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May 29, 1996

South Carolina Center For The Book Approved

The Library of Congress has approved a proposal for a South Carolina Center for the Book that will be affiliated with the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. It will be located at the South Carolina State Library in Columbia, and co-sponsored by the State Library and the College of Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina, also in Columbia.

"We are very pleased to have South Carolina join our family of affiliated state centers," said Center for the Book Director John Y. Cole. "South Carolina has a rich literary tradition and an increasingly active book and reading community. The partnership between the State Library and the library school adds a new dimension to our state center program."

The South Carolina Center for the Book will promote books, reading, and book culture throughout the state, usually through partnerships with other groups. A seven-person advisory board is being formed. It will include a representative of the South Carolina Humanities Council. For information about the South Carolina Center for the Book and its plans, contact Jim Johnson, director, South Carolina State Library, 1500 Senate Street, Columbia, S.C., telephone (803) 734-8666, fax (803) 734-8676.

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PR 96-81
ISSN 0731-3527

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