Independence Day Closing

american-flag-2a2The Florence County Library System will be closed from Friday, July 3 to Sunday, July 5 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. We will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, July 6. Have a safe and happy holiday!


Quaker Café Author Brenda Remmes Comes to Florence Library in July

Quaker-Cafe-A-NovelThe Summer Arts Series wraps up its 2015 season with Brenda Bevan Remmes at the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence on Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. Remmes, author of the critically acclaimed novel The Quaker Café, will speak about her writing process and autograph her books, which will be available for sale at the program.

A Quaker for most of her life, Brenda grew up in small-town eastern North Carolina. Her family roots are in rural South Carolina, however, where she and her husband, who share a passion for genealogical research, settled in 1999. Her articles and stories can be found in Newsweek, Pee Dee Magazine, The Caroliniana, The Petigru Review, and The Southern Sampler. (more…)


“The Healing Force Ready for Summer Reading 2015”

Thf_001The Florence County Library System will welcome the family of musicians and storytellers The Healing Force for Summer Reading 2015. This year’s theme, “Every Hero has Story!”, seeks to discover the world of reading. Summer Reading 2015 is funded by The Friends of Florence County Library System, FBi Construction, Andy Jeffords (Allstate Insurance Company), Golden K. Kiwanis, Koppers, Dr. D. Moss, Nan Ya Plastics, Nationwide: Hodge, Ethridge Insurance and Finance LLC, the South Carolina State Library & Institute of Museum and Library Service, Ben Stephens (Allstate Insurance Company), State Farm: Jim Stewart, Target, Walmart, and Willcox, Buyck, & Williams. Through their generous efforts, special programming designed to educate, entertain, and inspire children will be held system-wide in keeping with the library system’s mission to promote literacy in Florence County. (more…)


Johnsonville Elementary Student wins library coloring contest

5573645a299cc.imageSamantha Hanna, a third grade student at Johnsonville Elementary School, won the coloring book contest held as part of the Florence County Library System’s financial education initiative. She was given an award for her work on Thursday, with mascot, Maxamillion the Money Monster, on hand. Read the full article on SCNow HERE.


Knitting Circle in Olanta

The Dr. John M. Thomason Public Library will host its monthly knitting circle on Tuesday, June 30 at 6:30 p.m.

Would you like to learn how to knit? Do you already know how but want to socialize while working on your project? Join us! Our knitting circle welcomes all ages and skill levels.

Beginners should register either by calling 843-396-4287 or visiting the library.


Italian Cooking Event

The public is invited to attend an Italian Cooking Event that will be presented by Debbie Haselden, Catering Chef of The Railway Charcoal Grill and Club Car Pub in Lake City S.C. This occasion will be held on Monday, July 20, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Seating is limited.

To register, please contact the library at 843-394-8071.


Handwriting Analysis Workshop in Lake City

The public is invited to attend a Handwriting Analysis Workshop that will be presented by Earl S. Dean, a Certified Handwriting Analyst from Columbia S.C. This event will be held on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. This workshop is free and open to the public.

To register, please contact the library at 843- 394-8071.


Summer Reading is Here!

Come explore the world with the Florence County Library System during our summer reading program. This year’s theme, “Every Hero has a story!” seeks to discover the world and other cultures through reading. The Summer Reading Program, which is open to young people from babies to young adults, features weekly programs, prize drawings, storytimes, a summer reading club, and more. (more…)


Teen Summer Reading

The Teen Services Department of the Florence County Library will be hosting our Summer Reading programs at all six of our branches, Florence, Johnsonville, Lake City, Olanta, Pamplico, and Timmonsville, this summer for rising 6th through 12th graders. The theme for this year’s Summer Reading is “Unmask!” pertaining to heroes of all kinds, super, local, and everyday. Programs have been planned to support this theme. (more…)


Library Helps Job Seekers Improve Interview Skills

Job seekers facing a competitive employment market now have a new way to improve their chances of landing that desired job. The Florence County Library System is offering practice interview sessions so that job seekers can strengthen their interview skills so that they may be better equipped to take advantage of employment opportunities. (more…)