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State Library Announces Fifth Annual StoryfestSC Summer Reading Kick-Off Author Lineup

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The South Carolina State Library is proud to announce award-winning authors John Rocco and Anna Dewdney will be featured at StoryfestSC 2015—the state’s summer reading kick-off event. This year’s Collaborative Summer Library slogan is Every Hero Has A Story, celebrating heroes and community heroes.

StoryfestSC exposes families to children’s authors and the art of story, and fosters an excitement for reading, especially throughout the summer. All of South Carolina’s public libraries participate in this coordinated summer reading program.

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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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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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New Youth Services Discussion Forum

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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.

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Books for Children Grants Available

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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.    

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