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Focus on Documents

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2011 notable documents of South Carolina and of Federal Government agencies are featured in a new display at the State Library. The Library recognized the 10 documents and websites of South Carolina in a ceremony on May 7 and the American Library Association and Library Journal announced the Notable Federal and State Documents of 2011 on May 16, 2012.

2010 Census Coverage Results Posted

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The Census Bureau has released an estimate of the undercount and overcount in the 2010 Census, providing a measure of the accuracy of it. The results found that the 2010 Census had a net overcount of 0.01 percent, meaning about 36,000 people were overcounted. This compares with a net overcount of 0.49 for the 2000 Census and a net undercount of 1.61 for the 1990 Census.

Public Health Campaigns: Getting the Message Across

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LOOK AT ME! Do I have your attention? What do I need to do to change the world? Catching the attention of a passerby or reader can be a challenge. Teachers, authors and media people work hard to construct written materials in ways that will make a reader, even a casual one, stop what he is doing in his busy world and take note of the message.

SCSL at DHEC

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Attention DHEC Staff! Are you interested in learning more about eBooks? Staff from the SC State Library will be available to sign you up for a library card, show you how to access eBooks through the library's online catalog, and you'll even be able to test drive a Kindle, Nook, or iPad!

When: Friday, March 23 from 12:30-3:30pm

Coastal Disasters Affect All Our Resources

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The current issue of Coastal Heritage presents several articles on the impacts of disasters on the waters around South Carolina. However, these are not your usual summaries of the effects on coastal waters and wildlife in and out of those waters, which is what we would expect from the Sea Grant Consortium, which supports research, education, and outreach to conserve coastal resources .

Help with Taxes is Available

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Several groups volunteer to help elderly and low income individuals with tax preparation.

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) was established for families earning less than $50,000 a year and is helped in part by the United Way of the Midlands. United Way has a list of locations on their website. There is also a phone number for more information.

The AARP also offers free assistance and has a locator on their website.

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