Thanks to Anne Sinclair of Resource Associates who conducted three more facilitation trainings at the end of 2014/beginning of 2015. Attendees learned how to develop a comfort in leading a group through a discussion process in a non-judgmental manner, improving listening skills and the ability to handle unexpected situations, and general best practices for facilitating a group.

What’s Been Happening!!

Richland Library just completed the second quarterly meeting on March 25th. If you missed it, you can contact Sarah Gough for details at 803.929.3478.


Save the date for the third quarterly meeting
Tuesday, June 23rd
9 am to 12 pm
SC Center for Children’s Books & Literacy

Richland is also working with Literacy 2030 member Tutor Eau Claire to host two additional workshops: an eye-opening Dyslexia Simulation Workshop, and an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) Seminar with Appleseed Legal Justice. Please visit this post on our website for the full listing of these incredible learning opportunities:

SAVE THE DATE! The 5th annual StoryfestSC kicks off the 2015 summer reading program statewide on June 6th at the South Carolina State Museum celebrating Every Hero Has a Story. It’s a day of family fun, meeting authors John Rocco and Anna Dewdney and receiving their books, hearing stories, face painting, readers theater and crafts. For more details, visit or call the State Library at 803.734.8666. Visit your public library to learn all about their summer reading events!


May 15, 2014 at the Calhoun County Library: Calhoun County library celebrated their children and teen writing and reading project they have been working on all year. Even Mentor Kwame Alexander made a video appearance. Calhoun is getting attention from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for their back-to-back sub-grant project children’s literacy projects and success they are making in a small and rural county. It was very successful and a great partnership!
Other literacy efforts:

The 2015 READ IN is coming soon…on April 14, 2015. Visit Thank you to all who made the 2014 READ-IN such a success! Click this link for the video showing what great things happened on the day where everyone celebrates and promotes the importance of reading: 2014 SC READ-IN

Future Summits are likely to take place by region. If you would like to help, email us!


LITERACY SUMMIT 1: October 16, 2010

In October 2010, Margaret Doughty of Literacy Powerline came to Columbia for our first summit which was supported by many partners including the Central Carolina Community Foundation. 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