Hands On

BLYTHEWOOD – Crystal Johnson, Blythewood Library Branch Manager, reads to young bookworms during the Hands on Art class. The class is held on Tuesdays twice a month at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the library at 691-9806.

Richland Library offers free flu shots

COLUMBIA – After an active flu season last year, Richland Library is partnering with Walgreens to offer free flu shots at library locations this fall. Flu shots will be given at the Blythewood Library on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 2 – 4 p.m. Registration is not required. Just drop in during the designated times. Flu […]

Young readers to represent Blythewood at county-wide library competition

BLYTHEWOOD – A group of young Blythewood Library patrons are in the last week of prepping for the Richland County Library system’s annual Book Battle, a book trivia competition between branch libraries that will be held at the Sandhills Library on Saturday, Aug. 4. Blythewood is fielding two teams this year – a children’s team […]

What’s Cooking?

BLYTHEWOOD – Learning to make extra easy hummus was lots of fun for a group of kids who showed up at the Blythewood library on Monday to learn to cook. They were participating in a Cooking with Kids class conducted by Tinesella Ross of Parent to Parent, a military child education initiative that partnered with […]

Amazing Animals

BLYTHEWOOD – Rosemary Martin-Jones of Camp Discovery introduced a wriggly turtle for petting during Blythewood Library’s event last Thursday as Harper Robinson, 3, (left) Levi Moore, 5,  Kyle Schwarzbauer, 3, and Avery Robinson, 4, create their own colorful animals with paper, glue, pipe cleaners, and other supplies.

Hands on Learning

BLYTHEWOOD – Laney Latham, 3, and Levi Moore, 5, with his grandmother, color the outside of rain sticks they created Tuesday at the Blythewood Library’s Hands on Art program. Blythewood Library hosts events for community members of all ages each month. Look for their monthly events on page 3 of The Voice.

A New Chapter

BLYTHEWOOD – The community bid a happy retirement to popular Blythewood librarian Shirley Carter last week. Helping her cut the cake are her daughter Lindsey and husband, Jack.

Carter retires from library

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood Library is preparing to say goodbye to a friendly, familiar face. Shirley Carter, who has served as location manager for the past eight years, is retiring Saturday, Feb. 3. Carter has overseen the growing needs of customers in this community. More recently, she played a crucial role in the renovation of the […]