Martin Luther King Day Closing

All locations of the Florence County Library System will be closed on Monday, January 18th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Day. We will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, January 19th.

Library open Wednesday evenings

Effective Wednesday, October 28th, the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence will remain open until 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. This extension of evening hours is intended to make the library more accessible to citizens and families whose work and school schedules prevent them from visiting the library during current weekday hours of 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (more…)

Library Presents Virtual Presentation of Dickens’ Scrooge According to Gullah

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library will continue its virtual Fall/Winter series with a seasonal comedy that will be available for viewing on the library’s website ( and Facebook page ( from December 1 until December 25.

Donald Sweeper, an African American storyteller and Gullah historian, will reenact Scrooge, according to Gullah. This seasonal comedy is based on the Ebenezer Scrooge character from the Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol. The stage performance features Donald Sweeper acting the part of Scrooge in the rich Gullah tradition. (more…)

Florence Library Presents a Foxworth Family Christmas Special

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library presents Christmas music and comedy with the Foxworth family this December.

The Foxworth family consists of Jennifer, Michael, and their three daughters. Jennifer is currently the concert mistress of the Florence Symphony Orchestra. She also plays violin in the Florence community at various events. Before that she taught elementary music in public schools in Charleston, S.C. and Richmond, Va., where she achieved National Board Certification in Music Education. (more…)

Florence Library Introduces Online Book Club

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library’s Book Club will take place online for the remainder of 2020.

While the library’s meeting rooms remain closed to the public, the monthly Book Club discussions will be taking place via the Zoom video conferencing app, according to Debbie Quesada, Information Services Librarian/Adult Book Club Coordinator.

The library’s Book Club meets on the third Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m. This month’s meeting will be on October 15 at 1:00 p.m.  Anyone interested in participating can call the Reference Desk at 843-413-7074 to register.  During registration they will be given instructions on how to participate.

The next discussion will be about Home Safe by Elizabeth Berg. Berg is a New York Times bestselling author of many novels and nonfiction books.  Her newest release is titled, I’ll Be Seeing You: A Memoir, it is scheduled to be released on October 27, 2020. (more…)

Fall Craft Kits Are Now Available

Fall craft kits are now available outside the front doors of The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library. If you need activities for your little ones, stop by today and pick up one or more of our free craft kits!


Florence Library Offers Virtual Programs

Due to social distancing requirements, the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library will be offering adult library programs virtually for the remainder of 2020.  During this time, the library will be partnering with local agencies and small businesses to showcase what Florence has to offer.

The first fall virtual program will feature the South Carolina Revolutionary Rivers Trail and can be viewed starting October 1, 2020. The trail is part of the National Recreation Trails (NRT) program and follows 66 miles of Lynches River to the confluence with the Pee Dee River and through the swamp areas where General Francis Marion is said to have hidden with his troops during the war. Jade Perkins with Friends of the Revolutionary Rivers and the Florence Convention and Visitors Bureau will share information on the trail, the importance the river played in the war, and how individuals and families can “paddle through history.” According to Perkins, “fall is the perfect time to get on the river as the weather cools down just a bit, but the water will still feel refreshing.”

The video can be viewed on the library’s Facebook page or below: (more…)

Florence County Library System Is Open

Effective Monday, September 21st, all branches of the Florence County Library System will welcome the public back to its facilities. All locations will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The library will be closed, with no holds pickup available, on Friday, September 18th, to make final preparations for next week’s reopening.

Some services will be limited in order to promote the safety of library staff and the public. Temperature checks, face masks covering nose and mouth, and social distancing will be required to enter and use library facilities. There will be a limit of 10 items checked out per cardholder present, and meeting and study rooms will remain closed. Donated books and other materials will not be accepted at this time. Wi-Fi, public computers, and printing are available.

The library will continue to expand services and operating hours as it becomes possible to do so safely. Updates will be posted to the library website, social media, and local media outlets.

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