Read-In | SC's Premier Children's Reading Event

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

This annual event, sponsored by the South Carolina State Library and the South Carolina Association of School Librarians, lets students show why kids who read succeed. Registered student groups gather in the State Library’s parking lot at 1500 Senate Street between 9:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. The parade to the State House begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. and the route follows Senate Street to the State House. At the State House there is a brief program followed by reading in small groups. Each group is responsible for providing their own reading materials, banners, or signs. Participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite character and bring their favorite book to read on the State House grounds after the event. The Read-In ends at noon and buses are not permitted to leave until 12:30pm.

Please note that institutions must register by Tuesday, March 26 in order to participate, this includes having your school or organization's name read during the roll call.

Registered participants will receive a registration packet on March 27, which should answer any questions. If you have additional concerns, please contact Andersen Cook at or 803-545-4432.

South Carolina's representatives have all been notified this event is taking place, but if you wish to invite your representative(s) to meet with you and your students, we encourage you to use this template.