Libraries, Literature & Learning

A collection about writers, their books, and more. It's all about literature and learning! Visit your school library to learn even more!

International Literacy Day (September 8)

TeenTober (October) 

Picture Book Month (November) 

World Storytelling Day (March 20)

World Poetry Day (March 21)

School Library Month (April) 

National Library Week (April) 

National Poetry Month (April) 

Children's Day/Book Day - El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día) April 30

National Children's Book Week (May) 

Book Lovers Day (August 9)

* Find a list of events on the ALA (American Library Association) website

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Mary Alice Monroe - Author | The Big Picture
Mary Alice Monroe - Author | The Big Picture

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Meet Mary Alice Monroe, whose best-selling novels nearly all share a dominant, lowcountry theme. She has written ten best-selling novels, but it was not until she moved to the Isle of Palms...
Patti Callahan Henry - Author | The Big Picture
Patti Callahan Henry - Author | The Big Picture

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Meet Patti Callahan Henry, “the Fresh Face of Southern Literature.” Patti’s path to writing is unique. She started her adult life as a nurse, and found herself writing after she found out her daughter...
Sue Monk Kidd - Author | The Big Picture
Sue Monk Kidd - Author | The Big Picture

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Meet Sue Monk Kidd, author of “The Secret Life Of Bees.” With over six million copies of her novel sold, along with a major motion picture, Monk became a literary sensation. Monk briefly talks about...
Marjorie Wentworth - Author | The Big Picture
Marjorie Wentworth - Author | The Big Picture

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Meet Marjory Wentworth, one of the state’s most underappreciated artists. Wentworth, who is a poet laureate, discusses what exactly a poet laureate is. She completely breaks the expectations of what a...
Ann Rivers Siddons - Author | Big Picture
Ann Rivers Siddons - Author | Big Picture

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Meet Ann Rivers Siddons, “the Grand Dame of Southern Literature.” Born and raised just outside of Atlanta, Georgia, Siddons had an idyllic upbringing. At an early age, she began to push emotional...
Rivers, John Minott | South Carolina Public Radio
Rivers, John Minott | South Carolina Public Radio

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“R” is for Rivers, John Minott [1903-1988]. Broadcasting executive. After college, Rivers, a native of Charleston, moved to Greenville. There he became friends with the president of the Liberty Life...
Tom Feelings | Baker's Dozen
Tom Feelings | Baker's Dozen

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Tom Feelings, an author and an illustrator, was born in New York and retired as a professor of art at the University of South Carolina. He has won many awards, including two Caldecott Honor awards and...
Dianna Young | Baker's Dozen
Dianna Young | Baker's Dozen

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Diana Young, a storyteller and puppeteer, is from Texas. She learned to tell stories with her voice and her feeling from Augusta Baker! And, she often uses puppets to tell parts of the story, which...
Gayle Holmes | Baker's Dozen
Gayle Holmes | Baker's Dozen

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Gayle Holmes is a storyteller from South Carolina who has been not only telling stories, but creating stories for a long time. He favorite stories are from African and Asian cultures. Telling a story...