Friends Donate $50,000 After Book Sale

Camden, S.C. – The Friends of Kershaw County Library concluded their annual fall book sale on September 29, and raised nearly $14,000 to support library improvements.  The sale is conducted through the year-long efforts of many volunteers and from the ongoing donations of materials from community members.

In addition, the Friends provided a $50,000 donation to the Library for renovation of the meeting room at the Camden branch.  The check was presented from Friends President Bob Giangiorgi to Library Director Amber Conger at the Kershaw County Council meeting on September 10.  The funds were raised through Friends’ membership fees and annual book sale proceeds.

Conger said, “The library is very grateful to our Friends group for their support of the library through their incredibly hard work, and we’re thankful also for the book donations that our community is so generous to donate to us.  All of these efforts generate funds which result in improvements to enhance library services, which make the library a more welcoming and enjoyable place for everyone.”

The Camden meeting room is currently under renovation, and is expected to re-open for public use in November.


Photo:  Friends of KCL President Bob Giangiorgi presents the $50,000 donation to Library Director Amber Conger at the September 10 County Council meeting.

Front row, from left:  Sammie Tucker, Lauren Decker, Debbie Heming, Bob Giangiorgi, Julian Burns, Al Reed, Amber Conger, Hanna Gustafson, Kate Denton, Donna Goff.

Back row, from left:  David Snodgrass, Tom Gardner, Al Bozard, Ben Connell, Jimmy Jones