Books are a valuable way to understand others and build empathy. When you pick up a book and read through its pages, you're entering into the world of another human, hearing their innermost thoughts, and experiencing life with them....
Growing up in another country, my friends and I used to talk about things that we thought were true about American schools. Fast forward a few years (well, more like many years) and now that I am living in...
Did you know that career prep can start as early as kindergarten? Carolus Online Academy is a new education option for South Carolina families who are looking for a learning environment that prepares their children for real-world challenges, guiding them...
Whether I’m sitting in the school car line, waiting while my kids are in dance class, or winding down at bedtime, I love a good read. With all of the chaos of my real mom life, it’s nice to...
It's that time of year again. The big yellow buses return to our neighborhoods, the closed sign goes up on the pools, and the dozens of Pinterest posts get shared with bento box lunch ideas. And if you're a mom...
Even though we are still in the midst of the dog days of summer, my children are back in school, and my thoughts are drifting to my favorite season, Autumn. Fortunately for me, apple-picking season has begun which means I...
The new school year is upon us, and that means parents are getting ready to juggle all the things that brings along with it. We'll add carpool lines, lunches, afterschool practice, homework help, and more, to our already packed...
Parenting comes along with a multitude of decisions; big and small. One of the biggest decisions you’ll make as a working parent is deciding who will care for your child. Ask any parent what their top stressors are and...
Are you considering an alternative option to brick and mortar schooling for your child? Is your child facing barriers to success with traditional schooling? You may want to explore virtual learning solutions, such as Cyber Academy of South Carolina...
Many parents mark their calendars for tax free weekend because it's the one time of year businesses - small and large alike - offer great sales ALONG with NO sales tax here in SC. And with school right around...
Back to school shopping can feel like a race. Between getting the necessary supplies, dealing with crowds and other parents stressing over last minute supplies, and then scrambling to buy that thing you either couldn't find or forgot about,...
We’re gearing up for another school year and know that brings excitement for some and panic for others. Regardless of where you fall on the spectrum, we've rounded up some of the back-to-school posts we’ve written throughout the years...
Today, students have their own academic journeys and some face challenges that may take them off course, whether it’s having to work a day job to support their own families, fall short in earning course credit to graduate, face...
It's only July but already parents are thinking about back-to-school because, here in the Midlands, some schools are starting earlier this year. The lackadaisical days of summer and easy summer nights are coming to an end and I know...
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3 Reasons to Visit All Thirteen Richland Library Locations

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Columbia has many family entertainment options, including Riverbanks Zoo, trampoline parks, bowling alleys, and museums. Libraries are sometimes an overlooked source of entertainment, but...

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