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South Carolina Center for the Book Selects The Other Mother for 2017 Route One Reads Initiative

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For the third consecutive year, the South Carolina Center for the Book will participate in the Route One Reads initiative, a program under the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. In 2017, the theme of the initiative will be memoirs and biographies, and the selected book to represent South Carolina is The Other Mother: A Rememoir by Teresa Bruce.

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Statewide Summer Reading Kick Off to be held June 3, 2017

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Join us for the state's summer reading kick-off event! The South Carolina State Library is proud to announce that award-winning authors/illustrators Rita Williams-Garcia and Sophie Blackall will be featured at the 7th annual StoryfestSC 2017StoryfestSC exposes families to children’s authors and the art of story and fosters an excitement for reading, especially throughout the summer. All South Carolina public libraries participate in this coordinated summer reading program.

WHEN:Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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New South Carolina State Government Documents for May 2017

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The South Carolina Digital State Documents Depository provides access to publications produced by state agencies and state-supported academic institutions. These publications provide citizens with crucial information about state government, including statistics, annual accountability reports, and data on a wide variety of topics related to the state.

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Women Speak: Celebrating Women and Art - LibraryVoicesSC Podcast Episode 18

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Pamela and Katie sit down with local artists Amy Loftis Alley, Jessica Dame, Michaela Pilar Brown, Ginny Merett, Alexandra White, and Sandy Knowles to discuss the importance of art, the importance of women & women in art, and women's issues through an artist's lens. Check out this episode of LibraryVoicesSC, the podcast of the SC State Library.

Visit the Episode 18 page to listen.

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Dorchester County Library hires new Executive Director

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Dorchester County Library has hired a new Executive Director. Robert C. Antill has been selected by the Dorchester County Library Board of Trustees to lead the growing library system effective May 1, 2017. After a successful bond referendum in which the library system will replace its Summerville location and add an additional location in North Charleston in the near future. Mr. Antill comes in at an integral part of growth in a system that has served the residents of Dorchester County with only two branches since the late 1970’s.

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Register today for the 2017 LIBRIS Conference

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LIBRIS 2017 is in full registration mode! The planning committee has compiled a day of sessions that will challenge, inform and enlighten all members of the S.C. library community! We do hope you are making plans to join us on May 12 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Columbia College, Columbia S.C. Opening speaker will be Dane Ward who is currently Dean of Milner Library at Illinois State University. Vendors will be there to meet you and to introduce you to their products. Scrumptious breakfast treats, a delicious meal will be provided. All this and more for only $35!

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