READ-IN 2011

Its that time again! Time to register for the 2011 READ-IN. The 2011 READ-IN will be held at the State House in Columbia on Thursday, April 14, 2011. Come show your support and help us demonstrate the importance of reading and the need for library services in our communities! You can find past event photos on the SCASL Flickr pages. The deadline to apply to attend is Monday, March 15th.

READ-IN 2011 Application


Building Community @ your library -SCASL 2011 Conference

Only two weeks until the SCASL Conference!!  Getting excited, both to be attending and to be the one to reveal SCASL’s new website (Thursday, March 10th, 9:45 – 10:45 am, in Richland C.)  The Webmaster and IT Committee have been working very hard to get it ready in time for the big reveal.  Not that I’m trying to influence you to attend our session – no, really. What I really wanted to share is who all is going to be there:

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And for the complete program check out the embedded Slideshare:

I hope that if you haven’t already registered, you change your mind and decide to attend! You’d better hurry if you want to attend the Awards Luncheon on Thursday or the Author Luncheon on Friday. Ticket deadline for those events is February 25th!

2011-12 SC Young Adult Book Award Nominees

Presentation1The nominees for next year’s SC Young Adult Book Award have been announced.  Why not get ahead by checking one (or more!) out today.  The titles include:

Angry Management by Chris Crutcher
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Brutal by Michael B. Harmon
The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
Diary of a Witness by Carol Ryan Hyde
Dirty Little Secrets by Cynthia Jaynes Omololu
The Ghosts of War: The True Story of a 19-year Old GI by Ryan Smithson
The Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines
Gray Baby: A Novel by Scott Loring Sanders
Hate List by Jennifer Brown
Hold Still by Nina LaCour
Into the Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern
King of the Screwups by K.L Going
Leviathan by Scott Westerfield
Muchacho: A Novel by LouAnne Johnson
Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
Purple Heart by Patricia McCormick
Rock n’ Roll Soldier: A Memoir by Dean Ellis Kohler
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Unsigned Hype: A Novel by Booker T. Mattison

Voting for the 2010-11 nominees is open through February 28th.  Ask your library media specialist how you can cast your vote!  Remember, you must read at least three nominee titles to be eligible to vote.