Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Greenville County Library
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.
Fifteen applicants from across the country have been selected to attend the Young Adult Library Services Association's (YALSA) Teens & Libraries Summit, Jan. 23-24, 2013, in Seattle.
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.
Services to children and teens are at the core of today's public libraries. Youth services librarians and staff have an opportunity to share stories of success and challenge on this website in the Youth Services Discussion Forum, available now in SC Library Community section of this site.
You must have an account in order to participate in the forum, but registration is easy and free. Click on the "Member Login" link at the top of the screen in order to login or register for an account.
The SC Library Community Center has three new interest groups.
Grant Opportunity for Rural Libraries from the Libri Foundation.
The Libri Foundation is a nationwide non-profit organization which donates new, quality, hardcover children's books to small, rural public libraries throughout the United States. Application deadlines for 2007 are: (postmarked by) January 15th, April 15th, and August 15th.
The South Carolina State Library will kick off a series of hands-on technology workshops for public library employees in November with sessions on blogging.
The TechTracks workshops are designed to provide a basic understanding of the technology and offer hands-on instruction. The two-hour workshops on blogging will be held at the State Library in Columbia and at county libraries in Greenville, Florence and Charleston. Participants will read and subscribe to blogs using RSS feeds and create a personal blog.
We’ll share great library programs, highlight what we learn from leaders in the field, and hopefully inspire conversations about the future of libraries.
We’ll also be sharing resources, like workshop handouts, presentation slides, etc.