Read-In | SC's Premier Children's Reading Event

Read-In 2019 will be on Tuesday, April 2, 2019

This annual event, sponsored by the South Carolina Association of School Librarians and the South Carolina State Library, lets students show why kids who read succeed. Each year, a specific theme is selected by the planning committee. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite book to read on the State House grounds after the event and some even dress up as their favorite literary character.

Registered student groups gather in the State Library’s parking lot at 1500 Senate Street between 9:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. The parade to the State House begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. and the route follows Senate Street to the State House. At the State House there is a brief program followed by special entertainment and reading in small groups. The Read-In then ends at noon. Each group is responsible for providing their own reading material, banners, or signs.

Please note that you want your school's or organization's name read during the roll call, you must register at least 24 hours in advance.

South Carolina's representatives have all been notified this event is taking place, but if you wish to invite your representative(s) to meet with you and your students, here is a template you may use.