Press Release

Celebrated Author Empowers Students to Use Art to Promote Kindness

Kathryn Otoshi with State Library staff members

In response to winning the 2018 Association for Library Service to Children Maureen Hayes- Author/Illustrator Visit Award, the South Carolina State Library welcomed author and illustrator Kathryn Otoshi to the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind.

Therapy Dog Joins SCSL Staff to Promote Tail Waggin’ Tutors Program


A lady with a book is a powerful thing, a lady with a book AND a dog is unstoppable.  The South Carolina State Library is excited to welcome Katie to our staff.  Katie is a certified therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International.  She serves the community visiting hospitals, nursing homes, schools and libraries!  Katie’s handler, Ellen Dunn, is the Public Information Coordinat