SC Works Virtual Workshops

SC Works is offering virtual workshops every Tuesday and Thursday through the end of July. The workshops cover job searches, resumes, as well as other useful parts of the SC Works website. To register for a class just click on the web address for the date that works the best. All classes start at 10 a.m.

(click HERE for more information and registration links (Adobe Acrobat is required to view))


Video Storytimes and Book Suggestions for Children and Teens

Recorded storytimes for children are now available for viewing on YouTube. You can click the various age ranges to view the current storytime: Toddlers, Baby, Preschool, Bilingual, and Wind Down Storytime #1, #2, and #3, and Little Red Riding Hood. There is also Craft Time along with a special Mother’s Day craft.

We also are offering virtual programs such as STEM 4 Kids: Gravity, STEM 4 Kids: Chemical Changes, First Chapter Fridays: The Statistical Probability of Falling In LoveFirst Chapter Fridays: My Plain Jane, and Teen Craft: Catapults.

There are also lists of recommended e-books and digital audiobooks for Children and Teens available through our Jasmine Digital Library.


Bells for Eli with Author Susan Beckham Zurenda

Author Susan Beckham Zurenda was scheduled to appear at the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in August at an author talk presented by Friends of Florence County Library.  Unfortunately, this event had to be cancelled due to safety concerns resulting from the continuing pandemic.

In light of the cancellation, the author has made the following video presentation about her new book, Bells for Eli: A Novel, available here:

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AARP Tax-Aide

The South Carolina AARP has decided to shut down their services for the rest of this year, due to the increase in positive cases of COVID-19. This means that they will no longer be able to take appointments and aid people with filing their taxes. Additional tax return information can be found at irs.gov. Here are some tips from the AARP.

Remember the deadline for filing your 2019 tax return is July 15, 2020.

 


Lobby Holds Pickup Beginning Monday, June 1st

Beginning Monday, June 1st, library patrons can pick up their holds and requested items in the lobby of each library location. Holds pickup is available Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 3:00pm. To get your books and other materials:
  • Search the library catalog at www.florencelibrary.org and place a hold on the item you want. If you don’t have internet access, call during business hours to request an item.
  • Wait for the email or text notification that your item is ready for pickup.
  • Visit the library between 10:00am and 3:00pm to pick up your items. Don’t forget your library card!
We look forward to seeing our customers at the library again! Thank you for your patience as we work to resume operations while keeping staff and library users safe.
If you have questions, check our FAQcontact us on social media, or call during regular business hours.

All locations of Florence County Library System temporarily closed

Effective Tuesday, March 17, all branches of the Florence County Library System will be closed to the public in order to mitigate and prevent the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. The closing is scheduled to last until further notice.

All due dates and library card expiration dates will be extended past the duration of the closing. Customers who have library materials checked out may return them after the library reopens, as book drops will be closed in order to prevent contamination. No late fees will be charged for any items due during this time. IF YOU RECEIVE AN E-MAIL THAT YOUR ITEMS ARE OVERDUE PLEASE DISREGARD IT.

While closed to the public, the library will still answer questions and provide reference service through telephone, email, and social media. Customers are also encouraged to use the digital services available on the library website, including downloadable ebooks and e-audiobooks through OverDrive and RB Digital, and SC DISCUS resources such as TumbleBooks for children. Library staff will also be cleaning, conducting inventory of collections, and performing in-service training.

We will resume full operations as soon as it is possible to do so safely for library staff and customers. Updates will be posted to the library website, social media, and local media outlets.

For more information, please call (843) 662-8424.