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State Library Announces 2015 Literary Cake Decorating Contest Winners

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literary cake decorating contest 1st place winner

To celebrate National Library Week (April 12-18, 2015), the South Carolina State Library hosted a literary cake decorating contest. Participants submited cakes decorated to represent a character from a favorite book, a favorite children’s book cover, or anything else book-related.

Cakes were dropped off at the State Library between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015. Library visitors voted for their favorite cake any time between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. After winners were announced, the cakes were cut and enjoyed by all!

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#shelfieSC2015 Contest Winners Announced

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Georgetown Library Shelfie

The State Library is pleased to announce the winners for this year's National Library Week #shelfieSC2015 contest!  State Library staff judged all 53 submissions for the contest from all types of libraries across the state and the winning shelfies are:

  • 1st Place - Georgetown County Library
  • 2nd Place - Lisa Miller, LTA, Children's Services, Anderson County Library
  • 3rd Place - Leigh Ramey, Greenville

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New South Carolina State Government Documents for March 2015

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Foreign Owned SC Companies

The South Carolina Digital State Documents Depository provides access to publications produced by state agencies and state-supported academic institutions. These publications provide citizens with crucial information about state government, including statistics, annual accountability reports, and data on a wide variety of topics related to the state.

York County Library celebrates National Bookmobile Day with Open House

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York County Library Bookmobile Open House on April 16

Celebrate National Bookmobile Day and get a look inside the York County Library Bookmobile on Thursday, April 16 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 – 6 p.m. at the York County Library in Rock Hill.  Learn about the bookmobile and the outreach services provided throughout York County.  Receive an official Bookmobile Day sticker, a sweet treat, and a make and take papercraft bookmobile.

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That All May Read

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digital players

(The following is a guest post by Karen Keninger, director of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.) - There are times when a “best-kept secret” is exactly what you want. But not when it comes to one of the most highly valued services provided through the Library of Congress – namely the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS).

Preservation Awareness for Children

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By Jessica Dame, Metadata Librarian, SC State Library - National Preservation Week (April 26-May 2, 2015) is a week of connecting communities to preserve personal and shared collections. Much of the preservation methods addressed center around personal collections, institutional collections, and special areas such as born-digital, textiles, scrapbooks, and art. These are all essential areas to focus on, but to succeed in creating a society that cares for its cultural heritage; it is important to start awareness in childhood.

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