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USC Libraries offer free advice on recovering treasures from flood damage

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The University of South Carolina Libraries are offering free advice to those affected by the flood to help stop further deterioration and start the recovery process for damaged books, papers, films, photographs and memorabilia.

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White House Committee Names Five Teen Poets for Prestigious National Student Poets Program

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The fourth annual class of the National Student Poets Program (NSPP)—the nation’s highest honor for youth poets—has been announced by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.

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South Carolina Libraries Respond to Flooding

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Residents meeting with FEMA staff, Lexington County Public Library Photo by Melissa Hudson

Over the weekend of October 3–4, Hurricane Joaquin brought record-setting rainfall and catastrophic flooding to the Southeast, leaving South Carolina in a state of disaster. In the central and eastern part of the state, rivers overran their banks, washing out roads and bridges, breaching dams, and destroying property. To the south, high tides pushed water inland over sea walls.

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RICHLAND LIBRARY TO ASSIST FEMA APPLICATIONS AT MAIN LOCATION

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Richland Library plans to assist customers with FEMA applications during its normal hours of operation.  Initially, the FEMA assistance will be available at Richland Library Main (1431 Assembly Street). The plan is for other Richland Library locations, in the most impacted areas, to offer this assistance in the coming weeks.  

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