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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.

46 Main Street Photo Contest - Deadline Extended to July 31
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 09:25

The Columbia Museum of Art is curating a student photography exhibition entitled "46 Main Street, South Carolina: The place to be in all 46 counties." The goal of the exhibition is to capture a streetscape in all 46 South Carolina counties. It can be any street in your county that you consider the "main drag."

This is the 5th year of this program.  Each year, a different theme is chosen.  The South Carolina State Library is partnering with the Columbia Museum of Art by encouraging young people from all 46 counties to participate.  This is an excellent opportunity for library youth patrons to show off their photography skills. Deadline for submissions is JULY 31, 2014. Click here for more information and registration form.

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