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Kershaw County Library Announces Book to Action Project
Monday, 02 June 2014 10:43

Through a grant from the South Carolina State Library using funds from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the Kershaw County Library will be encouraging reading and discussion of Barbara Kingsolver’s book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.

Recounting the year she and her family committed to eat only locally produced food, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author discusses both their efforts, which included growing their own produce, raising chickens, and buying from local farmers and farmers’ markets directly; and why.  To that point, Kingsolver raises issues related to modern food production and the way most eat today, including discussion of genetically modified food, the cost of transporting food internationally, and a lost connection with the natural world (and good tasting food).

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Do you know about these Summer Activity Programs?
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 09:30

Looking for a summer activity for your student? Several South Carolina agencies sponsor camps and creative programs throughout the summer.  The State Museum has a list of day camps and programs.  Summer reading programs (sponsored by the State Library) are offered at the county libraries throughout the state.  A comprehensive list of camps for special needs students is available through the South Carolina Assistive Technology Program.   Camp Wildwood and other hunting camps are sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources.   There are also many programs at the parks. And don’t forget the colleges and universities!  USC and Clemson host tons of programs for kids of all ages!

 
New Digitization Program for Libraries Announced
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 09:10

Libraries often have photographs, local histories, maps, family papers and/or genealogical documents that could reach a wider audience if digitized and made available online.  The South Carolina State Library’s new Digitization in a Box Project allows South Carolina’s public libraries with limited resources an opportunity to highlight their unique collections.

The Digitization in a Box Project allows public libraries in South Carolina to borrow scanning equipment, laptop, and software from the State Library to start a new digitization project.  Staff from libraries who participate in this program will be provided hands-on training from State Library staff on best practices of scanning, workflows, metadata, and promotion. Equipment will be loaned for a 2 month period.

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