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

Cookbook Book Club

Adults are invited to join and participate in a Cookbook Book Club that is scheduled to meet at the Lake City Public Library Community Center on Wednesday, May 15th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Individuals will share the activity of discussing favorite cookbooks, selecting delicious recipes, making them as well as eating them. The book club is free for individuals to join. To join, please contact the library at 843-394-8071.

Beginner Basic Crochet Workshop

The Lake City Public Library will conduct a beginner basic crochet workshop on Tuesday, May 28th , 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Participants will learn and produce a simple crochet project by using basic instructions. All supplies will be provided and refreshments will be served. This workshop is free for the public to attend, but registration is required and seating will be limited. To register, please call the library at 843-394-8071. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lake City Public Library.

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 encouraged to brings their children to this weekly event because its 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 Of Mice and Men by the author John Steinbeck. 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. This month the group will read and discuss Clementine and the Family Meeting by the author Sara Pennypacker. 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. This month the group will read and discuss Tyrell by the author Coe Booth. 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 Tuesdays, August 8th and 22nd 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