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41st Annual Children's Literature Association Conference - June 18 - 21
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 16:00

The University of South Carolina and the Carolina Children’s Literature Consortium invite you to attend the 41st Annual Children’s Literature Association Conference, which will take place June 18-21, 2014 in Columbia, SC. This year’s conference, themed, “Diverging Diversities,” will examine the myriad ways in which authors, artists, publishers and scholars of contemporary children’s and young adult literature and culture are addressing diversity in the face of rapidly shifting U.S. demographics. Features of this year’s conference include author/illustrator Anita Lobel, a Diversity Committee plenary session on children’s literature as big business, and much more.  For more information, please contact Dr. C.A. Copeland at 803-351-8095 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Georgetown County Library to Host Heritage Fair
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 09:32

Old scrapbooks, family letters, photographs and other precious reminders of our past, are items that the Georgetown County Library works daily to preserve. But what about your personal family photos, and items of the past? How do you preserve them for future generations?

Come to the Georgetown County Library on May 31, June 14th and July 12th from 10:00 a.m.- noon and learn how to scan and safely store these items. Visit with area museums and cultural groups to discover how they preserve history and learn firsthand the benefit of preservation. Learn how to create an oral history interview, research your family history and maybe discover a long lost relative!  A special presentation will be given by USC professor, Valinda Littlefield on the topic of preservation and why individuals, churches, and other organizations should act now to save our past.  

State Library Announces Two New Digital Collections
Saturday, 17 May 2014 09:54

The South Carolina State Library is pleased to announce the creation of two new digital collections at the South Carolina Digital Library (

South Carolina Children's Library Services Collection presents 40 historical and contemporary images from the 1940s-2000s relating to library services for children. Taken by South Carolina State Library field agents, the photographs portray youth at public libraries, summer reading programs, other children's programs, and displays. 

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