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The South Carolina State Library promotes the development of effective library programs to encourage the reading and educational achievement of the state's young adults through local public libraries.

  • Among its major projects for young adults is the development and coordination of the statewide summer reading program, which involves approximately 20,000 young adults annually through local libraries. Another project designed for libraries and young adults in SC is the Teen Media SC program. 

  • Teen Media SC (TMSC) is a program of the SC State Library designed to assist public library staff and their young adult customers become informed and empowered users and creators of digital media in libraries.  

  • A youth services consultant provides advisory services to all South Carolina public libraries. This service includes help with planning, collection development, programming, promotion and other aspects of work with children, young adults and families. Workshops and other training are also provided.

Some cool Pinterest pages


ABBE Library's pinterest page 
with lots of different boards
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Charleston County Public Library's Teen Underground
a network of teens who want to be heard and make their marks on the world.
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Sarah Amazing
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Teen Programming in Libraries           (a collaborative board)
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Tween Teen Library Program Ideas
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YA Library Programming
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Teen Chocolate Olympics | Flickr - Photo Sharing!:  

Teen Library Program Ideas

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Summer Reading

Summer library programs help prevent summer slide. We've heard it, we know it, the statistics show it.  An important fact to keep in mind is summer slide doesn't just happen to young children, it happens to tweens and teens too.  And it can go the other way!  We can help our community youth slide into great reading practices and abilities.

Join the SC State Library in celebrating summer 2016 with a teen summer library program. This year's theme for teens is "Get in the Game: Read." 

Also this summer, the theme for the National Teen Lock-in is Game On! Here are some important dates to know about:

June 15: Planning documents will be posted to the wiki. 
July 15: Deadline for registration and making activity choices. 
July 27: Deadline for completing author chat training. Not required, but highly encouraged as a way to troubleshoot technology issues before the event!
July 29: National Teen Library Lock-in 2016!
August 5: Contest entries must be submitted for judgement.
August 12: Contest entries will be reviewed and winners notified. 
August 19: Prizes will be mailed or emailed

updated 6/10/2016

Teen Media SC

Teen Media SC began as a filmmaking training program with equipment available for checkout by all SC public libraries. TMSC has already added photography and gaming training and equipment check out to the project. TMSC will continue its purpose of providing training and equipment for filmmaking, photography and gaming while adding new trainings and resources for SC libraries related to other digital media intersecting with young adults and libraries.

Visit Teen Media SC page to learn more.

Other Web Resources


More than a blog really.

Teen Librarian Toolbox (TLT) is a professional development website for teen librarians, created by Karen Jensen and collecting the experience of four MLS librarians and over 50 collective years of library work. Our mission is to to help libraries serving teens (and anyone who cares about teens) and to foster a community of professional development and resource sharing by providing quality information, discussions, book reviews and more. 


The mission of the YALSAblog is to provide a virtual space for publishing timely information about emerging and new practices for library services for and with teens, to explore practices in related fields relevant to teen services, to raise awareness about appropriate YALSA tools to facilitate innovation in teen services, and to provide resources for members and the library community to support their efforts to continuously improve their overall teen services program.


Sarah Amazing' says it best about her blog "Respect the teens you serve, respect the collection you create, & respect the community you work in. I offer this blog as a way to share my ideas; take what I offer, mix it with your own philosophies, & create a unique experience for the teens in your area."

Books, books and more books

Youth Services Consultant

Pamela Hoppock
(803) 734-8646

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