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The South Carolina State Library has long supported summer reading programs as a way to promote the joy of reading for fun, connect communities, assist with summer learning loss and to encourage lifelong library users. Research has shown that summer learning loss is more pronounced in children from families and communities that have a lower socioeconomic status—and access to books is lacking in those same communities. Public library summer reading programs help level the playing field.

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Check out the new SC State Library podcast, LibraryVoicesSC

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Listen to the June 2, 2016 premiere episode of our new podcast, LibraryVoicesSC. Guest Dr. Pat Feehan talks about the importance of summer reading and the South Carolina kickoff, Storyfest!  To learn more, visit StoryfestSC.org for more details. StoryfestSC is held every year on the first Saturday of June.

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Launch Event for Growing Great Readers June 23

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Hub City Writers Project, together with BirthMatters and The Adolescent Family Life Center, is pleased to announce the launch of a new program: Growing Great Readers. Growing Great Readers is a book drive initiative aimed at new mothers aged 24 and younger and their infant children.

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2016 Teen Video Challenge Winners Announced

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The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) recently announced the winners of the 2016 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 2016. South Carolina's winners were Sean England Morris and Wyatt Hester representing the Georgetown County Library for their video titled, Dude, Get in the Game.

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StoryfestSC to be held June 4, 2016

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The South Carolina State Library is proud to announce award-winning authors/illustrators Lauren Castillo and Jarrett Krosoczka will be featured at StoryfestSC 2016—the state’s summer reading kick-off event. This year’s Collaborative Summer Library slogan is On Your Mark, Get Set...READ! StoryfestSC exposes families to children’s authors and the art of story and fosters an excitement for reading, especially throughout the summer.

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State Library Announces StoryfestSC 2016 Summer Reading Kick-Off Lineup

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The sixth-annual statewide summer reading kickoff presented by the South Carolina State Library will feature award winning author/illustrators Jarrett Krosoczka and Lauren Castillo on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Families from across the state will be able to celebrate the 2016 Collaborative Summer Library Theme “On Your Mark, Get Set…READ!” at a free event for families held all day at the State Museum in Columbia.

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South Carolina 2015 Teen Video Challenge Winner Announced

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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.

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StoryfestSC to be held Saturday June 6

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The South Carolina State Library is proud to announce award-winning authors John Rocco and Bryan Collier will be featured at StoryfestSC 2015—the state’s summer reading kick-off event. This year’s Collaborative Summer Library slogan is Every Hero Has A Story, celebrating heroes and community heroes.  

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State Library Announces Fifth Annual StoryfestSC Summer Reading Kick-Off Author Lineup

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The South Carolina State Library is proud to announce award-winning authors John Rocco and Anna Dewdney will be featured at StoryfestSC 2015—the state’s summer reading kick-off event. This year’s Collaborative Summer Library slogan is Every Hero Has A Story, celebrating heroes and community heroes.

StoryfestSC exposes families to children’s authors and the art of story, and fosters an excitement for reading, especially throughout the summer. All of South Carolina’s public libraries participate in this coordinated summer reading program.

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Important information from Evanced on upcoming Server Maintenance

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Good morning,
We wanted to alert you and your libraries to Server Maintenance that will be taking place Overnight through the weekend of May 12th. This down time will be intermittent as we complete some routine maintenance. Please alert staff to this downtime. Thank you!

Tracy Johnson
Summer Reader Coordinator
Evanced Solutions, LLC
tjohnson@evancedsolutions.com

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