State Library Awards Book Grants to Libraries for Read to Succeed Summer Reading Camps

Monday, July 27, 2020
Read to Succeed

The South Carolina State Library is pleased to announce the recipients of the Read to Succeed Summer Reading Camps Book Grants.

The South Carolina Public Library/Read to Succeed (R2S) Summer Reading Camps Book Grants is made possible by a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the South Carolina State Library. Library system recipients serving 16 school districts in 14 counties were determined based on completeness of project application and project readiness.

Recipient libraries across the state will distribute these books to third grade students who are enrolled in Read to Succeed summer camps. Many of the camps were moved to online this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The collection of books is diverse to cover a wide range of reading levels and interests.

On June 11, 2014, Governor Haley signed into law the Read to Succeed legislation (Act 284). The purpose of this piece of legislation is to improve literacy rates of the students in South Carolina. During the R2S summer reading camps students are taught by highly qualified teachers who have experience in working with struggling readers. Students also have the opportunity to receive small group and individual instruction to work on their reading, writing, listening, and researching skills.

The fourteen recipient library systems are: Anderson County Library System, Allendale (AHJ) County Library, Colleton County Memorial Library, Florence County Library System, Lexington County Public Library, Kershaw County Library, Marion County Library System, Newberry County Library System, Oconee County Public Library, Richland Library, Spartaburg County Public Libraries, Sumter County Library, Williamsburg County Library, and Union County Library System.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Antill, Youth Services Consultant at or (803) 734-8284.