August 2020

We’re Hosting a Virtual Author’s Panel!

Ask a Local Author Your Thoughts This Saturday, September 26th, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm the Palmetto Literacy Council is hosting an online discussion with three local South Carolinian authors: Dana Ridenour, Issac Bailey, and Steve Robertson. To register, please use the following link: order to sign up, we are requesting a donation […]

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The importance of literacy According to the SC State library 63% of all 3rd graders cannot read at grade level South Carolina has the 13thi highest rate of functional illiteracy in the United States Estimated that in 2017 45% of children in SC who were under the age of 6 read less than 4 days a week Nearly half of all Americans have difficulty understanding health information, causing an inability to make proper health care decisions Low literacy rates cost the US over 200 billion dollars each year Approximately 1 in 4 children in America grow up without learning to read In 2017, it was estimate that 2/3 of students who are unable to read with proficiency by the end of the 4th grade will end up on welfare or in jail Horry County school 2019 Report Card: HCS has been steadily improving reading skills over the past few years based on the SC State assessment. 50% of all students do not read at the grade level.

The Importance of Literacy

How it can affect our future Literacy makes an impact on everyone Illiteracy is more than just a personal problem, it’s an issue that affects the future of our community as a whole. Students who are sufficiently literate will statistically make better decisions in the future by choosing proper health care and avoiding jail time.

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July 2020 Newsletter

From the director Our state is opening up … school will open on September 8, 2020. Lots of things going on and we still have the pandemic as a priority. We hope for your safety and wellness. Our latest updates: 1. Horry County Libraries and Chapin Memorial Library are open. You can browse the libraries

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