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Creating Dementia Friendly Libraries

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The Music and Memory Dementia Kit contains sensory items and a resource guide.

We believe encouraging equity, diversity, and inclusion in libraries means assisting South Carolina libraries in meeting the needs of various patron bases. Our dementia resources guide offers upcoming training, recordings of previous webinars, and books. Dementia program kits are also available for public libraries to request.

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Let's Celebrate Art

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A tactile cat made of cotton, googly eyes, and pom poms.

The 2022 Talking Book Services art competition is underway. Any visually impaired/blind child or young adult who is still in school may enter. Artwork needs to be tactile in any medium, one entry per student. We will award first, second, and third place for each age category. The submission deadline is March 4, 2022.

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State Library Awards Multilingual Collection Development Grants

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A Chat bubble that features several languages.

Twenty-one South Carolina library systems enter 2022 with grant money to expand their resources and programs for multilingual patrons. The Multilingual Collection Development Grants help support people who speak a language other than English at home by offering new library materials in their first languages.

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