In this file photo, second-graders from five Midlands elementary schools listened to readings by children's book authors and a visit with USC's First Lady Patricia Moore-Pastides as well as Cocky, USC's mascot. The South Carolina Center for Children's Books and Literacy of the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science sponsored the field trip to the S.C. Book Festival.
In this file photo, second-graders from five Midlands elementary schools listened to readings by children's book authors and a visit with USC's First Lady Patricia Moore-Pastides as well as Cocky, USC's mascot. The South Carolina Center for Children's Books and Literacy of the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science sponsored the field trip to the S.C. Book Festival. Tim Dominick tdominick@thestate.com
In this file photo, second-graders from five Midlands elementary schools listened to readings by children's book authors and a visit with USC's First Lady Patricia Moore-Pastides as well as Cocky, USC's mascot. The South Carolina Center for Children's Books and Literacy of the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science sponsored the field trip to the S.C. Book Festival. Tim Dominick tdominick@thestate.com

SC Book Festival canceled for 2016; new statewide literary initiatives in the works

July 23, 2015 12:30 PM