Check out Alistair Grim's Odditorium by Gregory Funaro from the library!
Young readers in grades 4-12 are invited to write a personal letter to an author for the Letters about Literature (LAL) contest, a national reading and writing promotion program. The letter can be to any author (living or dead) from any genre (fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic) explaining how that author's work changed the student's life or view of the world.
The 23rd annual writing contest for young readers is made possible by a generous grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, with additional support from gifts to the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, in partnership with the South Carolina Center for the Book and the South Carolina State Library with financial support from the South Carolina State Library Foundation.
Prizes will be awarded on both the state and national levels. The South Carolina Center for the Book's panel of judges will select the top letter writers in the state, to be honored in an awards ceremony on April 29, 2016. Their winning letters will be published online at the South Carolina Center for the Book's website. South Carolina winners will also receive monetary prizes, and then advance to the national judging.
South Carolina winners will receive $100 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place in each level. For more information and entry forms, please visit www.read.gov/letters. Last year's South Carolina winners may be found at the ReadSC.org website.
Submissions from Grades 4-8 must be postmarked by January 11, 2016.
We had over 40 entries for our first ever book mark contest. Our administration team narrowed it down to the top 12 book mark designs. Please submit here vote here for your favorite design!
The library has a new series in called The Time Traveling Fashionista by Bianca Turetsky. What if a beautiful dress could take you back in time?
Visit the author website to learn more about the series.
Stop by the library to check out a copy!
Check out Mothman's Curse by Christine Hayne from the library.
When Josie and her brothers uncover a haunted camera, the Mothman legend becomes a terrifying reality that threatens their entire town in this spooky and action-filled novel. Josie may live in the most haunted town in America, but the only strange thing she ever sees is the parade of oddball customers that comes through her family's auction house each week. But when she and her brothers discover a Polaroid camera that prints pictures of the ghost of local recluse John Goodrich, they are drawn into a mystery dating back over a hundred years. A desperate spirit, cursed jewelry, natural disasters, and the horrible specter of Mothman all weave in and out of the puzzlethat Josie must solve to break the curse and save her own life.
To celebrate upcoming American Education Week, we are hosting a BMS Bookmark Design Contest. Pick up an entry form in the library or download a copy from the library website. Students can submit a hard copy or digital copy of their original image or design. Artwork must be your own creation. Don’t use random photos you find online. Submit your bookmark design to Mrs. Swetnam by Monday, November 16th. Download the form here.