Library directors and literacy leaders are invited to facilitation training hosted at and by Richland Library on April 1, 2014 so skills will be utilized for Literacy 2030 as efforts move forward this spring. Details were sent to public library directors. The facilitation is being conducted by Anne Sinclair of Columbia, SC.

Other County Events:

Richland County 2014 Third Quarterly Meeting

When: Tuesday, June 17 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (9:30 am refreshments, 1 hour lunch break)

Where: Bostick Auditorium, Richland Library Main, 1431 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC

Final Richland Date: Wednesday, September 17

Other literacy efforts:

2014 Read-In to be held April 10

Columbia, SC – Hundreds of school children from across South Carolina will gather at the State House Thursday, April 10 to celebrate reading at the 2014 SC Read-In. This annual event, sponsored by the SC Association of School Librarians and the SC State Library, lets students show why kids who read succeed. The theme of the event celebrates reading and encourages students to continue reading.

Students will gather at the State Library at the corner of Bull and Senate streets and parade to the State House. The entertainment theme will be OH THE PLACES YOU’LL GO based on the book by Dr. Seuss. Internationals will read the book in their native language and there will be other international entertainment.

Schools may register by March 21 online at The public is invited to attend. For more information, please visit and follow us on Facebook.

Future Summit

To Be Determined…

Past Summits

LITERACY SUMMIT 1: October 16, 2010

In October 2010, Margaret Doughty of Literacy Powerline came to Columbia for our first summit. The goals of the summit were:

  • Identify the top barriers to literacy in each county
  • Determine where there might be gaps or overlaps in service between existing organizations and programs
  • Establish best practices for literacy efforts
  • Learn about funding opportunities for literacy programs
  • Create action plans for addressing the needs of South Carolina residents