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Letters About Literature Contest Opens November 1, 2019

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Contest deadline: January 10: 2020. Have you ever read a story that changed your life? Literature is a powerful tool that allows us to gain knowledge about the world around us, and understand perspectives we may not have considered before. This is an opportunity to write an author and explain how their writing impacted your world view.

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State Library Announces Addy Grant Recipients

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Ann Addy

Ann Addy was a dedicated supporter of children, libraries, and the Read-In, an annual celebration of reading at the South Carolina State House. She worked tirelessly with schools, daycare centers, vendors, and libraries to ensure the Read-In was a success each year. The Ann Addy Grants are given in honor of Ann’s service and dedication.

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Young Readers Invited to Write to Favorite Authors

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a chalkboard graphic in text that is in chalk style that says "Read. Be Inspired. Write Back. Theme: How did an author's work change your view of the world or yourself?"

Young readers in grades 4-12 are invited to write a personal letter to an author for the Letters about Literature (LAL) contest, a national reading and writing promotion program. The letter can be to any author (living or dead) from any genre (fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic) explaining how that author’s work changed the student’s life or view of the world.

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