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South Carolina State Library invites applications for performer’s showcase

Artists who would like to work with libraries in summer reading programs and other community services are invited to participate in the South Carolina Performer's Showcase, scheduled for Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Greenville County Public Library.  Held the day before the S.C. Library Association Conference begins, the showcase is an opportunity for librarians and staff who hire performers for summer reading or other library and community programs to preview performances and meet the artists. Most of the library staff attending will be looking for performers for the 2014 summer reading program and will have limited funds for programs. South Carolina is a member of the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), and many libraries select performers that enhance the theme and slogans. For the 2014 theme of science, the youth slogan is “Fizz, Boom, Read,” and the teen slogan is “Spark a Reaction.” More information is available on the CSLP website. Each performer is limited to 15 minutes, and there are a limited number of slots. Space may also be available for those who simply want to provide information. No stipends are provided for any transportation or performance cost for the event. The final lineup will be announced and performers contacted by the end of September. The deadline to register as a performer is Sept. 4. Only online applications are accepted. The application can be found here: http://bit.ly/2013scshowcaseapp. If you have questions about the showcase, please contact lds@statelibrary.sc.gov. The event is coordinated by the South Carolina State Library, SCLA’s Youth Services Section. Via: South Carolina State Library