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Celebrated Author Empowers Students to Use Art to Promote Kindness

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Kathryn Otoshi with State Library staff members

In response to winning the 2018 Association for Library Service to Children Maureen Hayes- Author/Illustrator Visit Award, the South Carolina State Library welcomed author and illustrator Kathryn Otoshi to the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind.

Therapy Dog Joins SCSL Staff to Promote Tail Waggin’ Tutors Program

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A lady with a book is a powerful thing, a lady with a book AND a dog is unstoppable.  The South Carolina State Library is excited to welcome Katie to our staff.  Katie is a certified therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International.  She serves the community visiting hospitals, nursing homes, schools and libraries!  Katie’s handler, Ellen Dunn, is the Public Information Coordinat

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Joint SCLA SELA Conference to be held October 31-November 2, 2018

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The South Carolina Library Association and the Southeastern Library Association invites all library professionals, paraprofessionals, students, vendors, and friends to the 2018 Annual Conference in Greenville on October 31-November 2 at the Hilton Greenville. This year’s conference theme is Illuminating the Future!

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State Library Staff Tour Amazon Fulfillment Center

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Staff from the South Carolina State Library received an in-depth tour of the Amazon Fulfillment Center in West Columbia on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Attendees were able to see from start to finish how books are printed, bound, and shipped out all from under one large roof! It was quite an interesting tour, especially for library staff. 

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PalmettoPride to Host Children's Book Contest

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Calling all aspiring writers! PalmettoPride is hosting a children’s book contest again. You write the story and PalmettoPride will publish the pages then pass out the published masterpiece to every elementary school in South Carolina this school year. Send PalmettoPride your book idea by October 22, 2018 for consideration. 

Here is the criteria to enter: 

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