Independence Day Closing

All locations of the Florence County Library System will be closed from Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5. We will reopen for our limited lobby-only holds pickup service on Monday, July 6.


SC Legal Services Present Level Up Law Webinars

South Carolina Legal Services(SCLS), a statewide non-profit law firm, that protects the rights and represent the interest of low-income South Carolinians is pleased to offer a series of webinars on various legal topics.

You can register for any of the following webinars by clicking on the link after the title of the program. All webinars are at 12:00 noon.

KEEP IT SIMPLE: Elder Law 101. Tuesday, June 30.
https://register.gotowebinar.com/regist…/3034154421198307597

REMOVING BARRIERS TO EMPLOYMENT. Tuesday, July 7.
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/893342609621590032

RETURNING TO WORK DURING COVID-19. Tuesday, July 14.
https://register.gotowebinar.com/regist…/6206502753430853648


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.

Summer Reading is Here at the Library!

Youth can explore the world with the Florence County Library System during the 2020 Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme, <strong>“Imagine your Story!”</strong> encourages children and teens to discover the world and other cultures through reading. The Summer Reading Program, which is open to youth from preschoolers to young adults, features BINGO Challenge, a summer reading club, Take and Make crafts, and virtual programs.

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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.


AARP Tax Preparation at the Library

All tax preparation services by AARP at our main library and our Timmonsville branch are temporarily suspended. You can keep track of the status of tax preparation by both the AARP and the IRS at http://aarpfoundation.org/taxhelp

A possible alternative to AARP tax preparation is with the United Way VITA service, which can be contacted at 843-662-2407.