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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.

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?

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Congratulation 2021 Award Winners

2021 Employee Excellence Award - Two Winners - Lois Rhodes, Library Services Coordinator, nominated by Abbeville County Library System and Tricia Gordon, Library Manager, nominated by Friends of the Libraries of Barnwell County

2021 Outstanding Individual Award - Kathryn Harvey, Principal of Neue South Collective, nominated by the Spartanburg County Public Libraries
2021 John Landrum Advocacy Award - Andy Flynt, Director of Information Services, nominated by the Spartanburg County Public Libraries

2021 Outstanding Friends Group - Friends of the South Congaree-Pine Ridge Branch Library

2021 Outstanding Public Official Award - Joint Nomination - Bobby Keisler, Lexington County Council Representative and McLain R. Toole, South Carolina House Representative, nominated by the Friends of South Congaree-Pine Ridge Branch Library


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.

Free fundraising training for library Friends
No More Duct Tape Fundraising 
Thursday, July 15th at 6:00 pm

Virtual Visit with Friends - In Conversation with SC Humanities
A guided discussion with Randy Akers, Executive Director of South Carolina Humanities,  Suzie Parker Devoe, speaker, writer, performer and Tom Poland, local author and historian about in-person and virtual programs for your library and Friends group. In celebration of National Library Week  - April 4-10, 2021

PO Box 11121, Columbia, SC 29211

Last Updated: July 7, 2021