Browsing articles from "May, 2011"
May 23, 2011
Curtis Rogers

Join in the FUN with StoryFest SC 2011

Visit the State Museum in Columbia, SC, for the 2011 StoryFest SC summer reading kick off!

May 4, 2011
Curtis Rogers

South Carolina Book Festival

May 3, 2011
Curtis Rogers

Letters About Literature Award Winners Announced

State Library’s South Carolina Center for the Book
Announces 2010-2011 Letters About Literature Competition Award Winners

Columbia, SC – The Letters About Literature program, sponsored by the South Carolina Center for the Book and the Library of Congress, in partnership with Target Stores, is a national reading and writing promotion contest. To enter, readers write personal letters to an author, living or dead, from any genre, explaining how that author’s work changed their way of thinking about the world or themselves. Nine winners will be honored at an awards ceremony at the State Library’s South Carolina Center for the Book in Columbia. The ceremony will be held on June 2 from 11:00 am to noon in Room 309, 1430 Senate Street, Columbia. Contest judges and the Director of the State Library will be on hand to present awards. Winners will be reading their letters and each will receive a check from the South Carolina State Library Foundation ($100 for first place, $50 for second, and $25 for third). In addition, first place winners receive a $50 gift card from Target stores.

Level One: Grades 4 – 6
First Place – Ellie Fuller, Hammond Hill Elementary School, North Augusta, SC
Second Place – Sam Gee, Sterling School, Greenville, SC
Third Place – Kathryn Simmons, Sterling School, Greenville, SC

Level Two: Grades 7 – 8
First Place – Dan Freeman, Riverside Middle School, Greer, SC
Second Place – Page Lemmon, League Academy, Greenville, SC
Third Place – April Song, Riverside Middle School, Greer, SC

Level Three: Grades 9 – 12
First Place – Creighton Boggs, Dreher High School, Columbia, SC
Second Place – Stephanie Collins, Pickens High School, Pickens, SC
Third Place – Laura Bright, Walhalla High School, Walhalla, SC

For more information about the Letters About Literature competition, visit