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                                                 2021 FOSCL Awards - Now Accepting Nominations                                                                         Deadline Extended to March 15, 2021


Welcome to the Friends of South Carolina Libraries website. For over 30 years FOSCL has been dedicated to the support and enhancement of libraries through out South Carolina. Here you will find the latest information about FOSCL, its mission and the latest newsletters. You will also find details about Friends Groups, fund raising and advocacy efforts as well as library events across the state.

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If you are as passionate about the continued vitality of libraries as we are why don't you join us and become a Friend of South Carolina Libraries?

For up to date information on how the COVID-19 virus is affecting libraries in South Carolina, visit

2020 Friends for the Future Virtual Conference

Thank you for supporting the inaugural 2020 Friends of South Carolina Libraries Virtual Conference - Friends for the Future. Links to each presentation are included below. 

Conference Welcome and Books Sandwiches In - Friends of the Beaufort Library -

State of South Carolina Libraries by Leesa Aiken and Advocating for Your Library by Jonathan Newton:

Sustaining Your Nonprofit by Debbie Cahoon:
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Part 2 

Communicating Your Story Digitally by Jimmy Wooten: 

Brad Taylor in conversation with Jonathan Haupt: 

Memorandum of Understanding by Dan Aldridge:

Before We Were Writers with Stephanie Austin Edwards, Dana Ridenour, Dorothy St. James and Brad Taylor: 

Thak you again and we look forward to continuing our work of connecting library Friends in South Carolina!

Marlena White
FOSCL President
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FOSCL President 

Virtual Visits with Friends


Open discussions with library Friends across South Carolina on topics that affect your library and Friends. Watch the discussion to share, listen and learn.

September 2nd at 2:00 pm - Creative Library Support in a COVID-19 World Watch the discussion here.

September 16th at 2:00 pm - Membership Moving Forward

September 30th at 2:00 pm - Adventures in Virtual Programming Watch  the discussion     


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Last Updated: January 22, 2021