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New March 2024 Electronic State Publications

The Legislative Council of the General Assembly publishes the South Carolina State Register, an official state publication, as a temporary update to the South Carolina Code of Regulations.

National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month, and South Carolina is bursting with verse! This month’s book display showcases our state’s poetic variety, from our award-winning authors to brand-new voices.  

New February Electronic State Publications

The SC Department of Employment and Workforce created the monthly newsletter, Data Trends, to broaden reporting on what is presented to the public each month concerning labor market information and economic development in the state of South Carolina.

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New January 2024 Electronic State Publications

Although the terms “assisted living” and “nursing home” are often used interchangeably, there is a big difference between the two types of facilities. Knowing the difference can empower individuals and families to make the best decision possible regarding health status.
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Leesa Aiken, South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond, Chris Yates

South Carolina Secretary of State’s website receives 2023 Notable State Document Award

The Secretary of State’s Office received the 2023 Notable State Document Award from the South Carolina State Library for its website. Each year, the South Carolina State Library recognizes several government documents published by state agencies for their excellence and contribution to the understanding of government processes.
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New December 2023 Electronic State Documents

South Carolina state agencies complete comprehensive self-assessments as part of state-required accountability and reporting mandates. These annual State Agency Accountability Reports, prepared for the Governor and General Assembly, provide an overview and snapshot of each agency’s performance.

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Kennedy Middle School Hosts Fifth Annual Multi-School Literacy Night

Patricia Sinclair, the State Library's Electronic Resources Director, attended Kennedy Middle School's Literacy Night as a community partner and represented the State Library's and Discus's support of literacy programs and reading initiatives.

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Strike a Pose: Yoga for Young People, from Babies to Teens

Leigh Ramey, South Carolina State Library's Youth Services Consultant, is featured in this article from the School Library Journal for Leigh's work and presentation "Namaste at the Library: Yoga Programs for Youth" at the 2022 Association for Library Service to Children Conference.

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Emblem for the South Carolina Notable State Documents Award

State Library Announces 2023 Notable State Documents Winners 

The South Carolina State Library is pleased to announce the selection of the most notable South Carolina State Documents of 2023. Government documents come in a variety of formats. Winning categories include state agency monographs, serials, and websites or apps.

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SCDVA News Minute

Talking Book Services on SCDVA's News Minute

The South Carolina Department of Veterans’ Affairs featured SC Talking Book Services in a recent episode of their popular News Minute series.

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New November 2023 Electronic State Documents

Do you know a child who prefers to play in the dirt with a bucket and shovel looking for buried treasure, rather than spending hours on a tablet? If so, this coloring book is a real find!
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It's Time for Read-In 2024 and You're Invited!

Sign up now! Registration for Read-In 2024, South Carolina's premier Children's Reading Event that lets students show why kids who read succeed, is now open. 

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New October 2023 Electronic State Publications

Agency newsletters are one category of state publications collected by SC State Library. Historically, state agency newsletters came out in print format, but today they are typically sent by email. SCSL has made it a practice to subscribe to and receive state agency e-newsletters.

Upcoming Event

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Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

June 12, 2024, 11:00 AM
The South Carolina State Library is pleased to host Laura Carter, Project Manager of the South Carolina Digital Newspaper Program (SCDNP), at the University of South Carolina Libraries who will share with us about the SCDNP and the rich South Carolina historical newspapers it has contributed to Chronicling America since 2009. 

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