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Over 2,000 Students Expected to Attend 2017 SC Read-In
Over 2,000 students from across South Carolina will march to the State House grounds during the 2017 SC Read-In, celebrating the magic of books alongside politicians, literacy advocates and marching bands on April 4.
The event, now in its 26th year, is meant to encourage a love of reading in children of all ages.
Students, teachers and adult chaperones from 80 different schools and 100 daycare facilities are expected to travel to Columbia for the event.
Attendees will gather at the South Carolina State Library at to kick off the Read-In, parading to the State House alongside the Keenan High School drum line. WLTX Anchor Darci Strickland, the Eau Claire High School NJROTC and Julexy Mota of the SC Latina Project will greet the crowds as they arrive.
After hearing a story read by the University of South Carolina's Cocky and The Clemson Tiger, the students will take a reading pledge and spend thirty minutes reading their favorite books.
SCSL Director of Communications Curtis Rogers said he looked forward to attending this year's event, adding that his organization was committed to helping youth embrace literacy.
"The South Carolina State Library is excited to celebrate reading with over 2,000 students from across the state," Rogers said. "We're proud to co-sponsor this popular annual event that demonstrates not only the importance of reading, but also the joy that reading can bring to students."
For more information on the 2017 SC Read-In, visit read-in-sc.org or contact Ann Addy at (803) 960-4999.
IF YOU GO
DATE: Tuesday, April 4
TIME: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
LOCATION: 1500 Senate Street, Columbia SC
For further information contact:
Sean Gruber, Public Information Specialist
About the South Carolina State Library
The South Carolina State Library develops, supports, and sustains a thriving statewide community of learners committed to making South Carolina stronger. The Library serves the people of South Carolina by supporting state government and libraries to provide opportunities for learning in a changing environment. It is the primary administrator of federal and state support for the state's libraries. In 1969, as the result of action by the General Assembly, the State Library Board was redesignated as the South Carolina State Library and assumed responsibility for public library development, library service for state institutions, service for the blind and physically handicapped, and library service to state government agencies. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the Library is funded by the state of South Carolina, by the federal government through the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and other sources. For more information, please visit www.statelibrary.sc.gov or call 803-734-8666.