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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.

  • Educational Game Technology Program

    The SC State Library maintains a collection of educational games that may be reserved by South Carolina public libraries for programs. Libraries will need to complete a reservation form to reserve the equipment for specific dates.

  • Teen Tech Program

    The SC State Library maintains a collection of techonology equipment that may be reserved by South Carolina public libraries for programs. Libraries will need to complete a reservation form to reserve the equipment for specific dates.

  • Letters About Literature

    A national reading and writing promotion program sponsored by the South Carolina Center for the Book and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

  • Summer Reading Program

    The purpose of the program is to encourage children to enjoy reading during the summer and to discover some of the many wonderful children’s books available in libraries. Children can join the reading program at their local public library and earn rewards for reading during the school vacation.

TeenMediaSC

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:

  • 2-8-2014 Florence County Public Library
  • Others TBA

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
  • Literacy On The Go: Tips, ideas, and activities that help encourage early literacy for busy families ... on the go! (pdf)
Additional Resources:
  • Web Resources for Children's Services

    The South Carolina State Library compiles a list of Web resources related to children services for children's and young adult librarians.

  • Web Resources for Teens' Services

    The South Carolina State Library compiles a list of Web resources related to young adult services for children's and young adult librarians.

  • Listservs

    E-mail discussion groups with interests in children's literature, programming ideas, book reviews and more.

Related Documents:

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  • Youth Services Guidelines PDF Document

    Summary: A tool for public libraries to use to evaluate current services for children and teens and to help with planning for the future.

For additional information, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Library Development Services Director, South Carolina State Library.

 
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