September 2020 Newsletter

Director’s Corner Director’s corner Horry County Schools opened using a hybrid model on September 8, 2020. Our parents and adult students are counting on us to help them through the struggle of learning to read, write and do math. We are open online and face-to-face. Our latest updates: Chapin Memorial Library: A. New hours: Monday …

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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: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aU414QPTQY-BNEZ198VcTQIn 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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Meet Dana Ridenour

A Former FBI Agent Turned Writer Interview completed and written by Patricia D’Ascoli Dana Ridenour subscribes to the age-old advice given to writers: “Write what you know.” As a retired undercover FBI agent, the Beaufort, South Carolina author is more than qualified to write fiction that showcases the dangerous adventures of an undercover FBI agent. …

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My Horry News Discusses Palmetto Literacy Council’s Efforts

Doing our part under quarantine Palmetto Literacy Council understands the importance of reading but also the precautions of staying safe during these uncertain times. Reading disabilities, like Dyslexia, can make it difficult for people to learn to read and interpret letters. Children like Aaden Jaruwannakorn, who was diagnosed with Dyslexia, that have these difficulties learning …

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June 2020 Newsletter

You are on our minds We want to make sure you are safe and healthy and we keep it that way. Our latest updates: Horry County Libraries and Chapin Memorial Library are open. You can browse the libraries for no more than 30 minutes. That means they are not a location available for tutoring. A …

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May 2020 Newsletter

We hope you’re staying safe You are on our minds. We want to make sure you are safe and healthy and we keep it that way.What we know for now…… Horry County Libraries are open. You can browse for no more than 20 minutes. That means they are not a location for tutoring. A mask …

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