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South Carolina Center for Children's Books and Literacy

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!

Come visit us! We’re open to the public Monday-Friday, 8:30 to 5:00.

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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.

Read more about our collections»

Browse our titles online»

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Our impact is magnified through partnerships, education, and programming. Read about our current initiatives here.

Cocky’s Reading Express»

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