SC Public Library News

The Community Garden Springs in Sangaree

community garden in sangaree

Sangaree Library is proud to present the completion of its community garden project as a result of volunteers from the community on June 6, 2015.  The Sangaree Library is excited about its Community Garden Project, which it has been able to do as a result of a Community Grant from Home Depot and the support of the Sangaree Special Tax District! The library's goal is to provide a positive opportunity for community members of all ages to interact with each other while giving back to their community.


Richland Library Celebrates Business and Jobs Week June 15-19

Richland Library Jobs Week banner image

It's all business at Richland Library as it celebrates Business and Jobs Week, June 15- 19th. The week will spotlight the success of the library's Business and Job Center, which for five years has assisted customers with more than 58,000 job-related requests.

In celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Richland Library Business and Job Center, library locations will present special programming and participate in the Hiring Our Heroes Career Fair at Fort Jackson.

Richland Library Business and Jobs Week highlights, include:


Beaufort County Library is Recipient of Big Read Grant

big read logo

Beaufort County Library is a recipient of a grant of $16,400 to host the Big Read in Beaufort County. A program of the National Endowment for the Arts, The Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Managed by Arts Midwest, this initiative offers grants to support innovative community reading programs designed around a single book.


South Carolina 2015 Teen Video Challenge Winner Announced

2015 Teen Video Challenge Winner

The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) announced the winners of the 2015 Teen Video Challenge.  The Teen Video Challenge is a national competition for teens to get involved with reading and their public library's summer reading program.  Winning videos were selected at the state level to be recognized as an official CSLP Teen Video Challenge winner for 2015.


ILEAD to be held on Wednesday, June 24

Professionals collaborate during an ILEAD workshop.

South Carolina's ILEAD USA teams invite you to create, network, and discuss the role of libraries in an increasingly technological world at this FREE Summit on Emerging Technology.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

9 am - noon

Springhill Suites by Marriott
511 Lady Street
Columbia, SC 29201


#shelfieSC2015 Contest Winners Announced

Georgetown Library Shelfie

The State Library is pleased to announce the winners for this year's National Library Week #shelfieSC2015 contest!  State Library staff judged all 53 submissions for the contest from all types of libraries across the state and the winning shelfies are:

  • 1st Place - Georgetown County Library
  • 2nd Place - Lisa Miller, LTA, Children's Services, Anderson County Library
  • 3rd Place - Leigh Ramey, Greenville

Honorable Mentions were 


York County Library celebrates National Bookmobile Day with Open House

York County Library Bookmobile

York County Library Bookmobile Open House on April 16

Celebrate National Bookmobile Day and get a look inside the York County Library Bookmobile on Thursday, April 16 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 – 6 p.m. at the York County Library in Rock Hill.  Learn about the bookmobile and the outreach services provided throughout York County.  Receive an official Bookmobile Day sticker, a sweet treat, and a make and take papercraft bookmobile.

About the York County Library Bookmobile


Charleston Friends of the Library Announces Participation in Lowcountry Giving Day 2015

charleston friends of the library logo

The Charleston Friends of the Library, the non-profit that supports the programs of the Charleston County Public Library, today announced their participation in Lowcountry Giving Day 2015, a 24-hour online fundraising event sponsored by Coastal Community Foundation. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor the Charleston Friends of the Library has $1,000,000 available in incentive funds for the May 5th event, which will help the organization support over 6,000 library programs annually.