

Unlock your imagination

What’s that sound, Cinderella?: The fairy-tale physics of sound by Thomas Kingsley Troupe

What’s the matter with the three little pigs?: The fairy-tale physics of matter by Thomas Kingsley Troupe

Juvenile Picture Book

Alice’s adventures in Wonderland [Board Book] by Lewis Carroll

All my stripes: A story for children with autism by Shaina Rudolph

Beauty and the beast: 3 beloved tales by Cari Meister

Cinderella Rex by Christy Webster

Cinderella stories around the world: 4 beloved tales by Cari Meister

Federico and the wolf by Rebecca J. Gomez

Great leaders by Ruth Redford

Hansel and Gretel stories around the world: 4 beloved tales by Cari Meister

Imagine by Juan Felipe Herrera

Jack and the Beanstalk by Carly Gledhill

Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Old MacDonald had a truck by Steve Goetz

Princess and the petri dish by Sue Fliess

Sootypaws: A Cinderella Story by Maggie Rudy

Snow White: 4 beloved tales by Jessica Gunderson

The Wizard of Oz by Carly Gledhill

The dragon and the nibblesome knight by Elli Woollard

The three little pigs by Carly Gledhill

The three little yogis and the wolf who lost his breath: A fairy tale to help you feel better by Susan Verde

Tops and bottoms by Janet Steven

When I grow up – Sports Heroes [Board Book] by Clare Lloyd

La princesa and the pea by Susan Middleton Elya

The gingerbread girl by Lisa Campbell Ernst

There was an old dragon who swallowed a knight by Penny Parker Klostermann

There’s no such thing as a dragon by Jack Kent

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