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State Library to Sponsor Gail Carson Levine at SC Book Festival

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The South Carolina State Library is pleased to sponsor Gail Carson Levine who will be appearing at the South Carolina Book Festival on Sunday May 17, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. at the Columbia Convention Center.  She is an author of young adult books and her first novel, Ella Enchanted, received a Newbery Honor in 1998.  

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Center Announces 2014-2015 Letters About Literature Winners

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The South Carolina Center for the Book is pleased to announce the nine winners in this year’s Letters About Literature contest.  These outstanding students will be honored at the South Carolina State Library in Columbia at an award ceremony on Wednesday, April 29 at 10:30 a.m.  Contest judges and South Carolina State Library Foundation members will be on hand to welcome attendees and present awards. Winners will read their letters and each will receive a plaque and monetary award from the South Carolina State Library Foundation ($100 for first place, $50 for second, and $25 for third).

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Annual Literacy Leaders Awards Call for Nominations

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Do you know individuals or groups that have had a statewide impact on literacy?  Nominate them for the South Carolina Annual Literacy Leader (ALL) awards for 2015.

The ALL awards are presented by the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina in the fall of each year to individuals and/or groups that have had a statewide impact on literacy in South Carolina. Contributions may include the following activities:

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Speaker @ the Center to Feature South Carolina Poet Ray McManus

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April is National Poetry Month. Join us at the South Carolina State Library on Wednesday, April 15 at noon to hear South Carolina poet Ray McManus discuss his latest book, Punch. Poems, published by Hub City Press. Punch. is a call for the claw-hammer, a hymn to the steel toe, and a series of lonely missives from truck cabs and office cubicles.

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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 Library of Congress Literacy Awards Seeks Nominations

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The Library of Congress Center for the Book is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Library of Congress Literacy Awards. These awards are given to outstanding organizations working to promote literacy, both in the United States and worldwide. The awards seek to recognize organizations doing exemplary, innovative and replicable work over a sustained period of time and to encourage new groups, organizations and individuals to become involved. All groups that work to promote literacy are encouraged to apply.

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Authors In The City to be Held March 14

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70+ Independently and Traditionally published Authors from The United States and abroad will be joining us in beautiful Myrtle Beach at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center for another unforgettable signing.  

An incredible roster of Authors ranging from New York Times and USA Today bestsellers to top sellers on Amazon as well as Barnes & Noble, will be on hand to sign autographs, sell books, and hand out their personalized swag during an all-day meet and greet with fans.

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Free Book Signing and Author Talk - A. Hunter Smith

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Join us for an author talk and book signing by A. Hunter Smith, author of A Life Afield.  Smith’s book of short stories is about hunting and ramblings in the Southern woods and waters, revealing evolving attitudes toward our natural world. It is published by USC Press.

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