Library Partners With Museum, Local Author to Enrich Third Graders’ Experience
In South Carolina, there is a noticeable gap in third grade reading levels and limited opportunities for students to experience authentic education on South Carolina history.
Richland Library has a diverse collection of historic photographs organized into sets on Flickr. This collection includes late 19th- and early 20th-century photographs of Columbia, the Columbia Army Air Base, historic places of Eastover, and images of obituaries from World War I servicemen published in The State newspaper. Please contact the Walker Local and Family History Center at (803) 929-3402 for permission to use these photographs.
This scarce book, Modern Cotton Mill Engineering, was written by W. B. Whaley and published in 1903 by The State Company of Columbia. Mr. Whaley and Gadsden E. Shand together founded the W. B. Smith Whaley company in 1894 and by the time this work was published they had designed and built the Olympia and Granby cotton mills. In it are descriptions of the mill industries of Columbia in the beginning of the 20th century with photographs of area mills and homes. Digital book hosted by the South Carolina Digital Library.
The Confederate Rolls of South Carolina is a rare, searchable ledger listing Confederate servicemen by name and divided by company and regiment. It includes age, rank, county, and remarks on their service. Compiled in 1898 for the Historian of the Confederate Records. Digital edition hosted by South Carolina Digital Library.
- Jake Duffie
Recommended by the Richland Library staff, these web sites are helpful for topics ranging from investing and banking, currency enxchange rates, finding a reliable company or charity to doing business in the local community.
- Jake Duffie
Looking for art related information? The Richland Library staff can recommend the following web sites. From local museums to international auction houses, it's all here.
We are here to inspire you - to entertain you - and to inform you! The stories we hear from you, our customers, every day inspire and motivate us. You have told us how you use your library not only to borrow materials, but to find employment, reconnect with long-lost friends and family, learn new skills and spend time with those you care about.
On October 26th, the people of South Carolina were told that the Department of Revenue had been hacked. Millions of tax returns and hundreds of thousands of credit/debt card numbers and business tax records were stolen.
The SC Historical Newspapers is a custom collection of early SC newspapers spanning the years from 1783 to 1848 and the State Newspaper covering the years 1891-1922. The communities of Charleston, Camden, Georgetown and Edgefield are all represented. The full text of the collections is searchable making it a powerful way to find mentions of people and events within articles.
- Kristi Sligh
"The purposes of the South Carolina book awards are to encourage our students to read good quality contemporary literature and to honor the authors of the books annually chosen the favorites by student vote. The book award medals will be awarded to the winning authors the following year at the South Carolina Association of School Librarians annual conference." - South Carolina Association of School Librarians