Educational Institutions

Friends of the Beaufort County Library

  • Beaufort, SC
  • friendsofthebeaufortlibrary.com

Mission Statement

The Friends of the Beaufort County Library is a volunteer organization providing financial support to the northern Beaufort County libraries with services to the community through additional funding of programs and projects which promote learning, leisure and life.

Main Programs

  1. Renovation
  2. Books Sandwiched In
  3. Childrens Programs
  4. Teen Programs

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Service Areas

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South Carolina

Northern Beaufort County

ruling year

1988

Principal Officer since 2014

Self-reported

Marlyn Harcharik

Keywords

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Education, computer training, personal skills,customer service skills, arts&culture, library appreciation.

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Also Known As

FOL

EIN

57-0858601

 Number

5116882516

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Accomplishments: Raised $15k for books for the shelves of the new St Helena library. Hosted 8 weekly book reviews (Books Sandwiched In) in the winter which draws 200 people each week - through this program, we increase book lovers exposure to books and local personalities while promoting the library. Book sales provided funding for children's, teen and adult programs in the library. Next: Refurbish the children's room of the Scott Street library. Launch a series of programs for pre-teens and teens promoting life skills. Support the job center - posting jobs and helping people apply online by offering resume writing skills and computer training as needed

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Renovation

Fund raising for renovations

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Adults

Budget

$15,000.00

Program 2

Books Sandwiched In

Present 8 book reviews in the winter to adults.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$3,000.00

Program 3

Childrens Programs

We fund programs for reading and development of other learning skills for children and teens.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Budget

$4,000.00

Program 4

Teen Programs

Train teens and youth adults on life skills needed for successful employment like how to write a resume, how to interview well, how to maintain a conversation, the rules of responsibility, and customer service skills.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Budget

$5,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

South Carolina

Northern Beaufort County

Funding Needs

$15k to refurbish the children's room. $5k for life skills and job training programs. Volunteers with all levels of computer skills willing to do training Volunteers and high level computer skills in CadCam software or 3d printer software. Volunteers who can teach soft skills like how to interview for a job, how to have a conversation, job responsibility, customer service skills, etc.

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Operations

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Friends of the Beaufort County Library

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Marlyn Harcharik

BIO

Ran Friends of the Beaufort Library and was on the Board 6 yrs in the past. Also on the Hospital Foundation Board for Beaufort Memorial Hospital. Other volunteer boards and work were for animals protection and domestic violence.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"This is a total volunteer org. See statement from Board chair."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Marilyn Harcharik

volunteer

Term: Apr 2014 - Apr 2020

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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