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Online Learning Opportunity - Education Statistics Resources

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Looking for online learning opportunities? Visit the South Carolina State Library's YouTube channel to find recorded webinars and much more!  Here is a link to a recent webinar recording for South Carolina State Government Bit by Bit - Education Statistics.  Check it out!

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The Big Read is now accepting applications

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The Big Read is accepting applications from non-profit organizations to develop community-wide reading programs between September 2015 and June 2016.  The Big Read is a national program designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage reading for pleasure and enrichment.

Organizations selected to participate in The Big Read receive a grant, access to educational and promotional materials, and online training resources and opportunities.  Approximately 75 organizations from across the country will be selected.

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2015 Teen Video Challenge Launched

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Today, the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) launches the 2015 Teen Video Challenge, a national video competition for teens to get involved with reading and their public library's summer reading program. CSLP is a consortium consisting of public libraries and state library agencies throughout the United States, its territories, and the Cayman Islands. The members of this consortium work together to provide high-quality summer reading materials for public libraries to use in their summer programs with children, teens, and adults.

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September 2014 More - the Newsletter for SC Libraries Now Available

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Catch up on what's going on at the South Carolina State Library and in libraries across the state.  Feel free to print out this month's issue and place in your library staff lounge and forward to a friend or colleague.  Sign up for our general email list so you can get a More email alert!

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Registration Extended for 2013 South Carolina Performer Showcase

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The South Carolina State Library and the Youth Services Section of the South Carolina Library Association (SCLA) are excited to present this year's Performer Showcase as an SCLA pre-conference event on November 12, 2013 at Greenville's Hughes Main Library.

Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Greenville County Library
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State Library Announces 2013 StoryfestSC Summer Reading Kick-Off Author Lineup

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The South Carolina State Library is proud to announce award winning authors Peter Brown and Will Hillenbrand will be featured at StoryfestSC 2013--the state's summer reading program kick-off event. Families from across the state will be able to celebrate the 2013 Collaborative Summer Library Theme Dig into Reading! at a free event for families held at the State Museum in Columbia on June 1, 2013.

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Countdown to Kindergarten

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The South Carolina State Library recently participated in EdVenture's 2012 Countdown to Kindergarten Celebration. It is estimated that 2,600 people attend this year's event! The State Library, along with 66 different community organizations provided information and resources to families with children who are preparing for their first year of school.

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