Children’s Services


Bitmoji Virtual Children’s Library

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Children’s Fall Programming

The Florence County Library will be having registration for fall programs from August 8 through August 26, 2022.  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.

Family Storytime
The library will offer Family Storytime on Monday evenings for children 2-5 years old.  The storytime will include stories, fingerplays, bubbles, puppets, simple crafts, and music for these programs. Family storytime will begin on Monday, September 12 at 6:00 p.m. and last 30 minutes.

Preschool Storytime
The library will offer Preschool Storytime on Tuesday mornings for children 2-5 years old. The storytime will include stories, fingerplays, bubbles, puppets, simple crafts, and music for these programs.  Preschool storytime will begin on Tuesday, September 6 at 10:30 a.m. and last 30 minutes.

Bilingual Storytime
The library will offer Bilingual Storytime on Tuesday evenings for ages 2 – 5.  The storytime will include stories, fingerplays, simple crafts and music with a bilingual theme.  Bilingual Storytime will begin Tuesday, September 6 at 6:00 p.m. and last 30 minutes.

Baby Storytime
The library will offer programs for babies 0 – 23 months old on Thursday mornings.   An adult caregiver will need to stay with the baby during the 15 minute program.  The programs will consist of music, fingerplays, bubbles and stories appropriate for these age groups.  Baby Storytime will begin Thursday, September 8 at 10:30 a.m.

Craft Program
The library will offer craft programs for children in grades 5K-2nd on Thursdays.  A variety of art forms will be introduced at each program.  Craft programs will begin Thursday, September 8 at 3:30 p.m. last 30-45 minutes.  Registration is required and space is limited.

STEM Program
The library will offer STEM programs for children in grades 3-5 on Thursdays.  A variety of science concepts will be introduced at each program.  STEM programs will begin Thursday, September 15 at 3:30 p.m. last 30-45 minutes.  Registration is required and space is limited.


March Children’s and Teen’s Virtual Programming 

Recorded storytimes and activities for children are now available for viewing on Facebook, and on Dewey’s Youtube Channel.

We also are offering several virtual programs such as Mindfulness Storytime: Crying is Like the Rain!

Available now is a brand new STEM video: Sorting!

Don’t forget to check out a special Preschool Storytime: Snail Crossing!

Looking for more content, check out a Bilingual Storytime: De la Cabeza a los pies!

Also available are our monthly Wanna Read Wednesdays: The Wishmakers.

Introducing a new Classics Storytime, this month is Esperanza Rising!

Check out a special Baby Storytime, Sleepyheads!

Teens can check out First Chapter Fridays, this month is Here to Stay!


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. 

Tutor.com

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. GovernmentBen’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.



StartSmartFlo.org

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.


 

Virtual Storytimes

 

Children's YouTube channelFor 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.

Click here to go to the DaybyDaySC Family Literacy Calendar Click here to go to the Tumblebook Library

For registration or more information, please contact Children’s Services @:

Phone (843) 292.7382 | Fax (843) 661.7544
E-mail kids@florencelibrary.org

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