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Resources for Pre-school Children
The TumbleBooks Library collection includes over 500 fiction and non-fiction animated and talking story, and chapter books. Also included are French and Spanish books, National Geographic videos, puzzles, games, and songs.
South Carolina Day by Day Calendar
The South Carolina Day by Day Family Literacy Calendar is designed to be a tool that families, caregivers, educators, and librarians can use at home and in the classroom to further develop early literacy skills that help young children become prepared for, and to do better in, school.
Brain POP Jr.
Brain POP Jr. is a great resource for children aged K-3. This resource consists of animated, curricular movies, interactive quizzes, games, and activities that encourage young learners to ask questions and form their own ideas.
Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library is the “information place” for all South Carolinians. Discus, which stands for Digital Information for South Carolina Users, provides free access to an electronic library that’s available 24/7. It is a collection of subscription databases with an array of resources ranging from books and magazines to maps and videos.
This site is loaded with web resources for K-12 homework help, projects, and more. It also provides teachers with lesson plans and other content to support classroom activities. Created by the South Carolina State Library, StudySC is arranged by grade level and subject area, and it meets South Carolina-specific curriculum standards. Whether students are looking for artist biographies or Native American tribes and Civil War timelines, they can find the information they need quickly.
Educational multimedia with 24/7 access for educators, students, and parents that can be streamed or downloaded. Resources include many educational videos, STEM lessons, and games & activities for grades preK-12.
Bloom's Literature is a comprehensive source for literary research on writers and their works throughout history and the world. The Literary Classics collection contains more than 1,000 full text classic works. This resource is for middle school through adult readers.
The South Carolina State Library now offers Tutor.com through Discus - South Carolina's Virtual Library. This temporary offering is available until June 30, 2020 to support students, parents and educators while schools and libraries are closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tutor.com connects students (and parents!) with expert tutors and career coaches in more than 80 subjects and test prep areas. The Tutor.com K-12 Learning Suite includes live, one-to-one tutoring, a real-time writing center, test preparation, practice quizzes and 24/7 access to worksheets, videos and tutorials.
To get started:
In the A-Z list of resources, click on Tutor.com
Login with your DISCUS account to get immediate access.
ProQuest Ebook Central
Ebook Central provides access to a collection of scholarly ebooks from academic publishers; subjects include business, professional library literature, science, health & medicine, history, law, and social sciences. To use this resource, enter your SC State Library barcode or username when logging in.
Safari Books Online
Visit Safari Books Online for full-text online access to ebooks on web development, system administration, applications, management, human resources, marketing, and training. To use this resource, enter your SC State Library barcode or username when logging in.
Our A-Z list of databases connects you to both Discus and State Library resources. Two popular databases in the State Library Collection include Newsbank: America's Newspapers and ProQuest Historical Black Newspapers.
Getting a State Library Card
Getting a Library Card
A South Carolina State Library eCard is available to South Carolina residents age 18 and over who do not currently have a library card. eCards are valid through the novel coronavirus COVID-19 shutdown and provide access to online resources such as Safari Books, ProQuest Ebook Central, and NewsBank: America’s Newspapers. Qualified applicants will be emailed an eCard number and temporary PIN after the application is processed. eCard requests will be processed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Most requests will be filled in about 24 hours. Those requests received during weekends may take longer. After the shutdown concludes, eCard users will receive a physical library card in the mail.
SC State Library Information
Many South Carolina State Library programs, resources and services are supported in whole or in part by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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