Huddle with the Gamecocks during Richland Library’s Annual Pigskin Poets

WHAT: Pigskin Poets

WHEN: 3 - 4:30 p.m.,
Friday, July 19

WHERE: Drew Wellness Center
2101 Walker Solomon Way,
Columbia, SC 29204

WHO: Free and open to the public

WHY: Part of Richland Library's Summer Learning Challenge,
Pigskin Poets reinforces the importance of setting and reaching
goals in an effort to help reduce the effects of summer
learning loss.

INTERVIEWS: Richland Library staff and Gamecock student athletes will
be available for interviews, following the event.

OTHER: Rosters will be provided at the door.

Are you ready for some football? Richland Library is teaming with the Gamecocks for Pigskin Poets from 3 - 4:30 p.m., Friday, July 19 at the Drew Wellness Center (2101 Walker Solomon Way). Come in your garnet and black gear, and join student athletes from the University of South Carolina's football team, cheerleaders and Cocky as they huddle off the field for an afternoon of stories, games and autographs. The annual event, led by local storyteller Darion McCloud, has been a favorite of summer learners for the last 23 years.

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

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 12 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library provides a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.

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