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Stay "In the Know" with USGPO and the FDLP Academy

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As Federal depository library and the official state depository for all state publications , our library is your source for government documents. We stay in touch with the latest news and collect print and digital publications from South Carolina state agencies and the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO).

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Update on the Young Minds Dreaming Poetry Contest

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Thank you for all of your poetry submissions this year! The contest has not been canceled; however, there are two major schedule changes:

  • Winners will be announced on Friday April 17 rather than March 31.
  • The April 18th ceremony with Pat Mora is postponed until further notice.

Thank you for participating in our poetry contest this year!

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Join us in Columbia, South Carolina for RIPL - Research Institute for Public Libraries

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PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

The South Carolina State Library has been monitoring the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and is working closely with our partners and event organizers to help manage its impact on our library community statewide. 

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State Library Announces New Library Basics Workshop Series

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The South Carolina State Library is pleased to announce a new series of workshops (December 2019 – March 2020) to be held at regional locations around the state, focusing on basic library skills. The workshops are aimed at library support staff, those who are new to libraries, and individuals who would like to just brush up their skills.

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The Johnson Collection Donates ‘The Battle of Gettysburg’ Painting to the Spartanburg County Public Libraries

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The Battle of Gettysburg

What began as a temporary visit has led to a permanent change of address. Previously on loan from the Johnson Collection, The Battle of Gettysburg: Repulse of Longstreet’s Assault, July 3, 1863 will become part of the Spartanburg County Public Libraries’ permanent collection, a gift from Susu and George Dean Johnson, Jr.

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Write On! Festival features authors and events celebrating writing

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Exploring the world of literacy is not just for kids. Join the Charleston County Public Library between Saturday, July 28 and Saturday, August 4 for a weeklong, system-wide series of writing workshops, author talks, and creative programs that are all ages or geared toward older young adults and adults. The week's events include: 

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