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Florence County Library Presents Summer Reading 2023
Youth can explore the world with the Florence County Library System during the 2023 Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme, “All Together Now!” encourages children and teens to discover the world and other cultures through reading. The Summer Reading Program, which is open to youth from babies to young adults, features weekly programs, storytimes, a summer reading club, and more. Summer Reading 2023 is funded by Allstate Insurance: Andy Jeffords, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Dollar General, Friends of Florence County Library, Jebaily Law Firm,
King Love Hupfer & Nance LLC, Koppers, Nan Ya Plastics, Palmetto First Federal Credit Union, Palmetto Smiles, Ruiz Foods, the South Carolina State Library & Institute of Museum and Library Service, and Toledo Carolina, Inc. Through their generous efforts, special programming designed to educate, entertain, and inspire children will be held, in keeping with the library’s mission to promote literacy in Florence County. All programs are free of charge.
These are the scheduled dates and times for the summer programs:
Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library, Florence
Special summer programming will be held on Wednesdays at 11:00 and 2:00 p.m. in the Joseph Stukes Meeting Room at the Florence County Library. Seating will be limited. Parents can call the library to reserve their seats one week before the event. Must register by Tuesday before the event. The schedule is:
14 – Orisirisi: African Folklore and Drumming
21 – Soap Bubble Circus
28 – Gravity Check: Jugglers
5 – Porkchop Productions: Imperfect Strangers: Ant & the Grasshopper.
12 – SC Aquarium
The Florence County Library also offers storytimes for various ages. Registration begins May 1- May 31. For more information, contact the Greenberg Children’s Library at 843-292-7382. Daycares or groups can call for a separate appointment for a storytime. Storytimes are arranged in the following groups:
Family Storytime (Ages 2-5) Mondays @ 6:00 p.m.
June 12 – July 10
Toddler Storytime (Age 2) Tuesdays @ 9:30 a.m.
June 13-July 11
Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5) Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m.
June 13 – July 11
Bilingual Storytime (Ages 2-5) Tuesdays @ 6:00 p.m.
June 13 – July 11
Baby Storytimes (Ages 0-23months) Thursdays @ 10:30 a.m.
June 15 – July 13
A theme is selected for each week during the summer. Books, songs, crafts, and fingerplays are chosen according to the theme.
The library will be offering Thursday Craft Club for children in grades 5K-2nd, on June 15, June 22, June 29, July 6, and July 13, at 3:30 p.m. Children will be working with a variety of crafts. Registration is limited and begins May 1. For more information, contact the Greenberg Children’s Library at 843-292-7382.
The library will be offering Monday STEM Lab for children in grades 3-5, on June 12, June 19, June 26, July 3, and July 10 at 3:30 p.m. Children will be doing a variety of STEM activities. Registration is limited and begins May 1. For more information, contact the Greenberg Children’s Library at 843-292-7382.
The library will be offering Lego Club on the second Tuesday of each Month for children ages 6-12. Children will design a variety of items with Legos. The meetings will be on June 13, July 11, and August 8 at 3:30 p.m. Registration is limited and begins May 1. For more information, contact the Greenberg Children’s Library at 843-292-7382.
The library will offer Friday Family Movies throughout the summer. Movies will be shown on Fridays at 3:00 p.m. in the Privette Children’s Program Room. Movies are scheduled for June 16 – July 14. All movies are free of charge. For more information, contact the Greenberg Children’s Library at 843-292-7382.
May Children’s and Teen Programming
Children’s and Teen Programming will resume on June 12th!
Starting in the Summer we will be introducing Toddler Storytime and Lego Club.
Registration is now open for: Family Storytime, STEM Lab, Toddler Storytime, Preschool Storytime, Lego Club, Bilingual Storytime, and Craft Club.
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Tutor.com now available!
The South Carolina State Library is providing access to tutor.com now on an ongoing basis. Tutor.com is an online tutoring company founded in 1998 that connects students to tutors in online classrooms. Users can connect with live tutors of more than 40 subjects online, including math, science, essay writing, foreign language and test prep.
We would also recommend checking out www.amazingeducationalresources.com for educational and entertainment resources provided by individual content creators as well as companies during this period.
Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government
Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government, a service of the Government Publishing Office (GPO), is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government, which issues the publications and information products disseminated by the GPO’s Federal Depository Library Program. It is our hope that Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government fulfills that role.
Kid’s e-Reading Room
Due to overwhelming demand, we have added a Kid’s e-Reading Room to our Jasmine Digital Library. This is a new service especially for parents worried about some of the more adult e-book and audiobook holdings in Jasmine or ones that want more targeted searching for their children. The new site gives the normal subject browsing but also offers the ability to filter juvenile e-books by Interest, ATOS, Lexile, and Reading Level.
Education doesn’t just begin when a child reaches kindergarten– it begins at birth.
Over the years The School Foundation has prided itself on supporting and contributing to Florence School District 1’s K-12 teachers and students. With the creation of the Start SMART program, we’ve added a brand new goal– assisting parents in preparing their children for kindergarten.
For those of our patrons who can’t make our normal storytimes, we present prerecorded videos of our children’s staff reading several different books that you can access through our new YouTube channel.
DaybyDaySC.org & Tumblebooks
Check out these two great sites for your early childhood literacy needs.
Click Here for more information on each of these sites.
For registration or more information, please contact Children’s Services @:
Phone (843) 292.7382 | Fax (843) 661.7544