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Become a Community Artist

Share your talents with the community by providing creative and educational opportunities that support cultural and artistic exchange.  

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2023 Pulitzer Prizes

Check out the 2023 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists in the categories of fiction, history, biography, memoir/ autobiography, poetry, and general nonfiction.
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In the Know: City of Columbia Mayoral Forum (2021)

Local residents had an opportunity to get to know each of the candidates before heading to the polls and casting their vote during the Municipal Election on November 2, 2021. During the nonpartisan forum, viewers heard from Tameika Isaac Devine, Sam Johnson, Daniel Rickenmann and Moe Baddourah. The candidates shared their plans to move the City of Columbia forward in a virtual, moderated discussion. Check out this blog for more Mayoral Forum details and resources!
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COVID-19 Resource Review

Do you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, but don't know where to look? Check out these resources!
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Get Your News with U.S. Newsstream

If you have grown weary of paywalls impeding your access to reliable news (or of “free” subscriptions that offer only limited access, at the cost of surrendering some personal information), consider using U.S. Newsstream to essentially bypass paywalls and find the latest on US politics, COVID-19 vaccines, and world news.
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U.S. Newsstream

US Newsstream provides access to news resources from around the nation including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and The Los Angeles Time

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Top 10 Challenged Books of 2019

The American Library Association tracked 377 challenges to library, school, and university materials and services in 2019. Overall, 566 books were targeted. Here are the Top 10 Most Challenged Books in 2019.
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OFF BOOK: Crush Rush

Arts Librarian Ashley Warthen goes off book with photojournalist, Crush Rush to kick off his library residency.
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Because Libraries are Always Here for You

In honor of National Library Week (April 19 - 25, 2020), we decided that there's no better way to celebrate than by shining a light on the courageous and innovative work our colleagues around the country are doing during this unprecedented time.
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Your Daily Dose of Children's Authors & Illustrators

From readings to art clubs to book-based activities, we've compiled a list of some of our favorite authors and illustrators who are going digital to help you and your family join in on the fun.
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Stuck at Home? 👀

14 things that just might get you through an extended homestay
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For the Love of Dog(s)

My journey of losing a beloved family pet and finding a new purpose as a foster dog mom.
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Talking to Children about Tragedy

Books are one of the best ways to open the door on a topic, to start a discussion with your children about tough issues.
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Publisher’s Business Model Will Limit Access to eBooks

We want to alert you to some upcoming changes by Macmillan Publishers, one of the largest book publishers, that will impede access and the ability for public libraries to offer readers popular eBooks in a timely manner.
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The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Seal

A quick, yet insightful breakdown of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Seal designed in 1974 by the internationally known artist Lev Mills.
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Academic Search Premier

Search here for full-text journal articles in biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion & theology, and many more topics.

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NewsBank

NewsBank provides access to hundreds of newspapers from around the country and within South Carolina, including The State and The Post and Courier.