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.  

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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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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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.

Upcoming Event

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Jennifer Bartell Boykin, Poet Laureate of Columbia, SC

April 25, 2024, 6:00 PM
Join the South Carolina State Library's Center for the Book for our next Speaker at the Center Author Talk, featuring Poet Laureate of Columbia, SC, Jennifer Bartell Boykin. She will discuss her debut book of poetry, Traveling Mercy, and her upcoming release, Only Believe (The Word Works), a winner of the 2023 Hilary Tham Capital Collection.

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