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Florence County Library Presents Summer Reading 2022

Youth can explore the world with the Florence County Library System during the 2022 Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme, “Oceans of Possibilities!” 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 2022 is funded by All State Insurance: Andy Jeffords, American Honda Motor Company, Inc., Blue Cross Blue Shield, Duke Energy Foundation, Friends of Florence County Library, Jebaily Law Firm, Koppers, Nan Ya Plastics, Palmetto First Federal Credit Union, 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 10:30 and 2:00 p.m. in the Joseph Stukes Meeting Room at the Florence County Library.  Seating will be limited.  Tickets for the event will be available on Monday before the program. Each person will need to present a ticket before entering the program.  The schedule is:

June

15               Grey Seal Puppets: Salsa Cinderella

22               Gravity Check: Jugglers

29               Black Creek Wildlife Center

 

July

6               Porkchop Productions: The Fisherman and his Needy, Greedy Wife

13             Wagsters: Magic

The Florence County Library also offers storytimes for various ages. Seating will be limited and tickets given out before the program.  For more information, contact the Greenberg Children’s Library at 843-292-7382. Storytimes are arranged in the following groups:

Family Storytime (Ages 2-5) Mondays @ 6:00 p.m.
June 13 – July 11

Preschool Storytime (Ages 2-5) Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m.
June 14 – July 12

Bilingual Storytime (Ages 2-5) Tuesdays @ 6:00 p.m.
June 14 – July 12

Baby Storytimes (Ages 0-23months) Thursdays @ 10:30 a.m.
June 16 – July 14

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 Friday Craft Program for children in grades 5K-2nd, on June 17, July 1, and July 15, at 10:30 a.m.  Children will be working with a variety of crafts. Registration is limited and begins June 1. For more information, contact the Greenberg Children’s Library at 843-292-7382.

The library will be offering Friday STEM Program for children in grades 3-5, beginning June 24 and July at 10:30 a.m. Children will be doing a variety of STEM activities, beginning June 24 and July at 10:30 a.m..  Registration is limited and begins June 1. For more information, contact the Greenberg Children’s Library at 843-292-7382.

 


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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