Richland Library celebrates 35th annual A(ugusta) Baker’s Dozen

April 7, 2021

Richland Library is combining the elements of storytelling and children’s literature to mark a special anniversary.

Please join us for the 35th annual A(ugusta) Baker’s Dozen: A Celebration of Stories from 10:30 – 11 a.m., Friday, April 16 on our Facebook Page and hear members of our staff perform their favorite traditional folktales. The program, which is free and open to the public, is taking place virtually this year, and we’re providing a link to all of the elementary schools in Richland School District One and Richland School District Two, so students can view it from their classrooms.

If you can’t tune in online, be sure to check out the library’s storytelling phone line where we’re sharing Lily Toy Hong’s “Two of Everything,” a Chinese folktale about a magical, multiplying pot. To connect, call 803-799-9084 and press “six” on the telephone keypad.

A(ugusta) Baker’s Dozen: A Celebration of Stories is made possible thanks to a partnership with the School of Library and Information Science at UofSC. Held each April since 1987, the program honors the life and work of the late Augusta Baker, an influential librarian and storyteller, by introducing children to the magic of stories and the art of traditional storytelling.

For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or [email protected]

 

About Richland Library

Awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 13 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library provides a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.