Reading

Man's Best Friend Lends an Ear to Literacy

May 15, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Holly Bounds Jackson and Tabitha Safdi
Dogs assisting young readers

Learning to read can be exciting and nerve-racking all at once. For many children, stumbling on a word in front of their peers is a huge fear. All it takes is a chuckle of a classmate to crush the confidence of a budding reader. But a program called Tail Waggin' Tutors is...

Research Study Shows Positive Trends for Summer Reading Program

May 11, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Students receiving books

For the second consecutive year, Public Education Partners (PEP), Greenville County’s only nonprofit focused solely on improving K–12 public education, collaborated with Scholastic , the global children’s publishing, education, and media company, to determine the impact of...

Charleston Book Club Gives Veterans a Voice

March 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Kate Hudson leads group discussion for veteran book club

It’s a Saturday morning and a small group meets at the downtown Charleston County Library, their thick books cracked open to the same page of “The Illiad”, an epic poem recounting the final weeks of the Trojan War. It’s intense reading for 10 a.m. But the ancient story...

StoryfestSC: The Kick-off to Summer Reading in South Carolina

June 7, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
StoryfestSC

School may be out for the summer but the learning hasn’t stopped for young readers in South Carolina. Summer reading was officially kicked off with the event StoryfestSC. This was the 7th year the popular event was held by the South Carolina State Library. The event was...