State Library Announces Addy Grant Recipients

Ann Addy

Ann Addy was a dedicated supporter of children, libraries, and the Read-In, an annual celebration of reading at the South Carolina State House. She worked tirelessly with schools, daycare centers, vendors, and libraries to ensure the Read-In was a success each year. The Ann Addy Grants are given in honor of Ann’s service and dedication.

The grants provide reimbursement for travel costs associated with attending the South Carolina 2019 Read-In to be held April 2. The grants are awarded through Federal grant funds administered by the South Carolina State Library and are based on completeness of project applications and eligibility.

The 2019 recipients are:

  • Angels Inn Child Care & Preschool
  • Doodle Buzz Academy
  • Excellent Learning Preschool
  • Little Smurf Child Development Center
  • Little Treasures CLC
  • Little Wonders Child Development Center
  • Lovell Weekday Ministry
  • New Jerusalem Child Development Center
  • Pee Dee C.A.P. Olanta Head Start
  • Pee Dee C.A.P. Thelma Brown First Steps Head Start
  • Pleasant Grove Academy
  • Tender Bears Daycare and Learning Center
  • Troy-Johnson Learning Korner
  • Vanessa Palace LLC and Vanessa Playland LLC
  • Wright's Day Care

The South Carolina Read-In is an annual event sponsored by the South Carolina State Library where students show why kids who read succeed. Registered participants meet at the State Library and parade to the South Carolina State House for a brief program on the importance of reading, followed by individual or group reading on the State House grounds. To register for the Read-In, please visit For more information about the Addy grant, please contact Wendy Coplen, Grants Coordinator, at or (803) 734-0436.

Upcoming Event

Photo of Queen Quet

Queen Quet and her Children's Books

June 29, 2024, 11:00 AM

Join us at the South Carolina Center for the Book for an author talk featuring Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation , as she returns to the South Carolina State Library in Columbia, SC, in celebration of Black Music Month and her children's books. Queen Quet will present from her children's books and engage everyone in an interactive Gullah/Geechee presentation. A book signing will follow.