Children’s Services


Summer Reading is Here!

Come explore the world with the Florence County Library System during our summer reading program. This year’s theme, “Libraries Rock!”, 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, prize drawings, storytimes, a summer reading club, and more. Summer Reading 2018 is funded by ACS Technologies, Advanced Dental Center, Allstate Insurance (Andy Jeffords), Blue Cross Blue Shield, Duke Energy Foundation, Friends of Florence County Library, Ideal Funeral Parlor Inc., Jebaily Law Firm, Jerry’s Air Conditioning and Heating, Koppers, Dr. Stephen McKay, Drs. Moss and Sang, Nan Ya Plastics, Nationwide: Hodge Ethridge Insurance and Finance LLC, Orthodontic Specialist Dr. Arazie, Palmetto First Federal Credit Union,  Parham Law Firm LLC, Mike Reichenbach Volkswagen/Ford, Ruiz Foods, the South Carolina State Library & Institute of Museum and Library Service, Springhill Suites by Marriott, Jim Stewart (State Farm), Toledo Carolina Inc., and Willcox, Buyck & Williams, P. A. Through their generous efforts, special programming designed to educate, entertain, and inspire children will be held system-wide in keeping with the library system’s mission to promote literacy in Florence County. All programs are free of charge at all locations.

 

Summer Reading and other programs will be held at each library branch.  Make plans to join us at these locations:

 

Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library
Florence County Library
509 S. Dargan St.
Florence, SC 29506

Special summer programming will be held on Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. in the Joseph Stukes Meeting Room at the Florence County Library.  Programs are scheduled for the following dates:

 

June

6                 Mark Lippard:  Juggling and Unicycling
13               Porkchop Productions: RAPunzel
20               Magic Marc and animals: Magic
27               Roger Day: Musician

July

4                Library is Closed
11            Dakota and Friends: Dinosaurs

The Florence County Library also offers storytimes for various ages. Registration is required. Registration for summer storytimes is from May 1 -May 31, 2018. For more information, contact the Greenberg Children’s Library at 843-292-7382 or register by email at kids@florencelibrary.org. Daycares please call for separate appointments.   Storytimes are arranged in the following groups:

Toddler Storytime (Ages 2 only) Tuesdays @ 9:30 a.m.
June 12th – July 10th

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5) Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m.
June 12th – July 10th

Bilingual Storytime (Ages 2-5) Tuesdays @ 6:00 p.m.
June 12th – July 10th

Baby Storytimes (Ages 0-23months)
Pre-Walkers: Thursdays @ 10:00 a.m.
Walkers: Thursdays @ 11:00 a.m.
June 14th – July 12th

Each week during the summer, a theme is selected.  Books, songs, crafts, and fingerplays are chosen according to the theme.

 

Sunday Family Movies will continue throughout the summer.  Movies will be shown Sundays at 2:30 p.m. in the Privette Children’s Program Room.  Movies are scheduled for June 10th – July 15th.

All movies are free of charge. For more information, contact the Greenberg Children’s Library  at 843-292-7382.

The library will be offering Fine Arts Friday for children in grades 5K-3rd , beginning June 15th –July 13th at 3:30 p.m.  Children will be working with a variety of art forms. Registration is limited. For more information, contact the Greenberg Children’s Library at 843-292-7382.

The library will be offering Monday Library Lab for children and teens in grades 4th-8th , beginning June 11th – July 9th at 3:30 p.m. Children and Teens will be doing a variety of science activities including robotics, circuits, Legos, building , and solar energy.  Registration is limited. For more information, contact the Greenberg Children’s Library at 843-292-7382.

The library will be offering Bookworms Book Club for children in grades 3rd -5th  on Tuesday, June 26th at 3:30 p.m. This summer’s select is Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt.  Registration is limited. For more information, contact the Greenberg Children’s Library at 843-292-7382.

 

The library will be offering Monday Family Storytime for ages 2-5 at 6:00 p.m. on June 18th and July 9th. Books, songs, crafts, and fingerplays are chosen on a theme. Registration is required.  For more information, contact the Greenberg Children’s Library at 843-292-7382.

