A Library Extension agency was established by the General Assembly in 1929 to assist towns and counties in the development of public libraries. There were no funds appropriated, but a State Library Board was created. Under the Works Project Administration a statewide library program developed from 1935 to 1943. The objective was to provide some form of public library service in each county of the state.

The Board became an official state agency in 1969, with duties to provide for public library development, library service for state institutions, service for the blind and physically handicapped, and library service to state government agencies.

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  • More monthly newsletter 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2022-01)
    This January 2022 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 576, issue 1, features news and updates for the South Carolina State Library and other South Carolina libraries.
  • Carolina del Sur día por día calendario de actividades de alfabetización familiar 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2014)
    The South Carolina Day by Day Family Literacy Activity Calendar, published by the South Carolina State Library, features a daily activity for families with young learners and additional content on health, arts and crafts, ...
  • South Carolina day by day family literacy activity calendar 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2014)
    The South Carolina Day by Day Family Literacy Activity Calendar, published by the South Carolina State Library, features a daily activity for families with young learners and additional content on health, arts and crafts, ...
  • Born to read : early literacy choices for babies and toddlers 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2013-02)
    A list of book about babies, touch/feel books and flap books, rhymes, books to share with newborns and books to share with toddlers.
  • Collection development policy 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2010-05-26)
    This Collection Development Policy, along with companion policies, stands with our Strategic Plan and annual budget documents as critical management and decision making tools for the Library. Not only does it provide ...
  • Books for Spanish speaking families 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09)
    This is a list of books printed in Spanish available in South Carolina public libraries.
  • New South Carolina state documents October-November-December 2021 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2021-12)
    The quarterly New South Carolina State Documents publication by the State Library provides a list of state documents published by state agencies that have been cataloged and added to the South Carolina State Documents ...
  • New state documents list - December 2021 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2021-12)
    The monthly New South Carolina State Documents publication by the State Library provides a list of state documents published by state agencies that have been cataloged and added to the South Carolina State Documents ...
  • New state documents list - November 2021 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2021-11)
    The monthly New South Carolina State Documents publication by the State Library provides a list of state documents published by state agencies that have been cataloged and added to the South Carolina State Documents ...
  • More monthly newsletter 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2021-12)
    This December 2021 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 56, issue 12, features news and updates for the South Carolina State Library and other South Carolina libraries.
  • Shipping list - January-March 2021 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03)
    Each quarterly shipping list contains the list of South Carolina state documents that are sent by the South Carolina State Library to eleven depository libraries across the state and the Library of Congress.
  • Shipping list - April-May-June 2021 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2021-06)
    Each quarterly shipping list contains the list of South Carolina state documents that are sent by the South Carolina State Library to eleven depository libraries across the state and the Library of Congress.
  • Shipping list - July-August-September 2021 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2021-09)
    Each quarterly shipping list contains the list of South Carolina state documents that are sent by the South Carolina State Library to eleven depository libraries across the state and the Library of Congress.
  • New state documents list - October 2021 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2021-10)
    The monthly New South Carolina State Documents publication by the State Library provides a list of state documents published by state agencies that have been cataloged and added to the South Carolina State Documents ...
  • Fiscal Year 2020-2021 accountability report 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2021)
    South Carolina laws require that each state agency publish and submit to the Governor and the General Assembly an annual accountability report that contains the agency's or department's mission, objectives to accomplish ...
  • Fiscal Year 2019-2020 accountability report 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2020)
    South Carolina laws require that each state agency publish and submit to the Governor and the General Assembly an annual accountability report that contains the agency's or department's mission, objectives to accomplish ...
  • More monthly newsletter 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2021-11)
    This November 2021 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 56, issue 11, features news and updates for the South Carolina State Library and other South Carolina libraries
  • New South Carolina state documents July-September 2021  

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2021-10)
    The quarterly New South Carolina State Documents publication by the State Library provides a list of state documents published by state agencies that have been cataloged and added to the South Carolina State Documents ...
  • New state documents list - September 2021 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2021-09)
    The monthly New South Carolina State Documents publication by the State Library provides a list of state documents published by state agencies that have been cataloged and added to the South Carolina State Documents ...
  • More monthly newsletter 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2021-10)
    This October 2021 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 56, issue 10, features news and updates for the South Carolina State Library and other South Carolina libraries

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