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State Library Announces Addy Grant Recipients

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Ann Addy

Ann Addy was a dedicated supporter of children, libraries, and the Read-In, an annual celebration of reading at the South Carolina State House. She worked tirelessly with schools, daycare centers, vendors, and libraries to ensure the Read-In was a success each year. The Ann Addy Grants are given in honor of Ann’s service and dedication.

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Young Readers Invited to Write to Favorite Authors

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a chalkboard graphic in text that is in chalk style that says "Read. Be Inspired. Write Back. Theme: How did an author's work change your view of the world or yourself?"

Young readers in grades 4-12 are invited to write a personal letter to an author for the Letters about Literature (LAL) contest, a national reading and writing promotion program. The letter can be to any author (living or dead) from any genre (fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic) explaining how that author’s work changed the student’s life or view of the world.

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Center Announces 2017-2018 Letters About Literature Winners

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The South Carolina Center for the Book is pleased to announce the nine winners in this year’s Letters About Literature contest.  These outstanding students will be honored at the South Carolina State Library in Columbia at an award ceremony on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.  Contest judges and South Carolina State Library Foundation members will be on hand to welcome at

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