Information about available grants for libraries, to supplement a collection that was affected by a natural disaster or other adversity, or for programmatic grants that reach out to an underserved population, are posted on the resources page.
Letters About Literature
Each year the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress and affiliate state Centers for the Book, invites readers in grades 4 through 10 to enter Letters About Literature, a national reading-writing contest. Students write a personal letter to an author, living or dead, from any genre– fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic, explaining how that author’s work changed the student’s way of thinking about the world or themselves.
South Carolina winners receive cash prizes provided by the South Carolina State Library Foundation. To find out more about the program and how your school or individual child can get involved, please visit www.read.gov/letters.