StudySC News

The Greening of South Carolina


You might have heard...we now have a state vegetable thanks to a third-grader from Lexington who proposed the bill. Now the state vegetable is collard greens. Collards as they are also known are a traditional Southern meal, eaten originally by slaves as they were abundant and cheap. Now we eat them on New Year's Day, along with black-eyed peas. The leaves look like folded money so they represent wealth in the upcoming year!

2011-2012 South Carolina Book Awards


They're here! The SC Association of School Librarians announced the 2011-2012 South Carolina Book Award nominees at their conference in March. Now StudySC features these award-winning books in the updated SC Book Award section.

Each book features a picture of the cover, description, and links to online resources such as:

  • Book Reviews
  • Author Website
  • Author Biography
  • Reader Guides
  • and more!

SCASL Conference


The State Library will be at the SC Association of School Librarians conference here in Columbia today through Friday. If you are attending, be sure to come visit our booth for StudySC stickers, handouts, posters, and tons of DISCUS promotional materials. The State Library is also presenting several informative sessions:

Wednesday, March 9th 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

There’s More Than One Way to Read a Book — Talking Book Services
Jump Start Session
Pamela Davenport, Director

SC People Section


What do Peanut Johnson, Gen. Willam Westmoreland, & Anne Bonny have in common? They are all featured in StudySC's newest section! The SC People section highlights over 170 people who have been born, lived, worked, and explored in South Carolina. You can find people by category such as Musicians, Entertainers, Political & Government Leaders, and others, or explore an A-Z List of every featured person.Each entry features (if available):
  • A short biography
  • Links to high-quality, online information

2011 South Carolina African American History Calendar

AT&T SC African American History Calendar

Check out the new 2011 South Carolina African American History Calendar! According to the website"The 2011 calendar marks the 22nd year AT&T has spearheaded this initiative, providing educators, parents, and visitors a method of identifying African American role models for all youth, honoring notable African American achievers with ties to South Carolina."