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Every five years, we must provide an independent evaluation of how our agency implements Library Services and Technology grants in South Carolina. Quality Metrics gathers information from various sources for 2018 to 2022, including the State Program Report, personal interviews, and survey data.

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Tracing Family History

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Photo of Josephine Crouch, Susie McKeown, and Retha Mark

We may be the library’s library; however, we also serve South Carolina citizens. A grandchild of Retha Mark, the Secretary of the South Carolina Library Association in 1964, asked our reference librarians to search the collection for information about her career. Articles surfaced, including one from the Charleston Evening Post, which included this photo from her swearing-in ceremony.

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Let's Celebrate Art

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A tactile cat made of cotton, googly eyes, and pom poms.

The 2022 Talking Book Services art competition is underway. Any visually impaired/blind child or young adult who is still in school may enter. Artwork needs to be tactile in any medium, one entry per student. We will award first, second, and third place for each age category. The submission deadline is March 4, 2022.

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State Library Awards Multilingual Collection Development Grants

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A Chat bubble that features several languages.

Twenty-one South Carolina library systems enter 2022 with grant money to expand their resources and programs for multilingual patrons. The Multilingual Collection Development Grants help support people who speak a language other than English at home by offering new library materials in their first languages.

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