|Children and Teens|
The South Carolina State Library promotes the development of effective library programs to encourage the reading and educational achievement of the state's children and youth through local public libraries. Among its major projects for children is the development and coordination of the statewide summer reading program, which involves approximately 130,000 children annually through local libraries. A youth services consultant provides advisory services to all South Carolina public libraries. This service includes help with planning, collection development, programming, promotion and other aspects of work with children, young adults and families. Workshops and other training are also provided. A series of booklists for parents and children provide guidance in selection of good books to read.
The South Carolina State Library presents TeenMediaSC, a state wide Film Contest open to all South Carolina teens their public libraries.
All South Carolina teens in grades 6-12 are invited to connect with their public libraries and enter films in the TeenMediaSC Contest. A jury will review all submitted entries and select films to be screened at the Festival. Prizes will be awarded for the best films in various categories, including but not limited to: cslp, book trailers, music videos, documentaries, stop motion, animation, and anti-bullying. The contest is free and open to the public. The deadline for submitting videos is July 25, 2014. Winners will be announced during the Teen Lock-in in August. Exact date and time of the lock-in will be announced soon.
Application and submission deadline for films: Monday, May 26, 2014
Trainings for 2014:
As additional trainings are scheduled they will be posted here, so check back regularly.
Resources for Librarians, Teachers and Families
Booklists by reading level
Family literacy resources