April 2020
For up to date information on library services in South Carolina, visit the South Carolina State Library website.

Volunteer Board Positions Available
Executive Board Openings

Treasurer - open October 2020 (moved due to COVID-19)

President - open April 2021

Board Meetings are 5 times a year at the South Carolina State Library in Columbia. Executive Board positions are 2 year terms.

Support South Carolina libraries by being active on the state level!
Sound like something you, a staff member or a Friend would be interested in? Nominate them or yourself by emailing fosclpresident@gmail.com!
Show and Tell Your Legislator Campaign
Extended to National Library Legislative Day 2021
  • All SC Libraries are welcomed to participate in the Show and Tell your Legislator Campaign. Libraries will fill out the following form, submit a narrative and photo about their library. These narratives and photos will be compiled into a book for each District. https://forms.gle/pcCx9AkKAM7uPrFY8
  • Once completed each book will be open access and downloadable for all South Carolina Libraries. 
  • These books will be printed and given to district-specific Federal Legislators at National Library Legislative Day 2021.
United for Libraries announces open access to online discussion forum.
COVID-19 is impacting libraries nationwide. In this time of uncertainty, United for Libraries is opening our online discussion forums to provide Boards of Trustees, Friends Groups, and Library Foundations across the country a place to share best practices, ask questions, seek feedback, and more.

From March 17, 2020, to June 30, 2020, the United for Libraries membership requirement to participate in our electronic discussion forums will be waived.

Join the online discussion forums at  http://www.ala.org/united/forums .

FOSCL Grant Applications
Deadline May 31, 2020
The Friends of South Carolina Libraries (FOSCL) offers grants in amounts up to $250 for support of library Friends organizations in SC. The grants are intended to assist friends groups with an emphasis on the following purposes:
Expenses related to the formation/incorporation of a group
Expenses related to obtaining 501(c) 3 tax-exempt status for a group
Expenses related to the revitalization of a “dormant” group
Expenses related to the initiation of new or innovative programs/technology designed to foster local library support which are principally sponsored by a library friends group
Friends Groups submitting applications must be a current member of FOSCL. 

Due to the current state of emergency with COVID-19, the Friends of South Carolina Libraries have chosen to cancel the 2020 Friends for the Future Conference. We will continue to assess the situation to determine if we are able to reschedule for the fall or next spring.

Those who have already registered will receive an email regarding refund options. If you do not receive an email, please contact Marlena White at fosclpresident@gmail.com or (803) 261-8697.

While we were looking forward to this conference, the health of our Friends is too important.

Thank you for your support of libraries in South Carolina.

The Friends of South Carolina Libraries Board
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