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National Library Service for the Blind Launches New Website

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Check out the newly redesigned National Library Service (NLS) website!  NLS is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page.

Speaker @ the Center to Feature South Carolina Poet Ray McManus

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Ray McManus Book Cover for Punch

April is National Poetry Month. Join us at the South Carolina State Library on Wednesday, April 15 at noon to hear South Carolina poet Ray McManus discuss his latest book, Punch. Poems, published by Hub City Press. Punch. is a call for the claw-hammer, a hymn to the steel toe, and a series of lonely missives from truck cabs and office cubicles.

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New Census Bureau Population Estimates Pinpoint Fastest-Growing Counties in South Carolina

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The U.S. Census Bureau reported today on where the heaviest population growth in South Carolina was concentrated last year.

The fastest-growing county in South Carolina between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014, was Lancaster County, whose population rose 3.3 percent over the period. Lancaster County was followed by Horry County (3.2 percent), Beaufort County (2.5 percent), York County (2.5 percent) and Berkeley County (2.2 percent).

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April is Certified Public Manager Month

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Certified Public Manager Month Proclamation

A Proclamation has been passed by Governor Nikki Haley, which proclaims April as “Certified Public Manager Month” to recognize the professionalism of those trained as certified public managers and the impact their leadership has on the state of South Carolina.  Please take the time this month to celebrate the accomplishments CPM graduates have made to state government agencies and the citizens of South Carolina.

PALMCOP Welcomes New Board Members

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PALMCOP is making a comeback! The Palmetto Archives, Libraries, and Museums Council on Preservation elected a new board in February 2015, and it has hit the ground running, planning activities for the upcoming year. Begun in 1986, PALMCOP was created as a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of South Carolina’s documentary heritage. Its mission is to provide its membership with assistance in conserving and preserving their collections.

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