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New Training Opportunity Now Available to All SC Libraries

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The South Carolina State Library is pleased to announce that Niche Academy training is now available to all public, academic, and school library staff members in South Carolina. Niche Academy helps libraries deliver “experiences of delight” for their customers. The Academy provides online tutorials that educate library staff members about library resources and how to use them.

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South Carolina Libraries Respond to COVID-19

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South Carolina Libraries respond to COVID-19

Debbie Allen said “But out of limitations, comes creativity.” In mid-March when the Coronavirus pandemic was making its way through the country, South Carolina’s libraries began discussions on how to keep their doors open to serve the public. However, it became clear that the library doors were closing fast as the state mandated many communities with sheltering in place.

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Update on the Young Minds Dreaming Poetry Contest

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Thank you for all of your poetry submissions this year! The contest has not been canceled; however, there are two major schedule changes:

  • Winners will be announced on Friday April 17 rather than March 31.
  • The April 18th ceremony with Pat Mora is postponed until further notice.

Thank you for participating in our poetry contest this year!

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Join us in Columbia, South Carolina for RIPL - Research Institute for Public Libraries

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PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

The South Carolina State Library has been monitoring the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and is working closely with our partners and event organizers to help manage its impact on our library community statewide. 

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