Since 1992, we’ve worked to improve literacy rates in South Carolina and beyond. Our
center is the state’s designated examination site for new children’s and YA books,
which are available to the public. Our staff provides a range of outreach activities
that address literacy issues in our communities. Learn more at the links below!
Resources at SCCCL
We have brand new titles, as well as select classics, folktales, poetry, and even
a section of pop-up books!
The Linda Lucas Walling collection focuses on ensuring access to all readers, including
those facing physical and cognitive challenges.
On our Intellectual Freedom Resources site you’ll find information on the First Amendment protections in place against
censorship, the rights we all enjoy to read freely, and ways to respond to book challenges.
We support the efforts of librarians in protecting everyone’s right to free expression
and access to information. The staff at SCCCL can provide resources and support for
SC librarians experiencing attempts at censorship in their libraries.
Cocky’s Reading Express (CRE) is the University of South Carolina’s literacy outreach
program. Founded by undergraduate students in 2005, it addressed the need to promote
literacy which was evident then and is even stronger today. The student- led, mascot
-based program visits children in South Carolina Title I Schools. Our impact is magnified
through partnerships, education, and programming. Read about our current initiative here »
Students, educators, librarians, and parents need to make decisions about services,
strategy, and outreach based on a clear understanding of the population they seek
to serve. Trained staff create and implement professional development opportunities
to enhance understanding among teachers, parents, and librarians of best practices
to promote learning.
Certificate in Library Studies » This six-month non-credit professional development certificate is designed to provide
public library staff with a foundational understanding of important ideas and values
of the profession.
Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.