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Elizabeth J. McNeer Storytelling Festival

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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.

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Teen Tech Week is March 8 – 14, 2015

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Teen Tech Week is a national initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults. The purpose of the initiative is to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of technology, especially the types offered through libraries.

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Friends of the York County Library Named “Hometown Heroes” by CN2 News

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The Friends of the York County Library were recognized by CN2 News, a local cable TV station, as “Hometown Heroes” on February 17 for the tremendous service this group does for York County Libraries.  Filming of the story took place during the set up for the Friends’ winter book sale (video).  As various members were interviewed, volunteers

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Georgetown County Library Reaches Out to Hispanic Community

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When the staff at Georgetown County Library noticed that the growing Hispanic population in their county did not often visit the library, they took action. They hired a Hispanic Librarian and started to develop ideas for making the library a more inviting place for that group and for training library staff how to better serve them.

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Cherokee County Public Library Awarded Prestigious Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

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Thanks to a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) administered by the South Carolina State Library (SCSL), the Cherokee County Public Library is expanding its outreach services to the community.

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Ethel Bolden Minority Scholarship Announced

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The Richland Library Foundation established the Ethel Bolden Minority Scholarship in 2010 in honor and recognition of Mrs. Ethel Bolden’s years of service to the Richland County community and its libraries. The $2,500 scholarship will be awarded annually through 2017 and possibly thereafter.

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Mt. Pleasant Book Sale set for March 6 & 7

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The Charleston Friends of the Library are proud to present their first book sale of the year at the Mt. Pleasant Regional Library of the Charleston County Libraries. With great bargains, good books and a chance to support your library system, all are in invited Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7 at the Mt. Pleasant Regional Library, 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.

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Laurens County Public Library Launches 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program

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Laurens County Public Library announces the launch of their 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. The Laurens County Public Library will partner with First Steps in Laurens County to offer this fun and exciting reading program for children ages 0-5 years.

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Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival - March 13-14, 2015

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Set under magnificent moss-draped oaks, the annual Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival brings together some of the best national and local storytellers with performances that reminisce about the carefree days of childhood, showcase humorous slice of life moments and transport audiences

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