April 10, 2008
Real Men Read
Approximately 1200 students from South Carolina K-12 schools marched from the State Library to the State House grounds on Thursday, April 10 at 10:00 am to celebrate the importance of reading and libraries.
Sponsored by the SC Association of School Librarians (www.scasl.net) and the SC State Library (www.statelibrary.sc.gov), the festivities began with a parade down Senate Street from the State Library. A school roll call was conducted once the students were on the State House grounds. Carolinas magician, John Tudor entertained students during the Read-In then students, with their favorite books, read on the State House grounds.
“Kids Who Read Succeed” was the theme for the Read-In 2008. The event emphasizes the impact libraries and reading have on students.