While we are at home and school is closed, here are some limited-time only (until August 31st) specials from the South Carolina State Library to keep you entertained:
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.
Winter/Spring 2020 Children’s Programs
The Florence County Library has planned a variety of children’s programming for Winter/Spring 2020. 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.
Toddler and Preschool Storytime
The library will offer Toddler and Preschool Storytimes on Tuesday mornings. Children must be two years old to register for Toddler Storytime and 3, 4 or 5 years old to register for Preschool Storytime. The storytime will include stories, fingerplays, simple crafts, and music for these programs. Toddler storytime will begin Tuesday, January 7 at 9:30 a.m. and last 20 minutes. Preschool storytime will begin on Tuesday, January 7 at 10:30 a.m. and last 30 minutes.
The library will offer Bilingual Storytime on Tuesday evenings for ages 2 – 5. The storytime will include stories, fingerplays, and music with a bilingual theme. Bilingual Storytime will begin Tuesday, January 7 at 6:00 p.m. and last 30 minutes.
The library will offer programs for children in grades 3 – 5 on Wednesday afternoons. The programs will consist of movies, stories, crafts, and guest speakers. The programs will begin on Wednesday, January 8 at 3:30 p.m. and will last 30 to 45 minutes.
The library will offer programs for babies 0 – 23 months old on Thursday mornings. The programs will be divided into two groups, walkers and non-walkers. An adult caregiver will need to stay with the baby during the 15 minute program. The programs will consist of music, fingerplays, and stories appropriate for these age groups. Baby Storytime will begin Thursday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. for non-walkers and Thursday, January 9 at 11:00 a.m. for walkers.
The library will offer programs for children in grades 5K – 2nd on Thursday afternoons. The programs will consist of movies, stories, crafts and guest speakers. The programs will begin on Thursday, January 9 at 3:30 p.m. and will last 30 to 45 minutes.
Fine Arts Friday
The library will be offering Fine Arts Friday for children in grades 5K – 3 beginning Friday, January 10 at 3:30 p.m. Children will be working with a variety of art forms. Registration is required and space is limited.
Bookworms Book Club
This is a book discussion group that enjoys crafts and games while discussing the book. The program is for grades 3 – 5 and meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The first meeting is Tuesday, January 28 at 3:30 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.
Middle Grade Book Club
This is a book discussion group that enjoys crafts and games while discussing the book. The program is for grades 6-8 and meets on the fourth Monday of each month. The first meeting is Monday, January 27 at 5:00 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.
Monday Library Lab
The library will be offering Monday Library Lab for children in grades 4-8 beginning Monday, January 6 at 3:30 p.m. Children will be learning about a variety of science concepts. Registration is required and space is limited.
Sunday Family Movies
The Florence County Library will be having popular movies for families on Sundays beginning January 5 at 2:30 p.m. The movies are rated either G or PG and are sponsored by Friends of Florence County Library.
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.
Children’s Services Resources
For registration or more information, please contact Children’s Services @:
Phone (843) 292.7382 | Fax (843) 661.7544