Library Closing

All locations of the Florence County Library System will close early at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21st and remain closed through Sunday, November 25th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

We will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, November 26th.

Library Hosts Museum Speaker on Florence Civic Leader, Charles Smith

Stephen Motte, curator of the Florence County Museum, will present Smith’s House of Violins: the Musical Legacy of a Florence Railroad Family” on Thursday, November 15 at 6:30 pm at the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library.  In the program, Motte will detail the life and work of local violin craftsman and railway engineer, Charles Smith. The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. (more…)

Florence Library offers Holiday Origami Program for Adults

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library will offer a free origami program for adults (ages 18+) on Tuesday December 4, at 6:30 p.m.

Cathy Pruett Manager of the Johnsonville Branch Library will demonstrate how to make origami star Christmas tree ornaments.  Pruett says “I love origami because it is fun and affordable, it relieves stress, and it’s very gratifying to make something beautiful out of a piece of paper!”

Participation is free but space is limited and registration is required. All materials will be provided.  For information or to register please call (843) 413-7074. The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library is located at 509 S. Dargan Street in Florence.  This program is made possible by Friends of Florence County Library.

Florence Library Announces Fall Book Club Selections

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library has selected the following Book Club selections for the fall season:

November 15 – The Other Alcott by Elise Hooper
December 13 – The Noel Diary by Richard Paul Evans

Book Club is held on the third Thursday of each month, at 1:00 p.m., except in December, at the library.

New members are always welcome to join. The library is located at 509 S. Dargan Street in Florence.  For more information, or to join, call 843-292-7368.

Childrens Fall Programs

The Florence County Library will be having registration for fall programs from August 1 through August 31, 2018. The library has planned a variety of programs for children. For more information and to register for the programs, please call the Greenberg Children’s Library at 843- 292-7382. Registration is required for all programs and space is limited for some programs. Daycare centers may call for a separate appointment for Preschool Storytime. (more…)

Honda of South Carolina Supports Timmonsville Library

Honda of South Carolina presented a $10,000 check to Timmonsville branch library manager Rachel Liptak to support library services and programs.  The contribution was presented at the company’s 20th anniversary celebration at HSC headquarters in Timmonsville on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

Liptak remarked, “Honda of South Carolina President Gary Mabrey talked about dreams as one of Honda’s core values.  That resonated with me, as the library is also a place where we encourage people to dream, and give them the tools to pursue their dreams”.

“We are very excited and grateful for this generous support from Honda of South Carolina,” said Florence County Library System Director Alan Smith.

The Baker Memorial Library opened in Timmonsville in 2010.  For more information about the Florence County Library System, visit