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 Birthday Celebration

The staff at The Lake City Public Library invites pre-schoolers to join in a celebration honoring the 56 birthday of Amelia Bedelia, children fictional character created by the authors Peggy and Herman Parish Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 from 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Children will enjoy a storytime, a simple craft and refreshments. This event is free and open to the public.

 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.

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 2nd 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.

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 Shadow Land by the author Elizabeth Kostova. 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 Number The Stars by the author Lois Lowry. Gathering time for this book club will be on Tuesday, January 22nd from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 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 the book entitled The Book Thief by the author Markus Zusak. Gathering time for this book club will be on Thursday, January 24th from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. For more information contact the library at 843-394-8071.

Free Computer Workshop

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, Tuesday, January 8th & 29th 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