SC Public Library News

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.


Writers’ Workshop with Bret Lott and Nicole Seitz

berkeley reads book covers

The 2015 Berkeley Reads program aimed at recognizing authors residing in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties will culminate in a Writer’s Workshop finale to be held at Hanahan High School on Saturday, March 28th, 2015.

The Berkeley Reads program, a collaboration between Berkeley County School District and the Berkeley County Library System, will participate in Berkeley Writes, a writer’s contest to be judged by Lowcountry authors. Finalists will have a writing session with Bret Lott, Nicole Seitz, or Christi Sanford that morning from 9am to 11am.


Renowned storyteller to visit Laurens County Library

Storyteller Marilyn McMinn-McCredie

Experience Southern Appalachian Folklore & Music with Storyteller Marilyn McMinn-McCredie at the Laurens County Public Library

The Laurens County Public Library presents renowned storyteller Marilyn McMinn-McCredie on Tuesday, March 17 at 6:30 pm, in the meeting room of the Laurens Library. McMinn-McCredie brings a clever, home-spun wit to her telling of stories and singing mountain ballads while she accompanies herself on the mountain dulcimer.


Elizabeth J. McNeer Storytelling Festival

McNeer Storytelling Festival graphic

Join the Allendale-Hampton-Jasper Library System for the Elizabeth J. McNeer Storytelling Festival on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Pratt Library, 451 Wilson Street, Ridgeland, SC.  The library will be host to storytelling for all ages featuring nationally known singer, song writer, storyteller, Kate Campbell & Gullah, Gullah Island Star and SC Storyteller Natalie Daise.  Free to the public! For more information, please call 843-726-7744.