Support the St. Helena Branch Library in the Gullah/Geechee Nation!

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Gullah/Geechee Nation

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net) has supported the building of a library on St. Helena Island from the time that the concept was brought forth by the St. Helena Community Preservation District Committee which was chaired by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com).  Since this unprecedented state-of-the-art community space opened, our organization has hosted numerous workshops, lectures, and cultural events at the St. Helena Branch Library via the “Gullah/Geechee Living History Series.”  Through these programs, we have fully engaged with the staff and community in this space.  So, it comes as a MAJOR surprise that Beaufort County Council will consider cutting library hours for this and other branches to 24 hours per week!  This institution is already only open during limited hours.  Any further limitations to the hours of needed educational spaces like our county libraries would only have a negative impact on…

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