 

 

 

Lake City Public Library
221 E. Main St.
Lake City, SC 29560

Special summer programming will be held on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room at the Lake City Public Library. For more information, contact the Lake City Library at 843-394-8071.   Programs are scheduled for the following dates:

June

6                 Riverbanks Zoo Outreach (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
13               Porkchop Productions: RAPunzel
20               Magic Marc and Animals: Magic
27                 Roger Day: Musician

July

4              Library is Closed
11             Dramatic Coffee Beans, Inc.: Theater

The Lake City Public Library will offer Preschool Storytimes on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. in the Community Room June 12th – July 10th.  Registration is required. For more information, contact the Lake City Public Library at 843-394-8071.

 

 

Dozier M. Munn Public Library
Pamplico Public Library
100 E. Main St.
Pamplico, SC 29583

Special summer programming will be held on  Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m.  in the Pamplico Public Library. For more information, contact the Pamplico Public Library at 843- 493-5441.   Programs are scheduled on the following dates:

June

5                Cookout
12               Porkchop Productions: RAPunzel
19               Magic Marc and Animals: Magic
26               Roger Day: Musician

July

3              Movie
10             Columbia Marionette Theatre: Make me a star

The Pamplico Public Library will offer Saturday movies at 10:00 am      June  2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and July 12 sponsored by the Friends of Pamplico Library. All movies are free of charge. For more information, contact the Pamplico Public Library at 843-493-5441.

 

Johnsonville Public Library
242 S. Georgetown Hwy.
Johnsonville, SC 29555

 Special summer programming will be held on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. in the Johnsonville Public Library. For more information, contact the Johnsonville Public Library at 843- 386-2052. Programs are scheduled for the following dates:

June

5                Rockin’ Kickoff
12               Porkchop Productions: RAPunzel
19               Magic Marc and Animals: Magic
26                Roger Day: Musician

July

3              Movie and Refreshments
10             Columbia Marinette Theatre: Make me a star

The Johnsonville Public Library will offer Raising Readers Family Storytime on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. for birth to six year olds beginning June 14th. The library will have Monday Afternoon Cinema at 4:00 p.m. beginning June 11th sponsored by the Friends of Johnsonville Library. All movies are free of charge. The library will provide STEM Saturdays ages 6-up at 10:00 a.m. beginning June 10th.  For more information, contact the Johnsonville Public Library at 843-386-2052.

 

John M. Thomason Public Library
Olanta Public Library
210 E. Hampton St.
Olanta, SC 29114

Special summer programming will be held on Mondays at 11:30 a.m. in the Olanta Public Library.  For more information, contact the Olanta Public Library at 843-396-4287.  Programs are scheduled for the following dates:

June

11               Porkchop Productions: RAPunzel
18               Magic Marc and Animals: Magic
25                Roger Day: Musician

July

2               Movie
9               Lynches River Park: Wonders of Wildlife

The Olanta Public Library will offer weekly programs for ages 8 – up on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. beginning June 2nd . For more information, contact the Olanta Public Library at 843-396-4287.

 

Baker Memorial Public Library
Timmonsville Public Library
298 W. Smith St.
Timmonsville, SC 29161

Special summer programming will be held on  Mondays at 3:00 p.m. at the Timmonsville Public Library.  For more information, contact the Timmonsville Public Library at 843-346-2941.  Programs are scheduled for the following dates:

June

4                 Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration (5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.)
11               Porkchop Productions: RAPunzel
18               Magic Marc and Animals: Magic
25                Roger Day: Musician

July

3                  Movie
9                   Water Fun

Thursday Special Programs will be held this summer for ages 6-12. Programs will be Thursdays at 3:00 p.m.  For more information, contact the Timmonsville Public Library at 843-346-2941.

 


Kid’s e-Reading Room

Kid's e-Reading RoomDue 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

 

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.

DaybyDaySC.org
DaybyDaySC.org
Tumblebook Library
Tumblebook Library

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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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