Adventures in Faith
South Carolina Libraries During the 40's

The weekly "Story House" presented by the traveling librarian was an eagerly awaited event at each stop, as bookmobiles continued to provide their valuable service to rural areas. It also provide jobs and training in such work as rebinding of books.

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During the 1930's and 1940's, gradual but significant progress was made in improving library services for whites and blacks in the state. works progress Administrations(WPA) funds provided some minimal level statewide services and made reading materials more available.

The assistance of private foundations, such as the Rosenwald Fund, the Jeanes Program, and The Slater fund, also had significant results in improving library services to blacks in the state.
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And, gradually, branch libraries and bookmobile services began to be made available to the black population.

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