2019 Read-In to be held April 2

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More than 2000 students from across the state will gather at the South Carolina State House on Tuesday, April 2, to celebrate reading at the 2019 South Carolina Read-In. This annual event, sponsored by the South Carolina State Library and the South Carolina Association of School Librarians, lets students show why kids who read succeed. 

The theme for this year’s event is Making Healthier Choices. SHAPES/SC will coordinate a movement activity at the State Library before the parade begins. The Lugoff-Elgin High School marching band will lead the parade and attendees will be joined by the Clemson Tiger Cub, UofSC’s Cocky, ETV’s SmartCat, Miss South Carolina Teen, and Mrs. South Carolina. The 2016-2017 South Carolina School Librarian of the Year, Angela Durham, will emcee the program at the State House and Ayanna Mayes, 2017-2018 South Carolina School Librarian on the Year, will lead the parade.

Registered groups gather in the State Library’s parking lot at 1500 Senate Street between 9:15 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. The parade to the State House begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. and the route follows Senate Street to the State House. The Read-In program ends at 11:30 a.m. and groups are invited to stay at the State House until 12:30 p.m. The registration deadline is March 26, 2019. Please visit ReadSC.org/Read-In for more information.

Upcoming Event

Speaker at the Center event with Charlie Meshaw

Speaker at the Center

Join the South Carolina State Library and the SC Center for the Book for our next Speaker at the Center Author Talk featuring Charlie Mewshaw, author of Arcane Carolinas:  Folklore, Urban Legends, and Tales of Modern Weird from the Carolinas and co-host of the Arcane Carolinas Podcast.