Help Support the Library With Your Holiday Shopping

Barnes & Noble Book Fair
Saturday, December 15th
6:00 – 8:00 PM

Barnes & Noble
2701 David McLeod Blvd.
Florence, SC 29501

Support the library through your purchases while enjoying activities and crafts and treats from the café. A portion of each purchase will be donated to the library system to help fund our literacy programs. If you can’t attend the book fair, you can still do so online. Visit to support us online from 12/15/18 to 12/20/18 by entering Bookfair ID 12471405 at checkout.

Half-Price Holiday Book Sale

Looking for that certain item for someone on your Christmas list? Try The Book Nook at the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library. The Book Nook is having a Holiday Half Price Sale through the months of November and December. The items are all half priced, including hardcovers, paperbacks, and audio visual items. Stop by the Book Nook on the 1st floor of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library. Happy Shopping!

Library Children’s Christmas Program

The Children’s Services Department of the Florence County Library will hold a special Children’s Christmas Program on Thursday, December 13th, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. featuring Porkchop Productions.

The program is entitled “Holly and the Snowman.” This children’s play features the character of Holly the Elf as she deals with the problem of how to make a snowman when it’s 98 degrees outside.  The audience will get a chance to see if Holly can make a seemingly impossible holiday wish come true.  Also featured will be the character of Jack Frost, who will either be willing to change his icy ways, or will foil Holly’s plans by making tropical snow a no-go. (more…)

Library Presents Story Writing Workshop

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library will offer a free Story Writing Basics Workshop for adults (ages 18+) on Thursday January 24, at 6:30 p.m.

Stephanie Smith, who holds a master’s degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, will conduct the workshop.  Participants will learn about the essential ingredients of a story: characters, point of view, setting, plot/conflict, and resolution.  A Q&A session will follow the workshop.  According to Smith, “Creating something out of nothing is one of the amazing things about creative writing.  It’s fun to create, to write the stories you want to read, be that fanfiction or memoirs.”

Participation is free, but space is limited and registration is required. All materials will be provided.  For information or to register please call (843) 413-7074. The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library is located at 509 S. Dargan Street in Florence.

Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library’s Book Club Announces Final Book for 2018

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library’s Book Club has chosen The Noel Diary by New York Times bestselling author Richard Paul Evans as its final selection for 2018.

The Noel Diary is book #1 in Evans’s Noel Collection, which is a series of three books.  The Noel Diary is the liberating tale of a man that receives the best Christmas present he could ask for, the chance to re-write the past.  Evans describes The Noel Diary as more autobiographical than most of his other books.

Due to the upcoming Christmas holiday the library’s Book Club will meet on Thursday, December 13th at 1:00 p.m. at Top Hat Special-Teas located at 234 W Evans St, Florence, SC, to discuss the book and will select books to read for 2019.

The library is located at 509 S. Dargan Street in Florence.  More information about the book club can be obtained by calling 843-413-7074.  Additional information about other library programs is available at

Childrens Fall Programs

The Florence County Library will be having registration for fall programs from August 1 through August 31, 2018. The library has planned a variety of programs for children. For more information and to register for the programs, please call the Greenberg Children’s Library at 843- 292-7382. Registration is required for all programs and space is limited for some programs. Daycare centers may call for a separate appointment for Preschool Storytime. (more…)

Honda of South Carolina Supports Timmonsville Library

Honda of South Carolina presented a $10,000 check to Timmonsville branch library manager Rachel Liptak to support library services and programs.  The contribution was presented at the company’s 20th anniversary celebration at HSC headquarters in Timmonsville on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

Liptak remarked, “Honda of South Carolina President Gary Mabrey talked about dreams as one of Honda’s core values.  That resonated with me, as the library is also a place where we encourage people to dream, and give them the tools to pursue their dreams”.

“We are very excited and grateful for this generous support from Honda of South Carolina,” said Florence County Library System Director Alan Smith.

The Baker Memorial Library opened in Timmonsville in 2010.  For more information about the Florence County Library System, visit