There is a hidden gem for residents, part-timers and renters alike in the Lake House – a lending library! It was started many years ago in a corner of the administration building that is now the reception area and moved to the Lake House when it opened in 2009.
Cindy Willis, who now generously volunteers to run the library, began working in the old library under Terry Gromada in 2004. Cindy is currently ably assisted by Chris Czander. Since 2009 the library at the Lake House has expanded and now includes approximately 3500 volumes! Seabrookers donate relatively new books all the time and Cindy spends much of her time evaluating the donations for current interest, appeal and condition. Duplicates and older materials are donated to the Charleston County Public Library Friends of the Library for their book sales or to Habitat Restore.
The library has books, magazines, puzzles and DVD’s for Seabrookers of all ages from preschool to seniors. Particular needs are things for the younger folks and the most current fiction. No card is required for borrowing and works entirely on the honor system. The only request is that books be returned in a timely manner so that items may be enjoyed by others. We are truly fortunate to have this resource so close at hand and to have wonderful volunteers like Cindy and Chris, as well as the Lake House staff, who dedicate their time and effort to benefit all of us here on Seabrook Island.
-Submitted by Rich Siegel, writer for Tidelines