'Book' these dates in your calendar

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Register now and join us at these two upcoming events. We can't wait to 'check them out'! 

March 22-24, 2023
School Libraries: The Greatest (SCASL’s 48th Annual Conference)
Sponsored by the South Carolina Association of School Librarians (SCASL)
See you there at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia!

April 20, 2023
Read-in 2023 (SC's premier Children's Reading Event that lets students show why kids who read succeed.)
Sponsored by the South Carolina State Library and the South Carolina Association of School Librarians
See you there at the South Carolina State House in Columbia!

Anticipating these events have ETV Education staff reflecting on favorite books during our own school years. Read below for a sampling and also some shout-outs of appreciation to current and past librarians and media specialists across the state. (We know School Library Month isn’t until April; but we thought we'd warm up now!)
Sample PreK-12 book favorites shared by ETV Education staff members:

  • Love is a Revolution by Renée Watson (Dr. Salandra Bowman, Chief Learning Officer)
  • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein (Brian Day, Director of Learning Experiences and Innovation)
  • From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg (Karen Hermann, Multimedia Producer)
  • Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech; Imogene’s Antler by David Small; The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! by Jon Scieszka (Caitlin Woodard, Early Learning and Outreach Coordinator)
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (Amanda Beck, Datacasting and Remote Learning Program Coordinator)
  • All of the Dr. Seuss books! Especially Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish… (Ginger Cassell,  eLearning Designer)
  • The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck; The Borrowers series by Mary Norton (Kathy Finger, Research & Special Projects Coordinator)
  • The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (Furman Fortner, Instructional Technology Specialist)

A few shout-outs of appreciation for ALL you do:

  • Kim Watson, Librarian and Technology Coach, Center for Inquiry, Richland District 2
  • Lou Ann Timmons, former Librarian, Emerald High School, Greenwood District 50
  • Robert Blackwell, Librarian, Red Bank Elementary, Lexington District 1 
  • Dyan Gonzales, Library Media Specialist, Bluffton Middle School, Beaufort County Schools
  • Stacey Griffith, Librarian, Honea Path Elementary, Anderson District 2
  • Angela Durham, Library Media Specialist, Oak Pointe Elementary, Lexington/Richland District 5
  • Christy Sanford, Media Specialist, Drayton Mills Elementary School, Spartanburg District 7  
  • Dr. Lakeshia Dawkins, Media Specialist, Sandy Run K-8 School, Calhoun County Schools
  • Mary Jade Haney, Librarian, Horrell Hill Elementary, Richland District 1
  • Helen Prince, Media Specialist, Indian Land High, Lancaster County Schools

p.s.  Why do librarians love a good joke? They always get the reference.