South Carolina Center for Community Literacy
Since 1992, we’ve worked to improve literacy rates in South Carolina and beyond. Our
center is the state’s designated examination site for new children’s and YA books,
which are available to the public. Our staff provides a range of outreach activities
that address literacy issues in our communities. Learn more at the links below!
An important new resource for parents
Are you looking for local and national resources to engage kids while learning at
home? The South Carolina Center for Community Literacy has developed a resource guide
for parents and teachers. Explore the San Diego Zoo, doodle with Mo Willems, participate
in a virtual storytime and hang out with Dr. Seuss.
Check out our website to see the full list of resources. We will be updating it daily, so continue to check
Resources at SCCCL
We have brand new titles, as well as select classics, folktales, poetry, and even
a section of pop-up books!
The Linda Lucas Walling collection focuses on ensuring access to all readers, including
those facing physical and cognitive challenges.
Read more about our collections»
Browse our titles online»
Cocky’s Reading Express (CRE) is the University of South Carolina’s literacy outreach
program. Founded by undergraduate students in 2005, it addressed the need to promote
literacy which was evident then and is even stronger today. The student- led, mascot
-based program visits children in South Carolina Title I Schools. Our impact is magnified
through partnerships, education, and programming. Read about our current initiative here.
Students, educators, librarians, and parents need to make decisions about services,
strategy, and outreach based on a clear understanding of the population they seek
to serve. Trained staff create and implement professional development opportunities
to enhance understanding among teachers, parents, and librarians of best practices
to promote learning.
SC Thrive Partner
The South Carolina Center for Community Literacy (SCCCL) is proud to be an SC Thrive partner site. SCCCL is within walking distance of the Horseshoe, and students can
schedule an appointment to meet privately to apply for benefits such as the Supplemental
Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) and Medicaid. It is our mission to assist the
community with their everyday needs. Please call 803-777-2256 to schedule your appointment
with a Benefits Counselor.