SC Public Library News

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

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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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Beaufort Library Partners with Summer Food Truck

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The Beaufort County Public Library system is a partner in a new and unique summer program. The Lowcountry Cruiser stops at the St. Helena, Beaufort and Lobeco libraries Monday through Friday, hoping to encourage children to pick up some grub and grab a book too. Libraries in the Lowcountry see hundreds of kids a day for various summer programs and recreational reading.

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Public libraries can now apply for 'The Great American Read' grants

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Public libraries may apply for grants to host public programs around the PBS series “The Great American Read,” an eight-part television and online series designed to spark a national conversation about reading and the books that have inspired, moved, and shaped us, the ALA Public Programs Office announced. 

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