Children’s Services


Summer Reading is Here!

Youth can explore the world with the Florence County Library System during the 2019 Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme, “Universe of Stories!” 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 2019 is funded by American Trophy Company,  Blue Cross Blue Shield,  Betsy Enzor (State Farm),  FBi Construction,  First Bank,  Friends of Florence County Library,  Ideal Funeral Parlor, Inc.,  Jebaily Law Firm,  Koppers , Dr. David  Moss ,  Nan Ya Plastics,  Nationwide: Hodge Ethridge Insurance and Finance LLC,  Parham Law Firm LLC, the South Carolina State Library & Institute of Museum and Library Service,  Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc.,  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.

These are the scheduled dates and times for the six library 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
  5                 Mr. Scooter:  Hip Hop
12               Porkchop Productions: Chicken Little
19               Rockstar Magic
26               Grey Seal Puppets: Tangle of Tales

July
  3               Movie
10            Gravity Check: Jugglers

The Florence County Library also offers storytimes for various ages. Registration is required. Registration for summer storytimes is from May 1 -May 31, 2019. 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 11th – July 9th

 

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5) Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m.
    June 11th – July 9th

 

Bilingual Storytime (Ages 2-5) Tuesdays @ 6:00 p.m.
    June 11th – July 9th

 

Baby Storytimes (Ages 0-23months)

Pre-Walkers: Thursdays @ 10:00 a.m.
Walkers: Thursdays @ 11:00 a.m.
    June 13th – July 11th

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 9th – July 14th. 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 14th –July 12th 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 10th – July 8th at 3:30 p.m. Children and Teens will be doing a variety of science activities including Portable Planetarium, robotics, circuits, Legos, building, and drones.  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 25th at 3:00 p.m. This summer’s selection is Unhooking the Moon by Gregory Hughes.  Registration is limited. 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
 5                 Kick-off Glow Party ( 3:30 p.m.)
12               Porkchop Productions: Chicken Little
19               Rockstar Magic
26               Grey Seal Puppets: Tangle of Tales

July
  3              Movie
10              Ice Cream Social with Community Readers

The Lake City Public Library will offer Preschool Storytimes on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. in the Community Room June 11th – July 9th.  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
  4                Kick-off  Party
11               Porkchop Productions: Chicken Little
18               Rockstar Magic
25               Grey Seal Puppets: Tangle of Tales


July
   2             Movie
9             SC Aquarium Rovers “ Universe of Stories”


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
  4                Kickoff
11               Porkchop Productions: Chicken Little
18               Rockstar Magic
25                Grey Seal Puppets: Tangle of Tales

July

2              Puppet Party
9              SC Aquarium Rovers “Universe of Stories”

The Johnsonville Public Library will offer Raising Readers Family Storytime on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. for birth to five year olds beginning June 6. The library will have Saturday Morning Cinema at 11:00 a.m. beginning June 8, and sponsored by the Friends of Johnsonville Library. All movies are free of charge. The library will provide Monday Fundays for ages 6-up at 1:00 p.m. beginning June 10.  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
10               Porkchop Productions: Chicken Little
17               Rockstar Magic
24                Grey Seal Puppets: Tangle of Tales

July
   1                Mesh Wreath Craft
8              Dr. Jeanette Myers (FMU) Science Program


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

3               Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration  (5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.)
10               Porkchop Productions: Chicken Little
17               Rockstar Magic
24               Grey Seal Puppets: Tangle of Tales

July
  1               Out of this World Eats
8               Stomp Rockets

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


 

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.



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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