Youth Services

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.

The Youth Services Consultant provides advisory services to all South Carolina public libraries. This service includes help with planning, collection development, programming, promotion, collaboration with schools, and other aspects of work with children, young adults and families.

Workshops & Training

Workshops and other training are also provided to youth services library staff throughout the state. Contact the South Carolina State Library's Youth Services Consultant for more information or to arrange training.


 Upcoming Workshops, Training, and Events



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Youth Services Programs

Among the library's major projects is the development and coordination of the statewide summer reading program, which involves approximately 130,000 children and 20,000 teens annually through local libraries.

Youth Services Resources

The following resources are available for librarians, teachers, and families.