SCSL

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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  • Caring for your library books tip #4 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2018)
    This bookmark provides a tip for caring for library books.
  • Caring for your library books tip #3 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2018)
    This bookmark provides a tip for caring for library books.
  • Caring for your library books tip #2 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2018)
    This bookmark provides a tip for caring for library books.
  • Caring for your library books tip #1 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2018)
    This bookmark provides a tip for caring for library books.
  • SC talking books services 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2018)
  • New South Carolina state documents - October 2018 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2018-10)
    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 ...
  • South Carolina Plants the Seed 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2018)
    SC Plants the Seed is a free, family-centered program that is improving literacy and access to healthy food. Join us at the library for: healthy food & recipes, free books and arts & crafts. SC Plants the Seed is a ...
  • South Carolina Plants the Seed 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2018)
    SC Plants the Seed is a free, family-centered program that is improving literacy and access to healthy food. Enjoy a unique opportunity where: you can purchase healthy, locally grown produce with Healthy Bucks (Spend $5 ...
  • More : the newsletter for South Carolina libraries 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2018-10)
    This October 2018 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 50, issue 10, features news and updates for South Carolina libraries.
  • New South Carolina state documents - August/September 2018 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2018-09)
    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 : the newsletter for South Carolina libraries  

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2018-09)
    This September 2018 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 50, issue 9, features news and updates for South Carolina libraries.
  • Quick demographics district 1 Oconee/Pickens 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2017)
    The South Carolina State Library publishes quick demographic brochures for each district in South Carolina for incoming legislature. Each brochure highlights demographics across population, employment, and education.
  • Quick demographics district 46 Beaufort 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2017)
    The South Carolina State Library publishes quick demographic brochures for each district in South Carolina for incoming legislature. Each brochure highlights demographics across population, employment, and education.
  • Quick demographics district 43 Berkeley/Charleston 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2017)
    The South Carolina State Library publishes quick demographic brochures for each district in South Carolina for incoming legislature. Each brochure highlights demographics across population, employment, and education.
  • Quick demographics district 41 Charleston 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2017)
    The South Carolina State Library publishes quick demographic brochures for each district in South Carolina for incoming legislature. Each brochure highlights demographics across population, employment, and education.
  • Quick demographics district 42 Charleston 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2017)
    The South Carolina State Library publishes quick demographic brochures for each district in South Carolina for incoming legislature. Each brochure highlights demographics across population, employment, and education.
  • Quick demographics district 44 Berkeley 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2017)
    The South Carolina State Library publishes quick demographic brochures for each district in South Carolina for incoming legislature. Each brochure highlights demographics across population, employment, and education.
  • Quick demographics district 4 Abbeville/Anderson/Greenwood 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2017)
    The South Carolina State Library publishes quick demographic brochures for each district in South Carolina for incoming legislature. Each brochure highlights demographics across population, employment, and education.
  • Quick demographics district 8 Greenville 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2017)
    The South Carolina State Library publishes quick demographic brochures for each district in South Carolina for incoming legislature. Each brochure highlights demographics across population, employment, and education.
  • Quick demographics district 13 Greenville/Spartanburg/Union 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2017)
    The South Carolina State Library publishes quick demographic brochures for each district in South Carolina for incoming legislature. Each brochure highlights demographics across population, employment, and education.

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