Lake City

Lake City Public Library


Lake City Public Library


Library Hours
Monday – Thursday 9:30 am – 7:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday 2:00 – 5:00 pm

221 East Main Street | Lake City, SC 29560
Phone: (843) 394-8071
Fax: (843) 394-1033

Preschool Storytime

The Lake City Public Library will be presenting storytime to pre-schoolers, ages 2-5 years old, on Wednesdays from 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to this weekly event because it’s a great time for them to bond with their children. Most importantly it provides ways for pre-schoolers to be exposed to reading and language. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Tykisha Cooper by dialing 843-394–8071.

Adult Summer Programming

The Lake City Public Library will host Adult Programs for individuals in the community and surrounding areas during the month of July. All of the events are free for the public to attend, but registration is required. To register individuals may call the library at 843-394-8071.

Jewelry Making for Beginners Workshop
“Presented by “Chauntee Pringler”
Monday, July 15th 2019 at 11:00 AM

Compliance Workshop for Churches / Ministries
“Presented by Minister “Somera Samuels”
Tuesday, July 16th 2019 at 11:00 AM

Floral Arrangement Workshop
“Presented by “Merry Floyd”
Wednesday, July 17th 2019 at 11:00 AM


Book Discussion and Author Visit
Presented by Tom Poland
Thursday, July 18th, 2019 at 11:00 AM


Bingo for Seniors
Presented by the Lake City Public Library Staff
Friday, July 19th at 11:00 am


Make-Up Workshop
Presented by Charmaine Green
Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 at 11:00 am


CPR Workshop
Presented by Mitchell Fulmore
Wednesday, July 24th and Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Both dates must be attended for CPR Certification

Adult Book Club

The Lunch Bunch Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 2:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. in the Library Community Center. This month the group will read and discuss the book entitled Love and other Consolation Prizes by the author Jamie Ford. For more information contact the library by dialing 843-394-8071.

Need Help to Learn How to Use a Computer?

The Lake City Public Library will offer assistance to individuals to learn how to use a Computer on Tuesday, June 23rd from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Individuals are encouraged to call the library at 843-394-8071 to make an appointment. Please make sure to bring your library card. Florence County Residents may receive a card at no charge by registering at the Circulation Desk inside the library. Individuals from surrounding areas may receive a guest pass for the training.

Mary S. Kelley South Carolina History Room

The Mary S. Kelly South Carolina History Room has an extensive collection of materials relating to Lake City, Florence County and other surrounding areas in the State of South Carolina. These resources are available to all residents and visitors. Due to the rareness of books in the collection, all materials must be used in the library. To assist researchers with their projects, the room has a state-of-the-art Microfilm Reader and a public computer.

The library cannot undertake individual research. However, the staff will gladly assist researchers with the use of these resources.

The South Carolina History Room is open during regular hours of the library.

Partnership with The Benefit Bank of S.C.

Local organizations are joining a national movement to get needed benefits and work supports in the hands of the underserved populations. The Benefit Bank of South Carolina (TBB-SC) is partnering with the library, Mayor’s Office, hospital, school district, senior citizens center and housing authority to bring “one-stop shops” to Lake City.

TBB-SC is working with agencies behind the scenes to make sure the process is seamless and efficient for the client. TBB-SC is funded by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation and the Duke Endowment. Darla Moore invested in the organization to ensure that the program was fully developed in Lake City. With her help, the library has a part-time person dedicated to helping Lake City citizens prepare applications. For appointments, the community should contact the Lake City library at 843.394.8071. In the future, clients will be able to get assistance at partnering sites as well.

For more information about The Benefit Bank of South Carolina, visit