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Berkeley Library Launches New Young Learner’s Toolbox Program

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Monday’s ribbon cutting ceremony celebrated the official opening of the Young Learner’s Toolbox Learning Lab, a section of the Moncks Corner Library that features multi-sensory toys, learning kits, and technology designed to encourage children to learn while they play. Attendees of the ribbon cutting included; County Supervisor William Peagler, Councilmen Kenneth Gunn, Joshua Whitley, Dennis Fish, and Caldwell Pinckney, as well as members from the Berkeley County School District, South Carolina State Library, and the Town of Moncks Corner.

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Search Discus Kids Today!

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Looking for fun projects for children over the holiday break? Check out Discus KidsDiscus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library is the “information place” for all South Carolinians. Discus, which stands for Digital Information for South Carolina Users, provides free access to an electronic library that’s available 24/7. Discus Kids highlights databases that are geared toward elementary and middle school ages. Keep your child learning over the holidays with Discus Kids!

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Pssst… Games in Libraries… Still Cool.

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Listen to Episode 9 of LibraryVoicesSC (19 minutes)

Katie and Pamela sat down with Donald Dennis and Stephanie Frey of Georgetown County Public Library, and Alisha Polkowsky of Lexington County Public Library after a day of Gaming for Libraries training on September 28, 2016. This fun talk includes the importance of gaming in libraries for all ages; different types of games; methods for incorporating games into libraries; and much more.

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The Art of West Fraser - Author Talk and Book Signing

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Join us for this month's author talk and book signing Thursday, December 8, 2016, at noon when we will hear from South Carolina artist West Fraser about his book, Painting the Southern Coast: The Art of West Fraser published by USC Press. The beauty and spirit of coastal landscapes and waterways captured and celebrated in art.

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Art & Natural History in South Carolina Exhibit

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The South Carolina State Library is hosting a new exhibit, Art & Natural History in South Carolina.Visitors to the Library may view the selection of titles from our Rare Book Collection that highlight the natural word in the arts, sciences, and agriculture in South Carolina. The Library is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the exhibit will run through the end of January, 2017.

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Young Readers Who Write to Favorite Authors Can Win up to $100

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Young readers in grades 4-12 are invited to write a personal letter to an author for the Letters about Literature (LAL) contest, a national reading and writing promotion program. The letter can be to any author (living or dead) from any genre (fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic) explaining how that author's work changed the student's life or view of the world. Prizes will be awarded on both the state and national levels. The South Carolina Center for the Book's panel of judges will select the top letter writers in the state, to be honored in an awards ceremony at a later date.

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