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South Carolina Academy of Authors Announces Prizewinners

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Four South Carolinians have been chosen to receive the fiction and poetry prizes awarded annually by the S.C. Academy of Authors, founded in 1986 to identify, recognize and promote the state’s distinguished writers. 

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State Library to provide free training to public library managers on PLA's Project Outcome

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Be a part of a cohort of public libraries interested in implementing Project Outcome to drive change, influence decision making, and demonstrate the true impact of the library’s programs and services on the community. This important workshop will be held at the SC State Museum on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Calling All Adult Coloring Book Enthusiasts!

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The South Carolina State Library invites you to download our Rare Book Collection Coloring Book! Like many other special collections libraries across the world, the SCSL is getting ready to participate in the New York Academy of Medicine’s Color Our Collections event February 6-10, 2017.

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State of the State Library Address - LibraryVoicesSC Podcast Episode 10

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Katie and Pamela sit down with Leesa Aiken, SC State Library Director, to talk about the amazing year planned for 2017.  Listen as Ms. Aiken details ongoing and new projects, services and resources from the South Carolina State Library. If you've ever wondered what the State Library does, or if you are curious what The SC State Library has planned for the new year, this is the podcast for you. There is much to look forward to in the upcoming year.  Just remember, “Be Kind to one another.” 

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New South Carolina State Government Documents for November & December

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The South Carolina Digital State Documents Depository provides access to publications produced by state agencies and state-supported academic institutions. These publications provide citizens with crucial information about state government, including statistics, annual accountability reports, and data on a wide variety of topics related to the state.

Congaree park ranger to discuss conservation efforts during Jan. 31 presentation

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Want to know what you can do to help conserve South Carolina's natural world? Join us on January 31 at the South Carolina State Library as we learn about more about this topic with David Shelley, Education Coordinator at the Congaree National Park's Old-Growth Bottomland Forest Research and Education Center. The CongaRee-flections presentation will address several conservation education developments affecting both Congaree National Park and South Carolina more broadly.

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Herbarium Curator to lead class on wintertime botany Jan. 20

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John Nelson will discuss plant identification, offer hands-on learning opportunities

Calling all nature-lovers! Join us on Friday, January 20, from noon-1:00 p.m. at the South Carolina State Library as we learn about wintertime botany with John Nelson, Curator of the A. C. Moore Herbarium.

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