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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Pat Feehan | Baker's Dozen
Pat Feehan | Baker's Dozen

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Pat Feehan, a professor of Library Science, is a storyteller who takes ideas and brings them to life in a story. How do you begin to tell a story? “Once upon a time” and “in the beginning” are ways...
Ellin Greene | Baker's Dozen
Ellin Greene | Baker's Dozen

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Ellin Greene has worked as a storytelling specialist in the New York Public Library system and served as a children’s literature specialists at the National College of Education. She says that telling...
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...
Minerva King | Baker's Dozen
Minerva King | Baker's Dozen

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Minerva King is a native of South Carolina and just as long ago storytellers traveled from city to city, weaving tales, she continues this tradition today as an artist in residence for the South...
Sherry William | Baker's Dozen
Sherry William | Baker's Dozen

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Sherry William likes to tell African folks tales. Many of the stories she tells are not written in Gullah, but she has added that because she grew up in the Low Country of South Carolina where she...
Darion McCloud | Baker's Dozen
Darion McCloud | Baker's Dozen

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Darion McCloud has also worked in South Carolina in the children’s section of a public library. He is a storyteller and also an artist who does paintings and drawings. He has always been interested in...
Anne Pellowski | Baker's Dozen
Anne Pellowski | Baker's Dozen

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Anne Pellowski is a former storytelling specialist at the New York Public Library and founder and former director or the Information Center on Children’s Cultures of the U.S. Committee for UNICEF. She...
Literary Tour of SC  - Teacher Resources
Literary Tour of SC - Teacher Resources

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In Literary Tour of South Carolina, students will meet nationally recognized authors who call South Carolina home. As they learn about the writing process, students will hear what the authors have to...