- Heather McCue
Whether it's the Sweethearts of Rhythm or Sasha Fierce herself, find out more about the African-American women who have made their mark on music. The Fab Five titles listed below feature Harlem's Little Blackbird, the Queen of Gospel, the First Lady of Song, America's #1 All-Girl Orchestra and an R & B Superstar. Celebrate African-American Music Appreciation month by reading, listening and even downloading (--Freegal has 5 free downloads waiting for you with music by Beyonce, Mahalia Jackson and Ella Fitzgerald--) these fierce females who have changed the face of our music and culture forever.
- Amber C
Last summer I had the pleasure of sharing with a very bright group at the SC Midlands Summit, an intensive 2-day technology conference for teachers. I talked with the teachers about the online resources available to them through Richland Library, and the comments I kept hearing fell along the lines of, “Oh, I didn’t know that! That's great!”
- Sarah Graham
Summertime is the perfect opportunity for unstructured arts and crafts! Not only is it fun to dive into a pile of art supplies or recycled materials, but expressive art can help children develop literacy and narrative skills. Here are some excellent guides to get you started.
- Rebecca Kolb
Summertime means summer reading. Find your school's summer reading list here.
- Heather McCue
Let's get ready to rumble! Battle of the Books is a book trivia competition open to kids between the ages of 9-12. Registration runs from June 1-29 and you can sign up online or at the following locations: Richland Library Main, Richland Library Ballentine, Richland Library Blythewood, Richland Library Cooper, Richland Library Eastover, Richland Library Northeast, Richland Library Sandhills, Richland Library Southeast and Richland Library St. Andrews.
- Heather McCue
So, you've read all of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books and you want MORE--more cartoons and more funny stuff. Check out the books below and get more of what you love...Join the Friends' Summer Reading Challenge and challenge yourself to read them all!
- Leah B.
Mo Willems adds another fun tale to the shelves at Richland Library with his book, That Is Not a Good Idea! Check it (or a number of additional new arrivals) out at your library, today!
If the sound of a banjo makes your toes tap and your heart sing, you won’t want to miss Grammy-award winning kindie duo, The Okee Dokee Brothers, who’ll be performing live Sunday, April 14 at 3:00pm at Main Library as part of the Augusta Baker’s Dozen storytelling festival in April.
Inspired by nature, the duo has poured their love of the great outdoors into the heart of their Americana Folk music in the hope that children and parents will gain a greater respect for the natural world, their communities and themselves.
With music sewn into the very fabric of Columbia, we couldn’t agree more. That’s why the library’s music collection and music-related events strive to have something for everyone. Listen freely!
Create a Music Library:
Did you know you can download three free songs a week from Richland Library? All you need is your library card number and PIN. Start downloading and Listen freely.
Check it Out:
If you’re an old school rocker, the library has dozens of genres of music on thousands of compact discs. Stop by any library location to browse the racks, or check out our online collection: Search freely.
Stay in the Loop:
Keep up to date on all of the latest music industry news with the library’s eMagazine collection. Subscribe to Billboard, Rolling Stone, Guitar Player, XXL and more. Read freely.
An alphabetical presentation of brief statistics, maps and pictorial information about each of the fifty United States, as well as U.S. territories and possessions. Coverage includes geography, state history, population, ethnic groups, natural resources, famous natives, and vital statistics. For students in elementary schools.
An alphabetical presentation of brief statistics, maps and pictorial information about every country in the world. Coverage includes geography, industry, population, ethnic groups, climate, religion, education and daily life. Includes a special section of political, topographical, and thematic world maps. For students in elementary schools.