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 or (843) 662-8424 ext 7349
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 10:00 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 An Anonymous Girl by the author Sarah Pekkanen. For more information contact the library by dialing 843-394-8071.

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 the 3nd Wednesday of each month 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 Crochet Workshop

The Lake City Public Library will conduct a Beginner Basic Crochet Workshop on Tuesday, November 12th 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. 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.

Line Dancing

Adults and teens are invited to participate in Line Dancing Classes at the Lake City Public Library Community Center on Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Instructor Tashanda Graham will be teaching all the moves to get fit. These classes are free, but registration is required. To register, please contact the library at 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 the book entitled Clementine’s Letter by the author Sara Pennypacker. Gathering time for this book club will be on Monday, November 25th, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. For more information contact Shannon Snipes at 843-394-8071.

Novel Bunch 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 the book entitled Rumble by the author Ellen Hopkins. Gathering time for this book club will be on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. For more information contact the library at 843-394-8071.


Need Help to Learn How to Use a Computer?

The Lake City Public Library is now offer Free training sessions by appointment to individuals who wants to learn how to use a Computer and access the internet. Training sessions will be held on, Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Computer Technology Center. Individuals may 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 one-time guest pass for the training. Call and make your appointment today.

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