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Registration Extended for 2013 South Carolina Performer Showcase

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The South Carolina State Library and the Youth Services Section of the South Carolina Library Association (SCLA) are excited to present this year's Performer Showcase as an SCLA pre-conference event on November 12, 2013 at Greenville's Hughes Main Library.

Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Greenville County Library
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State Library Announces 2013 StoryfestSC Summer Reading Kick-Off Author Lineup

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The South Carolina State Library is proud to announce award winning authors Peter Brown and Will Hillenbrand will be featured at StoryfestSC 2013--the state's summer reading program kick-off event. Families from across the state will be able to celebrate the 2013 Collaborative Summer Library Theme Dig into Reading! at a free event for families held at the State Museum in Columbia on June 1, 2013.

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Countdown to Kindergarten

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The South Carolina State Library recently participated in EdVenture's 2012 Countdown to Kindergarten Celebration. It is estimated that 2,600 people attend this year's event! The State Library, along with 66 different community organizations provided information and resources to families with children who are preparing for their first year of school.

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New Youth Services Discussion Forum

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Services to children and teens are at the core of today's public libraries.  Youth services librarians and staff have an opportunity to share stories of success and challenge on this website in the Youth Services Discussion Forum, available now in SC Library Community section of this site. 

You must have an account in order to participate in the forum, but registration is easy and free.  Click on the "Member Login" link at the top of the screen in order to login or register for an account.

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Books for Children Grants Available

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Grant Opportunity for Rural Libraries from the Libri Foundation.

The Libri Foundation is a nationwide non-profit organization which donates new, quality, hardcover children's books to small, rural public libraries throughout the United States.  Application deadlines for 2007 are:  (postmarked by) January 15th, April 15th, and August 15th.    

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SC State Library Offering TechTrack Classes for Public Library Employees

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The South Carolina State Library will kick off a series of hands-on technology workshops for public library employees in November with sessions on blogging.

The TechTracks workshops are designed to provide a basic understanding of the technology and offer hands-on instruction. The two-hour workshops on blogging will be held at the State Library in Columbia and at county libraries in Greenville, Florence and Charleston. Participants will read and subscribe to blogs using RSS feeds and create a personal blog.

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LDS Introduces New Blog

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SCSL's Library Development Services is happy to announce the availability of its new blog, LibraryTrax!  We’ll be sharing information for and about libraries in South Carolina. 

We’ll share great library programs, highlight what we learn from leaders in the field, and hopefully inspire conversations about the future of libraries.

We’ll also be sharing resources, like workshop handouts, presentation slides, etc.

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