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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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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.

Recent Items

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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.
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New September 2023 Electronic State Documents

When natural or man-made emergencies or disasters strike in South Carolina, who is there to respond? The SC State Guard (SCSG) is the State’s authorized and funded militia.
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Upcoming Municipal Elections

Are you looking for voting and election information for the November 7 municipal elections? It's easy to learn about the candidates and your polling place with VOTE411 from the League of Women Voters.
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South Carolina State Library Institutional Membership with ALA

There has been media attention over the South Carolina State Library’s decision not to renew an institutional membership with the American Library Association (ALA). This press release is being issued as a means to clarify any misinformation and confusion in the media and public.
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Free Online Tutoring Available Through S.C. Virtual Library

Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library, a service of the South Carolina State Library, is the “information place” for all South Carolinians.

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New August 2023 Electronic State Documents

Talk about enhancing the educational experience! We found our August 2023 featured publication, Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) Early College Academy Career Pathways, on the  FDTC website.
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New July 2023 Electronic State Documents

What do you know – about South Carolina, that is? Historical markers along the sides of roads in South Carolina provide a wealth of facts about our state’s history, people, events, buildings, etc. How do those markers come to be there?

Upcoming Event

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Notable State Documents Awards Ceremony

March 13, 2024, 10:00 AM


The South Carolina State Library will host an in-person ceremony for the winners of the 2023 Notable State Documents Awards Program. We are located at 1500 Senate Street, Columbia, SC, 29201. Awardees and other state government staff members are invited to register to attend the ceremony. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email stating the date and time of the event.

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