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Florence Library Offers Gaming Club
The Florence County Library will offer a monthly Gaming Club for children ages 6-12 (only) on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Children’s Librarian Katlyn Lee will provide a variety of games for children to explore including Nintendo Switch, video games, tabletop games, card games, board games, and tournaments. Children will learn about new games, play, socialization, and cultural enrichment. Participants build strengths in problem solving, teamwork, and communication as well as STEAM skills.
For more information and to register for this program, contact the Greenberg Children’s Library at 843-292-7382.
Florence Library Offers Dog Therapy Programs
The Florence County Library will offer a monthly Dog Therapy program for children ages 6-12 (only) on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PawsNPages encourages children to read by providing a non-judgmental listener and furry friend to read to that won’t laugh at them if they make a mistake or stumble over words but rather lie next to them and enjoy the story being read to them. Trainer Kathryn Mathew will explain more to children about dog therapy programs (PawsNPages) and what makes it different than a service dog or an emotional support dog. Ms. Mathew will introduce her dog Nana to the children and they will learn how they are to treat her during the reading session. Registration is required and space is limited.
For more information and to register for PawsNPages contact the Greenberg Children’s Library at 843-292-7382.
Fall Children’s Programming
The Florence County Library will be having registration for fall programs from August 9 through August 25, 2023. 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 or visit the library’s website www.florencelibrary.org . Registration is required for all programs and space is limited for some programs. Daycare centers may call for a separate appointment for Preschool Storytime.
The library will offer Family Storytime on Monday evenings for children 2-5. The storytime will include stories, fingerplays, bubbles, puppets, simple crafts, and music for
these programs. Family storytime will begin on Monday, September 11 at 6:00 p.m. and last 30 minutes.
The library will offer Toddler Storytime on Tuesday mornings for two-year-olds. The storytime will include stories, fingerplays, bubbles, puppets, simple crafts, and music for
these programs. Toddler Storytime will begin Tuesday, September 5th at 9:30 a.m. and last 20 minutes.
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 5 at 10:30 a.m. and last 30 minutes.
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 7 at 10:30 a.m.
The library will offer a craft club for children in grades 5K-2 on Thursdays. A variety of art forms will be introduced at each program. Craft club will begin Thursday,
September 7 at 3:30 p.m. and last 30-45 minutes. Registration is required and space is limited.
Monday STEM Lab
The library will offer a STEM Lab for children in grades 3-5 on Mondays. A variety of science concepts will be introduced at each program. STEM Lab will begin Monday,
September 11 at 3:30 p.m. and last 30-45 minutes. Registration is required and space is limited.
The library will be offering a Lego Club on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month for children ages 6-12. Children will design a variety of items with Legos. The meetings
will begin on Tuesday, September 12 at 3:30 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.
Friday Family Movies
The library will offer Friday Family Movies throughout the fall. Movies will be shown on Fridays at 3:00 p.m. in the Privette Children’s Program Room. Movies are scheduled
to begin Friday, September 8 at 3:00 p.m. All movies are free of charge.
For more information, contact the Greenberg Children’s Library at 843-292-7382.
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.
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. 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.
For registration or more information, please contact Children’s Services @:
Phone (843) 292.7382 | Fax (843) 661.7544