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 Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 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 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 One Hundred Years of Solitude by the author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. For more information contact the library by dialing 843-394-8071.

CPR Training Certification Workshop
The public is invited to attend a CPR Training Certification Workshop on June 27th and 28th from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Lake City Library Community Center. This workshop will be presented by Mitchell Fulmore, Trainer Coordinator, with the Florence County Central Communications Department. Participants must attend both workshops in order to receive certification. A $21.00 registration fee is required for the workshop. To register, please contact the library at 843-394-8071.

The Lake City Public Library Summer Reading Program for 2018 will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from June – July. Events for Preschooler, Children and Young Adults are as follow.

June 13th
Porkchop Productions:

June 20th
Magic Marc and Animal:

June 27
Roger Day:

July 4th
Library closed

July 11th
Coffee Beans, Inc.


Teen Summer Reading Programs 2018

Thursdays @ 12:00 p.m.
6th-12th graders

June 14th
Strickland Fitness
June 21
Musical Craft with Kelli Meeker
Moore Farms Botanical Garden
June 28th
John Strickland
July 5th
July 12th

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 Tuesdays, June 12th and 26 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