Second Annual Project READY S.C. Announced

Project Ready SC

The South Carolina Center for Community Literacy, the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair for Childhood Literacy, and the South Carolina State Library are pleased to announce the second annual Project READY (Reimagining Equity & Access for Diverse Youth) S.C. learning cohort course. 

This course will provide professional development for school and public youth services librarians, focused on foundational concepts relating to racial equity, emphasizing services to BIYOC (Black, Indigenous, and Youth of Color). It incorporates the Project READY curriculum created at the University of North Carolina, and funded by an IMLS grant, designed to be used in conjunction with live meetings (in-person or online) and group discussions. A small group of school and youth services librarians will have the opportunity to join a statewide cohort to work through the Project READY modules and earn CEU credits.

For more information about the program, please visit the Project READY page, watch the video, or review the curriculum guide

We offer Project READY S.C. in two segments. The Foundations portion begins in October and ends in mid-December. Participants should plan to devote approximately 2 hours each week to complete the modules in preparation for the cohort meeting discussions. The discussions will take place during a monthly face-to-face (Zoom) cohort meeting. 

Applications for this free program close on August 16, 2021. Participants are notified of their selection by September 1, 2021. Details and an application form are available at the Project READY S.C. Cohort page.

For more information, please contact Liz Hartnett ( or Caroline Smith (

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.