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


 Amelia Bedelia 55th Birthday Celebration

Pre-schoolers and children are invited to attend a celebration honoring the 55th  birthday of Amelia Bedelia, a fictional character in children literature that was created by the authors Peggy and Herman Parish. The event will be held on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Participants will enjoy a storytime that will involve books from the Amelia Bedelia reading collection and a simple craft. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lake City Public Library.

For more information, please contact the library at 843-394-8071.


Preschool Storytime

The Lake City Public Library will be presenting storytime to  pre-schoolers, ages 2-5 years old, on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Parents are encouged to brings their children to this weekly event becasuse its a great time for them to bond with their children. Most importaly, 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 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. in the Library Community Center. This month the group will read and discuss the book entitled The Water is Wide by the author Pat Conroy. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact the library by dialing 843-394-8071.


Tween Book Club
The Lake City Public Library’s Tween Book Club is for individuals entering Grades 3rd – 6th.  New faces are always welcome. Join us to discover new books, enjoy fun activities and make new friends. On Wednesday, January 23rd at 4:30 p.m. the group will meet in the library community center where they will read and discuss Number The Stars by the author Lois Lowry. For more information contact Shannon Snipes at 843-394-8071.


Novel Book Club

If you are a teen and looking for a great book to read while hanging out with some great friends, then the Novel Book Club is the place to be! This book club will read and discuss one young adult title per month. On Thursday, January 24th,  the group will meet in the library community where they will read and discuss The Book Thief by the Markus Zusak. For more information contact the library at 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, January 9th and 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 quest 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 www.thebenefitbank.com.