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Center Chooses Amelia Bedelia to Represent South Carolina at National Book Festival

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The South Carolina State Library’s Center for the Book has selected Amelia Bedelia, by Peggy Parrish (HarperCollins Publishers), to represent South Carolina at the 2015 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.  The book is the state’s selection for the National Book Festival’s Discover Great Places Through Reading map.  Each state selects one title of fiction or non-fiction, a book about the state or by an author from the state that is a good read for children or young adults.

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Library System Brings Mifi30 to the Lowcountry

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The Berkeley County Library System, with assistance from Google, is pleased to be the first library system in the state to offer a new service, MiFi30, which allows customers to check out the internet for 30 days, free with their library card. This new service began with a grant over $11k from Google to the Friends of the Berkeley County Library. The grant helps support ongoing efforts to put Google’s technical know-how and resources to work for the communities where they live and work.

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Charleston County Public Library Loses Staff Member in Shooting

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The staff of South Carolina State Library were deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Cynthia Hurd, Charleston County Public Library’s St. Andrews Regional Library Manager, in the shootings Wednesday night at Mother Emmanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston. Cynthia was a tireless servant of the community who spent her life helping residents, making sure they had every opportunity for an education and personal growth. To honor Cynthia and all those lost in last night's shooting, the Charleston County Public Library's 16 locations are closed today, Thursday, June 18, 2015.

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National Teen Library Lock-in to be held Friday, July 31

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Each year, libraries across the United States invite teens to a locally hosted lock-in on the same night during August for online visits with well-known authors, fun contests, popular crafts, and multi-player games. While each event is sponsored by the participating library, librarians share ideas and expertise to coordinate events that bring teens together across time zones and geographic boundaries.

The 2015 National Teen Library Lock-in will be held Friday, July 31st!  

DEADLINE to sign up is July 1. 

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