Library Celebrates Outreach Day with Award-Winning Children’s Author

The Florence County Library will be celebrating National Library Outreach Day on Wednesday, April 26 at 6:00 p.m., with award-winning children’s illustrator and author Will Hillenbrand, who will give a special presentation. Books-a-Million of Sumter will be selling Will Hillenbrand’s books on-site at the Library, and a book signing will follow.

Will Hillenbrand is a celebrated illustrator and author with over 75 books for young children. His artwork is featured on the Library’s state-of-the-art bookmobile, which entered service last year. This program is geared towards children and families who enjoy children’s books or are interested in the Bookmobile and its role in library services. The event is free to attend. The Bookmobile will be made available for visits on the front lawn of the Florence County Library prior to the event.

On National Library Outreach Day, communities celebrate library professionals and libraries’ invaluable role in bringing library services to those in need. Children’s bookmobile service plays a major part in the Florence County Library System’s outreach efforts.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Florence County Library. For more information, call the Greenberg Children’s Library at (843) 292-7382, or email

Florence Library Presents Poetry Reading

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library will present A Celebration of Poetry on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 starting at 5:00 p.m., in recognition of National Poetry Month. This program will feature local poets coming together to share their love of poetry.

Poets 18 years of age or older, novice or seasoned, wishing to participate in the program by sharing their original poetry or to reading a poem by a favorite poet are asked to complete the application form, and submit it to before March 20, 2023. (Read more…)

Florence County Library Presents Free Law Talks

This spring the Doctors Bruce and Lee Library will host a volunteer attorney from the South Carolina Bar who will give a brief topic overview and hold a question and answer session on five different legal matters.

The sessions will start at 5 p.m. on the following Thursdays in the Stukes Meeting Room: (Read more…)

Meet the SC room: We can help you “Find your Roots”

Tracing one’s ancestry can be a daunting task. Television programs entice us to discover our past, but then reality gives us roadblocks. Enter the Florence Library’s  E. N. Zeigler South Carolina History Room where during regular business hours you can access the many online, microfilm, and print materials that can assist you in “finding your roots.”

To start, first time researchers can pick up a “Genealogical Chart” to complete; this will graph the family roots that are already known. From there, you may be directed to one of the many online sites, such as the much-publicized site, which you can access for free while visiting the Library. (more…)