The South Carolina Association of Public Library Administrators began the South Carolina Celebrities Read poster campaign to highlight celebrities throughout our state who are avid readers and supporters of public libraries. Librarians approached state senators, representatives, authors, and television & radio personalities to pose for a READ poster with their favorite books. These photos were then digitally converted to posters, printed by the State Printer and given to legislators.
As word spread about the popularity of the posters and publicity came about, several speakers and authors who have appeared at our library for Friends programs decided to contribute their photos and now many South Carolina public libraries display S.C. Celebrities READ posters that promote an interest in reading throughout the state.
There have been 164 READ posters completed to date. Fourteen of these posters relate to Florence County and the Florence County Library System or are of visitors and guest speakers who made appearances at our library. These posters can be viewed in the SC Celebrities Read set of our library system’s flickr page.
To view all completed READ posters, Click Here.